Archive for March, 2010

History Society – 2010/11 Programme of Events

Here is a reminder of the History Society 2010/11 Programme.

Tuesday April 13th. The Big History Quiz, mostly easy but all in good fun.
Tuesday May 11th. Shoes “A Load of Old Cobblers” By Brian Sampson
Tuesday June 8th. Suffolk convicts in Australia, by Pip Wright
Saturday July 10th. Visit to Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey *
No event in August
Tuesday September 14th.Field walk at Hill farm with Ashley Cooper *
Tuesday October 12th. Gainsborough House. Afternoon visit at 2pm *
Tuesday November 9th. World of the Working horse. Anne Grimshaw
Tuesday December 14th. Christmas festivities *


Tuesday January 11th.Time Flyers. The making of a TV programme
Tuesday February 8th. Queen Elizabeth 1. in Suffolk
Tuesday March 8th. AGM + Members artefacts/Antiques. History Quiz

New members always welcome. Speak to any committee member or

Telephone Alan Fitch 311913

Chairman. Alan Fitch; Treasurer. Justine Girling; Archivist. Susan Fenner;

Events Diarist. Lynda Rumbold.

The Society meets at Foxearth Village Hall 8pm unless stated otherwise


Pink Champagne – Photos

I am pleased to be able to report that the photos taken on the superb Pink Champagne evening are at last available on the Gallery page. My apologies for the delay – they were on a memory stick that was inadvertently loaned to a third party.

History Diary – March 6th 1945

This is a new occasional offering from Alan Fitch, Chairman of the Foxearth & District History Society. Alan will be posting history snippets close to or on the date they happened. This first one features March 6th 1945

A Mosquito night fighter MT 470 from Castle Camps aerodrome crashed on land at Brook Hall Foxearth.
The crash was witnessed by several local people some of whom attempted to approach the downed aircraft but were driven back by the raging fire which followed the crash.
During a break in the flames Lesley Mayhew and an Italian POW, Bruno Cornazani attempted to rescue the two men but the
pilot and navigator had been killed instantly.
In 2000 The Foxearth and District History Society dedicated a bronze memorial to these two unfortunate flyers. It is to be found in the porch of ss Peter and Paul, Foxearth.
Many people attended the unveiling and subsequent service at the church including relatives of the airman and a serving officer from the RAF.


For a more comprehensive report of this accident refer to our website