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The Cecil Raikes Locomotive was a steam engine used at Shipley Coppice Colliery. The story below tells how Stuart Gerrard and 3 former employees of the old Shipley Colliery travelled to Merseyside to see this Locomotive No.5
Tom Gerrard at the front of the Cecil Raikes 1930/31. Does anyone know who the other 2 gentlemen are?
Stuart Gerrard, on the same train and in the same pose as his great uncle Tom Gerrard in the previous photograph.
70th Anniversary of a Wellington Bomber Crash
THE 70th anniversary of a Wellington bomber crash was commemorated during a service at St Andrew’s Church, Stanley, on Saturday.
The service is held annually to commemorate the lives of Cyril Colmore, Kenneth Radford, Ron Gillott, Arthur Smith and Clifford Abbott who all died in the crash in fields near the village.
Descendants of the crewmen, including Sarah Ruiterman, Ruth Russell, Andrew Russell and Hilary Eddleston, attended.
Natasha Ferrary plays the Last Post as standard bearers lower their flags during the service of remembrance for the Wellington Bomber crew at St Andrew's Church, Stanley.