Sunday, 25 May 2008


Originally posted 30th April 2008
This is a modern picture of West Edmondsley Farmhouse, a Grade II listed building, which was courageously avoided by Flying Officer Waroczewski during the crash landing of R1268 on 14th December 1940. Photograph courtesy of Durham County Council (The Durham Record, taken in 2004)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My mother was 7 and lived at the farm when the plane crashed in 1940. They were listening to the 1 o'clock news when the crash happened. My mother and her family looked after the crew after the crash. At least one of the crew was carried in on a door. She has lots of memories of the crew who came back to see them each christmas and she made snowmen with them and they brought her presents and made a real fuss of her. They used to play the piano and sing songs together.. She can recount much of the detail even though only 7 at the time. If interested contact me at my mother is called Sylvia Barnes nee Durent part of the Langton family.