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Memorial
Title
Crew of Handley Page Hampden AE381 - Tablet
Images
Setting Memorial Tablet

Several more photographs are held on file.
Locations
Last known location:
Moorland hillside
Pennine Way
Kinder Scout
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S33 7ZJ

NGR:
SK 07793 87485 ±5m
Location details:
In remote inhospitable moorland on the western flank of Kinder Plateau, between Cluther Rocks and Kinder Low, a few metres east of the Pennine Way long distance footpath and located against a natural rock adjacent to fragments of aircraft debris.
Type
Overall type:  Tablet.


Overall condition: Good.  The inscription is legible.


Description:

Believed to have originally been a wooden cross with inscribed metal plaque, the burnt remains of which lie nearby amongst fragments of aircraft debris. A subsequent replacement consists of an oblong slate tablet with an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering and is located against a natural rock adjacent to fragments of aircraft wreckage.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Wood - - - Lost
Plaque Metal - - - Lost
Tablet Slate 305 400 20 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE CREW
OF
HAMPDEN AE 381
WHICH CRASHED HERE
AT
8.38pm ON 21-1-42
SGT. SID "BOY" PETERS.
SGT. R. G. HERON.
SGT. W. C. WILLIAMS.
SGT W. T. TROMANS.


Conflicts and people named
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 4
Number served and returned 0
Total names 4
Administration
Custodians:
The land is owned and managed by the National Trust but it is believed that the memorial was provided and installed by private individuals.

Local Authorities:
After WW2: Hayfield Parish Council, Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
Since 1974: Hayfield Parish Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
17th April, 1951: The memorial lies in the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

2003: Original wooden cross smashed and plaque stolen.

14th February, 2004: Replacement slate tablet installed by Mr M Peters.

2nd August, 2012: Recorded by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot.
References
Peakland Air Crashes, The North; Pat Cunningham; Landmark Collectors Library; 2006;
ISBN 1 84306 330 1; pp71-73.

The Peak District Air Accident Research page carries a description, photographs and biographical information.
Comments
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Page © Roy Branson