Kings Cliffe Airfield Memorial - Northamptonshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
N 52° 34.274 W 000° 29.513
30U E 669969 N 5827530
Quick Description: This fine memorial is situated on the Wansford Road, Northamptonshire. There are remnants of the old airfield all around in the surrounding countryside.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/31/2007 12:42:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM2WHW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 46

Long Description:
The inscription on the memorial reads as follows: KINGS CLIFFE AIRFIELD STATION 367, TO COMMEMORATE THE ETERNAL MEMORY OF THOSE AMERICAN, BRITISH, BELGIAN AND COMMONWEALTH AIRMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM 1939 - 1945, LEST WE FORGET. The web link to the RAF Kings Cliffe Airfield takes you to a detailed site about the airfield with pictures of the old buildings. There is extensive woodland around the busy little roads near the memorial. Bedford Purlieus lies to the north, Westhay Wood and Wakerley Great Wood to the west and the olde worlde villages of Apethorpe and Fotheringhay to the South. To the East lies Wansford and Peterborough city with links to the A1 road. There are many beautiful walks around this area and some very interesting history. Just a drive through the villages in this area can be awe-inspiring as Fotheringhay church towers over the horizon like a majestic cathedral in the middle of nowhere. The nearby village of KING'S CLIFFE (anciently called CLIVE) is 88 miles from London and 8 north-west from Oundle. Kings Cliffe was formerly the chief town of the East Bailiwick of Rockingham Forest. The Willow Brook, which expands into a beautiful lake of 5 acres at the bottom of the rectory grounds, is a tributary of the Nene. The church of All Saints is a cruciform building of stone, consisting of chancel clerestoriel nave, aisles, transepts, north and south porches and an embattled central tower containing 5 bells. A Palace, occupied by King John when hunting in Rockingham Forest, once stood on the south side of the churchyard, adjoining a place called "The Hall Yard". In this parish is a chalybeate spring similar to that of Tunbridge Wells. Woodturning and carving and the manufacture of Butter Prints is extensively carried out in this parish.
Date of Dedication: 1/1/1946

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Please park in the small layby adjacent to the memorial

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Commemoration: AIRMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM 1939 - 1945

Access times: Not listed

Location of waymark: Not listed

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