The Road South from Roche In the distance are the huge waste tips on Hensbarrow Downs.
Churchyard Cross Broadwas. In the church grounds amongst the gravestones.
|Title||Tuffley Avenue, Gloucester. The house on the left is typical of many in this part of this mainly residential square. The building on the right replaced a house demolished when a 'plane crashed into it on the 27th March 1963. A twin engined Vickers Varsity aircraft crashed onto the house. The three elderly occupants survived unhurt apart from shock and scratches, however the house and the neighbouring property that the Drury family also owned were flooded with aviation fuel. The plane was on a training run from Staverton Airport and tragically the crew of two were killed. See:- http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19630327-0 and http://www.softdata.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=72=0 . From a personal perspective I remember cycling home from school nearby and seeing the area cordonned off and the remains of the fuselage embedded in the top half of the house.|
|Photo's author||David Stowell User stats Author's photos|
|Source||Wikimedia Commons image|
|Date||18 Sep 2005 00:00:00|
|Original size||640 x 480|
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|Camera model||Canon / Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500|
|Exposure time||1/160 s|
|Focal length||7.4 mm|
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