Continuing our extracts from Henbury- History of a Village and with the 75th anniversary of VE Day still in our minds our thoughts went back to Christmas Eve 1944 when a German flying bomb, also known as a "Doodlebug" or a V1 crashed near Bluebell Wood. These weapons were unmanned precursors of the cruise missiles know today and this one was probably aiming for the Avro plant in Woodford where the Lancaster bombers were built but fortunately it was off course and nobody was injured.
Do click on the attached extract from the history book which tells the story and records conversations between eye witnesses and the book's authors. There's a map too showing where the witnesses were early on that frosty morning in December1944.
We hope nothing like that ever happens to Henbury again!