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Plane crashes in the Cheviots by Peggy Dixon of Rothbury, Northumberland

by Northumberland County Libraries

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Northumberland County Libraries
People in story: 
Peggy Dickson
Location of story: 
Northumberland
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A2286344
Contributed on: 
11 February 2004

I'm 91 now and don't remember the war very well. I lived in a very isolated place called Langlee Ford Hope, and we hardly noticed the war! We were almost self-sufficient, we had pigs and crops and vegetables, so we had plenty to eat. I was married to a shepherd and had young children so that's what was important to me.
I remember a German plane crashing into the side of the Cheviot, the largest mountain in the Cheviot range in Northumberland.
Perhaps it was lost, although there were a lot of crashes in the Cheviots. There was one in College Valley, one of our planes, and the farmers went up and rescued some of the crew. Recently a memorial has been put up in College Valley to all the men who died in these plane crashes.

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