Do you ever remember a old story being told to you when you was a child but you thought naaa it’s just a lie. On 24th december i went to see my grandparents and they mentioned there old house they used to live in (Skegness-Friskney). I remembered this thing they told me and other family members about what happened to that house in the war.
There was a story that a old ww2 plane crashed into the house and parts went everywhere sometime in the 1940s and that the guy flying the plane died.
Where they lived was a old farm house with a very big garden…Soooooo big they had a caravan in it and a play area for us grandkids. But there was only one part we was not aloud to go near and that was the very big orchard and if we did go in there without a adult we would get a good telling off about it. We was only aloud in the orchard to pick apples with my nan but i remember the grass being long and the ground being very bumpy. I was told a story that there were still plane parts on the ground so me being a dumb 7 year old i thought it was plane parts every time i felt a bump.
Well today i found out the truth about what happened. It happened on the 3-4th March 1945, It was a Halifax Mark111 bomber , The team he was with was attacked, 7 crew but 4 lived (someone says), PILOT – P/O A.E. SCHRANK died. The plane crashed and demolished a farm house, Mother and daughter died but father lived. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/44/a3263744.shtml
i wonder if the old house used to be in the orchard? but i can always remember spending my 6 week holiday at that house and every night i had to sleep with the bedroom door open and sleep with my sister or cousin in the room because i felt like someone was watching me and i used to hear footsteps at night when everyone was in bed.