Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21

Thread: 1943 crash near Cambridge Aerodrome

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bristol, England
    Posts
    1,317
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts

    Default

    Jim

    from Sir Arthur Marshall's obit in the Telegraph of 17/3/2007:



    "When the war ended Arthur's early interest in aviation was further stimulated when his father returned home with a surplus Handley-Page bomber, which he had picked up for a fiver and installed in the grounds of his Cambridge home, which he re-named Aviation Hall."

    regards

    DaveW

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    North Tynedale, Northumberland
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Many thanks DaveW,

    The only link online I have been able to find to tie White Hill House to Aviation Hall is:

    http://www.100yearsofcoconuts.co.uk/...ll-people.html

    But this is marked as Elfleda House on the old maps. It may be that it was only called White Hill House for a small period of time, not long enough to appear on the maps of the time. It would appear that the house itself has now been demolished.

    Confirmation of White Hill House being Elfleda House or Aviation Hall would be interesting, especially with the Marshall link.

    Jim

    Jim
    Last edited by JimCorbett1977; 10th June 2015 at 11:44.
    Jim Corbett

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,011
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    If anyone has access to Kelly's Directory for the area from '30s to say mid '50s it should be possible to nail it down: you have the family name, place names (for the house), that should be enough to give you an address. Local libraries are the best bet.
    http://www.filephotoservice.co.uk/
    RESEARCH AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES & OTHER UK INSTITUTIONS

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bristol, England
    Posts
    1,317
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts

    Default

    Jim

    Can confirm that Elfleda House was renamed Aviation House by reference to the 6" series of maps available for various years at National Library of Scotland site:
    http://maps.nls.uk/index.html. A bit tricky to navigate to where you want to be until you get the hang of it. Get back to me if I can help.

    DaveW

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    North Tynedale, Northumberland
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi Bruce,

    I hadn't thought of telephone/business directories. I have an Ancestry account and I have found the following:

    A telephone directory entry for D.G. Marshall OBE of White Hill, Newmarket Road, Cambridge

    Also a note of his sons marriage:

    The engagement is announced between ARTHUR GREGORY
    GEORGE MARSHALL, only son of Mr. D. G. Marshall, O.B.E.,
    and Mrs. Marshall, of Aviation Hall, Cambridge, and DOROTHY
    PLUME, youngest daughter of MR. G. P. HAWKINS, J.P., and
    Mrs. Hawkins, Gresham House Cambridge.

    So it would appear that Aviation Hall and White Hill House may well be the same place, what with that earlier link I posted suggesting the same.

    D.G. Marshall is David Gregory Marshall OBE
    Last edited by JimCorbett1977; 10th June 2015 at 12:04.
    Jim Corbett

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bristol, England
    Posts
    1,317
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts

    Default

    Further confirmation of my last see page 18 at https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/w...arket-road.pdf

    DaveW

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    North Tynedale, Northumberland
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi DaveW,

    That's the mapping site I have been using which as you say suggests that Elfleda House is Aviation Hall. A directory listing seems to suggest White Hill Farm was known as Hills Farm and the property where D.G. Marshall lived was known as White Hill. All very confusing.

    Jim
    Jim Corbett

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    330
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Photo of Irene Arckless sent.
    Researching my father's time with 50 Squadron, 97 Squadron, Dulug Luft, Stalag Luft VI, Stalag 357 and Stalag Luft III.

    http://wallyswar.wordpress.com/

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bristol, England
    Posts
    1,317
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts

    Default

    Jim

    Photograph of Whitehill House/Aviation Hall here. First pic. on the page. http://www.100yearsofcoconuts.co.uk/...ll-people.html

    DaveW

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    North Tynedale, Northumberland
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks DaveW,

    That's the link I had below but yes, it would seem that Whitehill House is Aviation Hall/Elfleda House. At the time there were very few properties to the NW of the airfield and with the location being given as 1/2 mile NW of the airfield boundary it doesn't leave many options. Although not officially described at White Hill House on the OS maps, I wonder if this was the local name for it.

    Jim
    Jim Corbett

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •