Following the traditional Remembrance Day Service at Marhamchurch on Sunday 10th November, Marhamchurch Parish Council held a ceremony to unveil a plaque commemorating the Airship Station at Langford Hill during World War I, kindly donated by The Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust.
The sun was shining, and a great number of people attended the event, including The Mayor of Bude and Stratton Town Council, Bob Willingham and his special guest Simon Sherrard, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.
Marhamchurch welcomed parishioners of Marhamchurch Parish and those, including their Chairmen, from neighbouring parishes of Poundstock, Kilkhampton, Launcells, Bude and Stratton and Week St Mary along with Mr Nigel Kivell, who lived at Langford Hill, who unveiled the plaque.
The airfield, which saw significant activity in the final months of World War 1, was sited in the wooded area in a field in front of Langford Hill Manor, 2 miles away on the road to Week St Mary. It was set up as an important out-station to work alongside the main Cornish Airfield at Mullion which is now Culdrose. Photographs, maps and more details were displayed inside the Bray.
Thanks to all involved in making the day such a success.
Photograph; left to right:
Mr Nigel Kivell, Cllr Jackie Walter, Chair of Marhamchurch Parish Council, Simon Sherrard Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Cllr Tom O’Sullivan, Mayor Bob Willingham.
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