Monthly Archives: December 2020

Ploughing Match 1913

The photographs below are from The Royal South Bucks Ploughing Match and Agricultural Show held at Cippenham 1st October 1913. The ploughing competition took place on Josiah Gregory’s Farm (Western Farm). The field in the pictures is probably south of

Author Susan Cooper and WW2

Susan Cooper is an acclaimed author of children’s books and is best known for her fantasy series, The Dark Is Rising. She was born in 1935 and grew up on Westlands Avenue in Huntercombe (the area around Huntercombe Manor straddling

The 1940 bombings of Cippenham

The Slough trading estate and outlying villages could be said to have escaped lightly from German bombing in WW2 by comparison to other industrial areas and London. The reason for this would have been Luftwaffe’s strategy which, following the effective

Was the Cippenham V1 air Launched?

More that one reader has suggested that given the date it is almost certain that the Cippenham V1 must have been launched from an aeroplane in the Thames estuary aimed at London and that the ranging device probably failed and