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Archaeology in Forest Hill

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Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 30 July, 2007 - 03:59 pm:   

On Sat 25th and Sun 26th August (8am - 6pm) the Great War Archaeological Group are organising an exploratory dig around the WWI gun emplacement at One Tree Hill (sometimes erroneously called the bandstand). They want to encourage community involvement in the first instance by inviting people to come and watch the dig (and there will be someone to talk about their work) and possibly contribute local family recollections of the time. If this study reveals findings of interest there will be further explorations when they would hope to involve local groups (such as schools) and individuals.

If you need any further information please contact:
Sandy Pepperell
Chair, Friends of One Tree Hill
Tel: 020 8699 2812
Joined 08-05-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 31 July, 2007 - 09:40 am:   

When my dad was alive he once told me that during World War 2, when he was walking a dog on One Tree Hill, he had a close encounter with a falling V1 flying bomb. (Doodle bug) I don't know the precise details but I understand that he was somewhere near the top of One Tree Hill and the V1 dropped on one side and he dived away towards the other side. Following the explosion, he sustained extensive shrapnel injuries and was assisted by a despatch rider who appeared at the scene. Unfortunately, the dog did not survive. I've never followed this up and hence I don't know if there are any records of this event or if any parts of the V1 might still remain buried at One Tree Hill.
Joined 08-10-2006
Posted on Friday, 24 August, 2007 - 07:28 pm:   

Just a quick reminder about the dig at One Tree Hill tomorrow and Sunday. NB Starting time will be 8.30 am

Friends of One Tree Hill
Joined 08-10-2006
Posted on Friday, 24 August, 2007 - 07:31 pm:   

Will pass details of your account on to the group tomorrow, Triangle.

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