The Slaugham Archive
Barry Ray Year: 1943 Villages: HandcrossHigh Beeches damaged by Halifax bomber
These are the last pictures in the series of amateur photographs taken soon after the crew-less Halifax bomber crashed at High Beeches causing the devastating damage to the mansion in March 1943.
Some reports of the incident say that the stricken Halifax clipped a large chimneystack bringing it to the ground. The pictures tell a more catastrophic story, no doubt compounded by a ferocious fire which swept through the building bringing down the roof and floors beneath.
The Large Version shows another view of the north side of the building.
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Picture added on 13 January 2015 at 08:44
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