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Topic: Craters in the fields
Posted By: MiniEmma
Subject: Craters in the fields
Date Posted: 03 September 2006 at 5:23pm

I had never noticed them but was recently told that there is a line of small (ish) craters in the fields alongside the A413 from Chalfont St. Giles to Amersham on the left.

I've checked and they are definately there, all the way.  I was told that 'during the war' (not sure which one ) a bomber was being chased by another plane and had to drop its bombs along that stretch in order to go faster.

Has anyone heard this?



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Posted By: jessama
Date Posted: 03 September 2006 at 9:40pm
Crop circles.  Been there most years for many years.  Jury is out how they get there but I believe people have admitted liability.


Posted By: MiniEmma
Date Posted: 03 September 2006 at 10:06pm
no, nothing like crop circles, actual craters - dips in the ground - they are there all year round

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Posted By: pierre
Date Posted: 03 September 2006 at 10:28pm

I've cycled along the south bucks way from st giles to amersham and not noticed any craters, or even shallow dips in the ground!

I did get chased by two horses across a field though, and may not have noticed in my haste!!

can you be more specific on their location Emma?



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Posted By: jake
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 12:18am
are you boasting again pierre, i hope they were female horses


Posted By: pierre
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 1:35am

horses and hounds!!! thats all I ever get!!



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Posted By: Grovesy
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 7:02am
http://www.amersham.org.uk/ww2/ - http://www.amersham.org.uk/ww2/

Tihs site is quite interesting - describing Amersham in WW2, it does mention some trenches that were dug near rectory woods, it also mentions bombs that were dropped, but none in the location mentioned by miniemma...that's not to say tey aren't there though.


Posted By: Garry
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 10:35am
Apparently it was a 2nd world war aircraft returning to RAF Halton near Wendover and the aircraft was badly damaged so it unloaded its remaining bombs in the fields so it could land safely.


Posted By: jake
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 3:57pm

The Radio Chemicals centre / Amersham plc now part of GE Health Care

In 1940 a company was set up on White Lion Road to make luminous paint based on radium. This site grew and after the war formed the basis of the Radiochemical Centre, which in turn became Amersham plc, now part of GE Health Care. The complex along with other sites in the area is now one of the areas largest employers. Although having been created during the War, the centre has moved its focus into the medical industry.


Posted By: timo_w2s
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 4:15pm
Originally posted by jake jake wrote:

Although having been created during the War, the centre has moved its focus into the medical industry.

I feel the same. How dare they try and make sick people better.




Posted By: jake
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 4:28pm

Originally posted by timo_w2s timo_w2s wrote:

Originally posted by jake jake wrote:

Although having been created during the War, the centre has moved its focus into the medical industry.

I feel the same. How dare they try and make sick people better.


its not that its the company and what they do to get the reults , im all for health solutions, ge think they own the world typical american firm



Posted By: MiniEmma
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 7:28pm

Originally posted by Garry Garry wrote:

Apparently it was a 2nd world war aircraft returning to RAF Halton near Wendover and the aircraft was badly damaged so it unloaded its remaining bombs in the fields so it could land safely.

Yay I'm not mad.   Garry have you seen them?

There are at least 4 that I can see, best viewed as a passenger in a car being driven from C St. G to Amersham.  They all the way along on the left.



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Posted By: MiniEmma
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 8:22pm

I've found them on Windows Local Live, I hope these links work, if you can only see a map then you need to click 'aerial' on the navigation window, you will also need to close the 'welcome' section and minimise the 'scratch pad'.

here's one http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=51.646217~-0.58393&style=h&lvl=18&scene=3995886&sp=aN.sm42s5gyjhyb_HP8%25204DR%2520%2528postcode%2529%252c%2520United%2520Kingdom - http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=51.646217~-0.5 8393&style=h&lvl=18&scene=3995886&sp=aN.sm42 s5gyjhyb_HP8%25204DR%2520%2528postcode%2529%252c%2520United% 2520Kingdom ___

2 more http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=51.65116~-0.585094&style=h&lvl=17&scene=3995886&sp=aN.sm42s5gyjhyb_HP8%25204DR%2520%2528postcode%2529%252c%2520United%2520Kingdom - http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=51.65116~-0.58 5094&style=h&lvl=17&scene=3995886&sp=aN.sm42 s5gyjhyb_HP8%25204DR%2520%2528postcode%2529%252c%2520United% 2520Kingdom ___

2 more http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=51.655217~-0.592031&style=h&lvl=17&scene=3995886&sp=aN.sm42s5gyjhyb_HP8%25204DR%2520%2528postcode%2529%252c%2520United%2520Kingdom - http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=51.655217~-0.5 92031&style=h&lvl=17&scene=3995886&sp=aN.sm4 2s5gyjhyb_HP8%25204DR%2520%2528postcode%2529%252c%2520United %2520Kingdom ___

 



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Posted By: MiniEmma
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 8:39pm

1000

sorry, very childish, but Memory Lane now has one thousand posts



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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 04 September 2006 at 9:20pm
Whats childish about that. be happy

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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 05 September 2006 at 12:11am
Originally posted by MiniEmma MiniEmma wrote:

1000

sorry, very childish, but Memory Lane now has one thousand posts

I think the first thousand posts are free then after its 25p a post with 5p going to charity..



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Posted By: MiniEmma
Date Posted: 07 September 2006 at 12:21pm
Has anyone else managed to spot them yet?

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Posted By: big baggles
Date Posted: 13 September 2006 at 1:47pm
i tried to spot them whilst driving, but sadly could not make 'em out....

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Posted By: MiniEmma
Date Posted: 13 September 2006 at 3:50pm
they are hard to see from the road with all the foliage at the moment, definately easier as a passenger  - did my links (6 posts back) work?

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Posted By: jessama
Date Posted: 13 September 2006 at 11:30pm

Originally posted by MiniEmma MiniEmma wrote:

they are hard to see from the road with all the foliage at the moment, definately easier as a passenger  - did my links (6 posts back) work?

NO



Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 14 September 2006 at 12:04pm

I can see them almost opposite the pub between Giles and Amersham....photos to follow  

 



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Posted By: MiniEmma
Date Posted: 14 September 2006 at 12:29pm
Originally posted by jessama jessama wrote:

Originally posted by MiniEmma MiniEmma wrote:

they are hard to see from the road with all the foliage at the moment, definately easier as a passenger  - did my links (6 posts back) work?

NO

Thanks for that

In what way do they not work? 



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Posted By: MiniEmma
Date Posted: 14 September 2006 at 12:30pm
Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

I can see them almost opposite the pub between Giles and Amersham....photos to follow  

 

Yay



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Posted By: Mustard
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 8:05pm
My son recently discovered a web site which identifies all bomb sites locally. It is really interesting and yes the craters you have seen are WW2 bomb craters. Well spotted


Posted By: DogChops
Date Posted: 01 June 2020 at 12:54pm
Realise that this thread is quite old, but the CCB Lidar project (chilternsbeacons.org) shows up things like this in fields really well. Could someone confirm exactly which field these are visible in? There are hidden holes in fields all over the place created for all sorts of reasons but bomb craters are definitely of interest!



Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 02 June 2020 at 5:03pm
Chalfont St Peter at War

http://chalfontstpeter-pc.gov.uk/chalfont-st-peter-history/chalfont-st-peter-at-war/" rel="nofollow - http://chalfontstpeter-pc.gov.uk/chalfont-st-peter-history/chalfont-st-peter-at-war/

Where bombs fell in Bucks - includes interactive map

https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/18435336.bombs-fell-bucks-ww2---see-road-hit/

https://old.buckscc.gov.uk/media/130641/WW2_bombs_over_bucks.pdf





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