Wymeswold, Leicestershire, LE12 6UF

Wymeswold, Leicestershire, LE12 6UF

Date of visit: 6th March 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wymeswold is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, England. It is in the north of Leicestershire, and north-east of Loughborough. The village has a population of about 1,000, measured at 1,296 in the 2011 census.

The village was formerly the site of RAF Wymeswold, a memorial to which can be seen on the wall of Wymeswold pharmacy remembers when a Wellington bomber on a night training exercise crashed up on a hill nearby, just two miles from the airfield, on 25 November 1943. Six crew members died at the scene and a seventh died of his injuries three days later; the trainee rear gunner was the sole survivor. The Wymeswold airstrip still remains, although disused, is now used as a track for performance car ‘experience’ days, although there is some local opposition to this because of the noise.

Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode LE12 6UF
Location – OS Grid Ref: 460279, 323464
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.805371, -1.107267
Location – Northing / Westing 52°48’19.3″N 1°06’26.1″W