Operation Chastise – The Dambusters a minute-by-minute account

A minute-by-minute account of the famous Dambuster Raid by 19 special Avro Lancaster bombers and their ‘Bouncing Bombs’ which took place during the evening of 16 – 17 May 1943. My book, with some unique documents, gives the true storey of the Flight Engineer of Dambuster Z-Zebra. My book which includes some unique documents – … More Operation Chastise – The Dambusters a minute-by-minute account

Mellor History Maps

By popular demand! a series of maps showing some of the historic locations with Mellor parish boundary. I will add more over time, but please feel free to comment or correct. Mills Coal Mines Football pitches Pubs present and past Marple Bridge historical sites Links Ludworth Moor Collieryhttps://pleszak.blog/2021/12/13/ludworth-moor-colliery/ Rod Thackray paintingshttps://pleszak.blog/2021/11/13/rod-thackray-paintings-n-e-w/ Oldknow’s Seathttps://pleszak.blog/2021/08/18/oldknows-seat/ MELLOR – … More Mellor History Maps

Ian Niven, Manchester City Honorary President describes his best ever City game

The late, great, Ian Niven Manchester City Honorary President and die-hard supporter describes the best game he remembered in all the years, and it was more than 90, he spent following the team he idolized. The game was a not only a top of the table late season clash away at arch-rivals and reigning champions … More Ian Niven, Manchester City Honorary President describes his best ever City game

The day a Lincoln bombed a Lancaster, and a Meteor shot a Meteor shooting a Lincoln

Argentina, and the day – Saturday the 17th of September 1955. It was the second day of the Revolución Libertadora: the Liberation Revolution in which Argentinian rebels, including sections of the military, rose up against the government of General Juan Domingo Perón. After several days of bloody fighting rebel forces overthrew those loyal to the … More The day a Lincoln bombed a Lancaster, and a Meteor shot a Meteor shooting a Lincoln

Rod Thackray Paintings

Paintings and sketches by Mellor artist Rod Thackray Click on the image to see full size and use arrows to scroll through each section All are available to buy. For sizes, media, and price enquire using contact page. Ludworth Moor Colliery Mellor Other paintings and sketches Industrial New Mills Steam engines