THE UNIQUE AFTER-WAR MEMORIAL AT TALLY HO FARM WINKFIELD SL4 4RZ ENGLAND 
  "Civilisation is helping each other: people to people, nation to nation"
   
   
   
A TREASURE CHEST OF INFORMATION FLYING IN FORMATION
   

WELCOME & BASICS

CONTENTS 

LOCATION

NEWS 

TALKS  

CONTACT 

 

HAPPY LANDINGS CLUB
 

BEFRIENDING FLY2HELP & ROSIE
THE RIVETER CHARTER HIGH

 

CHAMPIONS AT TALLY HO FARM

2014 TIME CAPSULE

OUR B17's CREW

TCAAP IN MINNESOTA

ROSIES IN LONG BEACH 

INFORMATEERS

    

SCHWEINFURT RECONCILED 1943-2014

USAAF MEMORIALS IN UK

RETURNERS HOME

BLACK THURSDAY

DETECTORISTS  

 

BOMBEE'S EYE VIEW

SCHOOLS CITIZENSHIP STUDIES

Arranging the rich cache of information unearthed in researching Thanksgiving Field has been a major challenge. 

The pages below show many diverse angles, anecdotes and accounts.

It's all a bit like the Podington airfield home of our B17 above - where the Flying Fortresses stayed in their circular stands and were looked after well away from each other most of the time - before missions called on them to taxy out, line up on the main runway, and take off. 

Then they got in formation, in parallel but going in the same direction, and flew over the patchwork of fields in England and Europe (like ours here).

So in each page, you'll find a lot of information and links and jostling for formation.

Understandably, you'll find a lot of cross-reference, repetition and reinforcement.  But you should find many things to surprise - and make you smile.

On the left is the short version of the page headings, also placed for you early on each page.

Happy readings!
 
   
   
 
WHY WE SHOULD TREASURE ARCHIVISTS, INFORMATEERS AND I-WITNESSES
INFORMATEERS A page in thanks and tribute to on-the-spotters, the 92nd Bomb Group and Second Schweinfurt Memorial Associations, Fold3 pages, and 92nd Group and 407th Squadron on Facebook
   



WHY TWIN CITIES TREASURE SWORDS->->->->PLOUGHSHARES
TCAAP IN MINNESOTA A page in thanks and tribute to the team at Ramsey County overseeing the regeneration of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden HillS where our cartridges were made in 1943
   
 
HOW LONG BEACH TREASURES WOMEN WITH THEIR SLEEVES ROLLED UP
ROSIES IN LONG BEACH A page in thanks and tribute to the Rosie the Riveters who built our B17 in 1943, Memorial Parks, and WINTER in a Charter High School - all showing They Can Do It!
   
 
WHY WE SHOULD TREASURE CHAMPIONS OF LEFT-FIELD IDEAS
TALLY HO CHAMPIONS A page in thanks and tribute to the Tally Ho Farm Family who've given warm encouragement the idea of the Field - plus location details and suggestions on eating nearby or staying overnight
   
 
HOW PODINGTON, RUSHDEN & DUXFORD HAVE 92 AND 8 UK TREASURES
UK MEMORIALS A page in thanks and tribute to the 92nd Bomb Group Memorial Association's contribution to St Mary's Church and local primary school, Rushden Council's B17 bypass, and the American Air Museum about the 8th Air Force
   
 
WHAT ARCHAEOLOGISTS MAY TREASURE FROM OUR FIELD IN 3014
TALLY HO TIME CAPSULE  A page about the hoard of 1943 cartridges etc found in October 2013
   
 
WHY WE SHOULD TREASURE FRIENDS WHO VOLUNTEER GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT
FRIENDS IN UK & USA  A page on how you might like to show thanks by supporting two very appropriate charities:
Fly2Help in the UK, and Rosie the Riveter Charter High School in the USA
 
 
WHY WE SHOULD TREASURE METAL & METTLE DETECTORISTS
DETECTORISTS A page in thanks and tribute to the Berkshire Metal Detectorists and other responsible diggers
who contribute to the understanding of history - in spades!
 
 
HOW SCHWEINFURT TREASURES FORMER FOES BECOMING FRIENDS
SCHWEINFURT RECONCILERS A page in thanks and tribute to those who created reconciliation through the American German War Memorial, the citizens and US Army Garrison, and the people and nations in the City who helped each other 1943-5
   
   
WHY THEY TREASURED CREWS LIKE OURS AT WINKFIELD
OUR B17'S CREW A page in thanks and tribute to the 10 men aboard #3351Z - including their own voices on events in the plane on the day, and some information on what happened to them afterwards, back home or otherwise
   
      
WHY BOMBEES SHOULD TREASURE FAMILY HISTORIANS
BOMBEE'S EYE VIEW A page about what happens when cities are bombed - sharing children's and family experience in Birmingham in 1940 and Schweinfurt in 1943
   
     
HOW TO GIVE THANKS IN A PRACTICAL WAY
HAPPY LANDINGS CLUB A page about a simple way of giving thanks and staying in touch with Thanksgiving Field - with a Club that's unstuffy, with no rules or officers! You send joining fee to a UK or USA good cause.
   
     
HOW SCHOOLS MIGHT GIVE THANKS IN THE TALLY HO TIME CAPSULE - AND SELFIES!
SCHOOLS CITIZENSHIP STUDIES A page about how local schools can enhance their Citizenship studies - by sending in small items for the Time Capsule, inviting mums and others to show their Rosie side with selfies, and colouring in posters
   
 
HOW CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS AND SCHOOL GROUPS CAN TALK ABOUT A TALK ABOUT THE FIELD
TALKS A page about inviting Hugh Gibbons to give a presentation about the story - complete with slideshow, surprises, fun and even a flying helmet as above.
   
 

WELCOME & BASICS

CONTENTS 

LOCATION

NEWS 

TALKS  

CONTACT 

 

HAPPY LANDINGS CLUB
 

BEFRIENDING FLY2HELP & ROSIE
THE RIVETER CHARTER HIGH

 

CHAMPIONS AT TALLY HO FARM

2014 TIME CAPSULE

OUR B17's CREW

TCAAP IN MINNESOTA

ROSIES IN LONG BEACH 

INFORMATEERS

    

SCHWEINFURT RECONCILED 1943-2014

USAAF MEMORIALS IN UK

RETURNERS HOME

BLACK THURSDAY

DETECTORISTS  

 

BOMBEE'S EYE VIEW

SCHOOLS CITIZENSHIP STUDIES