Aircraft factory bombing to be remembered 75 years after raid

January 31 2016

AN event is being planned in Yate to commemorate the bombing of the town’s Parnall aircraft factory during the Second World War.

 

AN event is being planned in Yate to commemorate the bombing of the town’s Parnall aircraft factory during the Second World War.
More than 50 people died when the factory was hit in February and March 1941, with a further 150 injured.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the tragedy, Yate Town Council is organising an event at the end of February with Yate Heritage Centre and Whirlpool Appliances – previously Indesit – the company that now occupies the Parnall site.
It wants to hear from any survivors of the bombing or anyone who is related to a survivor and would like to be involved in the commemoration by sharing memories of the raids
Anyone interested should contact the council by emailing info@yatetowncouncil.gov.uk or phoning 01454 866506. They can also call into the council’s offices at Poole Court.
The factory specialised in making gun turrets and other parts for aircraft, playing a vital role in the war effort.
Every year, as part of Remembrance Day services, a wreath is placed at the Parnall grave – a memorial to all who died and the final resting place of a few of those whose lives were lost.