October 2010, Northern Forties collaborated with
New Ferry Regeneration
Action Group, the Bromborough Historic Society, the
Hooton Park Trust,
Perch Rock Museum at New Brighton to organise an exhibition to
commemorate the shooting down of a Ju88 German bomber on 8th October
1940 by a squadron of Hurricanes flown by Czech pilots from Speke
Airport. The Luftwaffe bomber crash-landed by the side of the River
Mersey, close to the entrance to Bromborough Dock.
joint exhibition was held at Bromborough Library and subsequently at
Fort Perch Rock using the wartime Luftwaffe pilot collection owned
by New Ferry resident/Northern Forties member Mark Anthony Craig,
and a scale model commissioned and now owned by Mr Craig. The model
was constructed by fellow Northern Forties member Phil Allen who
lives in Chester. Phil's hobby is model making.
commemorative e-book, written by Colin Schroeder from the Hooton
Park Trust as part of the event and edited by Mark Anthony Craig, is
available here for you to read and download.