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The Oxhill News

December 2010

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St Peter's Church, Whatcote

On the morning of December 12th 1940 a number of bombs were dropped on the village following a raid on Birmingham.  One hit the church, causing substantial damage; another landed in a pond at Lower Farm, by the willow trees near the farmhouse, and one landed very close to Upper Farm.  Fortunately, there were no human casualties; tarpaulin was put over the gaping hole in the roof of the church and remained there until it was restored in 1947.  Services were held in the chapel. 

We shall be remembering the bombing at a special service on Sunday December 12th, exactly 70 years later, at 3.30 p.m. and we will be particularly pleased to welcome anyone who may have witnessed the bombing or had relatives in the village at that time.

There will be time to reminisce over a cup of tea afterwards.

Sue Price & Phil Wreford (Churchwardens)

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