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Bamford: planes, trains and... caravans

A strong Sheffield DA turnout for this Meet in the popular Hope Valley saw an intrepid family group embark on a Saturday mission to the remote and aptly-named Bleaklow to seek out and pay a respectful visit to the scene of the 1948 crash site of the Superfortress RB-29 'Over-Exposed', now a memorial site. For more information on this tragic flight, click here.

After dodging the typical Bleaklow showers and taking shelter from the wind, the group took a well-deserved drink at the Snake Pass Inn to reflect on their achievements on this unforgiving terrain, before descending back to site.

The site at Thornhill lies adjacent to the Sheffield to Manchester railway line and were fortunate to witness the impressive A1 class 'Tornado' steam locomotive pass by just a few feet from the caravans as it chugged through the stunning Hope and Edale valleys on its 'Mad Hatter' heritage tour route from Darlington to Chester, via York and Wakefield.

Taking advantage of the glorious weather on Sunday the family 'ice cream walk' formed an enthusiastic convoy along the banks of the River Derwent, crossing the river via stepping stones to earn the frozen prize at Hope Valley Ice Cream.

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