A Royal Flying Corps plane visits Hadleigh

circa 1914, Chapel Lane.

By Ian Hawks

Elsie, daughter of Alfred Hawks, (Hadleigh School Master) had a pilot boy friend who landed his plane on the Salvation Army field opposite their house No.40 Chapel Lane, to visit her. Elsie helped her father as assistant teacher in the Church school, later she married Tom Heathcote a farmer from Stock, and when they retired moved to Benfleet Road. They are both buried in the Hadleigh Church yard.

Photo:Plane standing in Chapel Lane field.

Plane standing in Chapel Lane field.

Ian Hawks

Photo:The grave just outside the Church entrance.

The grave just outside the Church entrance.

Ian Hawks

This page was added by Ian Hawks on 13/07/2012.
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