Mind-boggling Mossie Mysteries No.4 – Answer

OK folks, here’s the answer to our latest Mind-boggling Mossie Mystery: What connects Nell Gwyn, Winston Churchill and the Mosquito? As many of you have rightly posted, the answer is, of course, Salisbury Hall. Nell Gwyn (or Gwynn or Gwynne depending on source), Charles II’s most famous mistress,  was reputedly “installed” at a cottage within the grounds of Salisbury […]

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The Wartime Diary of a de Havilland Engineer – Part 3

Richard (Dick) Whittingham spent all his working life at de Havilland, starting as an apprentice in 1935 and finishing up as a senior production engineer. This is the third extract from Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, and it gives a personal insight into those exciting days at Hatfield in the early […]

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The Wartime Diary of a de Havilland Engineer – Part 2

Richard (Dick) Whittingham spent all his working life at de Havilland, starting as an apprentice in 1935 and finishing up as a senior production engineer. This is the second extract from Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, and it gives a real insight into those heady days at Hatfield in the early […]

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The Wartime Diary of a de Havilland Engineer – Part 1

Richard (Dick) Whittingham spent all his working life at de Havilland, starting as an apprentice in 1935 and finishing up as a senior production engineer. This is the first extract from Dick’s wartime diaries, adapted by his nephew Roger Coasby, and it gives a real insight into those heady days at Hatfield in the early […]

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