Sergeant William Allen Love (Avro Lancaster Mk BVII FE, PA411 Air Crash)

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Tintwistle Knarr

Woodhead Pass


SK13 1HR


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Outside - hilltop/field/countryside
Description: Battlefield (wooden) cross
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Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
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About the memorial: A small wooden cross with a plastic poppy attached at its centre and originally bearing a photograph of Sergeant Love, though that has now become lost. Tintwistle Knarr is an area of woodland and heather moorland between Tintwistle and Crowden. It lies on the northern valley side of the River Etherow, Longdendale, north of Woodhead Pass and accessible only by steep and arduous paths.  Five military aircraft have crashed in this area: if you visit the site please respect it and those commemorated, and especially do not remove items from the many débris pools. This was a training exercise while on active service. The plotted location is approximate, but the exact national grid reference is SK 03489 99239. Only suitably experienced and equipped fell walkers should visit this remote location. The weather here can change very fast even in high summer.
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