Tyne and Wear HER(7676): Winlaton Mill, Hag Hill, bomb crater - Details
Winlaton Mill, Hag Hill, bomb crater
The bomb was dropped at 3.30am DST (Double Summer Time) on Friday 1st May 1942 during an air raid which affected many parts of the north east. There were some 40 fatalities in the region that night, and widespread damage. The crater survives in a field between the A694 and the Derwent Walk. It lies immediately south-west of an electricity pylon. Best seen at end of year when reeds grow in it.
Information provided by Mr. B Pears