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Scampton, Dambusters Inn
Scampton, Dambusters Inn
Scampton, Dambusters Inn

"The Dambusters Inn on High Street contains RAF and Second World War memorabilia"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scampton 

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Scampton, Dambusters Inn, public house
Scampton, Dambusters Inn
Scampton, Dambusters Inn
Scampton, Dambusters Inn

The Dambusters raid was launched from RAF Scampton where 617 Squadron was based.

"Operation Chastise was an attack on German dams carried out on 16–17 May 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, later called the Dam Busters, using a purpose-built "bouncing bomb" developed by Barnes Wallis.

The Möhne and Edersee dams were breached, causing catastrophic flooding of the Ruhr valley and of villages in the Eder valley; the Sorpe Dam sustained only minor damage"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Chastise 

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Scampton, Dambusters Inn, public house, Operation Chastise
Scampton, Primary School
Scampton, Primary School
Scampton, Primary School

The school was built in 1875 and was known as Scampton CE School by 1903.

In contrast to many nineteenth century primary schools where former schoolhouses have been converted to school accommodation, the attached schoolhouse to the west (left) is privately owned and occupied.

May 2018

Scampton, Primary School
Scampton, RAF Scampton
Scampton, RAF Scampton
Scampton, RAF Scampton

"RAF Scampton stands on the site of a First World War Royal Flying Corps landing field, which had been called Brattleby.

The station was closed and returned to agriculture following the First World War, and reactivated in the 1930s.

It has provided an airfield for fighters in the First World War, bombers during the Second World War and V-force Avro Vulcans during the Cold War.

Since the temporary closure of RAF Scampton in 1996, and subsequent reactivation, the base has provided a home for the RAF Aerobatic Team (RAFAT) the Red Arrows, and to private companies, temporarily, such as Hawker Hunter Aviation, for the maintenance and storage of aircraft"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Scampton

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Scampton, Royal Air Force, RAF
Scampton, RAF Scampton, Red Arrows
Scampton, RAF Scampton, Red Arrows
Scampton, RAF Scampton, Red Arrows

One of the Hawk aircraft of the Red Arrows just after landing at RAF Scampton

"The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer aircraft. It was first flown at Dunsfold, Surrey, in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk, and subsequently produced by its successor companies, British Aerospace and BAE Systems"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAE_Systems_Hawk 

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Scampton, Royal Air Force, RAF
Scampton, RAF Scampton, Red Arrows
Scampton, RAF Scampton, Red Arrows
Scampton, RAF Scampton, Red Arrows

The Red Arrows practising over Scampton. 

"The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Scampton. The team was formed in late 1964 as an all-RAF team, replacing a number of unofficial teams that had been sponsored by RAF commands"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Arrows 

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Scampton, Royal Air Force, RAF, Red Arrows, Aerobatic Team
Scampton, Scampton Hall, Gateway
Scampton, Scampton Hall, Gateway
Scampton, Scampton Hall, Gateway

The Gateway in Scampton House Field was built as the grand entry to Scampton Hall.

It was built for Sir John Bolle around 1603, but, following the demolition of the Hall, it now stands lonely in a field.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Scampton, Scampton Hall, gateway, John Bolle,
Scampton, Scampton House
Scampton, Scampton House
Scampton, Scampton House

Kelly's Directory 1919 states "Scampton House, the residence of George Edward Sandars esq. is built on the site, of the Hall, of which the gateway, temp. James I., alone remains"

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Scampton House
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist

The tower of St John the Baptist Church is 14th century.

Much of the interior dates from 1876/7, though the chancel arch and the N aisle windows (seen here) are 16th century.

RAF Scampton is nearby, and the churchyard contains about 100 military graves. Many are the graves of allied aircrew who died during WW2.

Also here are the graves of several German airmen.

Frank Robinson, 2011

Scampton, St John, Baptist church, RAF Scampton, gravestones,
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist

The west tower was probably rebuilt in the late Georgian period along with much of the rest of the church.

May 2015

Scampton, St John Baptist church
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist

St John Baptist church viewed from the east.

Many war-time graves can be seen here along the to the east and north sides of the building.

May 2015

Scampton, St John Baptist church
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist

Looking from the nave towards the chancel. Pictured during the West Lindsey Churches Festival.

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Scampton, Saint John Baptist, church, image
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist

Kelly's Directory 1919 states "The church of St. John the Baptist is a small edifice of stone in the Early English style, with remains of Norman work, and consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 3 bells:

the church was restored in 1876-7, at a cost of £1,350, when the chancel was rebuilt, a vestry and organ chamber added, and the north aisle completely rebuilt, under the direction of Messrs. Bodley and Garner, of London, architects:

there are brasses on the wall to Sir John Bolle bart. of Scampton, ob. 8th March, 1648, and Catherine (Conyers) his wife, ob. 1644:

the church affords 180 sittings"

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Scampton, Saint John Baptist, church, image
Scampton, St John Baptist, Churchyard, War Memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, Churchyard, War Memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, Churchyard, War Memorial

"Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard contains 64 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and eight German war graves"

https://www.cwgc.org/visit-us/find-cemeteries-memorials/cemetery-details/2035557/scampton-(st.-john-the-baptist)-churchyard/ 

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Scampton, Saint John Baptist, church, image, war memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, Churchyard, War Memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, Churchyard, War Memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, Churchyard, War Memorial

Local signage states "John Hannah was the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in the Second World War.

He trained as a wireless operator/air gunner and was posted to 83 Squadron at RAF Scampton. 

On 15 September 1940, he and his crew took part in the Battle of the Barges. This was an operation to disable German barges that were preparing for an invasion of Britain.

Flak struck their aircraft and it quickly caught fire. The navigator and rear gunner bailed out but Hannah stayed aboard, fighting the fire.

The pilot, Clare Connor, brought the very badly damaged aircraft back to Scampton.

Hannah was awarded the VC at just 18 years of age. He had suffered serious burns and never fully recovered. He died in 1947 and was buried in Leicester.

To keep his memory alive at Scampton, the Hannah Rose variety was developed. It grows in a bed on the left as you enter the churchyard"

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Scampton, Saint John Baptist, church, image, war memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, Font
Scampton, St John Baptist, Font
Scampton, St John Baptist, Font

C19 font.

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Scampton, Saint John Baptist, church, image, font
Scampton, St John Baptist, graffito
Scampton, St John Baptist, graffito
Scampton, St John Baptist, graffito

Simple geometric doodling?

Rod Callow, 2008

Scampton, St John Baptist, graffito
Scampton, St John Baptist, graffito
Scampton, St John Baptist, graffito
Scampton, St John Baptist, graffito

Simple geometric doodling?

Rod Callow, 2008



Scampton, St John Baptist
Scampton, St John Baptist, memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, memorial

This small wall-mounted brass memorial at Scampton reads:

Here lies the body of Dame / Catherine Bolles the / only wife of Sr John Bolles / of Scampton Baronet eldest / daughter of Thomas Conyers / of Brodham in the county / of Nottingham Esquire / she departed this life the / 20 day of September at / the age of 55 and was buried / September the 21 / 1644.

May 2015

Scampton, St John Baptist, memorial, Catherine Bolles, John Bolles, Thomas Conyers
Scampton, St John Baptist, memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, memorial

This small wall-mounted brass memorial at Scampton reads:

Here lies the body of S / John Bolles of Scampton / Baronet who departed / this life the 8 day of March / at the age of 67 and was / buried March the / 9 1648

May 2015

Scampton, St John Baptist memorial
Scampton, St John Baptist, Organ
Scampton, St John Baptist, Organ
Scampton, St John Baptist, Organ

"Church organ - made by Forster & Andrews Hull. It originated from the chapel at RAF Binbrook"

https://scamptonchurch.org/history/ 

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Scampton, Saint John Baptist, church, image, organ
Scampton, St John Baptist, Porch
Scampton, St John Baptist, Porch
Scampton, St John Baptist, Porch

"South porch is C19 with 2 centred outer arch and side lights"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359492 

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Scampton, Saint John Baptist, church, image, porch
Scampton, village street
Scampton, village street
Scampton, village street

Scampton village lies 5 miles north of Lincoln. Its churchyard contains British, Commonwealth and German war dead.

The Dambusters Inn on the High Street has displays relating to 617 Squadron and is well worth a visit. Nearby RAF Scampton is home to the Red Arrows.

This view looks up the village street in a northerly direction.

postcard, 1923

Scampton,
Scampton, village street
Scampton, village street
Scampton, village street

Scampton village lies 5 miles north of Lincoln. Its churchyard contains British, Commonwealth and German war dead. The Dambusters Inn on the High Street has displays relating to 617 Squadron and is well worth a visit. Nearby RAF Scampton is home to the Red Arrows.

postcard, 1932

Scampton,