Recently, the Silloth Airfield project received some information from Ken Burleigh about the different roles his mother and father played at Silloth Airfield during WW2 and after. Arthur and Betty Burleigh’s house in Silloth 3, Hylton Terrace was bought by Lawrence and Mary Marshall in May 1962. Arthur passed away in December 2007 aged 96. Betty is now 94.Direct links to Betty and Arthur’s stories are here: https://sillothairfield.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/betty-burleigh/https://sillothairfield.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/arthur-burleigh/
Photos from 24th April Silloth Airfield Celebration Evening Courtesy Brian Clarke, Gordon Akitt and John Hamlett
Practical help needed
Earlier this year £9,600 was awarded to STAG by Heritage Lottery for a project about Silloth Airfield. The aim is to highlight the part played by Silloth people and the brave men and women working at the aerodrome during WW2 and make sure they are not forgotten. Lots of people love Silloth and many are proud of the town’s role during the war years, so if you are one of these people, please get in touch and help us complete the project. Find out how you can help here.
Members of STAG will soon be interviewing people in Silloth who lived through the War years, so they can tell their story about the airfield and how it affected them and the local community. The stories will appear on these pages in due course. If you have a story to tell, please get in touch using the contact form on this page.