You've heard of the Bayeux Tapestry. Now we have the Stow Maries Tapestry.

Captain Claude Ridley

Captain Claude Ridley

First published in Local News

Needleworkers have spent three years crafting tapestry panels depicting a First World War aerodrome’s history.

The group of about eight members from University of the Third Age (U3A) branches Heybridge, Burnham, Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers, will see their work finally unveiled next month at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome.

The 3ft by 2ft panels show Stow Maries at war between 1916 and 1918 and its peacetime role as a memorial and for encouraging conservation and education.

Some of the pilots are buried in Stow Maries churchyard, so the church is also featured in one of the tapestries, as is the aerodrome’s first commanding officer, Captain Claude Ridley.

Mr Ridley’s daughter, Eleanor Longmuir, from London, will be among the captain’s family members attending the unveiling on Sunday.

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9:27pm Thu 1 May 14

Jack222 says...

Fine, but it's all been done before - the novelty, the unique factor - was in the first.
Fine, but it's all been done before - the novelty, the unique factor - was in the first. Jack222
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