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Friday, 27 September 2013

'New' Photograph Discovered of Zeppelin Crash in Billericay, 1916

Unpublished photograph of aftermath of Zeppelin clearance at Snails Hall Farm, Billericay, 1916
On 24 September 1916 a German Zeppelin brought down in flames landed in a field of Snails Hall Farm, South Green, Billericay.  Many people flocked to the site to see the wreckage on what was to become known as 'Zepp Sunday'.  This photograph has recently come to light and was kindly shown to me by a member of the Maryon family with the intention of online publication. It shows where the Zeppelin landed, the charred field boundary and the barn, in the background, where the German crew - who all perished - were placed.  John Maryon, tenant farmer, is photographed with his wife.

Published on Blackmore Area Local History today.
Andrew Smith

2 comments:

Ula Dela said...

I have located a tie pin with the inscription on it "made from Billericay Zeppelin sept 25 1916. Interested? pat

Andrew Smith said...

Yes, but no details given