Churchfield Green

Abbots Walk, Wye, TN25 5ES

Protection Type Centenary Fields

1.2000000000
Hectares

September 2015 Protected since

Churchfield Green is the village green for Wye and provides space for outdoor play, recreation and informal sport all year round. A War Memorial has been placed on the gree...

Churchfield Green is the village green for Wye and provides space for outdoor play, recreation and informal sport all year round. A War Memorial has been placed on the green to commemorate the staff and airmen who trained and worked at Wye Aerodrome, a temporary World War I training airfield which was located close to the green.

One of the men remembered is Airman Cecil Edmund Tombs of 20th Reserve Squadron, Royal Flying Corps who was killed during a training flight from the aerodrome on 31st August 1916. Aged just 20, Tombs’ plane is understood to have collapsed in mid-air and he is one of 15 men who lost their lives whilst training at the airfield.

A short film explaining the local World War I history of the area can be viewed on YouTube.

FACILITIES at: Churchfield Green

  • Open Space
  • Memorial

For enquiries about this site, any issues, pitch bookings or maintenance please contact the managing organisation:

Managing organisation Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

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