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Robin Longbottom
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 20:27
Hindenburg airship
I was interested to see Ian Dewhirst's photographs and article in last weeks Keighley News about the Hindenburg airship which passed along the Aire Valley on the evening of 22 May 1936. My mother mentioned the event to me only a few weeks ago, having seen it when she was out playing at Holmefield in Sutton. She was staying with her aunt in Walton Street at the time and recalls people dashing out of their houses to catch a glimpse of it. Must have been a remarkable sight.
Denis Marshall Pickles
Friday, May 5, 2017 09:06
I know that I saw the Hindenburg on 22.05.1936 - my mother told me that I had seen it from our house in Hazel Grove, the front of which had a good view over Sutton and down towards Silsden and Ilkley Moor. But can I remember seeing it? I'm not sure. I think I can but I was only 2yrs old at the time. Those vague visions I have in my head - are they real or have they been built up from newsreel clips, newspaper clippings etc.,? Indeed, is it possible to have recollections of incidents which happen when you are only two? Whether one can or cannot, it matters not. I know that I saw it.
John Sharp
Friday, May 12, 2017 10:27
My earliest memory
Maybe not many yards from the spot where the earlier correspondent saw it.
We were returning to Glusburn complete with David Colemans fish and chips (in a newspaper) when it passed over us, low enough for my mother to read its name.
My dad was Joe Sharp (see gallery 1910) and we often went to Sutton to visit his siblings (Raymond Sharp,Edith Burgess,Mary Kettlewell and Herbert "Johnson" Sharp) who were of course my aunts and uncles

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