On 7 March 1941 a daring raid by two German Heinkel 111 bombers targeting our neighbouring ball bearing factory sadly killing 41
The photo below shows the bombing runs with Abbotts airbrushed our below.
What it doesn't show clearly is the fact that two of the bombs dropped on Abbotts and didn't explode - one landed in our large plate furnace - per the Abbott minute book below - or that our men avoided the falling AA projectiles and the strafing runs by the Henkel by hiding in Abbott boilers ! Rumour has it there are German bullet holes still in the rafters but none were found as the works had a dirt floor into which they disappeared. Minutes below from our directors report at the time