Loveden area of Lincolnshire – Local History & Information


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Belton & Manthorpe Parish Council
Belton House
Belton at War

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Belton War Memorial

49 men from Belton served in the Great War.  The war memorial lists the 10 who died:

Frank Dove
Armine Davison
Walter Emerton
Frederick Hickman
Mark Kisington
Laurence Mears
William Napping
Charles Saxelby
Horace Waltham

Belton Memorial Gate Inscription after restoration in 2018

Belton Roll Call – Great War

Herbert Asher
Thomas Baxter
Alfred Beacon
William Bowns
Harold Gatt
Wilford Cheetham
Charles Cheetham
Harvey Clarke
Percy Clarke
Francis Craddock
Theodore Craddock
Walter Darby
Armine Davidson
Frank Dove
Walter Emerton
Ernest Exton
Herbert Flowers
Rupert Flowers
Matt Fowler
Nevell Ghent
John Greenbury
Joseph Holland
Robert Hollingworth
Ernest Hollingworth
Frederick Hickman

Albert Hurd
Arthur Hurd
Alywyne Imber
Henry Imber
Alfred Imber
Herbert Jacobs
Philip Johnston
Mark Kisington
Harry Maxey
Lawrence Mears
Charles Mee
Ernest Moore
William Nappin
Arthur Pearson
William Powell
Harold Porter
Arthur Rhodes
John Rhodes
Charles Saxelby
Walter Saxelby
Frederick Silver
William Thornley
Wilfred Wainwright
Horace Waltham

Belton Roll Call – Second World War

Air Crash near Belton - 1943

On the afternoon of 12th May 1943 a Polish crew from 18 Operational Training Unit were flying a Wellington III bomber from RAF Finningley.  Part of the sortie involved asymmetric (single engine) flying.  But whilst flying over Lincolnshire at about 2,000ft the pilots lost control and it crashed near Belton.  The 5 crew (2 pilots, bomb aimer, radio operator and air gunner) are buried in the Polish War Cemetery in Newark.

Vickers Wellington
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