On Saturday, November 3, 1948, the B29 bomber plane – known as Overexposed crashed in Bleaklow, Derbyshire.
Overexposed (named because of its role as a photo reconnaissance aircraft that photographed the Bikini Atoll bomb tests in the Pacific) took off at around 10.15am from Scampton, Lincolnshire for Burtonwood USAF base, near Warrington, England. It was a routine flight carrying USAF wages among other things. The crew were due to return to the States a few days later.
When Overexposed failed to arrive at Burtonwood, an air search was initiated and that afternoon the burning wreck was spotted high on the moors near Higher Shelf Stones. All 13 men on board were killed instantly.
The plane’s wreckage remains on the Derbyshire moors and can still be seen.
A first-hand transcript from one of the first on the scene has been narrated by Screen Actors Guild Award winner Steve Huison.
It can be viewed on desktop, through virtual reality headsets (e.g google cardboard) or on a phone/tablet using the gyroscope function.
Bees Make Honey Creative Community present their flagship project Memories of the Future. A celebration of independent DIY creative culture. An exploration of where we are now and where we’re going. With music, moving image, photography and the written word in traditional and digital formats for sale and exhibition. Details of workshops, performances, and other events on the website.
#MotF Memories of the Future – The Analogue meets Digital Pop-up Shop – 8th-12th October 2013 – The Corner – 8 Stoney Street – Nottingham
Music by Apalusa
Title design by Dan Layton
Directed by Philip Formby
Official music video for Cheap Jazz – The Trouble with Harry.
Please support the band http://cheapjazz.bandcamp.com/
Special thanks to Kim for the amazing archive footage of her family from 70’s era Heanor in Derbyshire. Additional footage shot in 2010 on super8.
In 2008 Alright the Captain set off on the road. The following is a document to 8 years spent in unfamiliar places. All photos by Todd Captain, no repeats. ATC are currently on hiatus.
Music: Alright the Captain – ‘I’m not smart i don’t have all that book learning stuff’
Film by Philip Formby
Buy the album here: https://alrightthecaptain.bandcamp.com/album/contact-fix