I RESEARCH both military and civil aircraft crashes in County Durham and I am asking the readers if they remember any wartime or post-war crashes around Stanley and Consett.

Also, does anyone know what happened to the World War Two Police Occurrence Books for Consett Police Station which is still in operation.

They might still survive hidden away? Durham County Record Office have a few other police station books but not Consett.

These books would mention the few crashes in this area.

Please contact Philip Smith on 0191 4883654 any evening, e-mail philip.smith322@btinternet.com or write to 13 Sunnidale, Fellside Park, Whickham, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16 5TT.

Philip Smith, Whickham