North Luffenham & Edith Weston in the 1950s
Jim O'ConnorJim was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force for over twenty years. In November 1951 he was transferred from Canada to 1 Wing RCAF at North Luffenham.
'During our first year there my wife and I lived in a caravan located on the Air Base on the road that led down to the Village of Edith Weston. In late 1952 we moved into a small row cottage in the village.'
'Most of the photos are ones of life as seen by a young Canadian Airman, his bride of only a few months and of their first child who was born during our years in England. The pictures depict a period in the history of the villages of Edith Weston and North Luffenham occasioned by the 'warming' of the 'Cold War'. We were there in England as a part of Canada's contribution NATO's military efforts to deter the USSR from the aggressive take-over of Europe.'
Thanks to...Many thanks to Jim O'Connor for sending us the photos used on these pages and for sharing his history of life at North Luffenham and Edith Weston. Jim and Virginia are now living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Jim & Virginia would love to hear from any old acquantainces they have lost touch with. Email address: email@example.com - 'I am particularly interested in locating a long-lost RCAF friend of mine by the name of Herman Joseph 'Bud' Pitts. If anybody should know 'Bud's' whereabouts, I would be most pleased if they would forward information to me.'