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Captain Lubbock’s plaque. Image © Historic England/DP182996.

When the family sold their estate in the 1930’s, the gravestones were moved and Captain Lubbock’s plane disappeared. Decades later, a vigilant member of the public spotted the memorial in a stonemason’s yard in Wiltshire. The mason refused to relinquish it, but eventually the plane was put up for auction and the family bought it back for £8,000. The restored memorial was re-sited in 2010 near its original location in what is now High Elms Country Park.

Captain Lubbock’s plaque © Historic England/DP182996.

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Historic England, Chris Redgrave
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