Places of InterestThings to do and see around Snaith & Cowick
Hidden Secrets of Snaith and Cowick
Close to the M62, Snaith and Cowick is an ancient market town. Dominated by its Priory Church, built on Anglo-Saxon foundations, Snaith was granted a royal charter to hold markets and fairs in 1223AD.
Next to the Priory is the Penny Lock Up. In the old days, to get released would cost one old penny.
Snaith Airfield, at nearby Pollington was also used by Bomber Command extensively during WWII, the home of 51 Squadron. The squadron is now based at RAF Waddington, still part of Bomber Command, and was recently granted the Freedom of Snaith.
If you would like to explore a little further, please take at look at these Places of Interest.
Snaith Methodist Chapel
Old Mill Brewery
RAF Snaith (Pollington) War Memorial
Between July 1941 and April 1945 a total of 205 aircraft were lost from 51 & 105 Squadrons of Bomber Command. There are many stories from survivors. Henry Wagner recounted parachuting from his plane after being shot down by a fighter, captured on Christmas Eve 1944 and released by the Russians towards the end of the war.