Apologies if I should have chosen a different forum for this! I am tying up some loose ends in my 20c genealogy. When I interviewed an elderly family member, who had previously lived in Frodsham, some years ago she mentioned an aircraft accident in which a relative of a friend of hers was killed or injured and I need to find out more about this person. Sadly the relative is now dead, so I cannot revisit this recollection.
She recalled that the young man, who she thought may have been in the air force at the time but for some reason was on leave, was killed when an aircraft hit a steeple while on approach to Speke airport. She thought the incident took place around 1935.
Liverpool archives and the RAF museum have no record of this, but acknowledge that their records are patchy. They recommend possibly looking at newspaper records, but before doing so I wondered if any elderly members may be able to recall this incident to help me narrow down the search. Please e-mail me if you can help.