Broadway Tower is an amazing folly built on a hill overlooking Broadway. They also have a lovely restaurant and gift shop there which serves excellent food and coffee.

A sadder part of the history here is the anniversary of a Lancaster bomber crash which occurred here on 2nd June 1943.

“At the time of this tragedy, Broadway Tower was being used as a Royal Observer Corps post and first on the scene were two corps members, Albert Lowe and Ernest Hollington. Braving the flames, the two men pulled all five airmen clear and though four were dead, a fifth man was still alive. Taken to the shelter of the nearby tower, he died soon afterwards. ”

More details on this tragic event are available here

This event is commemorated annually with a service and often a fly past.

This year a Lancaster flew past and some of our lovely guests were kind enough to send us these photos.

We will definitely be attending next year’s event.