A Walk for Michael – Part 7

Today brings the end of updates for February! Where has the start of the year gone? Once again thank you to everyone who has kindly supported and donated, I am well on my way to my target of £1 per mile.

This week, I have had a couple of days off walking due to a sore back from my slip last week. However I am still on track, as I have made up the miles on other days.

As of today, I have walked 189.44 miles and raised £440.

My walks this week included the following:

an alley just off of the Market Square, Fairford

 

Fairford at night (sorry it’s a blurry one!)
Fairford – a very soggy and unhappy George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outside of Horcott House, Fairford
Watford’s Cassiobury Park
Watford’s St Albans Road

 

 

This week, I have come up with a way to remember this memory walk and the kind people who have donated (see attached picture). Thank you to my wife, who drew this out for me.

On my rest days, I have been scouring ancestry.co.uk. Although I am walking in memory of Michael, Michael is only one part of a very brave bomber crew. The crew relied on everyone to do their jobs to the best of their ability. I only have a couple of photos of Michael, however I would like to find photos of other members who he flew with. On records, Michael is remembered with 5 other members who sadly died alongside him. There was only one survivor from the fatal night in December 1944, who was a Sgt. F Livesey.

My research has found out the following information. Fred Livesey was born in Hyde, Cheshire on the 30th May 1924 to parents Wilfred and Mary. He had 2 brothers, Edward and Benjamin. On a document that I have found, it was reported that Fred had injuries to his left radius, a fractured wrist, abrasions on his thighs and burns to his right hand. After he recovered he became a POW. If my research is correct, Fred passed away in 2003 aged 79 (as with any research, there is room for error).

This week, my first surprise walk will be completed, look out for my update next Sunday!

Cheerio for now, George

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