'I've got the marbles Barnes Wallis used to design the bouncing bomb'
Toy marbles that Barnes Wallis used to help design his bouncing bomb have been brought to Lincolnshire – the spiritual home of the famous 617 Dambusters Squadron who took deadly weapon to the heart of industrial Nazi Germany.
Gordon Hayhurst visited Lincolnshire and placed a poppy on the Bomber Command spire in Canwick Hill against the name of his great uncle Thomas Hayhurst, who was killed on a mission from RAF Wickenby.
And as he told the Echo about his great uncle, Mr Hayhurst produced a box containing four marbles that Wallis had pinged into a water-filled bath as he brainstormed the... read more
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