In 1944, a plane from the Polish Air force was returning from a mission and developed engine problems. Instead of bailing out of the plane, the airmen flew on to avoid the populated area of South Bristol and crashed in a field next to Long Ashton Church. These brave men sacrificed their lives to save others and this is commemorated every 5 years when the date falls on a Sunday.
The Aircrew Remembrance Society
Long Ashton Parish Council