BARRIE PAWSON, of Wigginton, asks: “Where is the Clifton Moor weathervane?”

The Rawcliffe sign and remembrance site lies on the grassed verge between the A19 and the residential Shipton Road near to the entrance to Manor Lane.

The site was sponsored by British Land, local firm MW Maintenance Ltd built the foundations and Andrews Signs were hired to create the sign and associated plaques.

Luckily the weathervane was recovered and refurbished to become the centrepiece of the remembrance part of the site.

The site as a whole is dedicated to Cllr Bob Eccles JP, who served the community for over 50 years, much of that time as chairman.

Bob’s plaque is affixed to a Roman stone that once adorned the City of York Bar Walls.

The weathervane is centred in a Teardrop Turrent, symbolic of the sadness of loss to all from conflict.

The points of the compass, ie NEWS, were positioned using the compass position N.

The weathervane, now fixed, features three aircraft flying through a cloud, from the nearby Clifton Airfield.

The airfield, during the Second World War, was used predominantly for reconnaissance aircraft; the Lysander and the American Mustang.

The local Lysander PH and Flying Legends are aptly named.

The site was dedicated on May 24, 2015. Long may they be remembered and long may they continue to fly.

Cllr Alan Dawes,

On behalf of Rawcliffe Parish Council and residents,

Rawcliffe, York