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TQPR 1971

Rudolf Hess Crash Site Floors Road

Hi there,

I just joined this site today and have recently gotten into urban exploration.

Did a fair bit of exploring today from being out at The Old Walkinshaw Estate at Inchinnan to the Deil's Plantation off the Humbie Road between Newton Mearns and Eaglesham.

I am particularly interested in weird and unexplained sites and it would seem there are plenty of them in the Glasgow area. I am interested in the various conpiracies surrounding Rudolf Hess's "visit" to Scotland in 1941 and would like to find the site where he landed. I was out on Floors Road today but the marker stone doesn't appear to be there. Does anyone know where it is..if it is till there.? know it was smashed up by idiots some time ago. Has it been reinstated?

Any info would be much appreciated.


TQPR 1971
dickyhart

my understanding about the stone is, it kept getting vandalised so they decided to remove it. Others here may know more.

stevie
Stuball

To be honest, I don't see why they'd want to commemorate such a point
Fjord

Stuball wrote:
To be honest, I don't see why they'd want to commemorate such a point


I wouldn't call it a commemoration as such more a marker for posterity. You can't deny historic events no matter how distasteful... it's the weirdos that need checking.
How about CCTV and ID cards to enter the site... that'd be a fitting if not ironic tribute.
TQPR 1971

hi there,

thanks for the replies chaps.


I had a good look up and down Floors Road but no sign at all.

I think it is important to mark it for posterity as it was a farily significant event in the history of the War. So much speculation and conpsiracy surrounds this occasion.

It is sad that a lunatic fringe are hellbent on destroying things like markers and monuments. A stone indictating a landing sight is not an
endorsement of the tennets of National Socialism in any shape or form.

Disappointed.

TQPR 1971...the search goes on!
Stuball

There is an extensive thread on this forum about Buchanan Castle, the military hospital he was rumoured to stay at while he got his ankle fixed
Missing_Weegie

Re: Rudolf Hess Crash Site Floors Road

TQPR 1971 wrote:
Hi there,

I just joined this site today and have recently gotten into urban exploration.

Did a fair bit of exploring today from being out at The Old Walkinshaw Estate at Inchinnan to the Deil's Plantation off the Humbie Road between Newton Mearns and Eaglesham.

I am particularly interested in weird and unexplained sites and it would seem there are plenty of them in the Glasgow area. I am interested in the various conpiracies surrounding Rudolf Hess's "visit" to Scotland in 1941 and would like to find the site where he landed. I was out on Floors Road today but the marker stone doesn't appear to be there. Does anyone know where it is..if it is till there.? know it was smashed up by idiots some time ago. Has it been reinstated?

Any info would be much appreciated.


TQPR 1971


Hey There.
I'm new to this forum. I came across it while looking up stuff about Rudolf.

Rudolf Hess Landed In Scotland trying to end the war between germany and britain. This is well known. The memorial stone which was erected where he landed instead of where he was SUPPOSED to land was violently destroyed (smashed to bits With a Sledgehammer on TV by ......

Anyway That is why you can't find the Stone. It was destroyed and has never been replaced for fear of bringing the violent mobs of the Left wing down on the farm again.

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stillucan

Sorry to hijack a thread on Hess. Chances are I would have liked him better than ***** whose politics, religion, racial ancestry mean absolutely nothing to me whatsoever. I just simply think he's a pompous self-promoting little p**ck        like some of the people he represents in court - no names no pack drill.

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scotthiggy

TQPR 1971 wrote:
hi there,

thanks for the replies chaps.


I had a good look up and down Floors Road but no sign at all.

I think it is important to mark it for posterity as it was a farily significant event in the history of the War. So much speculation and conpsiracy surrounds this occasion.

It is sad that a lunatic fringe are hellbent on destroying things like markers and monuments. A stone indictating a landing sight is not an
endorsement of the tennets of National Socialism in any shape or form.



I remember my dad showing me the crash spot. If you drive along Humbie Rd heading for the Mearns, just as you pass Floors Rd, the plane crashed about 50m into the 1st field on you right. Not sure how accurate he was.
Mark007

I went to this site last year and talked to a few locals and the farmers wife. The memorial is no more just a small pile of bricks and not easy to spot. It is just behind and to the left of Floors farm as you look at it, a small track, go about 30 yards past the farm and its the rubble on your right hand side. Hope this helps.
mcgintovich

Had heard the story of Hess a few times, had a wee look on Wikipedia for a picture and found this of the crash site, i'm sure with a bit of time on google maps we'd get the exact spot.

schiehallion

It was my understanding that the spot where the plane hit the ground has now been covered by that newish road from East Kilbride to the M77 where it passes a couple of hundred yards from Floors Farm.

Although the plane hit there, I'd heard that Hess's parachute landed behind the farm.
mgfj

Hi, My Gran, who passed away some time ago now, claimed that she, her brother and my Papa were out for a drive when Hess's plane crashed to one side of them, they drove into the ditch at the side of the road and the plane bounced over their car.  

I remember thinking how funny it was that my Gran was furious with her brother and her future husband leaving her in the car whilst they ran to capture the German.  I can hear her now saying 'well there could have been an explosion!'  I had to prompt her for the rest of the story a couple of times!!!  They grabbed the German in the field and knocked on the farmer's door, where he carried out the arrest.  They had no idea it was Hess.

Their names have never been given because they were scared of repercussions.  She was just a teenager at the time.  I just wanted to add the story to the history books.  I have no idea where the landing spot was, it's intriguing, I'll need to check with the older generation...
nightfly

The official newsreel

http://youtu.be/BHJRFSTSJOE
alanmo

.........and after all, he was somebody's son."!!
BTJustice

He might have caught a Nazi but I bet his Mum gave him a slap for almost pulling her arm off
mani

I remember this well some Yorkshire man wanted and did erect a small stone cairn on Floors farm which was then owned by Craig Baird  anyway a group from the anti Nazi league  arrived  with sledgehammers  and smashed it by the way they were led by Anwar Aamer who is a quite well know solicitor in Glasgow .

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