The site was originally grazed by our cattle, being part of Mill Ground. In the corner of the site (nearest Brackley) is a small wooded area, this is where a bone and glue factory stood many years ago. The concrete footings of this are still just visible in the odd place, there is also a derelict water well by some of the old footings that has now been filled in for safety reasons.
The relations of P/O Raymond Kenneth Van Cleaf who had asked about the crash site asked if they could plant a tree in memory of the crew. Van Cleaf was a Canadian and they have planted a Canadian Red Oak tree close to the crash site. At the same time we were try to think of a new name for the new farm and Red Oak Farm seemed the right thing to do, a final and fitting tribute to the crew of Wellington Bomber HZ437.