Scremby print competition raises £550+ for church

The Dambusters print.
The Dambusters print.

A Scremby print competition held recently to raise funds for St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Scremby has raised over £550.

The Churchwardens were delighted to be presented with a spectacular signed and framed limited edition print of the Dambusters’ raid on the Mohne Dam, which had such a significant impact on the outcome of World War II.

Signed by the artist, Simon W Atack, the prints depicts the last moments of the RAF Lancaster under the command of Fl Lt John Vere Hopgood DFC & Bar as he approached the dam in the early hours of May 17, 1943.

His plane was struck by enemy fire, but although he managed to maintain sufficient height for his crew to escape, Hopgood himself lost his life in the attack.

“The competition raised over £550 for Church Funds and the Churchwardens are extremely grateful to all those who took part,” said a spokesperson.

“The winner was Chris Keeler, who was delighted with his prize. Chris lives in Scremby with his wife and twin daughters and as a great World War II enthusiast, is a very worthy recipient.”