~ Chapter Eleven ~
A Tragic End
On the morning of Friday, 19th August 1949, George boarded a scheduled flight from Belfast to Manchester. He was returning from a business trip to Northern Ireland and probably looking forward to spending the weekend at home. But tragically his plane crashed before it arrived at Manchester Airport, killing George and another twenty-three people on board. The following is the Wikipedia account of the crash:
1949 Manchester DC-3 Accident
This is a photograph of the crash site at Wimberry Stones. Ironically, the crash occurred in the same peaks that George had chosen for his new home and only a short distance from it.
George was fifty-six when he died. As far as we know, his only child, Vera, went on to marry Otto Togel in Chapel-en-le-Frith in 1951 and in that same year had a son who was registered as Joseph P. Gisby and Joseph P. Togel.