Dunlopillo headrest found at WWII crash site

Dunlopillo headrest found at WWII crash site

It is great to see a Dunlopillo product has stood the test of time despite being lain buried in a field for 75 years.

On Monday 5 October Archaeologists began excavating the crash site of a Second World War Spitfire fighter which plunged into the fen soil north of Huntingdon.

The spitfire had lain undisturbed close to a wood at Holme Lode, since Novemeber 22 1940.

Many significant artefacts such as the aircraft’s starter motor, parts of the wing and canopy have been recovered from the crash site, including the well preserved leather and foam headrest which still bears the word Dunlopillo.

For more information on the excavation please see the Peterborough Telegraph article.