Tea room at museum to open in memory of plane crash victim

Simon Chamberlain. His wife Lizzie has said a tea room he had wanted to open at North Weald Airfield Museum will go ahead in his memory

Simon Chamberlain. His wife Lizzie has said a tea room he had wanted to open at North Weald Airfield Museum will go ahead in his memory

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A GREIVING wife will open a tea room as a legacy to her husband tragically killed in a plane crash in Cooksmill Green, near Chelmsford.

Lizzie Chamberlain wants to open the shop at the North Weald Airfield Museum in memory of beloved Simon who died after the YAK 52 light aircraft crashed into a field on Saturday, March 29.

Pilot Andrew Sully, 50, of Chancery Place, Writtle, was also killed in the tragedy.

Mr Chamberlain, 29, from Cambridge Road, Harlow, was secretary of the museum and had been looking to have a tea room added to the building.

This development comes after inquests into the deaths of Mr Chamberlain and Mr Sully were formally opened in Chelmsford last Friday.

Shortly after the inquest was adjourned, Mrs Chamberlain posted a message on the museum’s Facebook page about the plans.

She said: “It was Simon's wish to open a small tea shop at the weekends when the museum is open.

“I have spoken to the chairman who is also a close family friend and we have decided to go ahead with it in his memory.

“I will be helping out as best I can as he wanted me to help.”

During the brief hearing last Friday, Mrs Beasley-Murray was told initial post mortems on both the men revealed they had died from multiple injuries.

She then adjourned the inquest until May 19 and requested full reports from police, post mortem examiners, toxicologists and the GPs of the deceased.

Findings from an investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will also be used as evidence.

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11:17am Thu 10 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

A lovely idea.
A lovely idea. Nowthatsworthknowing
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