REGULARS at the Craven Arms in Appletreewick were treated to a history lesson with a genuine World War Two Dambuster's 'bouncing bomb'.

The bomb, on display outside the pub for four days, had been brought to Craven 200 miles from its home in Suffolk by its owner, Bruce Compton, a collector of military vehicles. A social and military history enthusiast, Mr Compton is a regular on the television series Combat Dealers, and goes on tour with items from his collection, which include vintage tractors.

The Craven Arms has its own display of Dambusters memorabilia. Operation Chastise - as the Dambuster Raid was properly known - was an attack on German dams carried out overnight in May 1943 by the RAF.

Local resident, Robert Fort, whose ancestor Jack Fort was the bomb aimer on the Lancaster bomber which dropped the final bomb which breached the Mohne dam, was there to answer questions from the public.

By coincidence, a Lancaster bomber passsed over the pub and was seen in other parts of Craven and Lancashire, including Barnoldswick, on Sunday.