Rowden Hill, Chippenham
 
Map of Chippenham
This is part of the map of Chippenham. The taxi that carried Eddie, his fiancee Sharon Sheeley, Gene Vincent, Patrick Thompkins was on its way from Bristol to London. It entered Chippenham via Bath Road, passed a viaduct and up to Rowden Hill. Just after the viaduct, just before Rowden Hill, the taxi crashed. For a detailed account of the accident read Dark Lonely Street ...

I was in Chippenham in September 2003 for "The 9th Chippenham Eddie Cochran Rock-n-Roll Festival". After arriving in Chippenham I went straight to Rowden Hill where the taxi crashed. Over the course of two days, 25th and 26th of september, I took the pictures that you can see on this page ...
 
Rowden Hill, Chippenham
This picture is taken on the left side of the viaduct (see the map). The taxi came from this direction ... 
 
Rowden Hill, Chippenham
This is the viaduct the taxi drove through ...
 
Rowden Hill, Chippenham
The taxi came out on this side (the right side of the viaduct on the map), at the feet of Rowden Hill ...
 
 Rowden Hill, Chippenham
Somewhere on this spot the taxi started to slip and crashed ...
 
 Rowden Hill, Chippenham
On the far left is the memorial plaque ...
 
 Rowden Hill, Chippenham
Up to Rowden Hill, the memorial plaque is on the left ...
 
 Eddie Cochran memorial in Chippenham
Eddie Cochran "Cherished Memories" ...
 
St Martin's Hospital, Bath 
 
St Martin's Hospital in Bath where Eddie Cochran died of severe brain lacerations at 4:10 p.m. on Easter Sunday, april 17, 1960 (pictures taken 25th September 2004). 
 
St Martin's Hospital, Bath
The former entrance of St Martin's where the ambulance carrying Eddie drove in at 01:00 am on Sunday 17th april 1960 
 
St Martin's Hospital, Bath
The old part of the hospital building is now closed but still stands 
 
 St Martin's Hospital, Bath
The former entrance
 
 St Martin's Hospital, Bath
This the entrance part of the hospital were Eddie was rushed out of the ambulance and into the hospital. This part of St Martin's is still in use. 
 
St Martin's Hospital, Bath 
Eddie was taken to a hospital room on the left side of the entranceEddie was taken to a hospital room on the left side of the entrance 
 
Meditation garden, St Martin's Hospital, Bath 
The pictures below of the meditation garden are provided by Bill Beard of The Eddie Cochran Connection
 
 Meditation garden, St Martin's Hospital, Bath
Sundial and wooden bench in the meditation garden
 
 Meditation garden, St Martin's Hospital, Bath
 
 Meditation garden, St Martin's Hospital, Bath
 
 Meditation garden, St Martin's Hospital, Bath
 
 Eddie Cochran memorial plaque in Meditation garden, St Martin's Hospital, Bath
Memorial plaque: "Edward Ray Cochran - Never to be forgotten"
 
 Meditation garden, St Martin's Hospital, Bath