Weston-Super-Mare and the Aeroplane (Hardcover)
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Weston-super-Mare and the Aeroplane 1910-2010 is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of the association between Weston-super-Mare and the aeroplane over the last one hundred years. The authors cover a broad range of topics including: the pioneering aviators who visited Weston-super-Mare before the Great War, the joy riding outfits and aerial circuses that visited the town in the 1930s, as well as the laying down of Weston Airport for Norman Edgar Ltd and its subsequent take over by the Straight Corporation and the general expansion that ensued. The authors also explore the impact of the war and how it impacted upon Norman Edgar Ltd and consider the company's post-war entry into aircraft manufacturing and the various post-war flying clubs.
About the Author
Roger Dudley became an apprentice with the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1959. He obtained a Private Pilot's Licence and a Silver 'C' in gliding in the 1960s.Ted Johnson came to England from Australia in 1932. He was educated at Christ Church Junior School and then Weston County School. He is now retired and lives in Weston-super-Mare.