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Gustav Hamel in Stafford

Gustav Hamel gave the first flying demonstration in Stafford to a large paying audience at Lammascote. The flying display was preceded by a civic reception, presided over by the Mayor of Stafford, Alderman ...

Gustav Hamel, aviator, Stone

Gustav Hamel (in front and to right of the propeller) became the first aviator to land a plane in Stone on October 18th 1913. The event was arranged by Evans and Sons Garage. Hamel took off from Lammascotes ...

Gustav Hamel, Stafford

Gustav Hamel, pioneer aviator is pictured here, second from left, with his 50hp Bleriot monoplane, which he flew at several locations around Staffordshire at specially arranged flying displays. This photograph ...

Gustav Hamel's Aeroplane, Stone

Gustav Hamel, a pioneer aviator, and the first aeroplane to land in Stone. The event was arranged by Evans and Sons Garage. Hamel took off from Lammascotes in Stafford and landed at the cricket ground ...

Gustav Hamel's Aeroplane, Stone

Gustav Hamel was a pioneer aviator and the pilot of the first aeroplane to land in Stone. The event was arranged by Evans and Sons Garage. Hamel took off from Lammascotes in Stafford and landed at the ...

Hamel's Flying Exhibition at Stafford

Reception by Mayor of Stafford Ebenezer William Taylor (wearing a bowler hat) shaking hands with Gustav Hamel. Gustav Hamel gave the first flying demonstration in Stafford to a large paying audience at ...

Hand-built Glider, Stafford,

Glider built by John Bagnall, seen in the fields behind Bagnall's Victoria Works in South Walls. The glider was built with the help of Stafford Aero Club, and was tested in fields near to Stafford Castle. ...

High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

An unusual photograph of an aircraft fuselage on a low-loader moving through traffic much to the amusement of shoppers on the High Street. Woolworth's can be seen in the background.

HMS Fledgling, Mill Meece

WRENS pushing a Hawker Hurricane at HMS Fledgling, a Women's Royal Naval Service Training Station at Mill Meece. In April 1943 the Admiralty decided to release more men for wartime service, by training ...

HMS Fledgling, Mill Meece

WRENS, male and female officers and an Old English Sheepdog mascot of A16 group pictured in front of a Fairey Fulmar Mark 1 at HMS Fledgling, a Women's Royal Naval Service Training Station at Mill Meece. In ...

Hot Air Balloon, Oakamoor

Getting ready to launch a hot air balloon, possibly somewhere in north Staffordshire. This photograph is from an album belonging to Bolton, copper smelters, etc., of Oakamoor.

Julien Mamet during Burton Aviation week

Mamet preparing for a flight.

London to Manchester Air Race

In late April 1910, Staffordshire found itself the scene of some dramatic developments in the race between an Englishman and a Frenchman for a £10,000 prize. The prize money had been offered by the ...

Lorries Transporting Aircraft through Stafford,

This photograph was taken on Foregate Street after the Second World War. The lorries are from H.M.S. Sanderling, Abottsinch that acted as a Royal Naval aircraft maintenance and rescue, storage base. ...

Louis Paulhans biplane at Lichfield

Frenchman Loius Paulhan stopped at Lichfield during his cross country flight from London to Manchester to claim a £10,000 prize offered by the Daily Mail.

M. Ladougne with his Goupy Bi-plane, Bass Meadows, Burton-on-Trent area

Monsieur Ladougne standing in front of his aeroplane, wearing flying suit and woolly hat at Burton Aviation Meeting, 1910.

Mark XVI Spitfire at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Photograph of the Spitfire, which has been on permanent display at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery since 1986. Designed by local engineer Reginald Mitchell in the 1930s, the Spitfire was instrumental ...

Merlin Maddock's flying machine, Stafford Pageant

Merlin Maddock's flying machine in action on Stafford Common during the Stafford Pageant. Here, Merlin is 'piloting' the flying machine he made.