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GEC ALSTHOM, Hixon, Stafford

This Hanger building close to New Road, Hixon, originally formed part of the nearby Hixon Airfield. It was later used as a factory unit by English Electric, GEC and during GEC ALSTHOM’S ownership the ...

Gustav Hamel visits Stafford

A postcard portrait of Gustav Hamel “England’s Daring Aviator”, who gave flying displays in Staffordshire and around the United Kingdom. Hamel’s first flying demonstration in Stafford was to a large ...

Gustav Hamel's second visit to Stafford

This postcard view shows Gustav Hamel, pioneer aviator pictured in his 50hp Blériot monoplane, which he flew at several locations around Staffordshire and the United Kingdom at specially arranged ...

Official opening of the Spitfire display, Bethesda Street, Hanley

The "greenhouse" on Bethesda Street housed a Mk XVI Spitfire RW 388. Designed by Butt Lane born engineer, R J Mitchell, the Spitfire was built in 1945 and served with the RAF. This photograph was taken ...

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