Plaque

Croydon airport opening

Erection date: 2/5/1928

Inscription

This tablet commemorates the opening of the reconstructed aerodrome by the Lady Maud Hoare. DBE, 2nd May 1928.

There are two versions of this plaque, identically worded, attached to either side of the entrance; this one, to the right, photographs better than the other, which is the one actually unveiled in the British Pathe news film of the unveiling, found for us by Jamie Davis. Others present include:  Sir Samuel HoareF. G. L. Bertram - the then Deputy Director of Civil Aviation at the Air Ministry and Lord Thomson - Air Minister in the Labour Government. But the most notable presence is Lady Hoare's fur coat.

Site: Croydon airport (3 memorials)

CR0, Purley Way

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Croydon airport opening

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Croydon airport

Croydon was London's first international airport. The terminal building, 1928...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Croydon airport opening

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Lady Maud Hoare DBE

Wife of Sir Samuel Hoare, Viscount Templewood but achieved her DBE in her own...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Croydon aircraft

Croydon aircraft

{On an information board attached to the terminal building, behind the plane:...

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Croydon airport terminal building

Croydon airport terminal building

Croydon's Heritage Croydon airport terminal building, 1928 - 1959, one of the...

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