Plaque

First British public airmail flight

Erection date: 2002

Inscription

{Around an illustration of a hot air balloon:}
Croydon Road Recreation Ground 9th August 1902
Britain's first public airmail flight Beckenham - Leeds Castle - Godmersham - Dover
Pilots M. Auguste Eugine Gaudron, Dr Francis Alexander Barton.
Bromley & Beckenham Philatelic Society 2002

Site: First British public airmail flight (1 memorial)

BR3, Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Croydon Road

The plaque is on the grass beneath the group of trees in the photograph.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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First British public airmail flight

The balloon flight was organised to celebrate the coronation of King Edward V...

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Dr. Francis Alexander Barton

Co-pilot of the first British public airmail flight. He was a G.P. in Beckenh...

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M. Auguste Eugine Gaudron

Hot air balloon manufacturer. Pilot of the first British public airmail fligh...

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Croydon Road Recreation Ground

The land was purchased by the Beckenham Local Board to provide a public open ...

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