Dr. Francis Alexander Barton
Person Male Born 1861 Died /4/1939
Co-pilot of the first British public airmail flight. He was a G.P. in Beckenham and had been obsessed with anything aeronautical from an early age. He was awarded a grant of £500 by the Alexandra Palace trustees to build a shed, where he created an airship which flew in 1905.
2020: A London Inheritance reports on Barton's airship flight on 29 July 1905 from Alexandra Palace to Havering, 14 miles to the west.
Died Worcestershire. The picture shows him with his wife in 1903. Grace's Guide has more information about him.