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Dr. Francis Alexander Barton

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Dr. Francis Alexander Barton

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Categories: Transport

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.

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First British public airmail flight

{Around an illustration of a hot air balloon:} Croydon Road Recreation Ground...

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