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After the Flight
When Alcock and Brown awoke on 16 of June, everyone wanted a glimpse of the famous pair, with interviews and ...
On 1 April 1913, Lord Northcliffe, owner of The Daily Mail, offered £10,000 to the first pilot that could fly ...
Sir Edward Heath Memorial Plaque
Sir Edward Heath (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005), Conservative MP for Bexley and later Prime Minister (1970 – ...
Teaching and Learning Events
The momentous flight took place on 14 and 15 June. Alcock and Brown waited in Newfoundland until a break in the ...
The Legend of Hengest Musical Show
CRAY performed the Legend of Hengest musical play at Hall Place, Bexley on 5th December 2018
John Alcock was born in 1892 in Manchester, England. He first became interested in flying at the age of 17. ...
The Princesses' Theatre
The Princesses’ Theatre, situated beside the River Cray, was first opened on 26 of July 1916 by Princess Christian. It ...
The Vimy Aircraft
On 26 March 1918, the first production contract for 150 Vimy aircraft was issued. The Vimy model was designed by ...