On 19th October, 1925, two Breguet 19 bi-planes took off from Croydon aerodrome flown by four intrepid Japanese airmen on an epic journey from Japan to Europe.
Our deepest condolences go out to the Royal Family on the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
From it's earliest days as an Air Acceptance Park, there had been anxiety about public access to Hayes Lane, which at the time ran in a straight line from the end of Buxton Lane through to the junction with Old Lodge Lane.
Why was this strange photo of a tipped-up bi-plane considered important enough to be printed in the Daily Mail, one of the most successful papers of the day?
Pilot Officer William Daniel Disbrey wrote off two of No.3 Squadron's Bristol Bulldog fighters within a week during 1934, and escaped relatively unscathed..but would his luck hold out?
Only two days after the terror of the daylight raid on Chaldon Rd, the area was hit again, this time taking the lives of two women at the opposite ends of life...
Gerald Peabody MacKay was born 24th October, 1918, in Sweetsburg, Quebec, the only child of Donald Russell MacKay, a dentist, and Alice Maud Peabody.