EPW041022 ENGLAND (1933). Thatcham, wing-walking at the National Aviation Day air display, 1933

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EPW041022
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EPW041021
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EPW041023
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Manylion

Pennawd [EPW041022] Thatcham, wing-walking at the National Aviation Day air display, 1933
Cyfeirnod EPW041022
Dyddiad April-1933
Dolen
Enw lle THATCHAM
Plwyf THATCHAM
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 451366, 166975
Hydred / Lledred -1.2615475439521, 51.398984414729
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SU514670

Pinnau

Church steeple in village in background?

Biggles1951
Sunday 15th of December 2013 04:45:14 PM
Probably St. Peter's Church, Brimpton

Class31
Sunday 15th of December 2013 07:52:14 PM
De Havilland Foxmoth?

Biggles1951
Sunday 15th of December 2013 04:42:33 PM
Sewage Farm Newbury RDC shown on 1932 1:10560 Ordnance Survey map.

Class31
Friday 1st of November 2013 06:32:21 PM
This is the Airspeed Ferry

Katy Whitaker
Friday 1st of November 2013 04:16:30 PM
Writing on vehicle says: SIR ALAN COBHAM'S AIR DISPLAY.

Allen T
Friday 18th of October 2013 01:02:19 PM
Eureka! Writing on bus says: SIR ALAN COBHAM'S AIR DISPLAY.

Allen T
Friday 18th of October 2013 12:59:53 PM
A rather super sized haystack.

Maurice
Friday 18th of October 2013 06:53:18 AM
Another photo of this plane taken over Norfolk. see the pilots faces.

Oliver Romain
Thursday 17th of October 2013 11:03:14 PM
One would assume this is a "Trainer" with obviously two sets of controls, if not then normally the passenger sits in the front with the pilot behind.

"Wilmington"

Wilmington
Tuesday 5th of November 2013 01:23:40 AM
Could this be Sir Alan Cobham. He was known for preaching about flight and it looks like a profile shot of him from Flight in Oct 1933.

Oliver Romain
Thursday 17th of October 2013 10:39:39 PM
This reads 'Sir Alan Cobham uses Dunlop Tyres' Sir Alan Cobham set up National Aviation Days (AKA Cobham's Flying Circus) in 1932 touring the country to bring 'air-mindedness' to the population.

Oliver Romain
Thursday 17th of October 2013 10:22:01 PM
Banner which appears to read 'Grand Naval & Military Display'. There is more writing but I am unable to decipher it.

Class31
Sunday 28th of July 2013 04:51:26 PM
Railway Line

Class31
Monday 27th of May 2013 08:41:16 AM
Great Western Railway Line known as the Berks & Hants from Paddington and Reading to Newbury, Westbury and the West Country.

Class31
Friday 1st of November 2013 06:37:45 PM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

Thanks for the location! We'll update the catalogue and post the new data here in due course.



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Monday 6th of January 2014 02:49:35 PM
Does anyone have a complete list of the 1933 venues for the National Aviation Days? I have yet to find one.

Class31
Monday 18th of November 2013 08:16:28 AM
Just for the record there is a printed list of the towns visited on the National Aviation Days from 1932 to 1935 in the appendices of Sir Alan Cobham's autobiography entitled "A Time to Fly" ISBN0856830372

Class31
Monday 18th of November 2013 08:16:28 AM
EUREKA Please allow me a feeling of elation as I have now identified the location of these three photos which are of Thatcham looking eastward from Thatcham Farm towards Thatcham Station presumably on 28th April 1933 when the National Aviation Day visited Newbury.

Class31
Monday 4th of November 2013 02:25:02 PM
Bravo Class31!

Rebecca
Monday 4th of November 2013 02:25:02 PM
EPW041021, EPW041022 and EPW041023 are of the same location which is Thatcham Farm looking east towards Thatcham Station.

Class31
Friday 1st of November 2013 07:05:07 PM
Alan Cobham's 'National Aviation Day' displays in the UK in April 1933. Two tours operated simultaneously in the summer in the UK.

14 April: 1 (day off), 2: Southend

15 April: 1 Dagenham, 2: Southend

16 April: 1 Woolwich, 2: Gravesend

17 April: 1 Woolwich, 2: Maidstone

18 April: 1 Hitchin, 2: Elstree

19 April: 1 Gatwick, 2: Luton

20 April: 1 Canterbury, 2: Hertford

21 April: 1 Tenterden, 2: Kings Langley

22 April: 1 Mertsham, 2: Clandon

23 April: 1 Mertsham, 2: Clandon

24 April: 1 Wallingford, 2: Alton

25 April: Slough, 2: Petersfield

26 April: Welwyn, 2: Reigate

27 April: Pangborne, 2: Chichester

28 April: Epsom, 2: Newbury

29 April: Warlingham, 2: Southampton

30 April: Warlingham, 2: Christchurch

These dates might help narrow down the location?

Rebecca
Friday 1st of November 2013 04:54:07 PM
Forgot to add source: http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/business-pleasure/14-business-and-pleasure/158-cobham-s-air-circus-1933-at-a-glance

Rebecca
Friday 1st of November 2013 04:48:14 PM
This list will certainly help. Thank you Rebecca

Class31
Friday 1st of November 2013 04:54:07 PM
From http://www.webmaker.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Airspeed_Ferry_1.htm



"In 1933 the National Aviation Day programme was split into No 1 and No 2 Tours, with No 1 Tour beginning at Dagenham on April 15 and No 2 Tour starting at Southend on the previous day. For part of the season at least, G-ABSI flew with No 1 Tour and G-ABSJ flew with No 2 Tour. On April 20 No 2 Tour visited Hertford. It was a warm, wet day and I remember seeing the display formation flight over the town—my first view of the Airspeed Ferry. According to Cobham's list of towns visited in 1933, No 1 Tour was at Welwyn on April 26."

Rebecca
Friday 1st of November 2013 04:17:17 PM
Planes flying: G-EBHE and G-EBGZ. Planes on ground: G-ACEZ and G-EBYH, plus three at bottom of frame with numbers not visible.

Rebecca
Friday 1st of November 2013 04:15:03 PM
Most of the spectators are waving. Perhaps they were told the photograph was being taken for posterity? Was this one of the final events culminating in the Trafalgar Sq fly past?

Oliver Romain
Thursday 17th of October 2013 10:57:17 PM
visit http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1933/1933%20-%200724.html for more possible locations.

Oliver Romain
Thursday 17th of October 2013 10:52:18 PM
The last of Sir Alan Cobham's National Aviation Days in 1933 took place in Romford in October. Could this be Romford?

Oliver Romain
Thursday 17th of October 2013 10:42:18 PM
Or Staines?

Oliver Romain
Thursday 17th of October 2013 10:42:18 PM
For a contemporary article on Sir Alan Cobham's events see http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1933/1933%20-%200752.html

Oliver Romain
Thursday 17th of October 2013 10:41:19 PM
This has the feel of somewhere in the Thames valley. I think that the fencing on the railway line is characteristic of the Great Western Railway.

Class31
Saturday 6th of July 2013 09:12:20 AM