British Aviation - Airships - R100 - Cardington - 1929
The R100 nearing the mooring mast at Cardington, during its maiden voyage from the airship station at Howden in Yorkshire.
Among those who worked on the construction of the R100 were designer barnes Wallis and mathmatician Nevil Shute Norway, more famous as Nevil Shute, author of A Town Called Alice.
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Rutland Osprey nest
Ospreys on a nest in Rutland, Leicestershire. Wildlife experts were celebrating yesterday after an endangered osprey chick hatched in England for the first time in 150 years. The success raises hopes that the fish-eating birds could once again become a common sight in England. *The chick hatched after a five-year project at Rutland Water nature reserve. Ospreys only breed in Scotland but Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, Anglian Water and the Highland Foundation for Wildlife are trying to reintroduce them south of the border.
A hand-coloured lantern slide showing Shadbolt's balloon 'Reliance' taking off from the grounds of Alexandra Palace, with large crowds watching. A second balloon is preparing for launch. Shadbolt flew in 'Reliance' from Alexandra Palace on 29th May 1882 when he took his first aerial photographs; this image may record this event. From the Cecil Victor Shadbolt collection of lantern slides dating from 1882-1885.
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