Wandsworth Heritage Festival 2015: The Short Brothers

The Battersea Society have organised for an illustrated talk by Gordon Bruce, the former company secretary, about the Short Brothers of Battersea, famous aviation engineers who set up a factory under the railway arches close to Battersea gas-works. There they built the first powered aeroplane in 1909, becoming the UK’s first aircraft manufacturers. No booking required; £5 on the door


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