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Air Camden, a century (and more) of aviation heritage :: Lester Hillman

  • Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, Holborn Library 32-38 Theobalds Road London, WC1X 8PA UK (map)

In his lavishly illustrated presentation, Lester Hillman will scan Camden's skies, spotting early balloon ascents and hidden clues in literature such as 'The Thirty-Nine Steps'. A century ago, in July 1917, the Germans bombed the German Gymnasium at St Pancras. Lester Hillman will explain what happened to the 'King's Cross Aerodrome That Never Was', and how V1 personalities are linked to Hampstead Town Hall, the former Midland Grand Hotel and St Pancras International. Athlone House and Agatha Christie's husband also get a look in; and VSTOL Harriers will drop into the story at RAF St Pancras.
Lester Hillman writes regularly on aviation heritage topics and has organised events for the RAF Museum at Hendon and others.

Please note the change of date for this talk.

Price: Free to members. Non members welcome (£1 at the door).