Robert Blackburn – by Stephen Blee

Robert Blackburn was one of the early aviation pioneers constructing and flying his first aeroplane in 1910. He Formed the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor company in Leeds in 1914 before expanding his premises and setting upa factory at Brough in 1916.

The site, by then part of the BAE Systems company, celebrated its centenary in 2016 and remains in use today.

This talk will give a potted history of the site, its development and many of the aircraft that it has been associated with over that period, including the famous Buccaneer.

„ When and where: Saturday, September
9, 3pm, at Wrecking Ball Arts Centre, 15