Douglass' membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Percy Cuthbert Douglass Douglass: 10th December Graduate 1907; Associate Member 1912. Resident Engineer, Buckie Harbour Extention Works. Flight Commander, Royal Naval Air Force, 2 Wing Stravros (Pilot). Killed in Sopwith Strutter No N5618, crash landing after combat over Imbros. Observer Lieutenant W Hinsley injured. 1918 Obituary  Flight-Commander PERCY CUTHBERT DOUGLASS DOUGLASS, R.N.A.S., … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Cousin's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Arthur Norman Cousin: 7th December Graduate 1912. Student Demonstrator in Applied Mathematics, UCL. Captain (Adjutant), York and Lancashire Regiment, 12th Battalion. Killed in action, France. 1918 Obituary  Captain ARTHUR NORMAN COUSIN, York and Lancaster Regiment, was born in London on 8th May 1891. His early education was received at the High School, … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

24-hour endurance record, SF Edge

GORDON BENNETT!

At the turn of the twentieth century, motor-racing was fraught with danger.  Races took place on the long, straight, main roads between cities and were impossible to police.  Hazards included spectators on the road, non-race traffic and poor quality roads.  The particularly disastrous 1903 Paris to Madrid race almost ended the sport, when as many as ten casualties (among both participants and spectators) led to … Continue reading GORDON BENNETT!

Clearing up in the town of Soissons after bombing, September 1914 (photo by Fred Davidson)

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE TRENCHES

Andrew Davidson’s grandfather, Fred, took into the trenches with him a foldable camera. The small, portable, foldable camera was one of the great advances in technology that followed the Edwardian era. For young men obsessed with the latest ‘gadgets’ in an age of invention – motorbikes, cars, planes – it became an affordable must-have, with its ability to take snapshots quickly on small rolls of … Continue reading PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE TRENCHES

Latest project before painting.

CHERRY HILL

Cherry Hinds Hill is a well-known name to those in the model engineering world and her models are considered remarkable for their quality. The Duke of Edinburgh Challenge Trophy and the Championship Cup has been won by Cherry 9 times. Yet she has always maintained a low profile-she has allowed her work to speak for her. Cherry’s models are based on both historic working engines … Continue reading CHERRY HILL

Grimwood's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Bertie Constantin Ruffell Grimwood: 7th or 8th November Associate Member 1912. Inspecting Engineer, Crown Agents for the Colonies. Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps, 4th Squadron, Royal Artillery. Missing on the 7th, recorded as such on the 8th. Actual date of death unknown, probate record states 7th, in France/Belgium. Missing in action, Somme. Commemorated … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Barnes' membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Eric Earle Barnes: 7th November Graduate 1910. Premium Apprentice to London and North Western Railway Works. Captain, Royal Flying Corps, 102nd Squadron. Killed in action, France. 1918 Obituary  Captain ERIC EARLE BARNES, R.E., was born in London on 17th August 1891. His early education was acquired at a private school in Ealing … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Spink's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Reginald John Spink: 21st October Graduate 1912; Associate Member 1915. Mechanical Engineer, Rowland Brittain Patent Attorney, Vancouver. Sergeant, Canadian Engineers, 10th Field Company. Killed in action, Flanders. 1918 Obituary Serjeant REGINALD JOHN SPINK, Canadian Engineers, was born at Leeds on 30th April 1887. His scholastic education was received in his native city, … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Manisty's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Henry Scott Manisty: 14th October Graduate 1904; Associate Member 1911. Assistant Engineer, Dundalk Iron Works. Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Died in Belguim. His 1917 obituary (below), states he died in France but we have been told he died of wounds during the Battle of Passchendaele near Ypres, Belgium. He is buried in Lijssenthoek … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Hill's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. William Brasier Hall: 23rd September Graduate 1895; Member 1900. Engineer, HMS “Duncan”. Engineer Commander, Royal Navy, HMS “Venerable”. Served on the Belgian Coast and in the Persian Gulf. 1918 Obituary  Engineer-Commander WILLIAM BRASIER HALL, R.N., was born at Leeds on 13th February 1875. His early education was received privately, after which he … Continue reading ON THIS DAY