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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Concorde man born here.



Concorde man born here.

This is where the designer of Concorde was born and grew up.

Location: 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London, E4 9PT

Description: Sir George Edwards (1908-2003) was the internationally famous aircraft designer responsible for both the Concorde and the Vickers Viscount. He was born here, above his fathers toyshop, and as a boy he attended the nearby Selwyn Avenue school.

His mother died two weeks after his birth, and he was brought up by an aunt. His father worked for Burroughs Wellcome. George won a scholarship to South West Essex Technical College at Walthamstow, where he showed a talent for mathematics. Moving on to the West Ham Municipal College, he learned to be a practical engineer, then took a BSc in Engineering from London University.

Edwards was appointed MBE in 1945; CBE in 1952; and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1968. He was knighted in 1957.

Sir George Edwards in the photo below (on the right) was the first person, not a member of the flight test crew, to fly in Concorde on July 1969.


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Concorde man born here.

This is where the designer of Concorde was born and grew up.


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