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27th March 2008 Heathrow's new Terminal 5 and dedicated station is opened to passengers.go to related location

27th March 1962 Ann Jellicoe's Knack, premieres in London

27th March 1935 Born today: Julian Glover, London England, actor (QED, Heat and Dust, Mandela)

27th March 1857 Born today: Karl Pearson, London England, mathematician

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.

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