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8 June 1919: Lt William ‘Billy’ Nichol Wilson

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Father Twentyman Wilson and mother Sarah were both from Dalston outside Carlisle, Cumberland and had agrarian backgrounds: the Wilsons as blacksmiths and wheelwrights, the Nixons and Nichols on Sarah's side working a small holding.  Twentyman got work in the then booming industrial town of Consett. Starint out as the head groom he went on to becom…


The Prince and the Pilot

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On a windswept hill overlooking the Yorkshire mill town of Halifax stands the area's most visible landmark: the Wainhouse tower. This is a Victorian-era construction and a 'folly'. It was, theoretically, built as a chimney for a local industrialist's factory, but it was never used as such. Above: The Wainhouse Tower at dusk.  Adjacent to the Wa…


DH9 From Ruin to Restoration: The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery in India & Return to Flight of a Rare WW1 Bomber

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By Guy Black  Grub St. £20 206 Pages 7 Appendices. ills throughout, bibliog,  index ISBN: 9781908117335  As Guy Black, a dedicated and unparalleled restorer of vintage aeroplanes relates, as a treasure map it was disappointing: a much–folded copy of a map of north west Rajasthan near the Pakistan border. Marked by a cross was the city of Bikan…