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Sheffield Aviation Week 1914


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Guest Mike Hallett

Hi everyone,

I'm researching the Sheffield Aviation Week organised by the Sheffield Independent newspaper which took place from March 28th to April 4th 1914, where my grandfather Harold Blackburn flew a Blackburn Monoplane. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has any information or images from this event they could share. And if there is any kind person out there who knows where the relevant issues of the Sheffield Independent can be found and could obtain copies I would be extremely grateful and happy to cover pre-agreed expenses.

Many thanks!

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Hi everyone,

I'm researching the Sheffield Aviation Week organised by the Sheffield Independent newspaper which took place from March 28th to April 4th 1914, where my grandfather Harold Blackburn flew a Blackburn Monoplane. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has any information or images from this event they could share. And if there is any kind person out there who knows where the relevant issues of the Sheffield Independent can be found and could obtain copies I would be extremely grateful and happy to cover pre-agreed expenses.

Many thanks!

Great stuff, personally I've never heard of it.

Try here

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Guest Trefcon

Hi,google flightmagazine, click on Archives and enter year 1914 to 1914 and hey presto !

Dean.

In fact i think there is a link on here for that somewhere.

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This from the Sheffield Daily Independent of 1915, sorry no exact date.

Dean

Nice work Dean, I was just "holding the chocks" until a grown-up showed up ...

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Guest Trefcon

I fonud that 'Independent' piece yesterday, i was searching for casualty lists from the Great War, and i only got through July 1915, so sometime in July 1915 for the piece.

Dean.

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Guest Mike Hallett

Richard and Dean --

Many thanks for these responses. Some of these sources I was already aware of (and have even contributed to) but the 1915 piece is very informative indeed and has the kind of detail and 'colour' that I'm hoping to find in the Independent's own coverage of the Sheffield Aviation Week. I can see I shall be making a visit to the Sheffield Archives!

Regards,

Mike

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Richard and Dean --

Many thanks for these responses. Some of these sources I was already aware of (and have even contributed to) but the 1915 piece is very informative indeed and has the kind of detail and 'colour' that I'm hoping to find in the Independent's own coverage of the Sheffield Aviation Week. I can see I shall be making a visit to the Sheffield Archives!

Regards,

Mike

Mine were "journeyman" replies from internet searches only.

I'd never heard of the man, and now I have.

Dean, however, has a more specialist view of SheffieldHistory and much appreciated it is.

Hope you keep us updated with new finds/information.

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