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DVD Review: The Sound Barrier

Title:                         The Sound Barrier

Certificate:               U

Director:                   David Lean

Major Players:         Ralph Richardson, Nigel Patrick, Ann Todd

Out Of Five:             Four

I’m loving the trend for re-mastering and re-issuing older films: it’s a chance to enjoy them all over again and introduce them to a whole new audience.  867 more words


Polish Shop Signs

There have been a few Polish shops popping up in Hereford in recent years. Apart from the unfamiliar products and packaging, the most notable thing about them to my mind is their penchant for cute signs. 304 more words


London's flying past

One seldom thinks of central London as a focal point for aviation. There’s London City Airport, plus the interminable political blathering about where the next major runway should be built to service the city and, for schoolchildren, an occasional visit to the Royal Air Force Museum, Science Museum or Imperial War Museum. 1,898 more words

Aviation: 1939 - 1945

80th Anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire

The first flight of the prototype Spitfire took place on 5 March 1936 from Southampton Airport. It was designed by Reginald Joseph Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works in Woolston, as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft and was to become the most iconic aircraft of the Second World War. 730 more words

Manuscript Collections

The Narrow Margin

Title:                      The Narrow Margin

Author:                 Derek Wood

Wood, Derek (1961, 2010) and Derek Dempster. The Narrow Margin: The Battle of Britain And The Rise of Air Power, 1930-40… 186 more words