As part of Wiltshire at War: Community Stories, historian and author Timothy Brown will be giving an illustrated talk on aviation at Larkhill. Catch him at Devizes Library, 30 June 2016, 7pm.
Timothy Brown served in the Fleet Air Arm for many years. On moving to Wiltshire in 2006, he became fascinated with Salisbury Plain’s aviation history, and in Larkhill and the adjacent Stonehenge landscape. Timothy’s book ‘Flying with the Larks: Early Aviation Pioneers of Larkhill’ covers the period 1909 – 1914 and charts its influence on First World War aviation.
The talk will cover local aviation history between the years 1909 – 1914 and looks at the foundation of the birth of the British Aeroplane Industry, the formation of Royal Flying Corps and the transition to war and its impact on local communities with a specific focus on Salisbury Plain’s aviation history, Larkhill and the adjacent Stonehenge landscape.
This free event is one of many strands of the Wiltshire at War: Community Stories project, and is brought to you in partnership with Wiltshire Libraries.
This is a FREE event, but you will need to book tickets by calling: 01380 726878