20th century


SIHG Zoom meeting : Bringing back the Brighton Belle


The story of the project to restore and return to mainline service the world's only Pullmam EMU (electrical multiple unit). The talk will cover the origins of the Brighton Belle , its time in service, and what happened to the rolling stock when the service ended in 1972. It will also cover the restoration of four cars and plans to operate the train in the future. The talk will be given by Stuart Wilkinson from the  Brighton Belle Trust.

SIHG Zoom meeting: Croydon-A Model Airport (1916-28)


The talk will show how detailed computer models were used to reconstruct the history of the airport from archive maps and photographs. The development of Croydon Airport will be covered from the RFC airfield on Plough Lane, the RAF development in 1918, the Civil airport in 1920 and finally the new airport in 1928. A selection of aircraft and airline history will be included, and also the development of facilities such as Radio, Air Traffic Control, the Met Office and Customs.   The talk will be given by Roger Potten, Historic Croydon Airport Trust.


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