The Bridlington Civic Society held their November meeting with a talk by David Mooney on ‘Wings over Yorkshire’.
The meeting opened to a completely full house and started with a brief AGM at which John Wood was elected and welcomed as our new Chairman.
David Mooney was then introduced and gave a surprising and informative presentation on slides of very early aviation in Yorkshire.
There were pictures of George Caley described as the Father of aviation and his glider and an amusing story about the balloon ride that blew out to sea and an interesting picture of an old flier, dated 1839, advertising a Balloon Exhibition at The Spa Bridlington.
After questions and answers David ended his talk with great appreciation from the audience.
Contact: Mrs M Bell. 01262 606981