Sir Thomas Sopwith - Green Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.747 W 000° 09.362
30U E 697335 N 5710648
Quick Description: This blue plaque, to Sir Thomas Sopwith, is on a house on the south side of Green Street.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 6:03:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMEK8J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
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Long Description:

The blue plaque, that is in good condition, reads:

 


English Heritage

Sir
Thomas
Sopwith
1888 - 1989
Aviator and aircraft
manufacturer
lived here
1934 - 1940
 

 

The Britannica website (visit link) tells us:

"Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith, (born Jan. 18, 1888, London, Eng.—died Jan. 27, 1989, Compton Manor, Kings Somborne, near Winchester, Hampshire), British aircraft designer whose firm was famous for such World War I British military aircraft as the Sopwith Camel and Triplane.

Sopwith taught himself to fly in 1910 and in that year won the de Forest prize for the longest flight to the European continent. Two years later he founded Sopwith Aviation Company, Ltd., and won the first aerial derby flying a Blériot monoplane.
"

Blue Plaque managing agency: English Heritage

Individual Recognized: Sir Thomas Sopwith

Physical Address:
46 Green Street
London, United Kingdom


Web Address: [Web Link]

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