Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Inverted on Wed 05 May 2010, 10:27 am

Hi Everyone.
Myself and my sisters have recently been going through my late grandfathers slide collection. Much to my delight i discovered a small collection of pictures labelled "Farnborough 1950 -59".
My grandfather used to work for DeHavilland at Hatfield in the engine department as foreman, and later with rolls royce at Leavesden. Here is a small selection of some of the pics i've found, i'll post some more if anyones interested :)

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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby DamienB on Wed 05 May 2010, 10:30 am

Hell yeah post some more!!
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby wezgulf3 on Wed 05 May 2010, 10:31 am

Nice collection! :clap: i would love to see more!

Wes.
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Ultraburner on Wed 05 May 2010, 10:35 am

Priceless. Would love to see more...
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Lomcevak26 on Wed 05 May 2010, 10:36 am

Brilliant! 'Proper Golden Oldies', to quote the purists! :icecream:

Great collection of shots.
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby eng3 on Wed 05 May 2010, 10:38 am

Hi, what a excellent find :clap: these are superb and greatly appreciate seeing them :smile:
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby MrAngry2 on Wed 05 May 2010, 10:47 am

Absolutely wonderful find, Pic number 3 sums up our once great Aircraft industry to a tee.
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Lomcevak26 on Wed 05 May 2010, 11:12 am

MrAngry2 wrote:Pic number 3 sums up our once great Aircraft industry to a tee.


It does, and its also the first Farnborough pic I've seen with aircraft parked in that way: lined up on the edge of the runway. Going on the shadows it's an early morning shot, so presume the jets are lined up there ready to be towed off before the start of the flying? And the helis are arriving, rather than displaying?
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby PaulB on Wed 05 May 2010, 11:29 am

:shock:
Simply breathtaking. Both in subject and quality of slides.
I think we all want to see more.....actually, scan the lot!
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Inverted on Wed 05 May 2010, 11:36 am

I thought you might like em! ;) My jaw hit the floor when i found them :love:

Scanning and processing as we speak. I'll post some more up later this afternoon :smile:
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby lightningdes on Wed 05 May 2010, 11:42 am

Golden photos from a golden era,thankyou very much for sharing :clap: :clap: :smile:
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby XR219 on Wed 05 May 2010, 11:48 am

Absolutely awesome!! More, more!! :clap:
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby chrisward123 on Wed 05 May 2010, 11:50 am

Fantastic Shots, only if that line up could be repeated!!! :clap:
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Wes_Howes on Wed 05 May 2010, 12:28 pm

Thanks for posting these, I love the third shot with the Belvedere in formation with a Wessex and Whirlwind! :drool:
Edit - I've just seen the Lincoln behind the Comet too! Is that the turbojet Testbed?
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby IanH on Wed 05 May 2010, 12:48 pm

Superb. Wonderful memories here. :clap: :clap:

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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Inverted on Wed 05 May 2010, 1:32 pm

As promised :)
More to follow
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Westy on Wed 05 May 2010, 1:58 pm

Simply put.......WOW! :yahoo:
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Postby Wes_Howes on Wed 05 May 2010, 2:06 pm

DanO1978 wrote:
Is that a Lincoln, or PA474 in shot number 5? I seem to recall reading about a vertical fin being mounted on the upper fuselage at one point?


Just going off the engines, I'd say it was a Lincoln
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Inverted on Wed 05 May 2010, 2:13 pm

Final 8 for now....
Black arrows and some people shots. My grandfather is the second from the left in pic 28 :D If anyone can put names t any others pictured it may help to see why my grandfather photographed them......

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Thanks for looking....
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Manonthefence on Wed 05 May 2010, 2:16 pm

Bloody Hell!

Magnificent, thanks very much for posting them.
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Brummiekid on Wed 05 May 2010, 2:30 pm

What a fantastic collection of images from the days when factories up and down the land were churning out aircraft.
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Not a hi-vis vest in sight!
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Northdownaeros on Wed 05 May 2010, 3:59 pm

The Lincoln is G-APRJ, which some may remember was at the Southend Historic Aircraft Museum.

Carefree days indeed, lack of crowdlines and Hi Viz. But then, how many people go to airshows in suits these days?

Maybe it's because people were allowed to exercise their common sense? :whistle:
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby st24 on Wed 05 May 2010, 4:17 pm

Oh sweet lordy fantastic selection and nicely shot too. :clap: More more more....

Lomcevak26 wrote:
MrAngry2 wrote:Pic number 3 sums up our once great Aircraft industry to a tee.


It does, and its also the first Farnborough pic I've seen with aircraft parked in that way: lined up on the edge of the runway. Going on the shadows it's an early morning shot, so presume the jets are lined up there ready to be towed off before the start of the flying? And the helis are arriving, rather than displaying?


I would say Paul that most of those are far side - on the secondary runway. I note what you say re sun position but I'd wager that pic 3 has been scanned the wrong way round - look at the "Bucanneer"writing - its sloping the wrong way.. Also most of the a/c are seen taxying out to display with the crowd and exhibition tents etc in the correct position.
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby Inverted on Wed 05 May 2010, 4:31 pm

ooops....didn't spot that.... all fixed :D
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Re: Farnborough '50-'59 Discovered slides

Postby MikeH on Wed 05 May 2010, 5:17 pm

A wonderfully colourful selection of a bygone age of British aviation. Photographers at the time were usually limited by cost to black and white and to see these looking so fresh is a real treat. Looks like Quintin Hogg (later Lord Hailsham,) who was the First Lord of the Admiralty, squinting (see what I did there?) at the camera in shot #27.
I also remember seeing that Lincoln at Southend - at the time of the photo I believe it was operated by Napiers as an engine test bed and icing rig.
Many thanks for posting them. :clap:
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