The Story of Manchester's Aircraft Company


By Harry Holmes. 28 pages, B&W.

Alliott Verdon-Roe was born in Patricroft in 1877 and in 1910 he registered the world's first aeroplane company, based at the Brownsfield Mill in Ancoats. From there, Avro moved to Miles Platting, Newton Heath and then Chadderton. The company designed and built many famous aeroplanes, from the Avro 504, used in the first bombing raids of World War One, to the WW2 Lancaster and the Vulcan. Well illustrated.