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Sir William Worsley Bt., Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, has kindly agreed to unveil our next National Transport Trust Red Wheel at Brompton by Sawdon celebrating the work of Sir George Cayley.

The unveiling will be at 1.30pm on Friday, 5th July 2024 at Sir George Cayley’s Workshop, Brompton Hall School, Brompton-by-Sawdon, North Yorkshire, YO13 9DB, courtesy of Venn Academy Trust who operate Sir George’s former home as a school.  Click here for location.  There is a bus from Scarborough if you wish to use public transport.  Light refreshments will be available afterwards.

Sir George is regarded by many as the father of flight.  He developed the theories of flight that underpinned the work of later experimenters and was credited by the Wright Brothers.  His flying machine, a steerable glider, took his coachman aloft over the dale opposite Brompton Hall in the mid 19th century – the exact date is not clear.  In addition he invented what became known as the caterpillar track, the spoked bicycle wheel and did work on early prosthetics.  Sir William Worsley is a descendant of Sir George.

NTT members are welcome to attend the event and the unveiling but places are limited so if you wish to attend, please contact Jerry Swift by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 07956 295489.   Closing date for requests is 20th June 2024.




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