A blog about the Edwardian era in the UK - objects, buildings, people, literature, film and all other aspects of the Edwardian era (covering 1901-1919)
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Watch 'Flying at Pwllheli', 1911
This newsreel clip uploaded by the British Film Institute shows British aviator HJD Astley crash on take-off in his Bleriot XI Monoplane from Pwllheli, Wales. In 1912 at an airshow in Belfast on September 22, his aircraft plummeted 100 feet to the ground, and Astley died from head injuries.