SJ8397 : Roe Triplane I

taken 4 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Roe Triplane I
Roe Triplane I
This aeroplane is on display in the Air and Space Hall of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe was born in Patricroft and became interested in aviation in 1903 when he heard about the American Wright Brothers. After building a number of flying models and a full-size biplane, in 1908 Roe designed his first triplane.

On 13 July 1909 Roe's triplane became the first all-British aeroplane to fly successfully. On 23 July the Triplane flew 274 metres (900 feet) at an average height of 3 metres (10 feet). Performance was improved later by fitting a more powerful engine.

In 1910 Roe founded the Avro (A. V. Roe) aeroplane manufacturing company in Manchester. Avro was later to produce the famous Lancaster and Vulcan bombers.
This aeroplane is a replica made in 1952 by Avro apprentices. It represents the Triplane as it appeared at the 1909 Blackpool Aviation Meeting.
The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry. It places particular emphasis on Manchester’s achievements and contributions in these fields.

The museum was originally called the North Western Museum of Science and Industry when it opened on Grosvenor Street in 1969 (SJ8497 : The North Western Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester). Having outgrown its former site, it was moved to its present location in Castlefield, where it opened on 15 September 1983. It later became known as The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) until its name was changed to the Science and Industry Museum in September 2018 to reflect it becoming part of the Science Museum Group.

The museum is housed in five listed buildings on the historic site of Liverpool Road Station which was vacated by British Rail in 1975. This station is the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station; one of the original termini of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first passenger railway.

The museum houses extensive displays on the themes of transport (railway locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft, and space vehicles), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing. There is currently no charge for entry to the museum.
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Air transport 
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Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe 
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1903  1908  1910  1952  1909 
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