SJ8185 : Alcock and Brown memorial

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester Airport, Manchester, Great Britain

Alcock and Brown memorial
Alcock and Brown memorial
This Figure of a flying man was created by Elisabeth Frink LinkExternal link and installed in 1964 in the then-new Terminal at Manchester Airport.

The statue is controversial and has been described by some in derogatory terms. It was moved from the terminal's arrivals hall to a garden next to the airport police station, and then brought into a departure lounge area. Since 2005 its home has been in a connecting corridor between Terminal 1 and the airport's train station. LinkExternal link

The inscription SJ8185 : Alcock and Brown inscription reads:

THIS SCULPTURE COMMEMORATES
THE FIRST NON STOP FLIGHT ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
BY
CAPTAIN SIR JOHN ALCOCK K.B.E. D.S.C.
AND
LIEUTENANT SIR ARTHUR WHITTEN BROWN K.B.E.
(BOTH OF MANCHESTER)
ON THE 14TH-15TH JUNE 1919
THE FLIGHT WAS MADE IN A VICKERS VIMY
BOMBER POWERED BY ROLLS-ROYCE ENGINE

Elisabeth Frink, Sculpt.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Air transport 
Date (from Tags)
1964 
Person (from Tags)
John Alcock  Arthur Brown 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8189 8536 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.8877N 2:16.4165W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8191 8537
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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