Wembley History Society are holding a talk about the forgotten aircraft and motor industries in Kingsbury at its next meeting on Friday 2nd December at the English Martyr`s Church Hall, Blackbird Hill, Wembley. (Opposite the petrol station) Starts at 7pm
The talk is being presented by Jim Moher (former Fryent Councillor 2002 - 2014)
The project which was supported from "ward working" funds will be used for local history projects in schools.
Kingsbury was a cradle of the early aircraft industry employing many thousands of workers before, during and after the world wars. Some housing estates in the Kingsbury area were built by aircraft manufacturing companies to house its workers. The modern civil airline industry developed from the area together with Vanden Plas the motor manufacturer. You can learn much more about the area and its history.
Jim has found some fascinating local history and his talk will be illustrated with old photos. Visitors interested in local history are very welcome at their meetings - please try and come along.