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The Ladies' Race

© the artist. Photo credit: The Museum of Berkshire Aviation

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The artist explains the story behind this work: 'On 16th May 1931, some forty visiting aircraft flew into Reading Aerodrome for the official opening of Reading Aero Club’s new clubhouse. As part of an afternoon flying programme, a Ladies’ Handicap Race was held over a triangular course of approximately 10 miles, starting and finishing at the airfield, with the spire of St Paul’s Church in Wokingham and Twyford Railway Station acting as ‘marker beacons’.

The Museum of Berkshire Aviation


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on card

  • Measurements

    60.3 x 76 cm

  • Accession number

    DP 005

  • Acquisition method

    gift, c.2002


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