From the Curator
This year (2021) is the 150th Anniversary of the Institution of Engineering & Technology which can trace its history back to a meeting of The Society of Telegraph Engineers held in May 1871. Elliott Bros has many links with the IET and the next Newsletter will describe some of these.
There is now a Webinar presentation about the Rochester Avionic Archives by the Curator available on Youtube at RAA Webinar
The new archive guide for the Aircraft Manufacturers Survey can be found on the AAAI website AAAI Aircraft Manufacturers Survey. It is accompanied by a short history of UK aircraft manufacturing and a useful guide to related sources held by The National Archives. The guide currently features entries on the archives of over 90 companies and organisations, but is far from complete.
We have been locked out of the Museum since March last year and the team are doing their best to do some work from home. We can add items to the website and the Newsletters are still being produced. It is not likely that we can start up again until next year. If you have any queries please ask and we will try to answer them.