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The cover of a souvenir programme for the unveiling of the portrait of the late Mr Roy Chadwick at East Kirby, April 30th 1991. It is signed by Leonard Cheshire.

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A photograph of Brian taking photographs captioned 'Brian, eight films later'.
Second photograph is of a ceremony, captioned 'G/Capt Cheshire V.C. at ceremony to unveil portrait of Roy Chadwick'.

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Rosemary Lapham is the daughter of Roy Chadwick CBE, the designer of the Manchester and Lancaster aircraft. She tells her father’s story. Her father was born in 1893 and when he left school at the age of fourteen he became a draughtsman at…

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Peter Potter was born in Fobbing where his grandfather had three farms in Shell Haven. He ran away from home at age 15 and got a job before volunteering for aircrew after falsifying his date of birth. He talks about his time in London, visiting…

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A personal account of life of an engineer, C E Brennan, who was seconded to A V Roe at Woodford and Ringway who saw Roy Chadwick frequently. He talks of comradeship, playing rugby and listening to singer Hilda Green. Mentions the sporting rivalry…

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Essay by Rosemary Lapham with memories of her father and the day she learns he will not come back. Writes of his brilliance and hard work as an aircraft designer. States he invited her to come to the airfield but she declines as she has to help her…

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Part of letter to Mary talking of friendship and acquaintances. Mentions that they are glad that Roy Chadwick is being recognised for his work. Writes that the Lancasters are doing great work.

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Letter from acquaintance in India thanking Roy Chadwick for Christmas card and writing that he is moving to a command. Writes he assumes that Chadwick is trying to design a machine that will do 400 miles an hour and land at 50.

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Letter congratulating them on honour bestowed on Roy Chadwick by the King and asking after the family. Signed Mabel [...]

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Letter from niece in France writing that it is terrible that they are now at war. Writes about her family and mobilisation. Catches up with family news. Signed May.

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Letter from Sibyl who is now in England, to her Uncle Roy writing about the death of her son.

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Letter talks about bad weather and catches up with news.

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Postcard postmarked Venice from Roy Chadwick to his wife. Writes of journey through Simplon Pass to Italy. On the front a panorama of Domodossola.

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Letter saying he has arrived in Istanbul. Writes of business matters, weather, view from window. Writes that he hopes things will go well with Turkish authorities in Ankara and hope for good business results. Writes that he will be leaving for…

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Written after arrival in Ankara Turkey. Writes about the city and weather. Writes that representatives from De Haviland have been in Ankara but have departed. Talks of Turkish people and catches up with family news.

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Writes that he is enjoying Greece more that Turkey and that as finished most of his business in Turkey, he wished that she could be with him for sightseeing. Writes of his arrival in Athens and meeting British official and a cavalry officer on leave…

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Written aboard ship on route to Brindisi. Writes of journey through Greek archipelago and about travelling companions. Says that he will arrive in Brindisi in the morning and take train to Rome. Hopes to spend a couple of days in Rome before taking…

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From Roy Chadwick to wife. Talks briefly of journey from Brindisi and that he has not enough time to sight see. Will find out about train times to for tomorrow. Painting of path way, trees,fountain with building in the background.

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Writes to wife Mary Chadwick that he is in the Vatican and is due to get train at 2 pm. Hope he will be home Saturday. On the front religious artwork.

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Roy Chadwick Writes to wife Mary Chadwick about the slowness of doing business in Ankara Turkey and hopes there will be a letter from her when he get back to Istanbul. On the front a photograph of a square in Istanbul with statue in foreground and…

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Passes on family news and writes of Rosemary's activities at school in last week. Looking forward to half term.

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Addressed to daughter from Roy Chadwick. Writes of her recent visit to seaside and a little about heat in Istanbul. Writes he will be glad to get home. On the front a photograph of waterway with many boats and buildings with Mosque on far bank. Title…

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Postcard to daughter from Roy Chadwick. Hoping that she has been good and writing that he had a interesting time in Paris and relating some events. Postmarked Paris. On the front a picture of a young girl in a red coat and hat. She is carrying a…

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Addressed to Rosemary Chadwick from Roy Chadwick. Writes he has arrived and had an interesting day. Postcard is of hotel where he is staying. On the front a painting of a large multi-story building with American Flags on top and trees in the…
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