Sturton by Stow History Society

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There was a good attendance again at the Sturton and Stow History Society meeting when the speaker was Charles Parker on the Aircraft Industry in Lincoln during the First World War.

Owing to the large number of engineering firms including Ruston, Proctor and Co., Robey & Co., and Clayton & Shittleworth, Lincoln was one of the largest aircraft production centres in the world with approximately 6,000 men and women engaged in ‘war service’ on aircraft work in the city. Clayton & Shuttleworth became the fourth contractor to build the Sopwith Camel and did so at the famous Titanic Works until 1919. All these engineering works were in the area of Tritton Road now incorporating the University of Lincoln, Morrisons Superstore and all the shopping areas by the rail line.