Handbags   (The sad, the bad and the ugly. Non-productive stuff here.)

Started by: dougie (4680) 

This taken from Rob Orlands Coventry website , everyday he uploads something that's about Coventry of interest to people living there, giving the date, year, plus a bit about it or them, you can then Google more if interested,

This was of interest to me so I've uploaded it here if anyone's interested

1st Jun 1907
Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine, born, at Newcombe Road, Earlsdon. Coventry

Frank, meanwhile, gave us all something a lot more useful, and got millions jetting around the world at the speed of sound. What a shame the authorities in the 1930s didn't take his idea more seriously. It's hard to understand, with modern hindsight, how the patent for his amazing invention was allowed to lapse and the idea eventually taken up by the Germans before we saw its real potential. Oh my

Replied: 1st Jun 2017 at 10:17

Report Abuse

Only use this form to report abuse about the post displayed above. If you have a query or wish to make a comment, do not use this form.

Your IP No. ( will be logged.

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.