This talk tells the story of Frederick Lanchester and his close links to Olton where he lived and worked testing his theories of flight with gliders that flew spectularly from nearby St Bernards Road. At the same time he was also testing an engine in what became Britain’s first motorboat that was destined to…

It was a busy few days at the NEC Classic Motor Show, and we met some fantastic people with some amazing connections to Fred Lanchester and the archive. We arrived on Thursday to set up in style, with Chris Clark’s 1935 Lanchester Eighteen and its beautiful Corsica coachwork gleaming.  In fact it was the only…

This weekend we’re turning the Lanchester Interactive Archive into a Fun Palace, with extra activies on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. As well as being able to explore the extraordinary legacy of inventor and engineer Frederick Lanchester through our games and augmented reality, we’re also going to be having a glider challenge! In…

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