Crayford: A Magnificent Town and its Flying Machines

In 2009, Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre were awarded £50,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to fund A Magnificent Town and Its Flying Machines: Crayford's industrial heritage and role in early aviation history project.

Crayford: A Magnificent Town and its Flying Machines (PDF, 5MB) tells the story of the town's role in early aviation history and Crayford's industrial heritage which included the huge armaments firm of Vickers. Over the course of this project a wide range of activities were held and education resources developed to tell the little known story of how one small town made such a big impact on the world of aviation and industry. Crayford History was also created as part of this project where a variety of resources can be found.