Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- East Cowes -
- Sir Christopher Cockerell Memorial -

Location

Cockerell Rise, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

A plaque, in memory of Sir Christopher Cockerell, close to where he lived.
Memorial

East Cowes Sir Christopher Cockerell memorial
 


East Cowes Sir Christopher Cockerell memorial
 
Inscription


Sir Christopher Cockerell C.B.E.

4th June 1910 - 1st June 1999

inventor of the hovercraft

lived and worked in the White Cottage,
a few yards from this spot. Here, in
1959, he set up his company,
Hovercraft Development Ltd.
The White Cottage has since been
demolished and his garage - a few steps
to the left of here - is all that remains.

Erected by the Friends of East Cowes with funding
from the big Lottery


Further Information
 
Wikipedia entry for Sir Christopher Cockerell


 
 

 
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