The Archaeologist Writes – St. Joan works overtime

HI All,
This amazing story regarding early flight and WWI service is absolutely gripping and highly commended. xx Rowena

TanGental

The Archaeologist is putting in a guest appearance today.

 Artefact - Joan of Arc

In a display cabinet, a few feet from where I am sitting is a small porcelain statue of Joan of Arc. Whilst it is over one hundred years old, it is of no particular value, especially as the head has, at some time, been knocked off and crudely stuck back on. But it has been treasured in our family for many years – and this is her story.

Percy Francis Officer - perhaps before graduation

Percy Francis was fascinated by flying. Today it would not be unusual, but this was 1911. Powered flight was only a few years old and the primitive machines that clawed their way into the sky were incredibly dangerous. But Percy loved it. By 1911 he was by his own account ‘involved in aeronautical research’, and in 1912 he was an official of the London Aero Club helping to run the first London Air…

View original post 780 more words

3 thoughts on “The Archaeologist Writes – St. Joan works overtime

  1. roweeee Post author

    More than welcome. My Geoff was drooling over the three wheeler Morgan and was showing me photos of the current version. Great conversation piece.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s