Following a request from Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Society a blue plaque has been agreed for Captain Sir John William Alcock on the centenary of the first Atlantic flight. He was born at Basford House on the old Stretford Memorial site.
This follows the successful request for Bill Speakman VC.
Many thanks to Sara Curran Head of Customer Service TBC and Trafford Council.
Captain Sir John William “Jack” Alcock KBE DSC was a Royal Navy and later Royal Air Force officer who, with navigator Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown, piloted the first non-stop transatlantic flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Clifden, Connemara, Ireland in June 1919.