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Reginald Mitchell: Butt Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 05.208 W 002° 15.504
30U E 549668 N 5882183
Quick Description: The birthplace of Reginald J Mitchell CBE AMICE FRAeS, aeronautical engineer and designer of the RAF's WW2 fighter the Spitfire.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/21/2017 3:22:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMTXXP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
Inscription on the blue plaque reads:-
Newcastle-under-Lyme Civic Society
Reginald Mitchell
designer of the Spitfire aeroplane
was born here
Rotary Club of Kidsgrove

There is also a stone plaque on the wall above the blue plaque with the inscription:
"Reginald J Mitchell
Designer of the Spitfire
was born here
20th May 1895"

Reginald Joseph Mitchell (1895-1937) was born at 115,Congleton Road, Butt Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He was the eldest of the three sons of Herbert and Eliza Jane Mitchell.

He trained as an engineer then joined the Vickers Armstrong Supermarine Co. in 1916, rapidly becoming chief designer.

He designed sea-planes during the 1920s and early 1930s, and from one of them, the Supermarine S6 which set speed records and won the Schiedner trophy in 1931, he developed the Spitfire.

Mitchell did not live to see the success of his Spitfire in combat in World War Two.
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Name of Famous Person: Reginald Mitchell

Physical Address: 115,Congleton Road, Butt Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. ST7 1LY

What is this person famous for?:
Aeronautical engineer and designer of the RAF's WW2 fighter the Spitfire.

Website verifying legitimacy of site: [Web Link]

Personal Experience:
A bustling locality. The street was quite busy with pedestrians as there are shops and food outlets near by and Congleton Road (A34) was busy with traffic.

Additional Website verifying Site legitimacy: Not listed

Other information about area: Not listed

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