Hilda Margaret Lyon - Market Weighton , UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 51.876 W 000° 40.033
30U E 653395 N 5970979
Quick Description: This blue plaque on the wall of what is now a McColls grocery store celebrates Hilda Margaret Lyon, aeronautical engineer.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/7/2021 3:13:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM14BYN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
MARKET WEIGHTON CIVIC SOCIETY

HILDA MARGARET LYON
1896-1946
M.A., M.Sc., AFRAeS., AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER, WAS BORN AND LIVED HERE.

SHE HELPED DESIGN THE R101 AIRSHIP, THE FIRST
WOMAN TO WIN THE ROYAL AERONAUTICAL
SOCIETY PRIZE, THE R38 MEMORIAL PRIZE.
SHE INVENTED THE "LYON SHAPE">

HER WORK IS STILL USED FOR STABILITY
SOFTWARE AND IN AIRCRAFT AND
SUBMARINE DESIGN.

2019
Blue Plaque managing agency: Market Weighton Civic Society

Individual Recognized: Hilda Margaret Lyon

Physical Address:
McColls
45 Market Place
Market Weighton, Yorkshire United Kingdom
YO43 3AJ


Web Address: [Web Link]

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