Images from the Unveiling Ceremony
Photo of the Monument before the unveiling ceremony. In the background is a Microlite aircraft flown in for the day by Bill Brooks of P&M Aviation.
Eric Littledike provided the inspiration and project management for the Monument after reconstructing the Ex Science Museum Pilcher Hawk. Eric is shown giving a welcome speech and giving some background information.
David Forrester, is Pilcher's nearest living relative and did the honour of the unveiling.
Photo of Eynsford's Reverand Neil Taylor, blessing the Monument. In the background, the local Air Scouts provide a guard of honour.
Aviation historian Philip Jarrett, Author of (Another Icarus), and booklet (Percy Pilcher and the challenge of flight), gives a talk about Pilcher's flying experiments at the Eynsford site. Philip also wrote the wording for the inscription on the Monument.
Pentland Golf kindly provided the use of their function room for the buffet.


Eynsford District Councillor Audrey Gee, who is also the Chairman of Eynsford Village Society thanked the main contributors to the Monument. Audrey was involved in the planning and fundraising of the project from the beginning to the end.
The Monument was designed and installed by Gordon Newton of the 'Stone Shop' at East Farleigh. The Kent ragstone weighed over 4 tons, and the granite inscription plate includes two images.One of Pilcher with the 'Hawk' and another of the 'Hawk' in plan view.
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