Posted 10 months ago
Inspired by AmberRose's photos i thought I'd include some.
These were my Grandfathers, who was an engineer aboard this airship, the R100, less famous than the R101 which caught fire on its maiden flight. I believe the R100 was decommissioned after the R101 disaster. My Father is slowly scanning lots of photos.
I love the people casually sitting (and standing!) on it so high!
My father recently told me a story his father told him, which I'd not heard before, about how Grandad almost died. After working on an engine he slipped but managed to grab hold of one guy rope with one arm!
We were very nearly never here.
Its hard to believe today, that people worked so high without safety harnesses.
Hope you enjoy.