The engineerturned- journalist and the industrial archaeologist who’ve been key to the Brooklands Museum success story


Allan Winn (left) and Julian Temple in the historic clubhouse at Brooklands.

We’re lucky to have Brooklands. This illustrious location near Weybridge, Surrey, the scene of so much pioneering aviation and motorsport activity, might easily have fallen victim either to enemy action or developers. Instead, it is a heritage site to which we can make due pilgrimage. At its peak, 14,000 people were designing and building aeroplanes at Brooklands; close on 19,000 individual aircraft made their first flights here. And that’s before you even begin to think about what it means to the history of British motor racing.

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