Palmer Tyre Company


“{At the centre around a winged wheel with laurel wreath:}
Palmer Hatton Street The Old Aeroworks, 1912 – 1984.
{To either side:}
These buildings built in the 1920’s were occupied by the Palmer Tyre Company who produced wheels, tyres, brakes and gun turrets which were fitted to wartime Spitfire, Hurricane, Wellington and Lancaster fighter and bomber aircraft. The company continued aerospace research and development in this building until 1984.
{The plaque is bordered with black and white squares each depicting one of the aircraft.}”

It’s a five minute walk from here to 32, Aberdeen Place, the home where Wing Commander Guy Gibson (12 August 1918 – 19 September 1944) spent periods of home leave with his wife Eve during the Second World War.

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