Saturday, November 8, 2008

A late 18th century reference to the Air Balloon

The Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society has kindly granted permission for extracts from its Transactions to be posted on the Crickley blog: above, a reference to the Balloon Inn by Joshua Gilpin walking from Cheltenham to Birdlip in 1796-7. Gilpin was an American papermaker who toured Britain and the Continent between 1795 and 1801. The full article, from which the piece above is an extract, appears here. The searchable General Index of the Transactions of BGAS is here.
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