|Bristol Aeroplane Company
This section provides details of resources relating to British & Colonial Aeroplane Company and the Bristol Aeroplane Company.
Barnes, C H (1988) Bristol Aircraft Since 1910 (3rd edition) Putnam: London
Bristol Aerojet (1993) Shadow to Shadow: A History of the Bristol Aeroplane Shadow Factory and Bristol Aerojet (BAJ) 1941-1991 Bristol Aerojet Coatings Limited: Banwell
Gillett, Steph (1995) The Bristol Aircraft Industry Steph Gillett: Bristol
Green, Geoff (1985) Bristol Aerospace Since 1910 Geoff Green: Wotton-Under-Edge
Gunston, Bill (1998) Fedden: the life of Sir Roy Fedden Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust: Derby (covers his period at BAC)
Harvey, Charles and Press, Jon (1989) Sir George White of Bristol 1854-1916 Bristol Branch of the Historical Association (refers to founding of British & Colonial)
Hobbs, Jack (1984) Bristol Helicopters: A Tribute to Raoul Hafner Frenchay Publications: Frenchay
James, Derek (1996) The Bristol Aeroplane Company Chalford Publishing Company: Chalford
James, Derek (2001) The 'Bristol' Aeroplane Company Tempus Publishing Ltd: Stroud
Kelly, Andrew and Melanie Kelly (2010) Take Flight: Celebrating Aviation in the West of England Since 1910 Bristol Cultural Development Partnership: Bristol
McCamley, N J (1998) Secret Underground Cities Leo Cooper: Barnsley (section on the BAC factory at Spring Quarry)
McKim, Frank (2003) The Whispering Giant: The Story of Bristol Britannia Scoval Publishing: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Oughtson, James D (1973) Bristol: An Aircraft Album Ian Allan Ltd: Shepperton
Oxley, Charles (1990) Bristol: An Illustrated History (on Bristol Cars) Crowood Press Limited: Swindon
Phillips, Reginald John (1989) Bulldog to Matador 1915-1980 (an Autobiography) John Reginald Phillips: Llandeilo
Pudney, John (1960) Bristol Fashion: Some Account of the Earlier Days of Bristol Aviation Putnam: London
Russell, Archibald E (1992) A Span of Wings: an autobiography Airlife: Shrewsbury (refers to time at BAC)
Scutts, Jerry (2004) Bristol Beaufighter Crowood Press: Marlborough
Smith, Ron (2003) British Built Aircraft Volume 2 (South West & Central Southern England) Tempus Publishing: Stroud
Stone, Glyn 'Rearmament, War and the Performance of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, 1935-45' in Harvey, Charles E and Press, Jon (ed) (1988) Studies in the Business History of Bristol Bristol Academic Press: Bristol (pp 187-212)
Tozer, Jane and Jackie Sims (2003) Filton Voices Tempus: Stroud (includes section on aviation industry)
Wall, Robert (1999) Brabazon: The World's First Jumbo Airliner Redcliffe Press Ltd: Bristol
Wall, Robert (2000) Bristol Aircraft: A Pictorial History of British Achievement Halsgrove: Tiverton
White, George (1995) Tramlines to the Stars: George White of Bristol published by Redcliffe: Bristol (refers to founding of British & Colonial)
Wixey, Ken (1995) Gloucester Aviation: a History Alan Sutton Publishing Limited: Stroud (section on Bristol Aeroplane Company)
Places to Go
See full-scale reproductions, scale models and original 'Bristol' aircraft at the Bristol Aero Collection at Kemble. There is an admission charge.
See original 'Bristol' engines at the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust at Patchway. Admission is free but pre-booking is essential.
See a dedicated display of 'Bristol' helicopters at the Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare. There is an admission charge.
The Bristol Record Office holds the Sir George White papers. Admission is free.
The Bristol Road Transport Collection focuses on the road vehicles built by the Bristol Tramways Company founded by Sir George White and its successors.
The Blenheim Society records the history of the aircraft, organises reunions and raises support for restoration projects.
The Britannia Aircraft Preservation Trust raises funds and co-ordinates volunteer work programmes to assist with the preservation and restoration of Britannia aircraft in the UK.
The BBC Bristol website includes archived news items about Brabazon and the Britannia crash at Downend.
The BBC Wiltshire website includes an article about Olga Lehmann's murals at Spring Quarry.