Alliott Verdon Roe
(1877-1958)

Died aged c. 81

Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe OBE, Hon. FRAeS, FIAS (26 April 1877 – 4 January 1958) was a pioneer English pilot and aircraft manufacturer, and founder in 1910 of the Avro company. After experimenting with model aeroplanes, he made flight trials in 1907–08 with a full-size aeroplane at Brooklands, near Weybridge in Surrey, and became the first Englishman to fly an all-British machine a year later, with a triplane, on the Walthamstow Marshes.

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founder of Avro

Commemorated on 5 plaques

Under these arches Alliott Verdon Roe assembled his AVRO No. 1 triplane. In July 1909 he made the first all-British powered flight from Walthamstow Marsh.

Railway arches at Walthamstow Marsh Railway Viaduct, Walthamstow Marshes, Waltham Forest, E17, London, United Kingdom where he assembled

Sir Alliott Verdon Roe (1877-1958). The first Englishman to fly an aircraft of his own design and construction 8th June 1908. Opened a workshop here 1st January 1910.

Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where he opened a workshop

Alliott Verdon Roe (1877-1958) and Humphrey Verdon Roe (1879-1949) formed the A. V. Roe & Co (Avro) aircraft company on 1st January 1910 and opened their first workshop here.

Brownsfield Mill, Binns Place, Ancoats, Manchester, United Kingdom where he was

A.V.Roe 1877 - 1958 Under these arches Alliott Verdon Roe assembled his AVRO No. 1 triplane. In July 1909 he made the first all-British powered flight from Walthamstow Marsh.

Walthamstow Marshes Railway Viaduct ('down' side), London, United Kingdom where he was

A.V.Roe 1877 - 1958 Under these arches Alliott Verdon Roe assembled his AVRO No. 1 triplane. In July 1909 he made the first all-British powered flight from Walthamstow Marsh.

Walthamstow Marshes Railway Viaduct ('up' side), London, United Kingdom where he was