George Bennie (1892-1957). To commemorate George Bennie's Railplane which was tested here on the 8th July 1930. The bullet-shaped carriage with a propeller at each end was reputed to be the forerunner of the modern monorail. It was suspended from a single rail on a 426ft long purpose-built test track 20ft above the former L.N.E.R. Railway Line, situated the the eat of this plaque.

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