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Sir Henry Birkin Bt

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
1. Sir Henry Birkin Bt Marker
Inscription.
To the Memory of a Great Sportsman
And Brilliant Driver
Sir Henry Birkin Bt.
Who died on June 22 1933 from injuries after his last road race at Tripoli. Here, on the scene of his many victories this bronze was erected by members of the British Racing Drivers Club.

( small plaque )
The ‘Birkin Plaque’ was unveiled by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Brooklands Museum Trust, and Innes Ireland, President of the British Racing Drivers Cub (BRDC) on June 19th, 1993, upon its being returned to the exact place where it was originally unveiled in 1934 by the then president of the BRDC, Earl Howe. The ‘Birkin Plaque’ is the BRDC memorial to Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, a gentleman sportsman racing driver and founder member of their club.
 
Erected 1934.
 
Location. 51° 21.264′ N, 0° 27.852′ W. Marker is in Weybridge, England, in Surrey County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Brooklands Road and Wellington Way, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Brooklands Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Weybridge, England KT13 0QN, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.V. Roe (within shouting distance of this marker);
Sir Henry Birkin Bt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
2. Sir Henry Birkin Bt Marker
Tallboy Bomb (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Miss Milly Tant (about 120 meters away); Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 (about 120 meters away); BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde (about 120 meters away); Jetstream T Mk. 1 (about 150 meters away); BAC/Hunting Jet Provost (about 150 meters away); Vickers 1103 VC-10 (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weybridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tim Birkin on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. British Racing Drivers' Club on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Brooklands Museum. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
4. Brooklands on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSports
 
Sir Henry Birkin Bt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
3. Sir Henry Birkin Bt Marker
Brooklands Clerk of the Course Office image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
4. Brooklands Clerk of the Course Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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