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Of the many different transport museums I have visited, Brooklands Museum is probably best connected to history it represents. In the early 1900's, Brooklands was world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit. It was also a significant site for aviation pioneers. During both World Wars, Brooklands had a big role in British military aircraft production. And after WWII it became the main site of Vickers, whick later became part of British Aircraft Corporation.

While Brooklands was too small site for final assembly of Concorde, a lot of engineering work was accomblished there. The aircraft in the picture, G-BBDG, was the first production Concorde built in Britain. She had a major role in certification work, and was the first aircraft ever to carry 100 people at Mach 2. But she never entered commercial service, and flew her final flight in 1981.

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