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Brompton by Sawdon parish:

Brompton by Sawdon, Memorial transcription:

The Memorial Plaque to Sir George Cayley, the great grandson of 'The father of Aeronautics'.

The 6th baronet was the first documented person to design and fly a man carrying aircraft (around 1849).
For further information see the Wikipedia article

The clock in this tower was placed there by
Mary Susan Cayley, Kenelm Henry Ernest
Cayley, Dorothy Frances Crossley, Margaret
Renee Rideout and Anne Laetitia Mary Cayley
In memory of
Sir George Everard
Arthur Cayley
9th Bart:, Royal Defence Corps
who died November 15th 1917,
and his eldest son
Francis Digby Edward
Kings Royal Rifle Corps,
Killed in France September 29th 1915 and buried at Vermelles

Data transcribed by
Pauline Hinson.
from photography by Colin Hinson

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