Sir Barnes Wallis book reviewed

Vivien Whites’s book on Sir Barnes Wallis – A Commemoration of his Life and Career has been reviewed by Paul Bailey in the latest edition (July-August 2020) of the Brooklands Bulletin. He concludes that it is a “good balance between obvious affection for the subject of the book, and sound objectivity …. and is a worthwhite addition to any Brooklands book shelf.”

You can see a interview of Elisabeth Gaunt, Sir Barnes Wallis’ daughter with Vivien White at

The Commemorative book about Sir Barnes Wallis written for the exhibition held on 14th September 2019 is available to purchase for £5 at Parker and Son, 2 The Laurels, The Street, Effingham KT24 5LH and the Wishing Well, 7 High St, Great Bookham, Leatherhead KT23 4AA . It can also be purchased (when open) at the Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND.

Individual copies of the book can also be obtained by non-retailers by sending your name and address, along with a cheque made out to “The Effingham Residents Association” endorsed on the back “Barnes Wallis Commemorative Booklet” for £6.50 which includes postage and packing to:

5 Orchard Gardens
KT24 5NR.

Please allow 30 days for receipt and include a telephone number for any queries.

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