The British Racing Motors (unofficial) information centre.
- The E.R.A. Places -
Brooklands 1907 -
Campbell Circuit - used 1937-1939
Length: 2.267 miles
Lap record -Raymond Mays (ERA), 77.79mph
Mountain Circuit - used 1931-1938
Length: 1.17 miles
Lap record - Raymond Mays (ERA), 84.31mph
The ERA chassis frame was designed by Reid Railton and made by Thomson & Taylor at Brooklands.
ERA's first public outing was at Brooklands in May 1934.
(photo - 23/8/2007)
The ERA Shed Fastest on Earth Speed Record Exhibition at the Brooklands Museum
The last of the paddock workshops built in the late 1930s. Occupied by LBB Motors it was also a showroom for the English Racing Automobiles.
(photos - 23/8/2007)
The Raymond Mays Room is in the Heritage Centre at Baldocks Mill in Bourne.
Eastgate House - the family residence of Raymond Mays CBE (1899-1980) where he was born on 1st August 1899 and was his lifelong home. Mays established English Racing Automobiles at Bourne in workshops built on the orchard adjoining Eastgate House.
For more details see the BRM page "The Guide to the Places Where it Happened".
Tredethy House, Cornwall
(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Tredethy House)
The home of both B.Bira and Prince Chula during the Second World War.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tredethy is a house and estate in the civil parish of St Mabyn, Cornwall, UK. It is one of a number of small manor houses in the parish all built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The house was extensively restored in 1892 by the prominent Cornish architect Silvanus Trevail. This was the seat of the Rev. Charles Peters (16901774), a Hebrew scholar.
Later it became the home of Prince Chula Chakrabongse of Thailand who married Elizabeth Hunter, an English woman in 1938. Their daughter, Mom Rajawongse Narisa Chakrabhongse, was born in 1956.They lived at Tredethy in the 1940s and 1950s.
It is now a country house hotel. (Visit http://www.tredethyhouse.com/ for details.)
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