Concorde makes Maiden Flight
First jetliner passenger service started between London and Johannesburg.
War work – workers given special dispensation to work in the mill. Good quality blankets were essential to the war effort. John Horsfall also made ‘Fearnaught’ – heavy wool cloth that was fire proof and used to line ammunition boxes.
First round-the-world aeroplane flight.
First nonstop transatlantic aeroplane flight (John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown).
First passenger aeroplane service in USA – lasted four months (St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line).
First aeroplane flight (Orville Wright).
Bought West Vale Mill and became John Horsfall & Sons Ltd.
Company established 1863 by John Horsfall and James Clay in Luddenden Foot, Halifax.