Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,673 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

E. A. D. Eldridge

From Graces Guide
In 1924 Eldridge averaged 145.90 mph in his FIAT car.

Ernest Arthur Douglas Eldridge (1897-1937) was a British racing car driver.

1897 July 18th. Born at Kilburn the son of Arthur Eldridge, a Bill Discounter, and his wife Elizabeth

1911 Living at 2 Lyon Road, Harrow, with his parents.

Educated at Harrow School he quit while in the 6th form to go to the Western Front, in the First World War.

1915 Married(1) at Brentford to Marjorie M. Tooth (1894-1967) and had two daughters and two sons.

1925 Married(2) a French woman named Marie whom he had "married" while still married to Marjorie

Not much is known about the years between 1918 and 1921 when he reappeared at Brooklands.

He was a pilot, surviving a crash in a B.E.2e at Brooklands in September 1922. He learned to fly in a Sopwith Grasshopper at Brooklands and finally received his pilot's licence (Number 7944) on 21 August 1923 at Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware. His licence lists his profession as Automobile Engineer and living at 17 Fairhazel Gardens, Hampstead.

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