In September 1902, Patrick Alexander made a balloon ascent from Sydney Gardens to commemorate the first Bath balloon flight, 100 years earlier, by Frenchman Andres-Jacques Garnerin.
Alexander was a pioneering balloonist, meteorologist and aeronautical engineer who made a significant contribution to the development of flight.
His 304-page biography, written by Gordon Cullingham and published by Cross Manufacturing, is on sale at the museum for £4.00
If you are unable to visit the Museum of Bath at Work, we can post it (postage and packing in UK £1.00). Contact the Museum on 01225 318348: payment by cheque or card over the phone. Please note that we are a small organisation and cannot always get to the phone. Equally, we are not Amazon so delivery will be slower.