Hovercraft Anniversary Thimble

£7.95
It's 60 years since the British inventor Christopher Cockerell demonstrated the principles of the hovercraft using a cat food tin and a vacuum cleaner. Great things were promised for this mode of transport, but it never really caught on. The Hovertravel service between Southsea and Ryde, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, pays a lonely homage to Cockerell and only survives as the Hovercraft is best suited to short routes like those across the Solent. Hovertravel has invested £10m in two new hovercraft - the first passenger models to be built and used in the UK for a decade.

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It's 60 years since the British inventor Christopher Cockerell demonstrated the principles of the hovercraft using a cat food tin and a vacuum cleaner. Great things were promised for this mode of transport, but it never really caught on. The Hovertravel service between Southsea and Ryde, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, pays a lonely homage to Cockerell and only survives as the Hovercraft is best suited to short routes like those across the Solent. Hovertravel has invested £10m in two new hovercraft - the first passenger models to be built and used in the UK for a decade.