The balloon 'Saladin' is blown off course out to sea from Bridport. Coloured wood engraving by W. Wyllie after Captain Templer.
- Templer, James, Captain, active 1881.
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Captain Templer, the artist, was one of three men involved in an accident involving the balloon 'Saladin', whilst taking meteorological observations, in December 1881. Templer and Arthur Agg-Gardiner were thrown clear of the balloon when it crash-landed at Bridport, but the third man, Walter Powell, M.P. for Malmesbury, was trapped on board, the balloon flew off, and Powell was never seen again
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