This lovely old scuffed, scratched and generally battered suitcase was my father's. Those are his initials - Eustace Bromley Davenport. The name gives away the era into which he was born and the suitcase gives away the style of that era's travels.
He regularly flew from Croydon Aerodrome, just south of London, where Imperial Airlines had their base and would have gone mostly to Europe. It's no longer a commercial airport but the original art deco Aerodrome Hotel is still there although considerably extended.
Justine Gordon's photograph of an old pair of binoculars inspired me to take a picture of this lovely old suitcase.