Wonderful Amy

 

AirspeedOxford
photo: Wikipedia

Amy JOHNSON died 77 years ago today when the Airspeed Oxford she was ferrying from Scotland to the south of England crashed in the Thames estuary.

 

I knew from an early age that she was special. The headmistress at Stoneferry Junior and Infants School told us about her friend and described some of her achievements as an aviatrix.

Listen to an affectionate praise song (30s style) and find the (incomplete) family on the FamilySearch Tree.

When the Census was taken in September 1939 Amy’s parents were living in Cardigan Road, Bridlington, and in 1958 they donated a collection of her trophies, mementos to Sewerby Hall.

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