Amy Johnson figure (Heyde for Bassett-Lowke)
Amy Johnson figure (Heyde for Bassett-Lowke)Amy Johnson, lead figure, Heyde for Bassett-Lowke (i)
|Arch Three , Area 30 |
Classic Locomotives (display)
This was part of a set of "celebrated" passenger figures released by Bassett-Lowke in around 1925 as accessories for their gauge 0 model railways.
UK-Australia solo flight
Amy set off alone from Croydon on 5 May 1930, and landed in Darwin on 24 May, a flight distance of 11,000 miles. She was the first woman to fly alone to Australia, and came home to the UK to a hero’s welcome which culminated in her award of a C.B.E.
- Amy Johnson, Science Museum (sciencemuseum.org.uk)
- Amy Johnson, Hull History Centre (hullhistorycentre.org.uk)
- BBC Humber: Famous Folk: Amy Johnson (bbc.co.uk)
- Amy Johnson (history.co.uk)
- Amy Johnson – oil on canvas by Sir John Longstaff, and photographic portaits, National Portrait Gallery (npg.org.uk)
- Why was Amy Johnson famous? (biography.yourdictionary.com)
- Amy Johnson, Queen of the Skies, British Film Institute (bfi.org.uk)
- Divers think they have found pioneer's wrecked aircraft (theguardian.com)