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Amy Johnson

Hull 1903 - over the Thames estuary 1941
pioneering female pilot who came to prominence through her endeavour to set a record for a solo flight from London to Darwin, Australia
(Wikipedia)
Harry Ibbotson
1974

Hull /  Amy Johnson   Hull /  Amy Johnson

Description

Portland stone statue of Amy Johnson in pilot's uniform, standing on a concrete base on which a medaillon with a relief of Johnson's airplane.

Hull - Amy Johnson

Inscription(s)

AMY JOHNSON C.B.E.
1903-1941
pioneer airwoman.

born 1st july 1903
154 st george's rd hull
she made record flights from
england to australia
in 1930 (solo 19 days)
and to india (solo 6 days)
in 1931 to japan (11 days)
and cape town (solo 4½ days)
in 1933 to u.s.a. in 1934 to india
in 1936 to cape town, and back


she died
on active service
january 5th 1941
may here fame
live on
this memorial was unveiled by
MISS SHEILA SCOTT O.B.E.
ON THE 18th JULY 1974
in the presence of the
lord mayor of kingston upon hull
COUNCILLOR
LAWRENCE JOHNSON
AND THE PUBLIC.
the cost of the memorial was raised
by public subscription by the
amy johnson memorial committee
under the presidency of Hon. Ald.
LIONEL ROSEN O.B.E. LL.M. Ph.D.

the site & pedestal were the gift of
Messrs. RAVENSEFT PROPERTIES Ltd.

The carving and inscriptions were the work of
Harry Ibbetson
19 HI 74

Sculptor

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Location (N 53°44'46" - W 0°20'35")

Item Code: gbyh042; Photograph: 25 July 2019
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