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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
Stephen Melton

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Statue of Amy Johnson in flyer's uniform on a low platform.

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On her arm is the text:

we women are just now on / the threshold of another / career which has so far / been regarded as the / strict province of man / - that of aeronautical / engineering. / march 1937

And on the seam of her jacket:

progress means always trying to go one better, to get more out of something, by trial and error, by crying for the moon, by hitching one's wagon to a star, by never saying die. so the world progresses. september 1936

The park was landscaped with text related to Amy Johnson as:

The statue was unveiled on 30 September 2016 by Maureen Lipman.

Hull - Amy Johnson


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Locatie (N 53°44'22" - W 0°23'0") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbyh057; Photograph: 25 July 2019
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