Statue of Amy Johnson in flyer's uniform on a low platform.
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:
- Amy was born on 1st July 1903
- Amy ... got away splendidly at 7.30
- 10,000 miles to Darwin
- Amy makes an unexpected landing
- Beyond the Euphrates, she flew on from Baghdad following the Tigris to the persian gulf
The statue was unveiled on 30 September 2016 by Maureen Lipman.
- Stephen Melton,
British sculptor from Ramsgate
Sources & Information
- Vic Allen, Monumental Oversights: Public sculpture in Yorkshire (Halifax 2019).
Location (N 53°44'22" - W 0°23'0")
Item Code: gbyh057; Photograph: 25 July 2019
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