We use cookies to deliver the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to use of cookies.  Learn more.

New additions to Amy Johnson display at Sewerby Hall

CATEGORIES
TAGS

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on whatsapp

The Amy Johnson display at Sewerby Hall near Bridlington has had a significant new addition with the donation of documents to the collection.  

The centrepiece of this is Amy’s original Hull Aero Club membership certificate, along with a copy of Amy’s pilot’s licence, a pin badge in the form of Amy’s plane ‘Jason’, and some newspaper cuttings. 

The items were donated on behalf of Christine Farrell, who lives in Australia. An Australian by birth, Christine had a life-long interest in Amy Johnson and was a pilot herself, learning to fly helicopters in her 40s and setting up her own helicopter company in Canberra, Australia. 

Said Dr. David Marchant, museums registrar with the council: “By a strange coincidence, these items were bought at the same Christies auction in London (in 1995) when the council was able to acquire Amy’s spare canvas flying helmet and a set of goggles. Another person bought the original pilot’s licence, which, as far as we know, is still in a private collection. It’s great that these items have now found their way to us.’ 

The certificate and the pin badge are now on display in the Amy Johnson room at Sewerby Hall. 

For opening times and admission prices, and full details of all events and facilities at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk 

Hull's FREE weekly newsletter

A weekly round-up of Hull news, great events and things to do.

Got something to share?

We want to share everything positive that’s going on around Hull. We have loads of great ways to share your stuff:
Click the button above or email us at events@hullwhatson.com
*Registration required
Featured Hull Events
Sat 1 Oct @ 9:30pm – 3:00am
Fri 21 Oct @ 8:00pm – 12:00am
Sun 9 Oct @ 11:00am – 2:00pm
Mon 31 Oct @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Places you should visit
Unmissable offers!
Available
Tue 27 Sep – Sun 2 Oct @ 7:00am – 9:00pm
Available
Sun 17 Jul – Sat 31 Dec
Available
Mon 5 Sep – Wed 31 May
Available
Mon 3 Oct – Thu 6 Oct

Hull news, events & special offers

Every week, we send you a round up the best news, events and offers happening around Hull & East Yorkshire. Sign up for FREE now >