Remembrance Sunday 2014

The next generation leaving a mark of respect at the Herne Bay War Memorial on behalf of the Amy Johnson & Herne Bay Association this morning.

Commemorative and Project Launch Event

Herne Bay will be hosting a special event in honour of Amy Johnson and launching a long term project in her name.

An information board will be unveiled by Amy’s family at 12pm on the promenade by the Pier. Following this, Tracey Curtis-Taylor will perform a thrilling low level fly past in her beautiful Boeing Stearman, The Spirit of Artemis. Please join us on this special day to pay tribute to “Wonderful Amy”. Facebook

KAS the Forces Sweetheart

We are delighted to confirm that KAS the Forces Sweetheart will be performing in the build up to the information board unveiling on Saturday 20 September at the entrance to the pier. KAS will be singing from 11am, the unveiling will take place at 12 noon, and it will be followed by the fly past by Tracey Curtis-Taylor. KAS will then be performing again from 12.20pm until 1pm. Details of other attractions to follow.

Schedule for our event on 20 September 2014

From 11am – 1940s singer, Kas the forces sweetheart, will be entertaining the crowds

12pm – Amy Johnson’s family officially unveil Herne Bay’s new information board

Approx. 12.10pm – Tracey Curtis-Taylor low level biplane flypast

Approx. 12.15pm – Street theatre performance

12.25pm – 1pm Kas, the forces sweetheart

Make-Upps vintage hair and makeup specialists

Make-Upps will be doing FREE makeovers in one of the beach huts on the Pier at the 20 September Amy Johnson day between 11am and 2pm. Don’t miss the chance to let these lovely ladies transform you into a wartime starlet. There may be a bit of a queue! Make-Upps

Amy Johnson biography

We are delighted to announce that Midge Gillies, author of Amy Johnson Queen of the Air, will be signing copies of her book at the entrance to the Pier during our event on 20 September 2014. This biography inspired the Amy Johnson Herne Bay Project.

Amy Johnson Day, Pebble & Dash, 49 Mortimer Street, Herne Bay

Meet Amy Johnson researcher Jane Priston and go back in time to the daring 1930’s to explore one woman’s fascinating journey from typist to national heroine and record breaking pilot. Discover Amy Johnson’s past connection to Herne Bay and what the future holds for this historic link to the town. Become Biggles and don a flying helmet and goggles for fun photos on a giant deckchair and make a paper plane for free…chocs away!! Pebble & Dash

Amy Johnson Pebble and Dash day

There was a really good turnout for this event and we were delighted by how many people said that after listening to project leader Jane Priston they were hooked on Amy’s story and wanted to find out more.

Royal Aeronautical Society Amy Johnson Debate, Farnborough International Air Show

A really productive day at Farnborough International Air Show. Some fantastic planes, inspirational women pilots and engineers and great new contacts for the Amy Johnson and Herne Bay Project.