We are delighted to confirm that on Saturday 15 August, 2015 Herne Bay will host its first full air show in honour of Amy Johnson. The show will feature the world-famous RAF Red Arrows, the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Battle Of Britain Memorial team,Tracey Curtis-Taylor and many more attractions. Do not miss this historic day! BayPromoTeam
A big thank you to Dr Owen, Headteacher of Herne Bay High School, and Rossanne Spencer for organising and inviting Tracey Curtis-Taylor and I to attend the school’s International Women’s Day event. We thoroughly enjoyed talking to over 250 young ladies about Tracey’s adventures and Amy Johnson. Fingers crossed some of them will be inspired to consider a career in aviation or engineering.
Please watch The Aviatrix on BBC4, 17 March 2015 at 9pm to see Tracey’s epic adventure from Cape Town to Goodwood.
It is safe to say 2016 is going to be an incredible year for the memory of Amy Johnson. An international festival of the arts and engineering inspired by the life and achievements of Amy Johnson will take place in Hull throughout the summer and autumn of 2016. Following my visit to Hull in January, festival director Rick Welton came down to Herne Bay for a couple of days this week to see our work here. Visiting the information board and the biplane bench and meeting with the dive team(Canterbury Divers). We have also begun work on the commissioning of a bronze statue of Amy for the Herne Bay seafront to be unveiled to mark the 75th anniversary of her death. Facebook
I was delighted to give a presentation to the Rotary Club of Herne Bay last night. Thank you for making me so welcome and showing such interest in the project. As always, I thoroughly enjoyed spending an evening talking about Amy and our plans for the future and would be delighted to hear from any other groups who may wish to book me to speak.
A big thank you to Thales for inviting the Amy Johnson Herne Bay Project to their Christmas reception this year. Project Leader Jane Priston joined aviatrix Tracey Curtis-Taylor for a fabulous aviation filled evening ending what has been a wonderful year for the project. May we take this opportunity to thank you for your support and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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.
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
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.
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 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