Project leader Jane Priston’s Amy Johnson biplane bench is now at the entrance to the Pier. Have you had your photo taken on it yet? Created as part of a local art project, it is one of six unique benches along the seafront from Reculver to Hampton. Designed and carved by Jane, the bench was built by Stephen Whiting of Firwood Fencing.
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.
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
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.