Meltdowns who created the Amy Johnson bronze statue have created this fabulous time lapse film and blog.
View the ITV news clip of the unveiling of the Amy Johnson statue in Herne Bay on Saturday 17 September 2016.
Our special day is nearly here and this silhouette picture of the maquette will soon be a reality as the sun sets on Herne Bay seafront on Saturday evening. The bronze statue will be unveiled at midday between the bandstand and the pier (bandstand end). We are very proud to have HRH Prince Michael of Kent and modern day aviatrix Tracey Curtis-Taylor in attendance along with over 100 invited guests and sponsors. We are also delighted to announce an exciting last minute addition to the event. Champion aerobatics pilot and regular to Herne Bay skies, Lauren Richardson will be flying her stunning Pitts Special biplane in a breath taking solo display to honour the woman who inspired her to fly. This is scheduled to take place at 12.15pm and Lauren will return to the seafront and be in the bandstand Makcaris for a ‘meet the pilot’ session at around 4pm. A real treat for everyone and the icing on the cake for what looks to be a truly memorable day for the town and for Amy’s memory.
We are delighted to announce the Amy Johnson bronze is now complete and ready for installation! A day at the Meltdowns studio on Friday saw the completion of our Amy and it was a very memorable experience. More details of the unveiling to come soon but in the meantime I would like to share with you another image of Amy. Very exciting find.
We are delighted to announce the Amy Johnson bronze statue is near completion, planning has been approved and the royal unveiling set for Saturday 17 September. More details to follow soon. Read the KM article
Today we saw Herne Bay come together again to make another very memorable event. Thank you to Makcaris Herne Bay for sponsoring the event and providing refreshments for our guests. Thank you Wild Daisy Florist for the beautiful wreath. Thank you to everyone who attended the service, some of whom came a very long way to be with us. Thank you to MHWcreative for capturing the event on film. And thank you to Mike McLaughlin Photography for taking the lovely pictures which you can access through the Facebook link: Facebook
Wonderful news – Tracey has landed in Darwin, Australia, safe and sound. Throughout her journey so far she has been doing incredible work inspiring young women in aviation and engineering and bringing Amy’s memory back to life. She flies on across Australia and is due to complete this part of the trip in Sydney. Well done Tracey! Read more
Project manager Jane Priston has joined the 30,000 volunteers who give their time illuminating futures by becoming a STEM Ambassador through STEMNET. She will be working with more schools in 2016 inspriring young people into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) through Amy’s story.
It was a privilege and honour to be present as Tracey Curtis-Taylor began her solo flight to Australia, following in Amy Johnson’s footsteps. Project Manager Jane Priston (left), Pauline Vahey, Chair of the British Women Pilot’s Association (right), Angela Riddle, friend and the only one of the group who has flown with Tracey, and Candy Adkins, daughter of Jackie Moggridge who flew with Amy in the ATA, commissioned a bracelet for Tracey to mark the occasion. The bracelet was designed and made by Daniel Wilds of Herne Bay. Facebook
Herne Bay Amy Johnson bronze statue: here’s a recording of BBC Radio Kent talking to Jane Priston and Simon Woollett from the Canterbury Divers this afternoon. There has been great interest in the project today following the piece in yesterday’s Sunday Express. Radio interview