Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lost film of Amy Johnson piloting a glider over the Long Mynd

A remarkable and rare lost film of "aviatrix" Amy Johnson in Shropshire has come to light after more than 75 years, dug out of a cupboard in Bishop's Castle and clearly showing her piloting a glider on the Long Mynd.
reports the Shropshire Star.

You see why I like Bishop's Castle?

The gliding station on top of the Mynd features prominently in Malcolm Saville's Wings Over Witchend. Could Amy Johnson be the model for the villainous Primrose Wentworth?

1 comment:

Eliz-anne said...

We are so thrilled here at Flicks in the Sticks to have unearthed this rare film as part of our Bigger Picture Archive Project and for it to coincide with the 75th anniversary of her death is really serendiptous!