Amy Johnson Opening Sewerby Hall (1936)

Amy Johnson was born in Hull in 1903 and became one of the most famous pilots in the world. In 1930 she became the first woman to fly solo to Australia and in 1932 she set the record for the quickest solo flight to Cape Town. Amy opened Sewerby Hall to the public in 1936. Later her parents donated their collection of memorabilia to the Hall where it is still on display.