Our January 2nd meeting was presented by David Goldsmith who told the Silver City Airways story from 1948 to 1954 at Lympne and their subsequent life at Ferryfield (Lydd) carrying cars across to Le Touquet until 1971. Many great images of the Bristol Freighter and Superfreighter were shown on the night to a packed East Bar. Following the success of the presentation by Henry Shackleton in November, another big audience of over forty gathered on a wet and windy night.
The March 6th presentation by John Simpson will tell the story of Amy Johnson, probably the biggest name associated with our airfield. We will look in detail of her record breaking flights to Cape Town, Darwin, the USA, Moscow and Japan in the 1930’s, and examine her last day and sad loss in the Thames estuary in January 1941. It is a story of bravery, glory, celebrity and overwhelming sadness. Amy disappeared from our skies on a cold foggy winter afternoon, which at the time was shrouded in mystery. More modern researches have revealed what happened.
All meetings start at 7.30pm sharp.
Please feel free to enjoy our continuing celebration of our Airfield in the wonderful surroundings of Lympne Castle’s East Bar. There is no charge. Thanks to our generous hosts Richard and Rod at the castle.
For more information please contact: John Simpson 01303 265078