Hedon

History of Hedon Airfield

Heading to Hedon Airport?

Heading to Hedon Airport in 1931 – Civilian Coupé 02

THE HISTORY of Hedon Airfield is being featured at the latest café case display at the Treasure House in Beverley. It includes artefacts relating to the history of Hedon airfield which began life as a racecourse in 1888.

Amongst the famous figures who visited Hedon airfield was the Hull-born aviator Amy Johnson, who shortly after her solo flight to Australia in 1930, landed in Hedon on her way to a welcoming parade in Hull and to receive the freedom of the city.

The Yorkshire Film Archive has footage of these events, see: www.yfaonline.com/film/amy-johnson-hedon

The display offers visitors the opportunity to see Amy’s flying helmet and goggles (part of the Sewerby Hall collection).

The display at the Treasure House has been produced in partnership with Hedon Museum.

It runs until Thursday 26th September 2013.

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