Sunday, 20 July 2008

Apron commemorating Amy Johnson.



I found this at our local antique market. At first I didn't know what it was about, although it was obvious that the date and name had some historic meaning. I Googled it today, and discovered that it was to commemorate the flight of Amy Johnson (Johnnie)the first woman to fly solo from London to Darwin in May 1930.

3 comments:

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How very interesting. Did the folks you bought it from have any information on where they got it? I dont have any information to offer you. Pretty embroidery however!Blessings, Kathleen

The Apron Queen said...

Just how cool is that! I often think of you as I surf around e-bay peeking at all the embroidered aprons. How neat that this one has such history. :)

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Gina E. said...

The aprons that interest me the most are those which commemorate some major event or person. I have two more on the way, and one of them features Phar Lap, Australia's famous racehorse. I've been itching to find one of those since I saw one in the Melbourne Museum, and now I'll have one of my own!