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.


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!