Named after the famous pioneering aviator. Amy Johnson is our 1930's/40's aviation themed room.
Offering a King Size bed, high quality non-allergenic bedding, en-suite with shower, tv, digital radio, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and a balcony.
You will have a range of tea and coffee. Fresh milk and water will be supplied. An iron and ironing board will be provided upon request.
Breakfast is complimentary. To see what we offer, please go to the Breakfast page.
On the 5th of May 1930, Amy Johnson, a 27 year old typist from Hull, took off from Croydon airport in her second hand tiger moth plane 'Jason'. Taking with her a thermos flask and some sandwiches, she became the first woman to fly solo to Australia, having earned her pilots license a mere ten months earlier. Her achievement made worldwide headlines and she became an overnight star.
Amy broke several records in the following years, a solo flight to Cape Town in 1933, and together with either her husband Jim Mollison or her copilot Jack Humphreys, flights to Moscow, Tokyo and India were also record breakers.
At the outbreak of the second world war, being ineligible for RAF service, Amy joined the Air Transport Auxiliary, rising to the position of First Officer, she was responsible for ferrying RAF aircraft around the country. On the 5th of January 1941, while transporting a plane, the horrendous weather conditions had blown Amy's plane way off course and she was seen bailing out of the plane along the coast near Herne Bay. Despite attempts to rescue her from a nearby ship, she was never found and her death remains a mystery, Amy was 37 years old.
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