Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Coffee Morning and Exhibition February 2nd

The subject of our exhibition at Saturday’s Local History coffee morning was ‘Pembrokeshire’s contribution to early aviation history’. We usually make up an exhibition on different themes to accompany the coffee mornings (which are held on the first Saturday morning of the month at Monkton Priory Church Hall) and this involves a fair bit of work.  So, for a change, we borrowed an exhibition from the Pembrokeshire Museum’s Service. 
 From Pembrokeshire to Ireland
Did you know that the first successful flight across St George’s Channel to Ireland took off from Goodwick?  Well, this exhibition tells the story of that remarkable flight one hundred years ago when Denys Corbett Wilson flew his Blériot aircraft from Goodwick to Crane, near Enniscorthy, a journey of 65 miles which took one hour and forty minutes.  

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