Beverley-based Bostonair Group, a significant provider of services to the aviation industry have revealed a very eye-catching “Moth for Amy” sculpture to celebrate the launch of the Amy Johnson Festival. This superb sculpture was created for Bostonair by local sculptor Saffron Waghorn, and was designed by Hull artist Laura Beardshaw. The Moth has been installed at the company’s prestigious new offices at Norwood House in Beverley, a historic location in itself.
The moth has a very special place in aviation history because Geoffrey de Havilland, a pioneering aircraft engineer, designer and manufacturer was also a lepidopterist from a very early age. It was his passion for moths that lead him to name many of his planes after these insects!
Amy Johnson was born on 1st July 1903 in Hull, some 113 years ago. Amy became one of the most influential and inspirational women of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930 and set a string of other records throughout her career. To celebrate Amy’s legacy and the impact she had on so many people led to the creation of The Amy Johnson Festival, and by using her remarkable story to create an exciting programme (from 1st July through to 6th September 2016) based on art, science and engineering.
Mark Parkes, Managing Director of the Bostonair Group said: “With our heritage and history in the area and a strong Aviation business both Bostonair and Amy Johnson dovetail together perfectly. I am delighted to support and provide sponsorship for this very special project which has led to a number of special “Moths for Amy” sculptures being created and located in Hull and the surrounding area. The Amy Johnson Festival will bring thousands of visitors into Hull via a strong social media and online PR campaign and this will really give the City a real boost ahead of 2017’s ‘City of Culture.
Visitors to Bostonair’s “Moth for Amy” sculpture are invited to share photos with the Company on Social Media. Follow on Twitter @BostonairGroup
For more information on the Bostonair Group visit the website www.bostonair.co.uk
For more information on “A Moth for Amy” visit http://amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk/a-moth-for-amy/