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Balloonomania Belles: An illustrated talk about the have-a-go heroines of early flight
6 November, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A Morrab Library talk on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 2pm
Sharon Wright, author of Balloonomania Belles: Daredevil Divas Who First Took To The Sky will give an illustrated talk about the have-a-go heroines of early flight.
Those magnificent women in their flying machines …
They were the brave and liberated stars of saucy bets, ludicrous fashions, balloon riots, death-defying experiments and fabulous feuds. Yet the very first women to fly are all but forgotten. From Georgian ‘balloonomania’ to Edwardian thrills, enjoy a voyage up, up and away through the wonderful world of the real lady aeronauts.
Booking essential & £4 suggested donation