Mrs Graham's account of her ascent from Norwich on 7 September 1825.
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Printed handbill giving Mrs Graham's account of her ascent from Norwich, Norfolk on 7 September 1825. George Graham and his wife, Margaret, made numerous balloon ascents in Britain between the 1820s and the 1850s, most of which ended in disaster, and were as famous for their apparent good fortune in surviving their adventures as for any aeronautical skill. On this occasion, Mr Graham had intended to ascend with a pasenger, Mr Harvey, but their combined weight was too heavy for the balloon so Mrs Graham took his place. She had very little experience in a balloon but managed to make a succesful flight lasting 25 minutes, landing at Brundell, eight miles north of Norwich. Printed by W H Booth, Market Place, Norwich. Dimensions: 230mm x 185mm.