Amy Johnson and Anna Neagle, Welsh Harp, Hendon, 1 April 1931.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
The opening of the speedboat season. Amy Johnson (1903-1941) English aviator, was the first woman to gain a certificate as a ground engineer and pilot. Famous for her record breaking flights she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary in World War II as a pilot. She was lost after baling out over the Thames Estuary. Anna Neagle (1904- 1986) was a major star of historical film dramas and was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1969. Photograph by James Jarche.