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25/10/2021

Mayor of Derry and Strabane unveils plaque in honour of Amelia Earhart

Memorial site unveiled where American aviation heroine gave press conference

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle, has unveiled a plaque at the former Northern Counties Building in recognition of American aviator Amelia Earhart who was the first female pilot to complete a solo Transatlantic flight.

The building was the location of Amelia’s first press conference following her historic journey from Newfoundland in Canada to Derry.

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