ABNEY PARK TRUST AND BIOGRAPHER SHARON WRIGHT JOIN FORCES TO HONOUR 19TH-CENTURY BALLOONIST MARGARET GRAHAM – THE FIRST ENGLISH WOMAN TO FLY SOLO – WITH A CAMPAIGN TO RAISE £5,000
Trailblazing English balloonist Margaret Graham, who currently lies in an unmarked pauper’s grave in Hackney’s Magnificent Seven cemetery and park, is the subject of a new fundraising campaign.
The local volunteer-led Trust has set a £5,000 target to pay for the memorial.
Mrs Graham was a pioneer of early female flight, showbiz celebrity and intrepid reporter who wrote gripping accounts of her aerial exploits.
And now the Abney Park Trust, which looks after the park’s ecology, history and community in partnership with Hackney Council, has paired up with Sharon Wright – journalist and author of “The Lost History of the Lady Aeronauts”.
The two are working together to honour Mrs Graham by raising money for a fitting memorial to her remarkable life.
To donate towards the headstone, CLICK HERE.
All details on the website HERE.