75th Anniversary Celebration held in Burry Port
On June 17, 1928, Amelia Earhart departed from Trepassy, Newfoundland, as a passenger with co-pilots Wilmer "Bill" Stultz and Louis "Slim" Gordon. It took 20 hours and 40 minutes for the plane, a Fokker F7 named Friendship, to cross the Atlantic Ocean. On June 18th, the plane landed safely in Burry Port, South Wales. Amelia Earhart had become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.
The Amelia Earhart Festival began on June 18, 2003 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the landing and continued until June 22nd. Various events held in and around the harbor area included the unveiling of commemorative artifacts, music, demonstrations in the air, and activities for all ages and songs of praise.
Below are several photos taken of the refurbished Amelia Earhart Landing Memorial at the harbor.