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Women Travellers: Lady Mary Heath

I watched this fascinating programme last week about aviator Tracey Curtis-Taylor retracing Lady Heath's 1928 South Africa to England flight in a biplane. I was brought up in Southern Africa, have travelled a lot in Africa and therefore hold a special affinity for it. I was amazed (and slightly embarrassed) that I had never heard of Mary and her incredibly brave and ambitious journey. Her journey wasn't without its problems when heatstroke caused her to crash in Southern Rhodesia and she was also shot at by local tribesmen as she crossed Libya. On the 17 May 1928, Mary’s small Avro Avian biplane made a bumpy landing at Croydon aerodrome after flying 10,000 miles from Cape Town and she was

Etsy Made Local 2017 - Richmond

I will be exhibiting my leather camera bags & straps (Mapp of London) at The Etsy Made Local 2017 - Richmond event held on Saturday 2 December in the beautiful Georgian building of the Richmond Adult Community College, in the main Atrium Hall & adjacent Cafe areas. Come and meet me & 40 other local designers and makers, join one of the workshops & have fun Christmas shopping - there will be something for everyone (even those who already have everything!)

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