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Women With Wings

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB

Tel: +(0)1704 533333

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Women With Wings

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About

Carloyn Kirby explains ‘This illustrated talk tells the story of how I came to write When We Fall through the lives and careers of four female pilots of World War II.

The original inspiration for my novel lay with the amazing airwomen of Air Transport Auxiliary who overcame many barriers to fly warplanes from factories to RAF airfields during the war. My talk will focus on three of these women, including Amy Johnson, highlighting the glamour, excitement and daily dangers they faced in the skies above wartime Britain.

Flying in even more perilous skies was the Polish air force pilot, Janina Lewandowska, the real life character who is at the heart of the fictional story of When We Fall. Janina was a pioneering aviator and the only female victim of the notorious 1940 massacres of Polish prisoners of war by the Soviet Union at Katyn – the real event that underpins my novel.

Using photographs and visuals, I will explain how, over more than ten years of writing, my novel was shaped by the lives and fates of these remarkable women.”

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  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Disability Access
  • Facility for service dogs

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Date (13 July 2022)

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