First meeting for 2021: Glamour in the skies

27th February 2021

THE FEBRUARY MEETING of the New Farm & Districts Historical Society will take you aloft for an insider’s peek into the fascinating occupation of air hostess.

Imagine helping passengers with oxygen masks when flying over the Andes, or serving French champagne on Concorde… The job combines style, the thrill of flying, the joy of travel—and the need to keep one’s cool under all circumstances.

Our speaker is to be ex-stewardess and author, Libbie Escolme-Schmidt OAM, a Queenslander and former teacher who flew with BOAC (later British Airways) before working at their Training School.

Longtime locals will remember that New Farm was always popular with aircrew. For instance, TAA had a hostel in Bowen Terrace.

All are welcome on Saturday, 27 February, 2-4pm, at the Uniting Church Centre, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm. There will be room for 100 attendees with no need to book. A slimmed-down afternoon tea will be available. Entry: $5 (members $4). Covid precautions will be observed.

The presentation will be videoed, and shortly after may be viewed online. Libbie’s book Glamour in the Skies will be on sale. The book’s Foreword is by novelist Frederick Forsyth.

See the February 2021 Newsletter for more details.

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