And now I must tell you about the launch of Glamour in the Skies…. an opportunity to have living history all in one place, which was in the very elegant Downer room at the Australian Embassy in London. There were 4 generations of stewardesses there, wonderful and spritely Olive Carlisle in her mid to late 80’s, very well groomed women from the 50’s, stylish women from the 60’s and Concorde and 747 stewardesses were there representing the 70’s to the 80’s. Many hangar doors were being opened, the din was deafening, as ex crew recounted experiences and recollections….laughter and smiles abounded.
Penny Downie, the acclaimed actress nominated for an Olivier award and who received the Dame Peggy Ashcroft award for best actress, amongst many other awards, launched the book. As Penny Downie said ,and you can see her in Invictus, the brilliant Clint Eastwood movie with Matt Damon and Morgan freeman … “ this was an rare occasion where a collective memory of history was present and has been put to print for the first time . How important it is to capture your history and your invaluable contribution to aviation history before it is lost… I congratulate you all.”