The day Vincenzo Lunardi touched down
|Image courtesy of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington|
Released for public use by Archive.org under the terms of Creative Commons
On the afternoon of Wednesday 15 September 1784, North Mymms entered aviation history.
The Italian balloonist, Vincenzo Lunardi, making the first manned aerial voyage over England, touched down briefly in a cornfield near the parish border with Northaw.