“IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A STORY ABOUT A FEMALE BALLOONIST WHY NOT TELL THE STORY OF A REAL ONE?”

Image source: Wikimedia Commons On Monday we posted the story of how Crystal Palace balloon pioneer Henry Coxwell had been airbrushed from a new film called 'The Aeronauts' and replaced by a fictitious female character. News From Crystal Palace approached Keith Moore, head of library at the Royal Society, after reading his comments in the … Continue reading “IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A STORY ABOUT A FEMALE BALLOONIST WHY NOT TELL THE STORY OF A REAL ONE?”

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BONKERS! AMERICAN FILM TURNS CRYSTAL PALACE BALLOON PIONEER HENRY COXWELL INTO A WOMAN

A new American film about the pioneering exploits of the first Crystal Palace balloon captain Henry Coxwell has turned him into a woman. The film includes scenes involving the historic flight made by Croydon resident James Glaisher - played by Eddie Redmayne - and Coxwell when they attempted to break the altitude record for a … Continue reading BONKERS! AMERICAN FILM TURNS CRYSTAL PALACE BALLOON PIONEER HENRY COXWELL INTO A WOMAN