A Flight too Far - The Story of Elsie Mackay off Glenapp, by Jack Hunter

A Flight too Far - The Story of Elsie Mackay off Glenapp, by Jack Hunter

Booklet published by the Stranraer and District Local History Society, 40 pages. A5 size booklet (N7273)

From the introduction: Today the name of The Honourable Elsie Mackay of Glenapp is probably not widely recognized either locally or nationally. However eighty years ago Elsie Mackay was a household name constantly in the newspaper columns. This was hardly surprising as she was the daughter of one of the richest and most powerful men in Britain, a wealthy heiress, a leading figure in fashionable London society, a successful stage and screen actress, and a pioneering airwoman. Yet there was another and very different side to Elsie Mackay. In the little world of Glenapp estate in south Ayrshire and in the surrounding villages this glittering, sophisticated, glamorous figure became Miss Elsie, a friendly, sociable, unpretentious person, who cared deeply about local communities and people, particularly those who lived on her father's estate, and who manifested that concern in manifold, unpublicised, practical ways.

Eighty years after the flight which cruelly and prematurely ended her life, it seems appropriate to seek to extend awareness of her remarkable personality and achievements with particular reference to the way in which "Miss Elsie" became the object of such affection and regard in the corner of south-west Scotland she loved so much.

The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs but is clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover