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Handbill giving 'An Account of Mr. G. Courtney's Second and Last Grand and Terrific Flight From off St. Vincent's Rock into Leigh Wood!' on 5 June 1826

  • GB 3493 196
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  • 6 June 1826

The handbill describes Mr G. Courtney's second attempt of crossing the Avon Gorge at 6:30pm on Monday 5 June 1826. The first crossing took place on 22 May 1826 when Courtney 'flew' across the Avon Gorge horizontally from a rope suspended from a point above the Giant's Cave to a tree in Leigh Woods. As well as a poem, the item includes a woodcut illustration showing winged figure flying over the Avon Gorge.

Bonner, H, printer, 4 Unity Street, St. Philips