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Hot Air Balloon and Parachute Display, Flower Show, Ilkeston, c 1894
Pimlico Recreation Ground
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This is probably 'Captain' Sidney Spencer's balloon at the Ilkeston Flower Show on Pimlico Recreation Ground. This is not the same as the 1909 event. A double parachute descent, the lady shown could be Miss Emmie De Voy. She was one of the many female parachutists at the time who performed solo or duo parachute jumps at shows and other outdoor events: she was last heard of in about 1895-6. (Additional information very kindly supplied by Antony Freeman).
Pimlico Recreation Ground was improved in the mid-1920s as the Rutland Recreation Ground.