Your donation will help to pay for a blue plaque to be created, installed and celebrated.

Please help us to commemorate and celebrate significant people or events and help to tell people about local history.

We are the local charity that installs and maintains blue plaques on buildings in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.

It costs around £1,400 to create, install and celebrate each plaque. The majority of work is carried out by wonderful volunteers.

We are currently trying to raise funds for a plaque for:

Prudence Richarda Eveleen Townsend formerly Morrow-Tait (nee Routh) (1923 - 1982)

Richarda, or Dikki as she was known, was the first woman pilot to fly around the world between 1948 and 1949. She was born in Ickleton, Cambridgeshire and at the time of her flight she was living in St Regis, Chesterton Road, Cambridge with her first husband, Norman Robert Morrow-Tait (1905–1971), and their daughter, Anna Victoria Airy (1946-2023). St Regis, has been rebuilt as new graduate accommodation by Clare College who are very supportive of a plaque being installed on the building to celebrate Dikki and her achievement.

On 18 August 1948 Dikki left Marshall's Airfield in Cambridge and travelled around the world arriving back in England on 19 August 1949: France, Malta, Cyprus, Iraq, Bahrain, UAE, Pakistan, India, Burma, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, USA, Canada, USA, Canada, USA, Canada, USA, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, England.

During that time she had two crashes, a forced landing in Alaska (when her navigator had to return to Cambridge to sit his University exams), and she had to find a second navigator (Jake Ellis) and a new airplane to finish the journey. Richarda wrote a book about her journey called 'Thursday's Child: The Story of the First Flight Round the World by a Woman' which was published after her death in 2001 by her first navigator, Michael Townsend, who became her second husband.