Just after noon on June 18, 1928, inhabitants of the nearby town of Burry Port in Carmarthenshire caught the heavy drone of aircraft engines. Looking skywards they were soon able to pick out the graceful lines of a small orange aeroplane making its way to them. The aircraft, named "Friendship," landed in the Loughor estuary and just after 12.40pm.
Inside the aeroplane was Miss Amelia Earhart and by who became the first woman ever to fly across the Atlantic ocean. Amelia Earhart was not the only person on board. With her in the plane were the pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Lou Gordon had intended to leaveBurry Port that same night, heading on to Southampton, but they postpone their departure and spent the night in the Ashburnham Hotel.