Earhart supporters vow to keep site

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The Amelia Earhart centre in Ballyarnet Country Park in Derry marks the spot where the American flier - the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic - touched down in Europe after her record-breaking flight in 1932.

The museum has been earmarked for closure by Derry City Council as part of a package of cost-cutting measures to save £1.5m from the city's rates bill.

Derry City Council have said they had to make "difficult decisions" in order to minimise the impact of the savings on everyday services.

The council said that for that reason they are currently in discussions with Mr Thompson and other representatives, and are considering options which include relocating the Earhart story to other council facilities.

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