A harbour town is gearing up to mark the 75th anniversary of a historic transatlantic flight by pioneering woman aviator Amelia Earhart.
Amelia Earhart landed at Burry Port.
When she left Trepassey Bay in Newfoundland on 17 June,1928, as a passenger on the Friendship, it is doubtful that Earhart had Burry Port in west Wales in mind as her destination.
But after 20 hours and 49 minutes the plane touched down in the harbour and Earhart became the first woman to make the crossing.
Now Burry Port will mark the 75th anniversary of the flight in June with four days of festivities.
We are organising a few days of celebrations for the whole community to become involved
Earhart, along with pilot Wilbur Stultz and mechanic Louis Gordon, were greeted as heroes and their exploits reported around the world, even though it is thought they were aiming for Ireland.
On June 18, 75 years to the day since the Friendship touched down, there will be an RAF flypast and the unveiling of a memorial plaque.
Pupils from all the schools in Burry Port will be invited for a picnic and a day of competitions.
Shops are being asked to create 1920s themed windows, there will be an American evening at the local Memorial Hall and on the Saturday a huge fun fair will be set up near the harbour.
Plans will be finalised in the next two weeks, but it is also hoped to have an American jazz band, line-dancing, demonstrations by the sea rescue services and a classic car rally.
Burry Port Harbour is being redeveloped
One of those looking forward to the week is Clive Howells, who will be Burry Port's mayor by the time celebrations are underway.
He is a member of the joint organising committee established by Burry Port and Pembrey Town Council and Carmarthenshire Council.
"We are organising a few days of celebrations for the whole community to become involved," he said.
"There has been interest from across the pond because she is very highly thought of over there."
Visitors to Burry Port can already find references to the pioneering flight.
There is a small memorial near the town's new police station which is being restored and the buoy where the sea plane was tethered on landing is on show at the harbour.
The George Hotel has a bar named after the plane and pictures of Amelia Earhart and the landing adorn the walls.
Within the last year the harbour has been impounded, creating a permanent body of water, and there are plans for housing and leisure developments nearby.
Mr Howells said he hoped further use would be made of the town's link in the future.
"Hopefully it will be a good marketing point for Burry Port when the harbour development has been completed," he added.
Earhart went on to become one of the pioneers of early flight but disappeared just short of her 40th birthday in 1937, while attempting to circumnavigate the globe.
No trace of her or her plane was ever found.