The Secret Spitfire Screening with a Q&A with Norman Parker

About:
n 1940, the Germans destroyed the Spitfire factories in Southampton and believed they had ended the threat from their nemesis. But unknown to them, the British were building Spitfires in secret. Salisbury, a small market town in the south of England become a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, a bus depot and a hotel. With a workforce mainly made up of unskilled young girls, boys, women and a handful of engineers, over 2000 Spitfires were built, 10% of the total build, becoming instrumental in winning the war.

The central character is 90 year old Norman Parker who was an engineer in the final assembly plant and today is a highly respected historian on the subject.

All profits of the screening will go to the Amesbury History Centre and to the St Mary and St Melor Roof Fund.

Address:
Wyndham Hall, Church Street, Amesbury SP4 7EU

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Entry Fee: £10.00

When:
Saturday 6th April, 2019
7:00pm

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