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Secret Spitfires tells the incredible story of how the 'planes that halted Hitler' were built in workshops, garages, garden sheds and even people's own bedrooms during the war years.

After the main Spitfire factory in Southampton was bombed in 1940, production was dispersed to locations so secret that even the neighbours did not know. Trowbridge was home to several hidden workshops, and ordinary people in the town built more than 200 of the iconic planes.

The fascinating 2016 documentary tells the story in the words of the people involved, with first-hand recollections, photographs and drawings made at the time. 

Secret Spitfires was shown at Trowbridge Town Hall last month and sold out so quickly that organisers, Starry Eyes Productions, have arranged this second screening. Once again it will be introduced by its star, former Spitfire assembly engineer and historian Norman Parker, now 95, who was also historical adviser for the film. 

The ticket price of £8 includes a cream tea after the film and there will be a raffle. 1940s dress encouraged! Please note that doors open at 1.30pm and the film will start promptly at 2pm.

All proceeds will go to Alzheimer's Support in memory of Andrea Staniforth.

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What they say about Secret Spitfires

"An amazing tale of an incredible generation - in their own words. I will never look at Fore Street in the same way again 
Norman is a wonderful speaker and it is all down to him that this story is known. It was a real privilege to hear him introduce this film today

 

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