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The Secret Spitfires

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Kennet Valley Hall

Overton Road

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Marlborough

SN8 4EL

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A further opportunity to see The Secret Spitfires, the moving and powerful story of ordinary people who helped save Britain in WW2

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THE SECRET SPITFIRES

Kennet Valley Hall, Overton Road, Lockeridge, Marlborough, SN8 4EL

7:00 for 7:30pm, Sunday 22 September 2019

In 1940, the Germans succeed in destroying the Spitfire factories in Southampton, believing they have ended the threat from their nemesis. But unknown to them, the British decide to build Spitfires in secret. Rural Towns and cities in the South of England become a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, a bus depot and even a hotel. With a workforce mainly made up of unskilled young girls, boys, women, elderly men and a handful of engineers, thousands of Spitfires were built, becoming instrumental in winning the war.

Witnesses account this never before told story of amazing achievement, recounting times of terrible sadness as well as joyous times that include GI’s, a Glen Miller concert and a Joe Louis boxing match. It's set against a backdrop of picturesque English countryside, the RAF pilots who fly them today and of course, the iconic Spitfires themselves. This incredible story concludes with Dame Vera Lynn reciting a moving poem written by a Spitfire pilot.

We invite you to join us for a screening of this moving and powerful story together with a Question and Answer session afterwards with Norman Parker, one of the last Spitfires engineers who worked on these magnificent machines. Ninety year old Norman was an engineer in the final assembly plant and historical adviser to the film.

Tickets are £10.00 each via Eventbrite, to include light refreshments. Please bring your Eventbrite ticket for entry to the venue. There will be a cash bar at the event. Doors open: 19:00. Event Starts: 19:30. Approximate end time: 22:00

https://secretspitfires.com

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This event is hosted by and is in support of Crofton Beam Engines, Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. www.croftonbeamengines.org Registered Charity: CC209206

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Tickets for Special Events by Crofton Beam Engines are issued on the following terms and conditions:

1. Tickets for Special Events are valid only for the Event, the number of person(s) and the date(s) stated on them, and are non-refundable. All visitors to Crofton, including members of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, must have a ticket to gain entry to any part of the site / external venue during a Special Event.

2. During your visit you must retain your tickets safely for production on demand by our staff.

3. Although we will endeavour to ensure that there is no change to our advertised arrangements for the Event, we reserve the right at our discretion to alter these arrangements without notice. We will always make our best efforts to inform people of any change.

4. In the unlikely event that, for reasons outside our control, the whole Event is cancelled, we will attempt to contact you (by email to the email address provided in your order) in advance. We will also endeavour to rearrange the event at a future date. Tickets will automatically be valid for entry to a Special Event advertised as being a rearrangement of the cancelled Event.

5. The right to admission to an Event is reserved by the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. Taking health and safety, environmental and security concerns into account at our reasonable discretion, we may refuse to allow entry to the venue / our premises, or remove from the venue / our premises any person that fails to comply any reasonable instructions that we (or our staff or third parties instructed on our behalf) may give to visitors from time to time.

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