February 22nd 7pm Ludgershall Memorial Hall.
Coming to Ludgershall a very special documentary film, Secret Spitfires. This film will be shown in the historic Ludgershall Memorial Hall on the big screen with stereo sound.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, with a break for tea/coffee which can be purchased from the bar. Tickets £6.00 each from Ludgershall Town Council office or via Castledown FM (see below for details).
Youngs adults welcome but no under 12's.
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 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 talk about 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. 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 Vera Lynne reciting a moving poem written by a Spitfire pilot.
This is the extended Directors cut with an additional 15 minutes of extras. This film was only shown for one day in the cinema in 2018 so this may well be your only chance to see this historic documentary.
Presented with the support of Castledown FM and Ludgershall Town Council Civic Events committee, funded purely by ticket sales. All profits to the Ludgershall Link scheme.
Ludgershall Town Council office details (for tickets):
22 High Street
Open Mon – Thurs 10am till 1pm
Or email John Sparrow (Castledown FM Vice Chairman) on email@example.com with your request for tickets and contact details.