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Film: The Secret Spitfires

27 February 2019 Salisbury Arts Centre


Wednesday 27 February at 2pm
Salisbury Arts Centre

The Secret Spitfires is the story of young girls, boys, women and a handful of elderly men who built thousands of Spitfires in secret during World War 2.

Spitfires were the nemesis of the Luftwaffe, which was ordered to destroy the Spitfire factories leading the Germans to believe they had stopped the production of Spitfires for good. But once factories in Southampton had been destroyed, manufacturing of Spitfires moved to shadow factories in small towns and villages. One such place was Salisbury in Wiltshire. Here, sheds, workshops, garages, bus depots and a local hotel were used to build parts which were then assembled into complete aircraft and flown from local fields to waiting RAF pilots. This film, three years in the making, tells the amazing history of the secret Spitfires for the very first time through the stories of surviving workers and eye witnesses. 

The film contains much unique archive footage and previously unseen images.

Tickets: £5


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Running Time: 52mins approx

Booking Details

Certificate: PG

SALISBURY MULTIBUY! Enjoy 20% off when you book for 5 or more Fest West events* across Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Playhouse at the same time

*excluding Exposure, workshops and the South West Symposium

(This offer is valid until Saturday 1 December, subject to availability and not to be used retrospectively).

Running Time: 52mins approx

Access Performances

Dementia Friendly 

Tickets and times

  • Wednesday 27th February
    Dementia Friendly