Spitfire exhibition at Purfleet

PURFLEET Heritage Centre is running a special exhibition to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Spitfire.

The exhibition is on at the centre, in Centurion Way, every Sunday and Thursday from March 6 to 27, and will feature archive photographs and documents.

The exhibition will showcase the career of Reginald Joseph Mitchell, who designed the iconic British aircraft.

The aviation genius died of cancer at the age of 42, just a year after the Spitfire’s maiden flight on March 5, 1936.

International aviation artist Barry Weekley will be at the launch of the exhibition on Sunday, March 6, to sell signed copies of a new print of the prototype Spitfire.

Admission is £3 for adults, £2.50 for senior citizens and £1.50 for children.

Call 01708 523409 or 07751 099352, or visit www.purfleet-heritage.com.

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