Spitfire models to be sold at charity dinner

King's Lynn Spitfire Trail, planes installed around the town.'This plane has King's Lynn Town Hall as a backdrop ANL-150715-140715009
King's Lynn Spitfire Trail, planes installed around the town.'This plane has King's Lynn Town Hall as a backdrop ANL-150715-140715009
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Model Spitfire planes which formed a colourful art trail around the heart of Lynn this summer are to be auctioned for charity.

Twenty-four of the iconic planes were installed around the town as part of the town’s Air Training Corps squadron’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

The trail also coincided with the squadron exercising its Freedom of West Norfolk for the first time in July.

Now, officials have now announced that 16 of the planes will go under the hammer during a fundraising dinner, which will be held at the town hall on December 3.

Beneficiaries from the sales will include the Royal Air Forces Association.

A promotional leaflet for the event said: “Throughout the summer, many visitors and local people have taken part in the trail and many thousands of trail maps have been handed out.

“The trail has been a great success and the concept will hopefully be repeated in the future.”

Postal bids can be made until November 30 by writing to Fl Lt Pauline Petch at 5 Paul Drive, Fairgreen, Middleton, PE32 1RU.

A full list of the models being sold can be obtained by emailing spitfireflightpath@gmail.com

Meanwhile, tickets are also on sale for the 1940s-themed dinner, which will include music from Timescape, priced £27.50. To book yours, phone 01553 842149.