Spitfire Memorial

Spitfire Memorial

In 1941, residents of Lytham and St Annes raised £6,500 to buy a Spitfire plane, and in 2012 a memorial was created to that magnificent wartime effort

Spitfire memorial at Fairhaven Lake - photo from Keith Swallow
Spitfire memorial at Fairhaven Lake – photo from Keith Swallow

John Coombes led the volunteer fundraisers in their twenty first century campaign to once again fund a Spitfire, which pays tribute to the lost men and in particular the pilot, Sergeant Alan Lever-Ridings, who also had family connections in the area – his mother and grandparents lived in St Annes.

The nine metre long, full size replica Spitfire is displayed as if in flight, suspended on a pole support mounted on a plinth.

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The original Lytham St Annes Spitfire W3644 was shot down off the Devon coast while returning home after escorting bombers over France.

Read the full article about the Spitfire Memorial here

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