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    Weʼve raised £771 to Help refurbish and repaint the Lytham St Annes Spitfire W3644 and refurbish the RAF Memorial Plaques at Fairhaven Lake on the Fylde Coast

    Funded on Monday, 11th February 2019

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    The Lytham St Annes Fighter, Bomber & Coastal Command Memorial has been one of the top visitor attractions on the Fylde Coast since its construction in 2013. At its heart is a full size replica of the Mark Vb Spitfire W3644, Lytham St Annes, which served with 19 Squadron RAF during WW2. She was shot down in June 1942, with the loss of her 19 year old Pilot, Sgt Alan Lever-Ridings.

    The exact replica was purchased by the volunteers of the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team following three years of fundraising. The Spitfire has stood proud for Five years, but has recently been removed from her plinth for much needed repairs, improvements and repainting. The commeorative plaques are also in dire need of repolishing and colour infills.

    This crowdfunding campaign will help put this popular Spitfire back on Public display for another 5 years for many thousands of people to see, enjoy and reflect on. Donors can keep up to date with the Spitfires upgrade via our Facebook page.

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      1 year ago
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    • John Coombes1 year ago
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      John Coombes

      1 year ago

      Interest in our project has been great with over 3000 Facebook views and shares, sadly donations have been slower than anticipated, but we have four weeks in which we hope to get at least half the funds raised to start the new refurb works, this will help us order the specialist paints and set about our work programme - your interest is appreciated, your financial support vital to get this Spitfire back on Public display for Spring 2019. Thanks for reading and sharing - come on Lytham St Annes!

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    • Nigel Miller

      Nigel Miller

      Feb 11, 2019

    • jonathan ball

      jonathan ball

      Feb 11, 2019

      Wish it could be more. Enjoy seeing the spitfire every time we visit.

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 10, 2019

    • Rachel Snowden

      Rachel Snowden

      Feb 8, 2019

      It will be great to see the Spitfire back beside the lake.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 8, 2019

      £3.00

    • Lynn Robson

      Lynn Robson

      Jan 30, 2019

      We always stop and pay respects to all the brave pilots of these unbelievably small planes and thank them for what they did.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 27, 2019

      Good luck.

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