See Southampton: Woolston Walk

Join us for a heritage walking tour of the site of the Woolston Supermarine Factory!

16 February, 2019 - 02 March, 2019

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    See Southampton presents

    Woolston Walks

    30 Jan - 2 Mar


    A guided walk by See Southampton to discover the contribution of the local people of Woolston and surrounding areas in the development and production of the iconic SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE fighter.

    Destruction of the Supermarine Woolston and Itchen Works between 24th and 26th September 1940 led to the establishment of the “Shadow Factories” in small premises, many locally, to produce the parts and sub components for later assembly and testing at Southampton (Eastleigh) Airfield and other locations in Hampshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire.

    Many skilled craftsmen were employed in the various plants supported by a huge force of female war workers most with initially little engineering experience. 8000 Spitfires mostly specialist marks were produced this way.

    Tickets can be booked through our box office. The walk costs £6, payable to the guide on the day.

    Tickets: £6 payable to the guide on the day