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The Spitfire

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Another Spitfire update....this time the focus could be moving to the Castle Vale stories of buried Spitfires. Can't you tell I'm fascinated by this story.
I do like happy endings mind you. Hoping. https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/ne...-dig-for-spitfires-in-birmingham-says-1246086
Me too Jennyann. This is relatively 'modern' archaeology. Do so hope some of these are found, whether abroad or on our doorstep. The article mentions some of the UK buried parts being greased before burial, which doesn't sound to me like disposal. How interesting. Viv.
 

RoyAAllsopp

proper brummie kid
Re: Replies Here

Like to know more about the people who worked at the Castle Bromwich Factory
My Father was Albert Allsopp who was a Maintenance Fitter were there anymore work mates who worked with him or perhaps knew him
I know its a bit of a long shot
 
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Wendy

Guest
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I do hope someone finds something one day. I think burying items in these days was common. I remember talking to an elderly lady a few years ago who lived on a farm here in Tamworth. She told me a lot of machinery from the farm was buried in the 50's like cheese presses and other cheese production machinery. So why not planes etc.
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
What is the reason for burying them in the first place ?? and surely burying crates that size would be easy to locate plus records would have been kept of location and people concerned with the burying would have passed information to friends and family members It all seems a bit far fetched to me, hope I am wrong. Eric
 

mike jenks

master brummie
Hi

just had a Fantastic piece on Flog it. A south African Air force Spitfire fully restored
took 9 years and still flying from Manston.

Mike Jenks
 

maypolebaz

master brummie
Hi

just had a Fantastic piece on Flog it. A south African Air force Spitfire fully restored
took 9 years and still flying from Manston.

Mike Jenks
"Flog It"? I fantasise about attacking that Paul wotsisname with a blunt pair of shears and hacking those stickey-out bits of hair off the sides of his head !
 

derekw

master brummie
I'm don't know if this info has been posted before but I was in the BBC shop in the Post Box yesterday and noticed there was a nice painting in the foyer named ''A Spitfire over Castle Bromwich.''.....there's a photo of it on the BBC website.
 

tinywizz

New Member
Hello, I'm a newbie to the site and found this thread really interesting. My husband's family have a link to Castle Bromwich and the building of the spitfire and family legend has it that my husband's grandfather helped to design the landing gear on the spitfire. He was Joseph Robinson and came to Castle Bromwich (originally an Aston Cross lad) from Dagenham. Does anyone have any information or can direct us to clarify this "rumoured legend". Thanks. Joseph was from Stella Street around 1897. Thanks.
 
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