The Friends of Chippenham Museum welcomed 130 guests to their special screening of documentary film Secret Spitfires on September3.

The screening took place at the Neeld Community & Arts Centre on the 80th Anniversary of the declaration of the Second World War, with the film revealing how Spitfire fighter aircraft were built in secret in the heart of Southern England in locations including Trowbridge.

The film was introduced by Director Ethem Cetintas, who gave insight into processes of making the documentary.

After the film, guests enjoyed a questions and answers session with Norman Parker, a Spitfire engineer now in his 90s.

Ray Alder, Chair of the Friends of Chippenham Museum, said: “We were thrilled to welcome so many to the film screening, demonstrating a real interest in this local story.

"Being able to meet the film Director Ethem and Norman the Spitfire Engineer really brought the story to life for our audience and we’d like to thank them both for coming to Chippenham.”