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Planners back three major projects in Southampton

Daily Echo: The the Spitfire memorial is expected to look

6:10am Wednesday 25th June 2014

PLANNERS last night backed three major waterfront developments that are set to change the face of Southampton’s waterfront.

40-metre high Spitfire statue plans to go before planners

Daily Echo: The the Spitfire memorial is expected to look

10:30am Monday 23rd June 2014

PLANS for a giant statue in Southampton to celebrate the iconic Spitfire aircraft will go before planners tomorrow.

New location for city's Spitfire tribute

Daily Echo: The the Spitfire memorial is expected to look

4:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S long-awaited tribute to the Spitfire has a new home.

City among top tourist destinations

Daily Echo: City among top tourist destinations

2:50pm Thursday 17th January 2013

SOUTHAMPTON has been named among Britain’s most popular tourist destinations despite the recession.

£2m Spitfire monument is on launch pad

Daily Echo: How Southampton's Spitfire memorial will look

9:11am Thursday 8th December 2011

Southampton's gleaming £2m waterfront tribute to the Spitfire steps closer to becoming a reality after planners gave it the green light.

Spitfire memorial plans go on display

Daily Echo: How Southampton's Spitfire memorial will look

1:54pm Monday 10th October 2011

THE final plans for a tribute to RJ Mitchell’s iconic Spitfire go on display.

Spitfire completes flypast over Southampton

Daily Echo: Spitfire 75th anniversary flypast in Southampton

11:59am Saturday 5th March 2011

SEVENTY-FIVE years after the first time it happened, the Spitfire has once again taken to the air over Southampton.

Second Spitfire unable to make flypast celebration

10:20am Saturday 5th March 2011

THE second Spitfire due to be at Southampton Airport today has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Thousands expected for Spitfire flypast

Daily Echo: SPITFIRE: Flown by The Few but grounded to the disappointment of The Many

8:35am Saturday 5th March 2011

ONE of the world’s most iconic fighter planes will be tipping its wings to the county that created it today.

Flypast to celebrate 75th anniversary of the Spitfire

10:07am Wednesday 16th February 2011

City plans commemorative flypast to mark Spitfire's maiden flight.

Prime minister backs Spitfire memorial

Daily Echo: Unvieled: Spitfire tribute winner

3:52pm Friday 14th January 2011

PRIME Minister David Cameron has thrown his support behind plans to build a massive tribute to the Spitfire, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Spitfire tribute flying high at university

Daily Echo: Spitfire tribute flying high at university

9:29am Wednesday 24th November 2010

IT is an icon of the skies, soaring in view of a city’s tribute to many of those who it helped in the fight for freedom.

Thumbs up for Spitfire monument

Daily Echo: Unvieled: Spitfire tribute winner

3:38pm Monday 8th November 2010

THE chosen design for Southampton’s Spitfire monument has attracted overwhelming public support.

Unveiled: Spitfire tribute winner

Daily Echo: Unvieled: Spitfire tribute winner

2:00pm Sunday 7th November 2010

Designed to rise up to 50 metres above the city’s waterfront, this is the stunning winning entry in the competition to find a fitting tribute to the Second World War fighter plane in time for the 75th anniversary of its maiden flight.

Spitfire memorial designs top six

Daily Echo: The last six spitfire memorial designs on the table

9:10am Sunday 19th September 2010

Here they are – the final six entries.

Ideas for new Spitfire memorial pouring in

Daily Echo: SPITFIRE: Flown by The Few but grounded to the disappointment of The Many

12:46pm Wednesday 11th August 2010

MORE than 300 potential designs have been entered into a competition to find what Southampton’s new memorial to the Spitfire should look like.

National Spitfire design competition takes off

Daily Echo: Defence Secretary Liam Fox, centre, at the Solent Sky Museum with Cllrs Royston Smith, left, and Jeremy Moulton.

2:16pm Friday 5th November 2010

A NATIONAL competition to design a breathtaking new Spitfire monument for Southampton is being launched this weekend.

New waterfront setting for Spitfire tribute

Daily Echo: Museum for Spitfire pilots put in doubt

9:31am Wednesday 4th November 2009

A NEW waterfront location for Southampton’s Spitfire tribute can today be revealed.

Son of RJ Mitchell dies

Daily Echo: Dr Gordon Mitchell son of R.J. Mitchell with the plane his father designed

10:23am Monday 27th July 2009

GORDON Mitchell, the son of Spitfire designer RJ Mitchell, has died aged 88.

Spitfire memorial campaign begins feasibility study

Daily Echo: Chocks away for sculpture

10:07am Wednesday 20th May 2009

STUDIES into the final design, scale and cost of Southampton’s tribute to the Spitfire have been launched.

Spitfire sells for soaraway £1.7m

Daily Echo: Spitfire sells for soaraway £1.7m

8:10am Tuesday 21st April 2009

AN ICONIC Spitfire aeroplane made airworthy again thanks to a five-year restoration by a Hampshire firm, has sold at auction for more than £1.7m.

Spitfire for sale – and she’s ready to fly!

Daily Echo: FOR SALE: With the MkIX two-seat Spitfire is Peter Tuplin, managing director of Classic Aero engineering at Thruxton Airfield, near Andover.

10:46am Wednesday 8th April 2009

A RARE two-seat Spitfire, which is due to go under the hammer, went on show in Hampshire yesterday.

Museum for Spitfire pilots put in doubt

Daily Echo: Museum for Spitfire pilots put in doubt

11:30am Wednesday 25th March 2009

THE Ministry of Defence has been urged to ensure plans for a museum commemorating the efforts of Spitfire pilots in the Second World War are not delayed because of the recession.

Gordon Brown backs bid to honour Spitfire

Daily Echo: Gordon Brown backs bid to honour Spitfire with a 160ft memorial at Town Quay.

11:48am Monday 23rd February 2009

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown today re-iterated his support for a permanent monument to the Spitfire being built in Southampton.

Watch the Spitfire Tribute Foundation's promotional video

3:06pm Friday 13th February 2009

WATCH the new video about Southampton’s campaign for a stunning memorial to the Spitfire.

About the Southampton Spitfire Tribute Campaign

Daily Echo: Members of the Spitfire Tribute Foundation with Prime Minister Gordon Party at 10 Downing Street.

4:17pm Wednesday 11th February 2009

TOWERING into the skyline, it will undoubtedly be the grandest tribute to the Spitfire anywhere in the world.

'Spitfire to rival Angel of the North'

Daily Echo: The view from across Southampton Water of the proposed memorial.

1:15pm Wednesday 11th February 2009

BRITAIN’S tourism bosses believe the Spitfire tribute proposed to rise up at Southampton’s Town Quay has the potential to become a major international tourist drawcard.

Royal Pier developers back Spitfire

Daily Echo: Artist Ken Potts' impressions of Southampton's tribute to the Spitfire at Town Quay.

2:23pm Tuesday 3rd February 2009

AMBITIOUS plans for an enormous Spitfire tribute at Town Quay have received the backing of developers drawing up a new vision for the future of Southampton’s waterfront.

Mighty Spitfire monument gets mixed reaction

Daily Echo: The proposed Spitfire tribute on the end of the Town Quay

8:21am Monday 17th November 2008

TOWERING over Southampton’s waterfront skyline it will be a lasting tribute to the Spitfire.

Spitfire tribute plan approved

Daily Echo: Spitfire tribute plan approved

10:12am Saturday 15th November 2008

AN enormous tribute to the Spitfire will rise up at one of Southampton’s premier waterfront locations, the Daily Echo can reveal today.

Daily Echo’s campaign

11:02am Saturday 15th November 2008

IT is the latest boost to the Daily Echo’s campaign for a tribute to the Spitfire and the men and women who built and flew it, after Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave his public backing in the summer.

I’m glad my Spitfire idea is up for debate

Daily Echo: AIRBORNE: Cllr Hannides with a model of the proposed design.

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2008

THE artist behind Southampton’s giant illuminated Spitfire towering 160ft into the city skyline has welcomed the public debate on the issue.

How city's Spitfire memorial will look

Daily Echo: The Spitfire memorial in situ

9:06am Monday 29th September 2008

THE final design for Southampton’s proposed tribute to the Spitfire can today be unveiled by the Daily Echo. Soaring 160ft into the city skyline and with a wingspan of 110ft – three times the size of the legendary fighter plane – the memorial is set to become an internationally recognised landmark.

Time to find design for Spitfire memorial

Daily Echo: One possible design

11:17am Monday 18th February 2008

DESIGNERS are to be approached to submit their vision for Southampton's answer to the Angel of the North.

Spitfire memorial campaign has lift-off

Daily Echo:

9:01am Monday 29th October 2007

A HIGH-PROFILE team has been set up to turn the vision for a grand Spitfire memorial in Southampton into a reality.

Contact Us

Daily Echo: Contact Us

12:09pm Wednesday 11th February 2009

If you wish to contact the team behind the Daily Echo's Spitfire Tribute campaign, you can do so by: Email: Spitfire Campaign">peter.law@dailyecho.co.uk Phone: (023) 8042 4498 Post: Spitfire Campaign, Newspaper House, Test Lane, Southampton SO16 9JX



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