Spitfire flypast announced for transport show

By Jonny Drury | Welshpool | Mid Wales entertainment | Published:

A Mid Wales town may have lost its air show but people in the area will still be able to enjoy Britain's favourite plane later this month.

Spitfire flypast planned

Welshpool Air Show was cancelled this year after the town council decided that mounting costs meant it wasn't viable to continue the event.

However, councillors acted quickly to put on a new event, the Welshpool Transport Festival which will run on June 23 and 24.

Hundreds of visitors are expected to descend on the town and will witness one of Britain's favourite planes, the Spitfire, making a headline appearance over the town's skies.

The festival will see a number of vehicles attending, with the Spitfire scheduled to fly over at 2.50pm on June 23.

The event will be on both the Saturday, 10am to 5pm and the Sunday 10am to 2pm and will include a variety of events over several locations including canal boat trips, and a selection of vintage vehicles on show in the town.

There will be a free park and ride on June 23 from the livestock market to the tourist information centre.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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