Looking back to their time in the skies

Two former WW2 Spitfire pilots will meet for the first time as part of Mais House’s upcoming remembrance of WW1.

This poignant and significant moment is part of a special day of activity at the Poppy Home in Hastings Road on Monday August 4 to mark 100 years since the start of The Great War.

Resident Brian Bird, who was a Spitfire pilot towards the end of WW2, will welcome his visitor and they will have the chance to look back together and share memories.

This will be against the backdrop of a Legacy Spitfire brought to Mais House by Martin Bisseker.

From 12-4pm the home will be open to the general public so everyone has the chance to see the Spitfire and take part, and staff will enter into the spirit of the day by wearing retro uniforms and serving a cream tea.