Gainsborough Heritage Centre is hosting a talk, on Wednesday 11 July 2018, to be given by John Steel titled, ‘Marshall Built Bristol Fighters’ at Gainsborough House, 18 Parnell Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2NB. This talk will detail the story of the First World War and the impact of the Marshall built Bristol Fighters.
Marshall Sons & Co of Gainsborough won a large number of contracts to build military equipment and these included military wagons, naval gun mountings, trench pumps and thousands of artillery shells. In November 1917 the company won an order to make the new Bristol Fighter which was a British two-seat biplane fighter and reconnaissance aircraft.
To find out more about the role of Marshall’s in building these Bristol Fighters during the First World War, then come along to the talk which will begin promptly at 7.30pm and the cost will be £4.00 with tea and biscuits available during the interval.
Further details can be obtained about the talk by email: [email protected] or call 01427 610526.