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The Sentinal (Spitfire Island)

Spitfire Island, Birmingham, England
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Worth a drive past

The significance of the memorial is rather lost as you drive around the island...This particular... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
mikeviettours
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Spitfire Sculpture.

Living in the area gives me lots of opportunities to pass this impressive sculpture of the iconic... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Keith P
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Spitfire Island, Birmingham, England
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The significance of the memorial is rather lost as you drive around the island...This particular area of Birmingham was synonymous with the building, manufacturing and supply of part to the fleet of aircart during the second world war. A modest testament to the people evolved...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Living in the area gives me lots of opportunities to pass this impressive sculpture of the iconic Spitfire. Positioned in the centre of a roundabout on a major road makes it tricky for a driver to fully appreciate the flowing forms of the piece nevertheless...More

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

A lovely piece of art work dedicated to the Spitfire. Just unfortunate in the middle of a very busy roundabout so the driver can't really appreciate it.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

An impressive spitfire monument mounted on a roundabout. I wish they would paint it as currently it is just being left to oxidise. I pass it many times as I drive past.

Thank Docmatt
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

During my working day, I pass this steel structure a number of times and there is historical significance to the reason it is there. Not only does it mark where the gates to the airfield was, but the Jaguar plant next to actually made the...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Well, you obviously wouldn't make a journey here just to visit this monument as its not exactly breathtaking and its in the middle of a roundabout. Nevertheless, I've drove past this multiple times over the decades and seeing it again for the first time in...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 4 April 2017

When all is said and done, this is simply spitfires on a road island but I bet not many people drive past this for the first time without mentioning it. Iconic and impressive in my opinion.Unforgettable.

Thank rayraysworld
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great idea to commemorate the building of Spitfire aircraft at the current home of Jaguar cars. Roundabout could do with brightening up though then again it's a roundabout.

Thank Onkar S
Reviewed 30 October 2016

It was good when it was first put up but as with most things....it;s been left to rot. The thing looks beaten and disgusting now, needs a good clean. Still it's good to have a look if youve not seen it before, just wish the...More

Thank Joshua L
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a while but I came back to see the island, as when I was an air cadet I attended the unveiling of this statue. It's a fantastic site, not menu people notice but if you look at the gates of the jag plant...More

Thank Ashley W
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