CROWDFUNDING for a documentary about Spitfire planes has been extended until next Friday, August 18, in a final bid to raise the remaining £1,170 needed to complete the project.

Secret Spitfires, which looks at how the iconic fighter planes were built in secret factories in Trowbridge and across the country during World War Two, is more than three quarters of the way to its £5,700 crowdfunding target.

The documentary features archive footage of Trowbridge woman Joyce Hunt, now 95, working as a riveter at a Spitfire factory in the town. Planes were constructed at various places around Trowbridge, including in a purpose-built factory on Bradley Road, as part of a scheme to hide the factories from bombers.

Secret Spitfires director Ethem Cetintas said: “Crowdfunder has very kindly extended our deadline by two weeks as support for our project. This is not a usual action but they felt the secret story we want to release is a worthy one.

“This documentary is a tribute to that selfless generation who gave their all to save our country and guarantee our freedoms we all take for granted today. They never asked or received any reward or recognition for the incredible work they did and kept the secret to this day.

“Now it's our turn to make sure everyone gets to hear of their achievements and thank them all by letting everyone know what they had to do.”

The original deadline was last Friday, August 4, but donations are still rolling in and the campaign is running online at