Spitfire pencil and topper, made of solid pewter. The perfect Southampton gift!
For the barrel of the pencil, choose either wood or silver. It features ‘A Southampton Story: Made in Here’. The Trivia Tag is inserted on the reverse side of the (biodegradable) bag, also filled with (biodegradable) tissue paper and (biodegradable) sticker.
Choose the story you want on the back of the Trivia Tag. See below to choose the one you want. Then drop us an email and we’ll do the rest!
Birthplace: ”Southampton is the birthplace of the Spitfire aircraft, which saved the country during the Battle of Britain in WWII. Devised by R.J. Mitchell, the first Spitfire flew in 1936. Only 12 were initially ordered but more than 22,500 were eventually built.”
Nickname: ”R.J. Mitchell, designer of the famous Spitfire fighter aircraft, wanted it to be called the Shrew or the Scarab. Instead it was named after the daughter of Mitchell’s boss, whose fiery character had earned her the nickname ‘spitfire’.”
Schneider: ”The Schneider trophy air race was the most dangerous sport in history, a speed contest for sea planes held several times in Southampton waters. The trophy was won by Great Britian with RJ Mitchell’s SB-30 breaking the air speed record at 407 miles per hour in 1931.
Read more about the Schneider Trophy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schneider_Trophy
To see the Schneider Trophy and a Spitfire, visit Southampton’s Solent Sky Museum: https://www.solentsky.org/
Please remember to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of Trivia Tag so we can get your personalised order ready for you!