Spilsby aircraft picture sold at auction

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An original picture of local WWII aircraft by famous artist Frank Wootton OBE went up for sale at renowned auction house Brightwells, Leominster, Herefordshire. recently.

The picture depicts what is thought to be a 207 Squadron Lancaster, coded EM-W With other Lancasters in the background on a bombing raid at night, somewhere over enemy territory.

The picture is circa 1944 and 207 squadron was based at local wartime airfield, RAF Spilsby at that time.

On Wednesday, March 19, at auction, the artwork estimated for sale at between £800 and £1200 sold for a hammer price of £900.