Spitfire Replica Coming to Essex

BlackburnNews.com file photo of Essex Town Hall.

The Town of Essex is looking to erect a Spitfire replica to honour the Essex County airmen and local Jerry Billings.

A new committee for the Essex Memorial Spitfire received approval from council and will now embark on a fundraising campaign.

“They were very receptive of it. Council suggested they get a hold of the town planners and to try and see if we can find a location possibly within the new streetscape layout,” says Linda Iler with the committee.

She says the replica will be made of fiberglass and is built by a company in England. The group estimates it could cost around $100,000 to build the replica and have it shipped to Canada from England.