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Ships, aircraft, trains and vans - Southampton has produced them all!

Southampton people know a thing or two about transport manufacturing, but wheels and wings are a bit of a feature. From the Spitfire to the Ford Transit van, one industrial site in Swaythling has a rich history of making both. Now that the Ford factory has finally closed its doors bringing an end to 50 years of transit van production (and the demolition of a site that was once home to Cunliffe Owen Aircraft, Cierva Autogiro and Briggs Motor Parts), we thought it would be a good idea to pitch up in the neighbourhood and involve the community in exploring the site's intriguing story.








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Our projects past and present
October 2016
It’s not every day you get asked to make a ‘flash mob’ exploring the culture of philanthropy. We had great fun working with students from Solent University and Totton College creating a lively 8 minute piece exploring the stories of some of Britain’s greatest givers.

(2012)
In the Spring and Summer of 2012, we worked with a group of visually impaired students at a Hampshire School, supporting them to set up and present their own radio station.

Supporting theatre company 'The Heroine Project Presents' with the education offer linked to their touring play
January - June 2016

A fresh look at the Battle of Agincourt, and Hampshire's connection to the unfolding of historical events.
April - October 2015