Belton’s Spitfire Prom makes triumphant return

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THE Spitfire Prom at Belton House made a triumphant return on Saturday, with more than 4,000 people enjoying an extravaganza of classical music and fireworks.

The event, which returned to the National Trust property after a two year break, featured a performance from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with mezzo soprano Juliette Pochin appearing as guest soloist.

The concert opened with music from the RAF Regiment Band, who marched around the parameter whilst the crowds enjoyed their picnics.

They were followed by a spectacular flypast from two Spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The evening concluded with a firework finale choreographed to The Dambusters theme.

Lincolnshire National Trust general manager Alec Gordon said: “I’m delighted that more than 4,000 people attended to enjoy the Belton Spitfire Proms. After a break of two years, we were determined the event should be better than ever.”