All Events

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
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    08
    Apr
    2018
    Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 8PP

    See the land surrounding Weston Airfield’s original WW2 era control brought to life by huge living history camps, military re-enactors and historic vehicles.  Meet British, German and Russian troops in their encampments and explore the Vietnam Village and get up close to incredible artillery and weapons including the 30 foot Bristol Bloodhound Missile.  We will be joined by incredible military veterans including the last surviving Dambuster, George ‘Johnny’ Johnson (Saturday only),  giving visitors a rare opportunity to have memorabilia signed.  Historic aircraft will be visiting the museum over the weekend (subject to flying conditions and availability) and visitors can even climb aboard a Vietnam veteran ‘Huey’ during open cockpit sessions and pilot a Lancaster Bomber flight simulator.  2018’s centrepiece charity will be Blesma, the limbless veterans charity.
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  • Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018
    8:30 amSevenoaks Suffolk Way Car Park

     

           

     

     

     

     

    The 2018 event will be the 10th successive year of this run. It is to commemorate the first time a body of troops was transported entirely by motor transport on an operation, back in 1909. Event is open to Military Softskin vehicles and Motor Cycles (sorry no armour) in use by British Forces (regardless of their country of manufacture) from 1909 to the present day, as well as and Veteran, Vintage and Classic cars and motor cycles up to 1945.

    The run is partially sponsored by the AA and leaves Sevenoaks around 10.00, travels down the A21, through Tonbridge, Pembury to Lamberhurst for a refreshment stop. Then on down the A21 to St Leonards, and along the sea front to the Stade exhibition area, near the fishing huts in Hastings where vehicles go on display.

    The run is being organised in aid of Combat Stress and is supported by the AA.

    Application forms can be obtained from James Baxter by email

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018
    Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE

    RAFBF are holding a 1940/1950 dance at the Great Danes Hotel.  All proceeds going to RAFBF.
    IMPS Members welcome, also possibly with a couple of small vehicles. For more info please contact Tony Little on 07910 174708.

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
    Sun
    13
    May
    2018
    Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree,  Essex, CM77 8PD

    Temple at War has rapidly gained an outstanding reputation for the high quality re-enactment on display.  In only the events fourth year it is now known throughout Europe as one of the best Military events to attend.

    This high quality Military and Vintage show will be returning home on 12-13 May 2018 to the fantastically atmospheric venue of Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree,  Essex, CM77 8PD
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  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
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    13
    May
    2018
    Railway Museum and Countryside & Craft Centre, Peene, Nr Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8AZ

    See Military Vehicles from the past century, find out about the famous Boche Buster gun, talk to the Desert Rats Living History Group in their camp, enjoy refreshments in the Tea Shop, exhibits on both parts of the site, watch crafts in George’s Barn.  Normal Museum admission prices.   If you have a military vehicle why not bring it along?  Email
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  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
    9:00 amSouth of Tunbridge Wells

    A green lanes outing but in the Weald area this time. Open to all vehicles no bigger than a land rover. There will be a stop at a local hostelry Free to come along.

    Put it in your diary - further details in due course.

    Organiser: Gareth Wear

     

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
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    20
    May
    2018
    Haworth, Bronte Country, Keighley

    Events take place throughout the village, including vintage vehicle displays, evacuees event, re-enactments, speeches from Churchill, Jive dancing, singing and bands playing. Market stalls offering a wide range of goods, food and souvenirs. Full details on the events, evening dances (Friday and Saturday) and additional parking in the village can be found on the event website and facebook page.
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  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    Sun
    20
    May
    2018

    For all things 1940s – live music, dancing, vehicles, fashion and so much more!  We’re turning back the clock to the 1940s for a not-to-be missed weekend of pure nostalgia!  So much to see and enjoy along the line the whole weekend.

    Book via website

  • Sun
    20
    May
    2018
    Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, near Maldon, Essex

    We would love to get military vehicles, militaria stallholders and re-enactors along to the event days.  Raising money to restore the Aerodrome back to how it was in 1916-1919.  Please see the events page on our website to view all events happening at the Aerodrome this year.  Book online.
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  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018
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    28
    May
    2018
    Dover Castle, Kent

    The castle’s renowned wartime event returns with more action than ever before! Witness an explosive battle, military encampments, talks, displays and live music. Immerse yourself in the spirit and explosive action of the 1940s.
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  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    03
    Jun
    2018
    Sellindge Show Ground, Swan Lane, Sellindge, TN25 6HH

    Following on from the success of last years show, we are looking for Military Vehicle entries for this years extravaganza. All the usual attractions and stands. The show helps to support the Royal British Legion. Contact Andrew Dorrell 07759 283833 or James Churchill 07877 458271
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  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018
    10am-4pmEWT's Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park

    Wanted….WWI and WWII re-enactment groups and military vehicles required for the above event at Essex Wildlife Trust.
    10am – 4pm.  Guided Walk 11am-1pm (£5 charge applies, call 01708 520264 to book).  1940s band, BBQ and wine bar, 10th Essex Regiment Display, RAF Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Society, Exhibition and Memory Booth, local artists, stalls and Children’s craft.
    Contact Kate Tyler, Deputy Centre Manager on katet@essexwt.org.uk

  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018
    Newport Pagnell

    Newport Pagnell Town Council are putting on a World at War vintage event on 9th June 2018. They had over 3000 people attend this event last year. They are seeking outdoor displays for the event and vehicles for our military vehicle show.  Please contact them by email if you are able to help by email.

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    17
    Jun
    2018
    8:30 amMustard's Farm

     

     

     

     

     

    Full details from Chris Beal email

  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018
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    17
    Jun
    2018
    Watercress Line Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Station Rd, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9JG

    It is a popular living history event that welcomes re-enactors, vehicle enthusiasts and day-trippers alike. Period Military vehicles and re-enactors are required to take part in this popular event. Contact on 01962 733810
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  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018
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    17
    Jun
    2018
    Quex Park via Manston Road, Birchington-on-Sea

    A new and exciting twist to this much loved event. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the cessation of Hostilities in WW1 and the 100th Anniversary of the RAF (Manston being one of the first RAF bases when it incorporated the Fleet Air Arm)
    Attractions include The Tigers Junior Motorcycle Display Team, massive display arena, see Scammells do what they were made for, have a ride in the APC and one or two special attractions to be released nearer the day, The Southern Skirmishers and more.  Food stalls, stage with live music, traders market selling all range of good and memorabilia as well as a well stocked bar.
    You can visit the very popular WW1 trenches, which has been updated with new and interesting trenches for 2018, visit the field hospital and German dugouts. Take part in training as well as the crawling assault course (can you beat your dad???)
    The Military Show is a great Day out for all the family. Dogs are welcome (subject to conditions), but must be kept on a lead at all times, for the comfort and safety of other visitors please clear up after your pet. Please be advised there will be loud bangs.   Contact details:  07969 058951
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  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    17
    Jun
    2018
    1030am-5pmMichelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QS

    We welcome vehicles, living history and displays of Allied Wartime equipment. The venue is steeped in WW2 history, including British, Canadian and Home Guard units.  Camping with period equipment is permitted over the weekend.
    If any members are interested they would be most welcome, be it military vehicles or period civilian vehicles.
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  • Sun
    24
    Jun
    2018
    Staple, Kent

    At the 2018 fayre you'll find the ever popular beer tent, Pimm's bar, barbecue, refreshment hall, hot doughnuts, tossing the bale, juggle-it-all, a brass band, classic cars, iconic scooters, birds of prey, live music, funfair and over 40 craft stalls.  Entrance £2, children under 12 50p, Seniors £1 and family ticket £5.  Military Vehicles welcome.  Please email
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  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    Lingfield Race Course

    MILITARY VEHICLES/ LIVING HISTORY AND RE ENACTORS (WWI IF POSSIBLE FOR 30 JULY) WANTED

    The Royal British Legion Surrey are holding 2 events this year and are looking for support at these events - hope you can help.

    30th June Lingfield Race Course: - Armed Forces Day. --- Racing and evening concert
    28th July Lingfield Race Course: - WWI Commemoration day --- racing and evening concert

    Any vehicle is welcome - free entry to vehicle 2 adults + 2 children, re-enactors need to contact Peter with details/ Numbers etc. and he will issue passes. Entry entitles you to stay to the racing and the evening concert.  Additional information from Peter Wakeham MInstF, Community Fundraiser Surrey.  Peter's Email
    Direct: 01273 411058 Mobile: 0782 6908603 Or Jeremy Hall phone 07989 833895 or Jeremy's email
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  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ

    In celebration of the Armed Forces Day we are theming our event around past and present and would like to be able to showcase some of the IMPS members’ military vehicles as this would really elevate what we already have planned.

    The space for the event is right by HMS Victory, so it will make for a really impressive view and the celebration of our Armed Forces will be centred around musical performances with concession stands and family fun to be had.

    Contact Megan Convery on 02392 891370 ext 2079 or by email

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    Crowborough Social Club, Croft Rd, Crowborough, TN6 1DL

    Wanted IMPS members with military vehicles to attend at the local Social Club in Crowborough.

    Contact: Jon O’Keeffe 07818 260992 /01892 459896 Email

  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018
    Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover, Kent

    Military vehicles may be able to attend this event.  To pre-book email Georgina Martin.

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    Godmersham Park, Godmersham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7DT

    The East Kent Provincial Freemasons are holding a Provincial Garden Party at Godmersham Park. This year, in this beautiful setting, we would like to make it more memorable, by commemorating the end of ‘The Great War’, along with WW2 and Modern Day. As is the custom to Masonic events, any profit that is raised at the event will be donated to charity. In this case, the proceeds will be donated towards the Cornwallis Trust (http://cornwallisekfc.org.uk/).

    Godmersham Park, during The Great War, served as a sub-station of RNAS Capel, Folkestone, to station an airship. With such an active history during the Great War, and this important anniversary, we felt that we should endeavour to educate fellow Masons and their families and believe groups, like yourselves, can help a lot in this regard.

    We have contacted Living History Groups, Re-enactment Groups and we hope to include groups like yourselves that could bring vehicles from either World War. This is a private event and so is not open to the public. We do not particularly want to advertise the event as it is meant to be for Masons and their families; however you and your families are more than welcome to attend.

    If you are interested or wish to know any further details, then please do not hesitate to contact us via Dean Faulkner (dfaulkner@imgroup.co.uk).

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018
    Old Hurst Farm, Temple Lane, Capel, Surrey, RH5 5LW

    Featuring an array of military vehicles, from the Second World War until the modern day. Enjoy vehicle displays, battle re-enactments, music, plus many trade stands and stalls.  More information on the website 

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018
    Tattersall Thorpe, Lincolnshire, LN4 4PE

    A museum within the original camp buildings. With re-enactors, military and civilian vehicles and displays. Stalls, NAAFI and beer tent. Contact John Haywood 01673 849393 or email
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  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018
    Jubilee Park, Stixwold Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QH

    Held at various locations around the village.  Military/classic vehicles, re-enactors and living history, vintage bus rides, outdoor concerts, dances, traders market plus much more.
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  • Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018
    8am-1pmDallas Auto Parts, Cold Ash Farm, Long Lane, Hermitage, Berkshire, RG18 9LT

    The legendary Dallas Dig Outs are held at our premises and are an increasingly popular fixture in the military vehicle calendar.  Sell those unwanted military vehicle parts or militaria from your boot for just £8, or come as a visitor – entry is just a £1.  We have onsite catering.  As well as a busy autojumbling event, enthusiasts enjoy the social aspect and of course Dallas Auto Parts is open for business with some special Dig Out Bargains!
    To reserve your pitch or find out more, call Liz Rivers : 01635 201124
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  • Sun
    15
    Jul
    2018
    Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, CR6 9RB

    We hope to make your day at the Car Show as much fun as possible with something for all the family to enjoy.  Of course the cars are the stars but there are plenty of other things to do with live music, dance displays, kids rides, jumble car stalls and much more.

    This year IMPS members are invited, a small donation upon entry which all goes to Mcmillian Cancer Support this year.  See website for further information.

    Military vehicles wanted!

    After last year’s successful event we are pleased to announce the military vehicles section is to expand. In addition, we would like to invite any living history groups for the day. All enquiries for military vehicles & LH displays application forms please contact Matt Stevens by email or on 07762 193438.
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  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    22
    Jul
    2018
    Henley on Thames

    Amphibious and Military vehicles are again invited to exhibit at the Traditional Boat Festival.  To enter please apply directly to Lyndon York using the form on the website.  If accepted, your entry will include your 3 day pass for the weekend. Passengers will require their own passes. These can be purchased with this form or from the Tickets page on the website.  Please note that due to revised Health and Safety requirements no vehicle movements, other than service vehicles, are permitted on the main Festival site during published Festival opening times. Please therefore arrive in time to be parked in your allocated area.
    Amphibious vehicles are an exception to this rule but must please remain within their allocated area and not go roaming the site, other than on the water!
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  • Sun
    22
    Jul
    2018
    Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster RM14 2TN

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    Wings & Wheels Family Festival 2018 with a dedicated Military Area! Cars, Bikes, Military Vehicles and family fun. Exhibitors can camp from noon Friday 20th July until noon Monday 22nd July. Free concert Saturday for all campers.

    Entry forms and information available from the website
    Contact Ciaran 01708 457040 or by email

  • Tue
    24
    Jul
    2018
    Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018
    The Hop Farm, Padock Wood, Kent

    The largest celebration of military history and vintage lifestyle in the world.

    Website

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018
    Lingfield Race Course

    MILITARY VEHICLES/ LIVING HISTORY AND RE ENACTORS (WWI IF POSSIBLE FOR 30 JULY) WANTED

    The Royal British Legion Surrey are holding 2 events this year and are looking for support at these events - hope you can help.

    30th June Lingfield Race Course: - Armed Forces Day. --- Racing and evening concert
    28th July Lingfield Race Course: - WWI Commemoration day --- racing and evening concert

    Any vehicle is welcome - free entry to vehicle 2 adults + 2 children, re-enactors need to contact Peter with details/ Numbers etc. and he will issue passes. Entry entitles you to stay to the racing and the evening concert.  Additional information from Peter Wakeham MInstF, Community Fundraiser Surrey.  Peter's Email
    Direct: 01273 411058 Mobile: 0782 6908603 Or Jeremy Hall phone 07989 833895 or Jeremy's email
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  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
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    05
    Aug
    2018
    Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Little Engeham Farm, Woodchurch, Kent, TN26 3QY

    Largest line up of Steam in Kent -  With over 40 full size steam engines taking part in arena events, steam ‘working area’ with threshing machines and saw benches, a Victorian Fair complete with Carousel and traditional side shows, Scale steam engines and ride on railways, classic cars, stationary engines, commercial, farming, military vehicles and stalls, there really is something for everyone.  The Weald of Kent Steam Rally is the largest event of its kind in Kent and is a great educational day out for all the family.
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  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018
    Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent

    This unique event held at Headcorn Aerodrome has a variety of vintage and modern aircraft displays, on the ground and in the air. A family event which includes static military vehicles, living history re-enactment groups, arena events, military stalls, children's entertainment and food stalls to make this a perfect day out.

    Combined Ops Website

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    Mon
    27
    Aug
    2018
    Kent Show Ground, Detling, Maidstone.

    The World’s largest Living History Event
    Now under new ownership, this enormous event includes multi period living history and re-enactments, collectors’ market and indoor fair it’s a fun long weekend’s entertainment for all the family. Public camping available (must be booked in advance). Full booking details on line or contact James Aslett 07595 511981  / +44 (0)1268 772 448.
    Website

  • Thu
    30
    Aug
    2018
    Mon
    03
    Sep
    2018
    Haillicourt, France

    Our annual pilgrimage to the Pas-de-Calais.

    Contact Tony Lawrence

  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2018
    EveningRAF Marham, King's Lynn, PE33 9NP

    Wanted…..WW2 enthusiasts with military vehicles and collectors to help with the above event.

    A WW2 themed camp is to be set up on the waterfront under the auspices of both the Officers and Sergeants Mess.

    Contact: Gerry Sutcliff by Email or phone on 07519 165778 or call Raf Marham 01760 337261 ext 7275

  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG

    In 2018 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena. As the only running Tiger 1 tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it!  Details via the website.
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  • Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018
    Firle, East Sussex

    IMPS members wanted to display their vehicles at the Classic Car Hill Climb, Firle, East Sussex.  The event is all about the cars and having a great time, live music, good food, bar and great company.  I would like to site a display, which could be both moving and static at the top of the hill (the main paddock is at the base of the hill).  The feel of the day is very much retro/vintage and so IMPS would fit in very well indeed. You would have pretty much a blank canvas to work with but of course I would have to be able to plan you in. The bigger and more impressive the better!  Set up by 0930.

    Contact Rob Bryant by email  or phone on 07835 754663

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018
    8am-1pmDallas Auto Parts, Cold Ash Farm, Long Lane, Hermitage, Berkshire, RG18 9LT

    The legendary Dallas Dig Outs are held at our premises and are an increasingly popular fixture in the military vehicle calendar.  Sell those unwanted military vehicle parts or militaria from your boot for just £8, or come as a visitor – entry is just a £1.  We have onsite catering.  As well as a busy autojumbling event, enthusiasts enjoy the social aspect and of course Dallas Auto Parts is open for business with some special Dig Out Bargains!
    To reserve your pitch or find out more, call Liz Rivers : 01635 201124
    Email
    Website

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018
    Newark County Showground, Nottinghamshire

    An indoor show at Newark County Showground, NG24 2NY, just off the A1/A46 junction, in the Lady Eastwood Hall. Open 9 til 3, free parking, indoor café. With up to 100 trade stalls selling Militaria.- From Military Vehicles, Books, Manuals, Vehicle parts, Uniforms, 40's Fashion, Radios, Medals, Models, Guns, Accessories and much more! Admission £5 per person. Also, sell your vehicle there too! We have a special parking area for you to display and sell your vehicle (for just £20 for the day). For more information (traders and public) either call or email.
    Call 07889 516401
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  • Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018
    Three Counties Showground, Wye Hall (Brown Gate), Great Malvern, Worcestershire UK

    A quality well attended event now entering its 16th year. This highly popular event is held at the all-weather indoor venue of the Three Counties Showground, Wye Hall (Brown Gate), Great Malvern, Worcestershire UK. If you’re looking for anything from vehicle parts, uniforms and books to medals, weapons, radios, manuals and models or anything military, this is the place to be, with over 230 stall pitches to choose from. Doors open to traders at 7.30am, and to the public at 9.00am. Admission is just £5.00. For further details or to book a trade stand contact: G.A. Promotions, 66 Atcham Business Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4UG.
    Tel: 07976 777117
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  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018
    7pm - midnightBoughton Golf Club, Brickfield Lane, Boughton, Boughton-under-Blean, Kent, ME13 9AJ

    In aid of Hill 112 Memorial Foundation with D.J. Terry Elliott, The Dulcettes and The Lindy Hoppers
    1940’s dress optional.  A prize for the best 1940’s dressed male & female chosen by none other than ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ (Stan Streather)
    Tickets £20
    Please contact for tickets:
    annettefigg@hotmail.com / heatherstanden1948@gmail.com
    Annette 07540 374683 / Heather 07985 751463

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    730 for 8pmThe Plough Inn, Leigh Road, Hildenborough, Kent, TN11 9AJ

     

    Christmas Turkey dinner with all  the trimmings - £15.00 pp  (sweets/coffee's available at your additional expense).

    Numbers limited - Entry form in the IMPS Newsletter

    Contact Nick Cowles on 01959 702207

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018
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    16
    Dec
    2018
    11am-4pmMichelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QS

    For the last of our Christmas events we will be celebrating a WWII Christmas!
    There will be lots going on throughout the day, you can take part in a wartime classroom lesson and try your hand at writing a message in Morse code.  You could participate in a Home Guard Drill or how about making a super special paper aeroplane and take part in our flying competition!  There will be a talk each day on the Home Guard or women in WWII.  How about learning more about the Evacuees that stayed at Michelham during WWII!  The Victory V’s will be singing on Sunday 16th 2-3pm so come and have a dance and a sing along!
    There will also be a childrens trail and crafts and the house will be decorated for Christmas through the ages!
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  • Wed
    26
    Dec
    2018
    Thu
    27
    Dec
    2018

    "We'll meet again, I do know where, I do know when, I know we'll meet again..."
    This Christmas, the Watercress Line invite you to join civilian and military re-enactors and experience the atmosphere of a WWII Christmas on the railway.  Whether this is a trip down memory lane, or a chance to make new memories, it is the perfect place to bring your family and guests after Christmas.
    On both the 26th and 27th December, our period stations will host re-enactors and the general public enjoying wartime music, steam and seasonal merriment. Come and join them for this unique experience.
    Your ticket will include all day travel on the railway, and you can hop on and off at all 4 stations enjoying the 40s entertainment on offer.  See website for more information.
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