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Wartime in the Vale, Evesham, 20 & 21 June, 2015

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Hello,

Would have posted earlier but sadly my Father died in Feb & funeral was just last week so my thoughts have been elsewhere. Though at times, planning the show has been a positive distraction.

 

And after much consultation with local members & the MVT we have agreed that the show will now be organised independently by Ashdown which is an already established business based on site.

 

So the event is supported by local MVT members and I'm pleased to add that it is kindly sponsored by both the MVT and Cherished Vehicle Insurance, so the changeover should be seamless as the format & layout will remain much the same. Though this year will be Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and have booked a full-sized model Spitfire with a working Merlin engine that will be running at various times during the day, so that should sound fantastic, in addition to the BBMF flypasts that we have applied for.

 

I know many of you have already booked in, so thank you for that, but if any others would still like to join us the easiest way is to do it online here: http://www.ashdowncamp.webs.com/onlinevehiclereg.htm

 

Again we are likely to have in the region of 400+ mv's & 500+ re-enactors, we will also attempt to integrate more of those vehicles into groups displays.

 

I also like the suggestion on another post about hosting a Diamond T section, so if you guys have other suggestions then do please contribute.

cheers

Paul

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I'm also pleased to confirm that one of the stars of the show has confirmed attendance & thats the LVT Water Buffalo, so we are really pleased with that, as there are very few shows where that will be seen running.

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John Pearson and myself will be there with the Valintine DD and a Ferret plus other items hopefully.

Al

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John Pearson and myself will be there with the Valintine DD and a Ferret plus other items hopefully.

Al

Hi Al, that would be great to have it, thanks for letting me know, cheers Paul

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Pleased to say we received notice today from the RAF Air Events Team that we will be graced by the Lancaster on the Sunday, yippee!

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Yes I see what you mean Gareth:

 

Sorry, this page was not found.

Looks like the page you were looking for is no longer available.

 

I've already booked the Pig in so that looks like 120 miles of fun. Not sure what worries me the most, getting up some of those hills or trying to come down them gracefully :-D

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Hi, not sure what happened, might have been some temporary glitch, as appears to be working.

 

Just over 300mv's booked in so far with the majority booked online.

cheers

Paul

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And here's the latest nissen, no. 11, whilst the frame went up nearly two years ago, Bob only recently bought some more tin & managed to fit last week, so this will now become the Armoury come show time as we had outgrown the railway carriage.

 

I had wondered if this might be the last building to go up but no, some of our local members/re-enactors have just bought an ex RAF mess hut, 30m x 6m, needs a bit of work but plan to have it rebuilt at the camp later in the year & used for a new display in 2016.

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It's a grand show for sure and one of my favourites..

..I'm hoping to bring along my Hudson Commodore..I know she's not military but she is a 1946 car so?... and the same model was used as a staff car so?..anyways ! ...hoping she'll be considered 'close enough' :)

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Glad you like it & the Hudson sounds interesting. Any civi vehicle pre-1950 is welcome, no age restriction for mv's just civi ones or else we would be over subscribed.

So thanks for your entry.

Cheers

Paul

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Nearly up to 450 military vehicles so if the weather is kind we will be up on last year.

 

Had a working party at the camp yesterday, to do lots of creosoting/painting, cleaning windows, re-taping windows & weeding etc so thanks to all those that have registered so far & for the help yesterday. It was a bit gloomy at first but brightened up later.

Pic taken outside Auntie Jill's revamped canteen.

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Hi, a quick update to say that today I have posted entry numbers to all those that applied by post & will be emailing the rest over next couple of days. And popping over to Evesham now to mark out the corners of the arena so Bob can put the posts in etc.

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Marked out the arena so its little bigger than last year 130m x 85m so more than enough room to play.

 

The camp is looking better than ever, Bob just never stops, he was working on moving several tons of hardcore in readiness for the ex-RAF hut but that won't go up till after the show.

 

So here are a few pics of the site taken today, will look great when full of vehicles & re-enactors.

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Aircraft - As mentioned before, we we due to have the Lancaster, but with the recent engine fire & internal damage, thats been grounded for the rest of the season, so as replacements we've managed to source a Dragon Rapide & Auster Spotter so at least we have something in the air.

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I've now emailed all entry numbers, so just quote that upon arrival in exchange for wristbands, though I'm sure one or two might have slipped through the net.

 

And still not too late to register if you haven't already done so.

 

438 MV's so far.

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Thanks Paul got mine. I can see a lot work going on getting it all ready for us, thank you :)

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Paul

 

John Pearson will be arriving late on Friday night with the low loader. I will be arriving on Friday afternoon ( Traveling from a different part of the country) have no entry details from John will it still be ok the book in ?

 

Alec James

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Paul

 

John Pearson will be arriving late on Friday night with the low loader. I will be arriving on Friday afternoon ( Traveling from a different part of the country) have no entry details from John will it still be ok the book in ?

 

Alec James

Hi Alec,

Thats not a problem, pm sent with entry numbers to quote.

Popping over to day as a few vehicles arriving today & tomorrow having been to Wicksteed.

cheers

Paul

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Hi Alec,

Thats not a problem, pm sent with entry numbers to quote.

Popping over to day as a few vehicles arriving today & tomorrow having been to Wicksteed.

cheers

Paul

 

Thanks Paul busy time for you seen PM thanks again

 

Al

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WARNING - For those travelling from the North of Evesham along A46 please note there may be a diversion in place, from the Bidford roundabout down to the next roundabout at Evesham Country Park, the last section prior to Badsey is not effected.

 

They have been closing the A46 at night from 8pm - 7am, its happening this week, however sometimes it switches between Northbound or Southbound so I've been in contact to try & find out the nights it effects Southbound, as could be a real pain for those arriving during the evening this week especially the Friday night but thought best to pre-warn you.

 

Map here showing diversion, but will keep checking with them:

http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/A46-Twyford-Roundabout-to-Salford-Priors-Roundabout-northbound-and-southbound-resurfacing?maps

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Beach has arrived for those amphibious vehicles, just need a few shovels to spread out.9d8750ec01455f39f56d1095317f81ec.jpg

 

 

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A very fine beach in deed Sir! Looking forward to running over some sand castles!

 

Sean

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