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'Wartime in the Vale' - Ashdown WW2 Camp, Evesham, 27 & 28 June 2009

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Please come and help us celebrate Armed Forces Day, Veterans Day and the wartime contribution made by the people from towns and villages, throughout the ages in The Vale of Evesham. It’ll be a family show with a mix of military and civilian displays and events at our atmospheric WW2 camp.

 

Amphibious DUKW

ARP Wardens portable armoured Consol shelter

Battle of Britain memorial flight (Dakota confirmed for 3.30 Saturday)

Anderson shelter

Armoured fighting vehicles

Arena events

Bomb disposal display

Classic vehicles

Beer tent

Children’s fair

Farmers market

Fine weather (applied for)

Local history societies

Meet the British Legion

Military dioramas

Military radios

Militaria stalls

Mini Land Rover Rides (Sunday)

Nissen Huts

Post war military vehicles

Pyrotechnics

Radio shack

Re-enactment groups

Refreshments

Remote Control models

Searchlights

Stanton shelter

Tanks

The Dad’s Army van

Vintage vehicles

WW2 vehicles

 

 

Some of the groups attending:

 

 

 

 

  • 2nd Battalion Gloster Re-enactment Group 1944-45
  • 9th Company, our Russian Comrades
  • 85th Gebirgs, from the 39-45 Living History Society, inc. Enigma Machine

  • 116th inf reg 29th inf div

  • 185 Brigade (KP1) WW2 British Infantry
  • Airborne Medics
  • Bomb dispoal unit
  • Das Reich
  • Evesham Historical Society

  • Glos Living History
  • Forever Forties
  • Home Front Heroes

  • Kampfgruppe Stahlkrieger (formerly Tiger1)
  • Kompanie1
  • Northern Forties
  • Pershore ATC
  • Pitsford Homeguard

  • Simon De Montfort Society

  • Tewkesbury Battlefield Society

  • Tommy Atkins Society, WW2 British Infantry
  • Yanks Living History

 

For this event we will be raising money our chosen charity, Help for Heroes.

 

Admission Charges: Adults £6. Children £2. Family £12 (2 adults plus children)

Concessions £3 (Veterans, Pensioners & current members of the Armed Forces)

FREE Entry to MVT Members on production of a valid membership card on the gate.

 

MVT members and non-members welcome.

Arrive, Ashdown Farm, Badsey, Nr. Evesham, WR11 7PA (just off A46)

From: 09.00hrs Friday 26th June or by prior arrangement.

 

For further info: www.freewebs.com/ashdowncamp/

 

Please call if any queries, Paul on: 0779 159 1528 or email for form: ashdowncamp@btinternet.com

Nissen 1,2,3 & 4.JPG

Nissen & Jeep.JPG

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Guest catweazle (Banned Member)

What about the searchlight,you promised it last event:idea:

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Yes they were due to be put on, sorry it didn't happen. I have seen them working but will remind Bob.

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Guest catweazle (Banned Member)
Yes they were due to be put on, sorry it didn't happen. I have seen them working but will remind Bob.

:tup::

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As this show takes place when the MVT would normally have their National Show at Kemble (now August Bank Holiday) I'm hoping I might see a few more of you from here, so here is the booking form for MV's.

cheers

Paul

Wartime in the Vale form.pdf

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Hi Paul, excuse my ignorance but this would be my first show. Is third party liability insurance what i would have with re-enactor insurance or just my normal vehicle cover?

Alex

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Hello Alex, and welcome to the forum.

If your Jeep is insured with someone like Premium Choice (Roadsure) or Footman James you will be covered for liability at shows, similar to re-enactors insurance.

 

If you just have a standard policy for social & domestic use you might need to speak with your insurer or change to one of these specialist companies.

 

Prior to the show in June there is the Easter show on the same site if you are about.

cheers

Paul

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I'm pleased to confirm that the evenings entertainment have been sorted so I hope it will be to your liking.

 

* Friday night: Music from the 40's by DJ Woodys War Department

* Saturday night: The Forces Sweethearts singing our much loved war songs with singalong and supported by Woody.

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So far we've had over 80 military vehicles register but any more MV owners from here coming?

cheers Paul

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Guest catweazle (Banned Member)

Planning to Paul if we dont go bust first.might need a bed in the nisson hut.:sweat:

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So far we've had over 80 military vehicles register but any more MV owners from here coming?

cheers Paul

 

Planning to just gotta fill out the form

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Guest catweazle (Banned Member)
Planning to just gotta fill out the form

That would be good if you can mate,yet another champ camp. :-D lets hope i havnt had to sell mine by then,got to find a cheaper mooring.any one got one?

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Booked the time off work I think that there will be a few champs there

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Yep, I plan a ride down with the family from the 'North Cotswolds' hopefully in my Wot2.

 

Will fill out the forms next week.

 

Jules

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Having spoken with Phil Plumb I think there will be quite a few Champs here as many already had the Kemble Champ Camp in the diary.

 

And Jules, there might be another Wot2 though the owner is poorly at the moment.

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Bob has also purchased these railway carriages which look period. Possibly 1940's or earlier, but we think they were used for transporting cattle.

 

Salvaged from Long Masrton airfield we intend to use use them for housing displays, one will be used for the Morrison shelter display creating a dinning room environment with the other available to be used by a re-enactment group.

 

But as you can see they do need a fair amount of time & money spent on them.

Railway Carriage 1s.jpg

Railway Cariiage 2s.jpg

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Just scrapped a couple of those whilst doing renovations on a neighbouring farm, they were originally general goods wagons and many years ago I converted them into calf rearing pens for the guy who farmed there late sixties/early seventies.

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Also pleased to announce that Kitten Von Mew, a 1940's pin up / Burlesque dancer will be performing

 

 

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Just a quick update to say that we now have over 220 MV's booked & over 250 re-enactors, not bad for our first public show!

 

Looking forward to it and thanks to those of you on here who have booked.

cheers

Paul

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Guest catweazle (Banned Member)

Cant wait mate,and Clive comes to.Better fetch his pistol.:-Dcw.

working flat out to get the Chump done,do you have a modified section?.

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Yes have included you on the site plan but please remember to bring smoke machine for the unveiling.

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Pic of site plan updated

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Guest catweazle (Banned Member)

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

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Been working on site last couple of days and have to say the camp is really looking good, started to move some of the track and armour into place and here's a couple of pics of the searchlights in position.

 

Can't wait.

cheers P

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Guest catweazle (Banned Member)

Champs nearly finished,new tyres fitted today bought at Dunsfold half price.Spoke to Clive tonight we are itching to get up there,no petrol money this time i bet.:rofl:

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