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Hi All, Just a brief note to keep you up to date on the developments around our 2nd First World War centenary event. 13-15th May 2016 in North Staffordshire. As we are counting down the days (worryingly less than 70 now!), the event website (www.ww1-event.org) is being updated regularly with news about the event. The event team will be pleased to make contact with anyone else who is interested to participate in the event with other vehicles and exhibits. Many thanks!
Not quite sure where to post this - hopefully here is acceptable as it is WW1 military railway equipment and not-for-profit organisation? Just a short note to let you know that the newly created “Tracks to the Trenches” Driver experience course dates for 2016 have been released. This unique “day in the life” of a WW1 light railway operating company driver (footplate experience course) uses much of our large historic collection of (British, French and US) WW1 railway engines and rolling stock. Delivered in a special presentation gift pack, the voucher has a validity of 18 months, with the actual course date to be selected and booked directly by the recipient. With Christmas just around the corner, is this a perfect present for those difficult people who already have everything!? Please see http://www.ww1-event.org/driver-experience-course for more details! In other news, plans are developing well for the next "Tracks to the Trenches" WW1 Centenary Event - 13-15th May 2016. Please keep watching the main website - we are always keen to receive offers of WW1 exhibits and assistance! Tracks to the Trenches | WW1 event 13-15th May | Narrow Gauge Railway & Horses | Family day out | Staffordshire
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the highly acclaimed “Tracks to the Trenches” (TTTT) is set to be developed and repeated in 2016 (TTTT 2) and 2018* (TTTT 3). In line with recently announced schedules, these events are now being planned for May in their respective years. 2016 (TTTT 2) – a 3 day event from 13-15th May 2016. A very similar format to the 2014 event (TTTT 1); with photo-charters being arranged in advance of the event weekend, evening photo-shoots during the event, access all areas passes, an emphasis on Schools/Group visit packages, plus much more! The 2017 event (13-14th May) is again planned to be a smaller event, specifically looking at Kerr Stuart locomotives and celebrating the Centenary of our flagship engine “Stanhope” – but it is still hoped to maintain a WW1 presence in the Trench area. 2018* (TTTT 3) – a 4 day World War 1 centenary event from 10th – 13th May 2018. Currently anticipated as really special year. Further details to be confirmed shortly, but hopefully developing on from TTTT1 and 2. Please keep the dates in your diaries! The organisers would like to invite any interested exhibitors or traders to contact us through the www.ww1-event.org website – we would be pleased to hear from you! Entry forms etc will start to be released shortly. * Subject to final confirmation
Was able to set up on the Sat. afternoon for this event I had been told 1200 entries were booked in. Given a great spot under a small group of trees in this fantastic setting. Took me approx. 4hr to set up, with a storm thrown in for good measure. Good weather Sun. morning and the enteries started arriving early. They came and came and kept comming. Sadly only five military turned up out of the eleven or so booked in. But we were joined by a member of the public in a fantastic turned out GAZ 69 Commander, we got on very well inspite of being from 'the otherside' and hope to meet up again as He is a local chap. Did not get chance to look round the event and other vehicles as the public started to arrive, and did they arrive in large no's. Busy talking about my set up all day. (no lunch again) The largest collection of auto jumble, stalls etc. including one that had boxes of mint ex W.D. kit from my intrest era that just had to go. Spent up:embarrassed:. Lucky a mate was able to get it home for me. Great event and told hope to be back next year, but prob. need to book early. Just a few pics. as camera battery went flat.