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Evesham Vintage Easter Gathering, Ashdown WW2 Camp, 11-13 April 2009


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It's a family show with a large military presence to include a mix of steam engines both full size & miniature, vintage & classic cars, motorbikes, commercials, agricultural bygones, trade stalls, fairground along with a decent sized arena. There is also a beer tent, refreshments and entertainment.

We are unique in that we are the only MVT area to now have four genuine restored WW2 Nissen Huts, one complete with piano and pot bellied stove, so if its chilly out you can still have a cosy night in. The Nissen Huts form part of Ashdown Camp which comprises:


• No. 1 Nissen Hut with British memorabilia

• No. 2 Nissen Hut, U.S. Army Hospital

• No. 3 Nissen Hut, Motor Pool & German Quarters

• No. 4 Nissen Hut, for re-enactors/displays

• ARP Wardens portable armoured 'Consol' shelter*

Anderson air raid shelter

• Barb-wire entanglement

• Guard hut

• Radio shack

• Railway freight box/cars x2*(currently being being restored)

• Replica German pillbox

• Searchlights 90cm x2

• Sentry posts with barriers

• Stanton Air raid shelter

• ‘The Cooler’ an ex-British Waterways Diglis Locks WW2 guard shelter

• Wellington Bobmber wing sections

• All overlooked by the purposeful looking watch tower

+ Lots of other atmospheric memorabilia

*New for 2009


Just some of the vehicles from our area likely to attend, let alone others that will be turning up:

American - Diamond T, Dodge - 6x6 Ambulance, Weapons Carrier & a Wrecker, Dukw, GMC's, Harley Davidson WLC, Jeeps, Reo's.

British - Austin - K9, Champ, Tilly, Bedford MK, Bedford MWC Water Bowser, Daimler Dingo, Ferret, Fordson WOT2, Green Goddess, Land Rover Lightweight, Series I, Series II, 101, Militant, Norton, Saracen, Searchilight Trailer for 150cm

Chinese - Field Car

Czech – Praga M53 with twin 30mm

Dutch - DAF Cargo 1-Ton

French – Hotchkiss Jeep

German – Dodge converted to German Troop Carrier, Schutzenpanzer Lang HS30 Tank

Iraqi – SA60 – Anit-aircraft Gun

Russian - Amphibious BMP1 Tank, Kraz255b Tank Transporter, Zil 131 with Bofors Gun, D30 122mm Howitzer, Ural motorbike with sidecar.


+Other vehicles from The Bob James Collection & Jim ‘Ruski’ Dorman




Please bring and sell your spares / militaria for FREE. (Traders need to book)



Camp on flat ground that doesn’t get too boggy or for those that wish to bring a caravan or motorhome there is a separate area behind the military section offering electric hook-up, Caravan Club registered with fee payable to landowner.



Please download pdf form below and send to the show promoter with a self addressed envelope.



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



Military Vehicles, Paul: 0779 159 1528 OR msg here

Vintage Vehicles & Traders, Keith Shakespeare 01527 575003 or 07808 173400

or see website below


Morris 8 & Nissen.jpg



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Popped over to the camp today to see some of the latest additions, so this is our WW2 armoured ARP 'Consol' shelter.

After the war it was used to give protection when blasting in a quarry in Cornwall. Then it was saved from the scrapman a few years ago and purchased by Bob last month who has re-fitted two seats inside and re-painted.

Consol restored s.jpg

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Turned out to be a great warm up for our June show and we were so lucky with the weather. My daughter and her friend really enjoyed a ride in the Samaritan so thanks to Graham for that. And the North Staffs as usual put on a great diorama.


I even donned my new uniform but it did itch, so don't laugh.

Arena Vehicles.jpg

Alvis Samaritan.jpg

Dads Army Van.jpg

North Staffs Ruin.jpg

Papav Uniform.jpg

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