25th Oct, 2016

Roar back to Vale's wartime years

Aaron Wise 19th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

HISTORY lovers will be in for a treat when just under 1,000 military vehicles and re-enactors descend on the Vale for action-packed family fun.

Wartime in the Vale offers the chance to relive and soak up the 1940s atmosphere in one of the largest military re-enactment events in the country tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday (June 21) at Ashdown Farm, Badsey.

Visitors are invited to attend in period dress as they step back in time to be entertained with aircraft, battles, children’s fair, military stalls, mini tank rides and singing acts including Kitty Ribbons, Ruby Lamont and Forties DJ Woody.

Event organiser Paul Valiadis said: “There will be more than 450 vehicles and 500 re-enactors over the weekend where there will be synchronised tank driving, arena displays and wartime air craft flying on Sunday.

“One of the vehicles took two years to import from the US and is the only one that works in this country. It’s completely amphibious having recently been in the sea in Devon.”

The event is sponsored by the Military Vehicle Trust and Cherished Vehicle Insurance, and charities attending are The Royal British Legion and Help for Heros.

Gates open from 10am to 5pm on both days with tickets costing £10 for adults, £5 for children and concessions and £25 for families of five or more, and camping options are available for both the Friday and Saturday night.

For more information on the event, e-mail Mr Valiadis at paul.valiadis@btinternet.com or visit ashdowncamp.webs.com/events.html