Future Events (2020)
FOR INFORMATION ONLY
RBL Thank you
The RBL at Lostock Hall will be holding an evening to thank the collectors of the Poppy Day Appeal. Meeting on the 20th March from 7pm onwards. Those who helped collect in October/November 2019 are more than welcome to attend. NOW CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
Cheshire and Mersyside Road Run
We are invited to join our neighbours on a road run on the 22nd March. Paul McNeilis has the details.
10th to 12th April is the date for our crank up at the Derby Arms, Treales. This has been confirmed. Treales is near to Kirkham, Preston, Lancs. NOW CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
No Man's Land Bodrhyddan Hall
18-19 April at Bodrhyddan Hall Clwyd, LL18 5SB, North Wales. See website https://www.bodrhyddan.co.uk/ for details. This is a mixed period event covering WW1 and WW2. Paul McNeilis is our contact. NOW CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
Organised by Susie and Boyan, the event is on the 8th to 10th May at Brougham Hall, Penrith. Can be found at Brougham Hall Penrith Cumbria CA10 2DE. Details on the website are at http://www.broughamhall.co.uk/ NOW CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
Lytham Square VE day celebrations
To be held on the 8th - 10th May, this event has unfortunately been cancelled
Wray Scarecrow Festival
On the 10th May, Wray just north of Lancaster, will be holding the annual scarecrow festival. Military vehicles are wlecome on the display field. Just turn up. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
The Colne veterans breakfast club in conjunction with Colne Town Council are organising a 75th Anniversary of VE day. The dates being 9,and 10 May 2020. We are looking for vintage vehicles of that era to form a parade and a static display on Saturday 9th May 2020. I have been in contact with MVT but have not heard back from them. Can you help. If you would be able to come along on that date, then please put it in your diary and verify it either with Graham White MVT member on - 07508012228 or Jim Ellis on - 07534 710068
8th to 10th May at Peak Rail a Victory in Europe event will be held. Details at https://www.peakrail.co.uk/ and look at the events calendar. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.
Haworth 40s weekend
15th to 17th May the village of Haworth closes its roads and returns to the 40s. Details can be found here http://haworths1940sweekend.com/ CANCELLELD DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.
Walton Hall and Gardens 40s event
On the 16 - 17 May at Wlaton Hall, no surprise there, near Warrington. Paul McNeilis is putting in a group booking so contact him if you are interested. Post war vehicles are also welcome.
Chipping Steam Fair
On the 23rd, 24th and 25th May, Chipping Steam Fair lights the fires for another weekend of all things good and wholesome. See Ken Marle for details or look at https://www.chippingsteamfair.com/ for details. The fair can be found at Green Lane Showground, Chipping, Lancs, PR3 2TQ. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
Crooklands Country Fest
30th and 31st May the Westmorland County Show is held at Crooklands near Kendal. Details can be found at https://westmorlandshow.co.uk/country-fest/ Good food and camping are available. Contact Boyan Holmes for details. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
Myerscough College Open Day
Vehicles are required on the 7th June for the college open day. Details can be found at https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/whats-on/open-day-andcountry-fair/ The college can be found at Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RY. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
Held in the village of Scorton just off the A6 near Lancaster, the Steam fair will be on the 20th and 21st June. Details can be found on the website at http://www.scortonsteam.co.uk/. The location is Woodacre Lodge Farm, Hazelhead Lane, Scorton, Nr Preston, Lancashire PR3 1BN. Ian Coats is our contact for bookings. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
Wartime in the Vale
Centred on Ashdown camp, an ex military base, the event is held on the 20th and 21st June. Ashdown Farm near Evesham Worcestershire. Details can be found here https://ashdowncamp.com/events
Padiham on Parade
Padiham On Parade on the weekend of 27th 28th June. We are looking for any military vehicle of the period! Contact ; Graham White MVT member on - 07508012228 NOW CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
Yorkshire Wartime Experience
On the 3rd to 5th July at Hunsworth near Bradford, the largest military show in the north is held. See here for details http://yorkshirewartime.co.uk/ Our group has submitted a group entry form so if you are not on it, you will have to book in yourself.
17th - 19th July the Royal International Air Tattoo is held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. See here for details https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.
Botanic Gardens Southport
On the 25th and 26th July, the Botanic Gardens in Southport are requesting the presence of a number of military vehicles. Situated at Bankfield Lane, Churchtown, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 7NB. Detail;s can be found on the website at https://www.visitsouthport.com/things-to-do/botanic-gardens-p56922.
Leyburn 40s weekend
25th and 26th July a 490s event will be held in Leyburn in Yorkshire. Details can be seen here https://www.leyburn1940sweekend.org/directions/
Yanks are back in Saddleworth
8th and 9th August, Uppermill on Saddleworth Moor is hosting the annual Yanks are back in Saddleworth event. Military vehicles, re-enactors and stalls can be seen there. See here for details http://www.yanksarebackinsaddleworth.co.uk/
Lytham War Weekend
15th to 16th August on the Green at Lytham will be the annual War Time weekend. See here for details https://www.visitlytham.info/recreation-entertainment/events-featured/lytham-1940s-festival-wartime-weekend/. Additional information from Ian Coats follows:
"Will those with campervans/caravans/civvy tents wishing to use Lowther Gardens or the Green opposite please let me have your names and civvy vehicle Reg Numbers ASAP. Thanks, Ian."
Green tents and theri vehicles are allowed on the green. Civvy tents, caravans and camper vans have to be based in Lowther Gardens. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS..
Lacock at War
15th and 16th August based in Lacock in Witshire, the West Wilts area of the MVT have organised a wartime weekend. See here for details http://www.westwiltsmvt.org.uk/lacock-at-war-2018. I know it says 2018 but it is actually 2020.
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway
Around thie time, early September, the Embsay Railway usually hold their 40s event. No details are available yet on their website but here is the link to confirm dates and whether it is being held. https://www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk/events/1940s-weekend
On 11th to 13th September, an airshow in Southport will be held. Military vehicels are invited to take part. The only location details are the postcode, PR8 1RY. Details of the event can be found at https://www.explore-liverpool.com/whatson/southport-airshow-2020/
The final Victory Show will be held on the 11th to 13th September. Featuring both military vehicles and planes this is a show of mixed interest. Details are available here http://www.thevictoryshow.co.uk/. Our group has sent in a group request for camping so if you want to go, please contact the organisers directly.
Grassington 1940s event
18th to 20th September Grassington village hosts its 1940s event. See here for details http://www.grassington1940sweekend.co.uk/ It is worth a visit if only for the fish and chips. Camping is usually available.
North Yorks Moor Railway - Pickering
9th to 11th October centred on Pickering but using the North Yorks Moor railway, their 40s event kicks off a weekend of fun. See here for details https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/2020-events