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#1 PzJgr

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

The War and Peace Show, held in Kent for 30 years, is going into battle with a new name and a new home in Hellfire Corner.
After 25 years at the Hop Farm, the War and Peace Revival will be held at the Folkestone Racecourse site, near Hythe, between July 17 and 21 next year. Organiser Rex Cadman decided it needed a refreshing.

The world’s biggest military vehicle expo, which a few years ago suffered bad publicity over the attendance of alleged Nazi sympathisers, started in 1982 as a small club event run by the Invicta Military Vehicle Preservation Society (IMPS) and featuring just 100 vehicles. It now attracts thousands to displays of military vehicles and battle re-enactments as well as giving visitors a rare opportunity to meet WW2 and other veterans.

Mr Cadman said: “I’m incredibly excited about this new show at this wonderful new venue. "After 30 years, The War and Peace Show was starting to become a little staid, so we decided it was time to finish it while our visitors still had fond memories of this amazing event and end on a high.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

..about five miles down the road from me..so no excuses next year. Let's hope it goes ahead..

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

Hmmm...looks like there's been a rather sad bust-up somewhere.....

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Let's hope it works out. 'Beltring' had almost become a pilgrimage every year. It may only be an extra 24 miles from the Dartford Crossing, but Romney Marsh is a fair old drive from London.............:(
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:30 AM

Relying solely on the unreliable rumour-mill; the Cadman/Hop-Farm relationship does seem to have become increasingly strained over the years (even though I think he once owned the place. Hmmm, perhaps 'because'... who knows).
Personally, I'm up for a bit of a change, as many years of camping there can get a tad 'samey' even given the always-slightly-crazy nature of the show, but there is a hint of worry among myself & friends that this might signal an unwelcome change in our slightly hedonistic free-wheeling weekends away at 'Militaristic Glastonbury'.

We'll see.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

It may only be an extra 24 miles from the Dartford Crossing, but Romney Marsh is a fair old drive from London.............:(


..the extra mileage is all motorway Martin, you can see the race course from the M20, brilliant for our European friends I'd have thought ..

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

I dunno - some funny people down on those marshes......:(

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