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Big Mike

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Chalke Valley History Festival 25 June to 1July.
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:30:28 PM »
Guys,
I have been attending this event near Salisbury for 5 years and thoroughly recommend it. Whilst it is not a wargamers show it has many of the features that interest us. Living History displays, re-enactments, air displays, military vehicles, lectures and book signings. I have booked to hear Anthony Beevor on Saturday 30th June talk about Operation Market Garden and his latest book "Arnhem". The air displays include  a B17, Lancaster, Spitfire x2 & Mustang. In previous years I have met  WW2 Veterans that included an British Sherman commander, RAF Spitfire and Typhoon pilot, Luftwaffe fighter pilot (Knights Cross) and a SS Panzer Anti-Tank Gunner.
Check out the website to find out more. cvhf.org.uk
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Re: Chalke Valley History Festival 25 June to 1July.
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 09:38:42 PM »
Sounds an excellent day out.

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Re: Chalke Valley History Festival 25 June to 1July.
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 06:44:16 PM »
Was Miles hoping to join you?

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Re: Chalke Valley History Festival 25 June to 1July.
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 07:00:25 PM »
Looks like a great show - surprising it's not more widely known (I'd certainly never heard of it).

Many thanks for the link, Big Mike!

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Re: Chalke Valley History Festival 25 June to 1July.
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 09:12:37 AM »
I am booked in for the day on Saturday 30th June so if anyone wants to join me I will buy them a pint of whatever....

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Re: Chalke Valley History Festival 25 June to 1July.
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 11:57:36 AM »
so whats the word on the festival then Mike?