After a five-year absence, The Dig for Victory Show was back last June. Clare Westbrook went along for a fab weekend of 1940s fun

This wide-bodied Dodge WC series utility truck (they were nicknamed “Beeps”) had an anti-garroting pole fitted

The Dig for Victory Show grew out of an event first staged in 2009, telling the story of the local Tyntesfield Estate during World War Two. The public’s enthusiasm for that led to the formation of a communityinterest, not-for-profit organisation of volunteers.

In 2014, the first Dig for Victory Show was held. After four annual events and a break of five years, it’s back with a bang, not least because the artillery displays are impressive and loud! With its main focus on World War Two, Dig for Victory is a friendly, familyorientated event which explores and explains the history of the period through an impressive array of military vehicles and equipment, living history displays, period entertainment and a programme of talks and workshops.

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