I am sorry to tell you all that, as I am over 70 and have minor health issues I will be taking the advice of the Government and self isolating.
This means that unless things change I will not be attending any shows or talks for the forseable future.
it would appear at this time that covid 19 may be here longer than expected and it may be not advisable for those over 65 who have not had the virus to venture out very far.
i usually talk to 2-300 people at a show and most are strangers so i have created a video to show the trailer and protect myself and my family as much as possible. the link is :- https://youtu.be/t4fSd_7XTYc
SHOW DATES FOR 2020 ( dig in and carry on!🕵️♀️)
12 April Castletown at war. D-day museum Portland
18 April Ferndown bunker unveiling Poor Common.
8 May Ferndown RBL VE day event
23-24 May Nothe fort WW2 day weymouth
28 June Haselbury mill WW2 day 22nd Yeovil
4-5 July Buckfastleigh railway 1940's weekend??
1st Aug Church Knowle fete
16 Aug Creech Grange Church fete
29-30 Aug Milbourne St Andrew fair
19-20 Coleshill WW2 event near Swindon.
3-4 Castletown at war Portland D-Day museum
Coleshill and bushcote estate Wilts.
Coleshill are planning another 1940's event for Sept 2020. 2019 was a bit wet, fingers crossed better in 2020 the anniversary of the Auxiliary units creation.
Further info to follow.
Coleshill & Bushcote estate 1940's underground day. 22nd of September.
This day is to celibrate the creation 10 years ago of the Coleshill Auxillary Research Team. C.A.R.T.
More importantly it is to remember the year that the Auxillary units were stood down in 1944 after four long years of intensive training to defend this land of ours.
These men would have been vital to the war effort if we had been invaded by hostile forces.
they were also testing the equipment that was used throughout the war and which was vital for the resistance forces during the Normandy landings.
it should be the best collection of men, collectors. historians, reanators and equipment to be seen and I hope to display my "new" display trailer there.
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL.
DATE FOR THE DIARY.
I have a provisional date for May 25/26
The Nothe fort in Weymouth are having a 1940's weekend.
Last year was good and this year appears will be better than ever.
Check out their Facebook page.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all who see this. Hope you have had a good break and are looking forward to the new year. Lets hope all our plans give fruit.
I hope to get my display around to several other venues this year and spread the word a little further than the Purbeck area.
I hope to do a day at the Three Oakfords rally between Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton. Also i would like to attend the Wool or Winfrith Fetes as well as the Church Knowle and Harmans Cross fetes.
I hear a rumour that the NT Coleshill estate near Highworth in Wiltshire are once again having a 1940's weekend in September so i might see if i can get to that. the last time i went was in 2016 and it was a excellent.
There is a possibility that Perranporth will be honouring their local unit with a memorial dedicated to the men. Trevor Miner was one of them and I was lucky enough to met him in 2016 at Coleshill estate at the reconstructed O.B.