The Dig for Victory Show is a 1940's themed festival being held in the summer of 2015 at the North Somerset Showground near Bristol. Our vision is to provide our local community with an affordable, family orientated weekend event to explore this turbulent yet thought-provoking period in our recent history. We will bring history alive and the generations together with a sense of nostalgia and pride - to learn, remember and have fun.
The event is run entirely by volunteers through a not-for-profit organization, which raised £4,000 last year for the Army Benevolent Fund and the Children’s Hospice South West.
Come and celebrate the 'Best of British' and life in the 40s with re-enactors demonstrating what life was like in wartime Britain, an exhibition of over 200 original restored wartime vehicles, veterans sharing their stories, traditional craft demonstrations, locally-grown produce stalls, vintage clothing, farmyard animals, a children's trail and much more!
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This event is organized entirely by volunteers. With special thanks to members of the team including the Western Branch of the Invicta Military Vehicle Preservation Society, The Shopland Collection members, The North Somerset Agricultural Society and The Blitz Buddies.
Historian James Holland:
"Dig for Victory is brilliant – quite my favourite show of the year and a fabulous coming-together of vehicles, tanks, music, wartime mood and party atmosphere."
Historian Dr. Sam Willis:
"The Dig for Victory Show has proved itself to be one of the best historical festivals in the country."
Robert Jordan, Regional Director of The Army Benevolent Fund:
"ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is delighted and honoured to be one of the chosen charities for this fantastic event. It is especially appropriate in 2014 when we remember the sacrifices made on our behalf a century ago and on the 70th anniversary of the D Day Landings. By supporting the Dig For Victory show you are also supporting our veterans and today’s servicemen and women. Thank you the Dig for Victory team."
Kylie Gallagher, Community Fundraiser at Children’s Hospice SW:
"We are thrilled to be involved as the local chosen charity for this inspiring and fun event, even more so because it will be taking place less than 5 minutes away from Charlton Farm in Wraxall, our children’s hospice for North Somerset. We look forward to embracing the 1940’s and the opportunity to raise awareness about the work that we do. A heartfelt thank you for your support on behalf of our families here at Charlton Farm."