The Dig for Victory Show is a 1940's themed festival being held in the summer of 2016 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 organisation. In 2014 the show raised £4,000 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.
The Military Wives Choir (Saturday)
BBC Presenter Sam Willis
BBMF Dakota Fly Past (Sunday)
Emily Wright & The Royals
More details to follow soon!
Further show information: What's on
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."