& 5th August 2018
We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for a uniquely different display to appear at Baston this year. This is courtesy of Weddings of Yesteryear who put on a superb display of original wedding dresses and accessories from the 1940s. These include a couple of CC41 gowns and one made from salvaged parachute silk during the war. There is also an example of what the wartime bridegroom would have worn on his big day. This fascinating collection will be on display in the village hall on the event site and is not to be missed! Admission is free to anyone who has paid for entry to the event.
For those of you who enjoy our battle re-enactments, we have a special treat in store this year. The German StuG III assault gun that we debuted last year will be joined by a second version. We will also have an American M24 Chaffee tank, a pair of US Army M2 armoured half-tracks, plus a 75mm Pack Howitzer, not to mention more than 60 combat re-enactors taking part. Plenty of smoke, big bangs and lots of action!
We have reviewed our catering arrangements and, to slash queuing times for food and refreshments, plus offer a wider choice of fare, we have more than doubled the number and variety of caterers operating at the show this year. In addition to our usual central food court next to the entertainment marquee, there will also be other refreshment stands located near both event entrances plus a separate coffee shop at the marquee entrance.
Please do come and enjoy the very special 1940's event experience
that is Baston in the Blitz!
show guys & big thanks for hosting it & putting it all together. . Will be
on our events calendar again for 2018!!"
behalf of 5th SS Wiking Re Enactor group I would like to say a huuuuuge
Thank You to Alan and his team for putting on an amazing event. We have
attended the last last two and this has become a permanent fixture in our
Re enacting calendar, great organisational skills, great event ,olde
school decent people, THANK YOU"
a lovely day out at Baston today with Tina Dodson, Deborah Garratt, Jean
Lightfoot, Judith and Dani. We didnt let the weather dampen our spirits
did we. We enjoyed our afternoon tea sitting listening to the music and
to this year's and it was a great weekend"
"I took my family for the first time and we
had an amazing day, my elderly Dad loved it and was soon telling us
stories and singing along. We all got choked with the fly past and thought
the whole event was extremely well organised, can't wait for next year,
sincere thanks to you all"
"Was an absolutely fantastic weekend and
can't wait until the next show , atmosphere among all the re-enactors was
"Me and my family had a great weekend thank
you all so much the fly past was fantastic. Thanks again"
all the Clare family thankyou again for another great weekend look forward
to next year well done everyone"