Events 2012

Our provisional event list for 2012.

Monday 13th Feb, 2:30pm.Group visit to London Fire Museum before it closes at end of March. Unfortunately this is only open weekdays, so it means a day off work. (See www.london-fire.gov.uk/OurMuseum.asp)

25 Feb Chesterfield event (www.eventplan.co.uk/page190.html)

8/9 Apr Crich Tramways 1940s (Easter) (www.tramway.co.uk/events/64/events-calendar)

20 May Pipe Bridge Display practice and show at Mercia Marina, Willington

3 June Hoveringham Vintage Vehicle Rally

4 June Lowdham Village Hall – 1950s theme garden party

9/10/11 June GCR 1940s at Quorn Station (www.gcrailway.co.uk)

16/17 June Derby Fire Show (derbyfireshow.co.uk)

23/24 June Clumber 1940s (www.eventplan.co.uk/page190.html)

30 June / 1 July Operation Malt Shovel, Burton-on-Trent (www.nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk)

7/8 July Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Day (S43 3WL) (www.safva.co.uk/what-s-on/2012event)

11/12 Aug Crich 1940s (www.tramway.co.uk/events/64/events-calendar)

19 Aug RAF Cranwell Flying Club Fly-in with Wartime vehicles.

25/26/27 Aug. Rauceby 1940′s weekend (www.raucebywarweekend.co.uk)

1/2 Sept Rufford 1940s  (www.eventplan.co.uk/page190.html)

8/9 Sept Victory Show, Leics (thevictoryshow.co.uk)

19-23 Sept AFS display at Welland Steam Rally (www.wellandsteamrally.co.uk)

20/21 Oct Papplewick 1940s (papplewickpumpingstation.co.uk) [May not make this – crew shortage]

Possibly join the Massey Shaw Fireboat in September (but it looks like it will clash with the Victory Show), and go to the Fly-in at RAF Cranwell in the summer. Date not yet known.

  • Possible events for 2015 November 21, 2014 2015 looks like being a rather special year. We have the 75th anniversaries of Operation Dynamo, the Dunkirk evacuation in May, followed by 75th anniversaries of the Battle of Britain in the Summer, and the Blitz in the Autumn. Of course, the London Blitz ran from 7th September to 29th December (and continuing in fits ...
  • Upcoming events for the NFS Vehicles Group May 16, 2012 June and early July will be a very busy time for the group, with a number of great events coming up. 9th / 10th June is the wartime event at Quorn Station on the Great Central Railway. (www.gcrailway.co.uk) They also do a preview day on the Friday (8th) for schools. Last year, this was the first public ...

About lowdhamstation

I am a director of a small (and very technical) business, a committed Christian, a Reader (and preacher) in my local village church, husband to my dear Frances, am interested in heritage railways, and heritage fire engines. I currently run a group that displays wartime and early post-war fire engines at 1940s re-enacting events and steam engine rallies. O yes, and vintage cars and motorbikes, and we live in a Victorian railway station.
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