Category Archives: 1940s Events

World War 2 re-enacting events

Article in Newark Advertiser, and Convoy Instructions

If you would like to come on the convoy to NSK and on to the Market Square and Church Service, please read the Instructions for the Convoy and Church Service Sun 6th March. 4 managers from NSK will be there … Continue reading

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NSK visit and Radio interview today

We are delighted to announce that NSK, the current owners of the former Ransome and Marles works, are happy to accommodate our visit on the Sunday afternoon following the air raid. The convoy will set off from the Air Museum … Continue reading

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Ransome and Marles 75th anniversary – leaflet available

Click here to download the R & M Information leaflet which has all the timings for the weekend. More detailed information will come out for re-enactors in the next week or so.

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Plans for a significant air raid at Quorn GCR, 3rd-5th June 2016

The display will be at 1:10pm on Saturday and Sunday in Quorn Yard in the space between the Goods Shed and Marquee. Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, LE12 8AG. The storyline is this: A number of wagons have been delivered … Continue reading

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Remembering the Sheffield Blitz 75th Anniversary 12 December 2015

Last Sunday, Fran and I, Michael and Richard took the Turntable Ladder and a car-full of exhibits to the event at Sheffield Cathedral. We set off really well, with the vehicle going like a train, averaging 30+mph, until we were … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary Memorial Events 2016 – Newark

7th March 1941 saw a daring raid by two German bombers on Ransome and Marles, the vital bearing factory in Newark. We are working with the events team at Newark Air Museum on a one day event on Sunday 6thMarch 2016, to … Continue reading

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NFS in training at Papplewick

Over the weekend of 10th / 11th October 1945, a small contingent of the NFS went to Papplewick Pumping Station for a small training exercise, and gained some useful experience with pump and hose drill. Whilst there, we found ourselves … Continue reading

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Air Raid On the Home Front at Rufford Abbey 26-27 Sept 2015

People are going about their business – police arresting spivs, civilians coming and going. There is a special event on in Rufford Abbey that a lot of people are present at. The air raid siren sounds, and people look round … Continue reading

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Woodhall Spa Air Raid safety briefing

>To ALL reenactors planning to take part in the Air Raid at Woodhall Spa on 18/19 July. It is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that you attend the safety briefing at 11:00am on the day of the air raid, and that you SIGN … Continue reading

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Newark Emergency Services Heritage Show 4-5 July

We are down to do a Wartime NFS display at 12:00 and a Cold War AFS display at 15:30 on Saturday, but on Sunday the times are AFS at 10:00 and NFS immediately following at 10:40. We also hope to … Continue reading

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