OPERATION: MARKET BOSWORTH 1940's Event 16-17 Sep 2017
Experience WW2 with living history!
See and hear what it would have been like on the front line with live Battle re-enactments. See a replica STUG III and M24 Tank in action and other Military vehicles of the war effort. See what equipment would have been used to fight the enemy and speak with living history re-enactors and learn about our history when the World was at War.
www.konigbooks.uk will be at Shackerstone Station with the German Re-enactor encampments
Market Bosworth Station Goods Yard
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be providing Flypasts on both days of the event (please note subject to change and cancellation by the BBMF RAF)
Saturday 16th September the Hawker Hurricane and Sunday 17th September the stunning Supermarine Spitfire. Times yet to be confirmed by the BBMF.
Two Tanks in the battle Re-enactment on both days.
The replica STUG III was deadly against the allied forces. This year however the allied forces will be fighting back with new armour in the form of a replica M24 Chaffee light tank. Both will be on display during the event.
Step back in time to when the world was at war. Travel upon steam hauled train services from Shackerstone or Shenton stations on the former A&NJR (Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway) to the Frontline at Market Bosworth station for the Goods yard. Once a very important location during the War effort in the 40s for fuel supplies for the D-Day invasion.
Live music played through both Saturday and Sunday by The Ashby Little Big band in the Goods shed with the voice of Kevin Mack.Refreshments available throughout both days with a licenced bar.
Ride on a Steam Train
There will be an intensive train timetable to get people to and from the frontline at Market Bosworth. Travel from Shackerstone or Shenton stations. There is ample free parking at Shackerstone station where you can also enjoy the splendid Victorian tea rooms whilst waiting to disembark for the frontline.
Normal rail fares apply for the event. Your ticket includes all day Travel on the train and access to the event. However if you wish to join the event at Market Bosworth for the event only, prices are as follows:- £6.00p for adults, £3.50p for children, £4.50p for Seniors
If you decide you wish to travel on the train it's the excesses to the full fare.
Please see links for further details. https://www.facebook.com/events/181601042244543/