Monthly Archives: March 2015

Make Do Monday – Wartime Welsh Cakes

The months are just flying by as we get closer and closer to the show! This Monday we’re sharing a wartime recipe for Welsh cakes. You can find more of Lindsay’s wartime recipes here or have a look in the Make do Monday categories. Ingredients: 6 oz of plain flour 2 oz of margarine 3 tea spoons […]

Workshop Wednesday – Pump It Up

Here’s a roundup of what’s been going on behind the scenes at the Shopland Collection workshops. Great news! The engine rebuild for the ‘Little Lady’ jeep has been finished. Needs a lick of paint before the fun part of bolting everything back together! Pictured on the left are the fenders from the ‘Little Lady’ jeep, ready for […]

Make do Monday – A homemade pin cushion jar

Over the weekend I had a bit of a spring clean and tidied out my cupboards. I found one of these mason jars with a loose lid and thought it would be great to store some sewing things in and also made a pin cushion to go on the lid! Apart from a jar with […]

Emily Wright and The Royals Confirmed!

It is with great pleasure we can announce that Emily Wright and The Royals are going to be performing at the Dig For Victory Show 2015, on Sunday 14th June at 1pm! We’re super excited to see the live performance, but in the meantime to get a taste of what’s in store, check out their […]

Dig For Victory Show in Clevedon News

Our handover to the Childrens Hospice South West has featured on Clevedon News’ Channel on Youtube, see here for the report, the DFVS team appears at 19:50

Workshop Wednesday – Show Signage and the Fleet of Jeeps

One of the ‘back burner’ tasks we (The Shopland Collection volunteers) and the IMPS (Invicta Military Vehicle Preservation Society) members are doing is to rebrand our distinctive ‘tank’ signs to this year’s show date. Both the date and month have to be changed, so out with the thinners and sandpaper – just 20+ signs to […]

Make Do Monday – How to Sew a Double Hem & Fashion on the Ration

Today in Make Do Monday, we are sharing how to sew a double hem. This is the most common hem and is suitable for straight hems on trousers, aprons, children’s clothes and tops. Before you start to hem your piece of clothing make sure that you have enough seam allowance, this guide uses about 3.5 cm. […]

Cheque Presented to Children’s Hospice South West

On Saturday, volunteers from The Dig For Victory Show travelled by WWII jeeps to The Children’s Hospice South West in Wraxall, to present a cheque for £2,000. We are extremely proud to sponsor such a great cause.

Workshop Wednesday – Road Trip & Set Building Begins…

Last weekend was the first outing of the year for two of the Shopland Collection vehicles, at the Avenue Drivers Club monthly meet up around Queen Square in Bristol. In advance of this, we spent Wednesday evening ‘waking up’ some of the trucks. The Bedford OY was one of the chosen steeds, which started very […]

Make Do Monday – Ginger honey buns

Looking at the ingredients for this weeks recipe, it’s looks very luxurious, using both sugar and an egg! Lindsay of the Gordano homefront has kindly tested and shared this recipe for us. Ingredients: 8 oz self raising flour 1 teaspoon of ground ginger 2 oz margarine 2 oz caster sugar 2 tablespoons of honey 2 oz dried […]