Monthly Archives: April 2015

Make Do Monday – Cod and Tomato Fish Cakes

This week on Make Do Monday we are sharing a savoury recipe. Although these fish cakes are more potato than fish, the proof is in the eating as they are very tasty! Lindsay says they are best served with boiled new potatoes and carrots. Ingredients for 6-8 fish cakes: 1 onion 1 large tomato diced 1.5 […]

Workshop Wednesday – Tractors, Trucks and Kitchens

With the weeks to the show counting down, we’re racing ahead on multiple fronts down in the workshop…. On the Staghound Armoured car (Which made it’s debut at last year’s show), Jason has been making great strides forward. All the welding has been completed on the hull, it is hoped to get the interior blasted […]

Make Do Monday – Making do, the Army way!

This week’s Make Do Monday is a video made by the US Army in 1945 to show the gargantuan operation to salvage, patch up and re-use as much as possible during the war. The video explains how re-making uniforms, vehicles etc. used 10% of the manpower of producing new ones, a vital commodity in wartime.

Workshop Wednesday – Sun, Rust and Sets

A productive week! Here’s a round-up of what’s been going on in the workshops… The old rusty metal platform atop the Ops Room has been removed at last. This was made of two very heavy aluminium checker plate sheets on a steel frame, which had succumbed to the elements. Using the land rover and tractor […]

Make Do Monday – How to make a headscarf

Have you got some scrap fabric lying around at home? Why not turn it in to a scarf and brighten up a bad hair day. At last years show I learnt from the Blitz Buddies 1940s fashion show that hair snoods and headscarves were not just fashionable, they were also practical and protected women from getting […]

April Competition Giveaway!

If you haven’t yet, head on over to our Facebook page and check out our first competition for April, where we are giving away 2 adult day tickets to the show!

Workshop Wednesday – Lots to do…

The latest developments from the Shopland Collection workshops… Mike’s been busy removing the 2014 dates from our tank signs, just a few more to go… Eddie, Herb and Harry have been working on the Jeep engine, now fresh in a new coat of paint, with the transmission fitted and in green. Ancillaries are being cleaned […]

Workshop Wednesday – Woodwork and Wheels

This Wednesday’s update from the Shopland Collection’s workshops… The Bedford MW moves along, as the timber has been cut and mounted for the missing door hinge (The other side’s new door is now on). James was working on replacement posts for the tea room picket fencing… Fresh! …. and another coat of primer for the QL’s […]