Monthly Archives: May 2015

Workshop Wednesday – 2 weeks to go…

In just two weeks from today, we’ll be taking the first vehicles and sets up to the showground, so there’s plenty to do! Firstly – SETS. The periscope box is looking rather smart in naval grey. The kitchen is nearly complete, and the gang are adding to the ever-growing pile of show signage by manufacturing […]

Food Historian Seren Evans-Charrington

The professional food historian, period cook, consultant and writer Seren Evans-Charrington is returning to this years show with her fantastic and informative cooking demonstrations! Seren and the Hairy Bikers from a recent filming. At this years Dig for Victory Show, Seren will be focusing on the Home Fronts Ingenuity: the delights of Mock Meals. She will […]

Workshop Wednesday – Kitchen Sets!

Yes! WEDNESDAY! It’s all systems go here, these pics show progress on the BRAND NEW for 2015 Kitchen Set – a lovely bit of panelling with a few windows. The Jeep’s underside has now been fully weldified, sealed and primed. The long suffering car trailer has had some love in the form of new tyres and […]

Dig for Victory Show – a Weekend Festival to Look forward to!

Happy Monday! It is now only three weeks and five days until the gates of the show open! I thought we could have a little look through what is on the agenda! There are many attractions to look forward to, in the Victory Marquee there is a lot of fun happening! BBC Historian and presenter […]

Workshop Wednesday – Tanks for the Sets

It’s like a scene from ‘The Birds’ in the workshop as the stencils dry on the tanks… … Tom has been tidying up these as they were getting a bit tired, should be nice and fresh and ready to be put out soon. Mark and Rich have been working on the Jeep tub, finishing off […]

Make Do Monday – 1940s fashion

Lets talk a bit about women’s fashion! The 1940s fashion was heavily affected by the war, rations, new job opportunities for women and towards the end of the decade, hope of a brighter future! During the First World War, the Women’s Land Army formed to replace the men that had gone off to fight. At […]

Workshop Wednesday – North Somerset Show & The Joy of Sets

Bank Holiday Monday was the 2015 North Somerset Show, which was attended by the DFVS team, Invicta Military Vehicle Preservation Society, and Shopland Collection. We took a few vehicles down on Sunday night. The RL put up a bit of a fuss to begin with, but managed to drag the 40mm Bofors gun without any […]

Dakota Flypast Confirmed!

Excellent news – the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Douglas ‘Dakota’ ZA947 is set to be doing a flypast at the show! The flypast is scheduled to take place on Sunday. The Dakota previously appeared at DFVS 2013, as seen here in the highlights reel: