Workshop Weddingsday – Mission Accomplished!

Well, the month has flown by, and you are all overdue an update of what’s been going on.

The main thing is, the ‘Little Lady’ Willys Jeep started after her full restoration. We had a rather important fixed deadline to meet, and the whole team pulled together to get it finished on time.

This vehicle has been owned by James since he was 15. Here’s a pic of the rather sad state she was in years ago, after an incident with a bus.


After a lot of work, the little jeep rose from the ashes and was able to fulfil its duties as the wedding car at the marriage of James and Sam, our two most dedicated organisers and the masterminds of the show.


… and what better way to run in the fresh engine than a jaunt across Wiltshire and Somerset on the way home? The ever-faithful Beachmaster came back on the trailer. Just a few more things left to do on the Little Lady, so it was back in to the workshop to be finished off.


Finally, last Sunday we took two Jeeps and the Fox Armoured Car down to the Avon Valley Railway for their 1940s event. It was a spectacular day, the weather was brilliant and we all had a great time. There were plenty of friends there including the Blitz Buddies and Jayne Darling.

Here’s a video from the AVR’s youtube channel of the event:


Make Do Monday – Photos from the 2015 show


It is Monday and The Make Do Monday posts are back! I don’t know about you but I am starting to get my knitwear out of the wardrobe as the winds are getting colder. Why not head over to our recently updated photo gallery to reminisce about the summer? Click here for the 2015 photos from the Dig For Victory Show and if you are curious about what the previous years looked like, then click here.

As we were setting up inside the marquees I took some “behind the scenes” photos, lets have a look!


The bunting has been put up and here we can see the floors of the 1940s Kitchen and Parlour in the Home Front Marquee.


Putting up the walls for the kitchen.



Look at that!


The Parlour with original 1940s wallpaper next door.


In the Home Front Marquee we also had a make do and mend section where a lot of crafty poppy makers came by!


Outside the bunting game was good!


The fabulous Gibbs Motors was taking shape by Victory Square.


One of the new additions to this years show, Poppy’s Hair Salon was beautifully decorated.


With a lot of hairspray and inspiration to be found.


After a fantastic weekend of fun and learning, sadly it all has to be taken down and stored away for next year. Keep the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June 2016 open!