Monthly Archives: May 2016

Workshop Wednesday – Two Weeks To Go…

….. Will the 4.5″ Gun make it to the show in time? Here’s how we are getting on with it… One big task was to refit the recuperator. I’ll let the pics do the talking! With that on, the next challenge was the barrel. As befits such a mammoth task, it poured down with rain […]

Make Do Monday – Victory Dance 11th of June

Previous weeks we’ve had a look at what is going on in the marquees in the day time, this week we are thrilled to announce the acts for the Saturday Night Dance at the Show! For the first time ever The Dig for Victory Show will have a fabulous live swing band taking centre stage on […]

Workshop Wednesday – 3 Weeks To Go….

The 4.5″ gun restoration continues to race ahead. Mike and Rob spent a large part of Thursday getting the barrel rubbed down and into primer, also managing to reveal the markings, and free up the breech mechanism. On Saturday the barrel was flipped over so we could access the underside and spray some green on. […]

Make Do Monday – Inside the Victory Marquee

Last week we had a look at what is happening in the Home Front Marquee at the Dig for Victory Show on the 11th-12th of June. This week we’ll have a look at what will be going on during the daytime in the Victory Marquee!There is a fantastic line up of live music over the two […]

Workshop Wednesday – More set building and the gun goes green

Kicking things off this Wednesday is the lovely little Austin 10, currently undergoing an overhaul at the hands of the GOG squad. It’s been treated to a fresh set of tyres, and Dennis has driven it around the yard! In the workshop, the 4.5″ gun carriage, recoil system and legs have been rubbed down and […]

Make Do Monday – Home front Marquee

The Dig for Victory Show is only weeks away now and it looks like spring and sunshine has come to stay! As you can see on the website we’ve got a lot of different activities at the show to see and do, today I thought we would share some of the things happening in the Home front […]

Workshop Wednesday – North Somerset Show 2016

Just 5 weeks to go until we commence the move to the showground, eek! We were very pleased to join members of the IMPS in promoting the DFVS at the North Somerset Show on bank holiday Monday. This, of course, meant we needed to get vehicles ready for the trip up to Flax Bourton. New […]

Great day at the North Somerset Show, getting the word out about The Dig For Victory Show – Link in the bio #digforvictoryshow #1940s #vintage #somerset #bristol #ww2history

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