Crewe Town Council has lent its support to a local event planned to be held at Crewe Heritage Centre.
Crewe and District Military Vehicle Club (CDMVC) have added an extra day to their hugely popular annual event which will see them take over Crewe Heritage Centre on Saturday 26th September and Sunday 27th September.
Due to the great success of last year’s event, the Club decided to go bigger and better and run the event over two days with the added bonus of a 1940’s Dance on Saturday evening. The Dance will replicate a 1940’s wartime atmosphere and guests are encouraged to dig out the vintage clothing to complete the theme. Entertainment will be provided thanks to the VCO Big Band, a 22 piece orchestra who emulates traditional big bands, and locally based Offbeat Brewery will be assisting with food and refreshments for what promises to be a memorable evening.
Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 5pm will see the Crewe Heritage Centre filled with over 50 vintage, classic military vehicles, WWII period model displays and dioramas along with mini working steam engines, rail carriages and working shunt engines. There will also be local trade and memorabilia stands and even a WWI soldier fresh from the trenches giving an insight into the hardships of being a soldier in 1915. On top of all this, there will be the usual onsite attractions that are waiting to be discovered at the Heritage Centre. The weekend is being held to raise funds for Help for Heroes.
Councillor Pam Minshall, Chair of Community and Environment at Crewe Town Council, said ‘We are delighted to be supporting the Wheels of War Show. It is a fantastic event to have in Crewe and it is great to see it grow each year. It’s well worth a visit so make sure you take a look!’
Phillip Podmore, one of the Founders of CDMVC, said ‘Since the first Wheels of War Show in 2009, thanks to the volunteers and vehicle enthusiasts, the event has attracted more and more people each year. We are thrilled to be extending to not only a second day, but also an evening event too. Make sure you check it out!’
Tickets for the daytime Wheels of War Show can be bought on the gate at the Crewe Heritage Centre at £3.50 Adults, Children and Concessions £2 and a Family Ticket is £10.00.
If you would like to head back to the 1940s and take part in the Dance, tickets are still available at £8 per seat and can be purchased by contacting 01270 256880 / 07497 620002, by visiting https://www.facebook.com/Crewe-District-Military-Vehicle-Club-866591196693805/timeline/ or the CDMVC website at www.cdmvc.co.uk