FAWLEY HILL VINTAGE FESTIVAL

all vehicles pre-1966

YOU MAY NOW BOOK FOR 2017:

DATES WILL BE 12th -14th MAY

and we are already praying for better weather!

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STOP PRESS: RE THIS YEAR’S WEEKEND:

IT WAS BRILLIANT!!!!

HUGE THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE IT SUCH A SUCCESS AND GAVE SO MUCH PLEASURE TO SO MANY

 

Despite the rain on Sat. and Sunday afternoons, with the sad consequence of no steam in the arena on Sunday, I have over 2,000 e-mails (as of Sat. 28th) praising everything and everyone.  We have great reports from the charities: who all felt it was worth their time and effort.  I realise there are bound to be SOME grumbles.. but so far we haven’t heard them.  I know there were things I could have done better and I do welcome constructive criticism.. this is an odd event, run on a shoestring by just me.  I am HOPING that I will get some younger people on board to help with the admin next year – so if you are interested in helping to make it happen: do contact me: only please don’t promise and then fade away.

 Lady McAlpine

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HERE ARE THE WINNING RAFFLE TICKET NUMBERS AND COLOURS FOR THE MND RAFFLE

762: PRIVATE TRAIN

354: DOOLITTLE BREAKFAST AT FAWLEY HILL TO FEED THE ANIMALS

54: PASTEL PORTRAIT BY VICKY PALMER

142: CASE OF FAWLEY WINE

411: WOODEN JIGSAW OF PAINTING BY BILL MUNDY

441: LUNCH IN A PRIVATE CARRIAGE AT FAWLEY ON A “STEAM DAY’

14: FOOTPLATE RIDE

256: RIDE ON A TRACTION ENGINE

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LOST PROPERTY

WELL DONE EVERYONE: HARDLY ANY THIS YEAR

A LAND ROVER KEY DROPPED IN THE CAR PARK ON SATURDAY

A PINK “BABY GAP” LEATHERISH JACKET

A PURPLE PHONE CASE: NO PHONE

A GREY “BARBOUR” SCARF

two pairs of “small” reading glasses

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ROCK on THE HILL !

WAS SO GOOD! booking NOW for next year.

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and, as we are celebrating British Design and Engineering, we have the support of the

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“This is a Party, not a formal “Rally”, we are celebrating British Engineering and transport in all its forms; but this Party would not have been possible without the vast number of enthusiasts who have given help and advice and many of whose treasures are here for all to enjoy.  It is heartening to see that, despite concerns to the contrary, there ARE young people with the same passions as their parents and grandparents, who want to preserve historic and beautiful engineering creations for future generations.  We may be dismissed as petrol heads, trainssexuals (as a Swedish friend described us) boffins, grease monkeys, nuts: but without us a whole swathe of our heritage would have been lost, consigned to the sort of books that detail Roman central heating – learned but unread by the majority.   So – enjoy our passions, nurture your own, preserve everything that is beautiful and interesting so that it may inspire future artists, engineers and problem-solvers.  Remember how much the world owes to BRITISH engineering and problem-solving curiosity.  Without the railways, there would have been no Industrial Revolution and no Empire.  Without British engineers, there would have been no railways! “

FLYING SCOTSMAN TRUST

 Registered Charity No. 1152646

 

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 ELVIS! and MORE will be here again!

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Girls – this is NOT Elvis: it is Ben Portsmouth: local lad: Utterly Brilliant!  see ROCK on THE HILL page

and BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment and get prime position

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 We will again have really GOOD catering concessions coming: NO greasy muck! 

AWARD-WINNING local CHEF PAUL CLEREHUGH is bringing his FABULOUS “CROOKED BILLET” PUB TO the big top and there is a wealth of other terrific catering: Cocktails anyone? Good scrumpy Cider, Pimms? A Double Decker Bar, a gentile cup of tea at Time for Tea Vintage Tea Room? in “Narnia”? The vintage Citreon Coffee van, the little Bluebird Caravan, with its world-famous fish finger sandwiches. There will be local spit-roast Lamb, Smoked and BBQ’d pork, Thai, veggie, we HOPE the Gurkha curries again. Several charities will serve a variety of refreshments. You will NOT go hungry!

IF HE IS IN THE COUNTRY: BEN FOGLE WILL JUDGE OUR DOG SHOWS – both days! BUT: SEE THE NEW PAGE FOR

THE GREAT LABRADOR CHALLENGE!

help us to get a new Guinness World Record AND raise funds for amazing Medical Assistance Dogs

Dog Show entry forms available in advance from http://www.waysandmeans.org.uk or from The Veterinary Centre, Reading Road, Henley on Thames.

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STOP PRESS:  We have a REAL Live UNICORN coming again !!!!!

Bring all the children for photos!

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We will present a fantastic programme of entertainment

ALL DAY each day WITH STARS on Friday, and Saturday evenings:

Terrific local band: “The Mighty Triple O” will get everyone rocking again on Saturday

our delightful Belly/Hula Dancers have asked if they can come back!

Will we get them doing “Rock a Hula” with Elvis on Friday? He says “Yes”    

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SMALL CHARITIES have been INVITED TO USE THE WEEKEND TO RAISE FUNDS: Book now for 2017!

At the simplest level: we envisage charities hosting hospitality areas – to which they will sell tickets: to include entry of course.  Obviously they can do much more than this: provide lunch, a comfortable resting place, teas, run a game, a bag-store, a creche?  This works well and gives everyone a slice of the cake.  Obviously we will make sure you are not all trying to do the same thing!

 NATURALLY ANY COMPANY WISHING TO SPONSOR ANY PART OF THE EVENT IS URGED TO CONTACT FAWLEY HILL.

If you put Fawley Hill into a search engine you will find pictures, videos and information galore: not all of it accurate but the pics show Fawley Hill and train and the May 2014 event.                                                                                           —————————— – —

FAWLEY HILL, FAWLEY, HENLEY-ON-THAMES RG9 6JA

phone: 01491 574873 e-mail: events@fawleyhill.com

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