FAWLEY HILL VINTAGE FESTIVAL

all vehicles pre-1966

STOP PRESS!   PASSES AND INFO ARE still GOING OUT THIS WEEKEND for those who have registered.  Apologies to those who wonder where they are.   I was overtaken by Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, Easter and Grandchildren, and a lot of other stuff since – but now I am back at my desk and doing remaining passes. I haven’t sent out “charity” passes yet or any registrations that came in in the past week;  but I AIM to do the rest, and the site plan and seating plan for Friday night this weekend. Lady McAlpine

FUND-RAISING FOR SMALL CHARITIES 

will be on 

Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2016

OPEN on FRIDAY 20th from 10.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. 

then open again at 6.30 pm. for

ROCK on THE HILL !

again!

THIS WEEKEND WILL BE CELEBRATING SIR WILLIAM MCALPINE’S 8O TH BIRTHDAY 

SO WILL BE KNOWN AS

“BILLSDAYS II”

BUT OF COURSE WE ARE ALSO CELEBRATING HER MAJESTY’S 90th

so there will be a lot of Red, White and Blue too

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

Mechanical-Engineers-Logo-HR

“This is a Birthday 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!!!!!

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”

We have the ONLY rock band in the world that consists of JUST POLITICIANS!

MP4 is just what it says on the label… only now two of them are Peers! but they are terrific musicians and the do loads of charity gigs.. and they certainly make one feel MP’s are not ALL out of touch with the world!        

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SMALL CHARITIES have been INVITED TO USE THE WEEKEND TO RAISE FUNDS: Book now for 2016!

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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