A thank you – Crowland and Thorney 1940s weekend 2022

We would like to thank all the visitors, traders, re-enactors, and everyone else that made the event possible. It was the first event we’ve held and a huge amount of work into making the event happen by a small team of volunteers. Lessons can always be learned and we’ll take them on board, but the majority of the feedback has been positive so we hope you enjoyed the event.

Additionally, a thank you to Micheal Sly, our sponsor for loaning us the venue for the weekend, the rest of the team from Park Farm, the lads from the Royal Engineers for organising the parking, to RAF Spanhoe team and Richard Ellingworth for the flypast with Sia Marchetti and YAK 50, and to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire which flew over on Saturday afternoon.

An great photo of the Spitfire by Thorney resident, Steve Fretwell as it flew over the event on Saturday afternoon.

And finally, the day couldn’t take place without the help of our amazing team of volunteers, from dealing with the admin, manning the ticket desk, organising the site to cleaning toilets and emptying the bins, thank you.

Food and drink
And last but not least

I’ve tried to link to as many as possible. If you’ve been missed or don’t have a link, please post your name and a link below or contact us.

Check the event Facebook Group for further photos. Some feedback from the page below:

What a brilliant event for a first time. Fantastic entertainment and displays, great selection of traders. It was really good to see the agricultural history along with the military side of the 40’s. A well earned thank you Daniel Abbott and Cathi, Andrew Smalley and Christine and all the organising team not forgetting Michael for providing such a marvellous venue.


Loved it! so well organised and clean, well done to you all


Congratulations Daniel, Dave and all the organisers for your efforts in putting on a superb weekend, from everyone at Spirit of the Homefront

Spirit of the Homefront

Good morning we had a great time yesterday, we ran a 1940s event in Kent for seven years so know how hard all the team worked to make it happen. Well done indeed and what a great venue and just 20 minutes from where we live.


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