Weedon gears up for classic motor show

Just two of the vehicles set to be on display at Weedon Garrison.
Just two of the vehicles set to be on display at Weedon Garrison.

Dozens of classic cars, commercial vehicles, and tractors along with re-enactors, stalls, live music, games, art and more will fill a historic location in Weedon.

Weedon Garrison will open its gates on Sunday, August 9, for a family open day.

There will be a classic car show and competition, classic commercial vehicles and tractors, historic fire engines, the traditional Mighty Gavioli Organ will be playing, and there will be live music including the Jonny Red Rock n Roll Show.

Alongside there will be car boot stalls, crafts and refreshments, games, bouncy castle, theatre and art shows, and more.

The Garrison, also known as the Depot, has a long history with the military dating back to the Napoleonic Wars and was still used by the Armed Forces up until the 1960s.

A spokesman for the organisers said: “In conjunction with the Classic Car and Commercial Show, the Depot Revival will feature a First World War military hospital and operating theatre, World War Two Home Guard and other living history groups, displaying and marching. WW2 Home Front and weaponry displays. WW2 vehicles and WW2 style caravan.

“Lots of military re-enactors will be there, and a 1940s tea room open all day.

“There will be a tea dance from 2pm to 4.30pm to the music of the era. You can dance or simply watch while having your tea and cake.

“The Market Harborough Ukulele Group will delight you with their favourite George Formby renditions.

“The 44th East Essex Regiment of Foot, one of Wellington’s finest, will be displaying their Napoleonic era camp and marching to the beat of the drums.

“The 1940s reviews of Dodging the Doodlebugs will have you in stitches.

“There will also be a 1940s dance on the evening of Saturday August 8 at Weedon Village Hall with live music from Lola Lamour.

“Tickets are still available at £18 each and includes a buffet supper. A bar will be available.

“For further information on any of the above, please call Jenny Copeland on 07530 069238.”

Entry into the Depot open day is £5 for adults, £3 for children and concessions and £10 for a family.