2017 War and Peace Revival will not be held at Folkestone Racecourse

A Return to the Hopfields

It seems the imminent house building plan that Shepway has for the area has driven the War & Peace Revival away from the area and back to Whitbreads Hopfields Showgrounds at Beltring.

The show, which was immensely popular for the past four years at Folkestone Racecourse and responsible for attracting a huge amount of trade to the area from all over the country and the continent, is to be staged at Pembury in 1917 and beyond.

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Read About the New Aldington Memorial in Cinque Ports

At Last – Aldington Gets a Memorial

 

Cinque Ports magazine is packed with stories, events and nostalgia from the Cinque Ports and adjoining areas. The latest issue features the Opening of the fine new War Memorial at Aldington, telling the story of how it came about and recording the event with many pictures.

Cinque Ports August Cover
Cinque Ports August Cover

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Twin Swing are a Sensation on Day Three

In the “Victory Marquee” at War & Peace Revival

So here they are, Twin Swing, the identical Twin Sisters, inspired by the infamous Dolly Sisters of the 1920s. They are helping to bring back the great era of ‘swing’ made famous in the Roaring Twenties. The twins are hoping to help make swing as popular in ¬†2020 as it was 100 years before.

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Day Two at the War & Peace Revival 2016

Public Pour in to the Revival at Westenhanger

The sun shone again for the second day at the massive War & Peace Revival at the old Folkestone Racecourse but a cool breeze made conditions much more comfortable than the heat wave of the first day. Continue reading Day Two at the War & Peace Revival 2016

Steam Tractor Stops for a Drink at Sellindge

Film Clip of Traction Engine on the Way to War & Peace Revival

 

A new attraction at the War & Peace Revival will be Steam Traction Engines. Including this magnificent example and others, including a Steam Roller.

steam rally

 

Steam Traction Engine
Steam Traction Engine

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Albert has Died

It is with deep sadness we report that ‘Albert’ the “Rye’s Own” mascot has died.

The little dog we adopted as our mascot when he was just three months old, had a kidney disorder that meant that he was on a special diet from that time. The prognosis of a life expectancy of “weeks rather than months” was forecast at the time. Continue reading Albert has Died