July 28 2014 Latest news:
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Wartime re-enactment groups from as far afield as Essex and Peterborough marched in to north Norfolk museum the Muckleburgh Collection yesterday, to take part in an annual vehicle and history show celebrating all things military.
More than 2,000 people were expected to attend the two-day event, which included attractions ranging from tank drives, target shooting and mortar displays, to re-enactments of the 1944 D-Day landings and stands run by charities ranging from Help for Heroes, to Norfolk Blood Bikes, which carries out out-of-hours hospital deliveries of blood, plasma and breast milk.
Military fans also had a chance to see the museum’s A34 Comet tank go on its first outing following a three-year restoration project, while young visitors were invited to catch toffees dropped by radio controlled aircraft brought along by members of Kelling Model Flying Club.
Also on the weekend’s programme was a parade by Norfolk Military Vehicle Group and a Scorpion CVRT reconnaissance tank display.
Now in its sixth year, the military weekend was organised by Muckleburgh estate manager Simon Butcher, who said the event had evolved to become a major living history attraction.
The military weekend continues today until 5pm at The Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne, NR25 7EH.