Photo Gallery: Wartime re-enactment at Muckleburgh Military Weekend

Suzanne and Daren Butler with daughters Jessicca, 6, and Charlotte, 18 months, join in the fun at The Muckleburgh Collection military weekend. Photo: Karen Bethell Suzanne and Daren Butler with daughters Jessicca, 6, and Charlotte, 18 months, join in the fun at The Muckleburgh Collection military weekend. Photo: Karen Bethell

Sunday, June 1, 2014
10:52 AM

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.

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Four-year-old Eva Peden from Binham sitting on an ex-army Harley Davidson MT350 motorcycle owned by her uncle, Andrew Mallett, who lives at High Kelling. Photo: Karen BethellFour-year-old Eva Peden from Binham sitting on an ex-army Harley Davidson MT350 motorcycle owned by her uncle, Andrew Mallett, who lives at High Kelling. Photo: Karen Bethell

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.

Jason Youles of re-enactment group the Foxhole Fugitives takes aim with an original 1940s 50 calibre machine gun. Photo: Karen BethellJason Youles of re-enactment group the Foxhole Fugitives takes aim with an original 1940s 50 calibre machine gun. Photo: Karen Bethell

The military weekend continues today until 5pm at The Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne, NR25 7EH.

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