‘Wheels of War’ military vehicle show


Article and images by Jonathan White


The annual ‘Wheels of War: Past & Present’ military vehicle show took place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September 2018 at Crewe Heritage Centre on Vernon Way in Crewe.

The show featured military vehicle displays including a replica Spitfire fighter aircraft and a replica V-1 flying bomb, trade stalls, model displays and a tombola.

There was musical entertainment on Saturday daytime from the South Cheshire George Formby Ukulele Society and on Sunday daytime from vintage vocalist Ruth Washington.

On the Saturday night a 1940s-themed big band dance party took place in the centre’s exhibition hall with live music from the 22-piece Wychcraft Big Band.

Numerous people wore 1940s’ clothing over the weekend.

Crewe Heritage Centre was open to visitors including its three signal boxes, the Advanced Passenger Train, model railway displays and layouts, static locomotive displays and miniature railway rides.

The event was organised by Crewe & District Military Vehicle Club in support of Help for Heroes.

Crewe & District Military Vehicle Club meet on the last Tuesday evening of each month at Hops Belgium Bar in Crewe. New members are always welcome.

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