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27 January, 2020


‘Wheels of War’ show 2019


Article and images by Jonathan White


The annual ‘Wheels of War: Past & Present’ military vehicle show took place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019 at Crewe Heritage Centre on Vernon Way in Crewe.

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



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

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, with this year being the 75th of anniversary of D-Day.



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.