The Ironbridge Gorge WW2 Weekend 23rd & 24th May 2020
Dale End Park, Ironbridge, Telford,
Shropshire, TF8 7DW
Our event has grown rapidly over the past few years, from humble beginnings based in a local pub to an event which attracted around 14,000 visitors for the 2019 weekend.
Set in the stunning backdrop of the Ironbridge Gorge, we recreate the experience of life during WW2 on both the home front and in occupied Europe with civilian, Allied and Axis re-enactors.
This is a non-profit making, charity fundraising event in which we raise funds for Pilgrim Bandits. So far last year's event raised over £10,000, with donations still to be collected.
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020
10am - 5pm
Take a step back in time - experience some of the country’s top Living History Groups bringing history to life. There will be Homefront scenarios and reenactments of both Allied and Axis operations
There will be a fire power display and a ‘battle’ each day. We also have a costume pageant, military vehicle parades and display, 1940’s sports day for children, a trader village, a variety of food outlets and 1940’s entertainers all day in the marquee
Registration forms for The Ironbridge Gorge WW2 Weekend are available for:
Re-enactors/Living History Groups
All forms can be found on our Registration Page. Where you can download, print, and return with a S.A.E by following the instructions on each individual form.
Our Saturday Night Grand Dance is not to be missed.
Come and dance to the swing sounds of the Ashby Big Band (www.ashbybigband.com), make bids on some unique items in the auction, enjoy the (optional) Fish & Chips and enjoy a beer at the Wheatsheaf Pub.
Ticket prices to be
When available, you will be able to buy your tickets here
We have broken the £10,000 barrier again this year. Thanks to the generousity of all of our supporters, at our AGM on 24th July 2019, we were able to present a cheque for £10,030.60 to Pilgrim Bandits. We thank each and every one of our supporters for making this possible. Here Dave Adams can be seen presenting the cheque to Ricky Fergusson MC
1940s Victory Dance
Dance the night away to the music of The Ashby Little Big Band. To purchase your tickets, simply click here