Echoes of History show


Following a review of previous years’ shows, the Essex HMVA has decided to offer a different format show this year.

After missing out on 2018 because the Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association was unable to secure the site near Maldon, there will be a new show at a new location. The new event is called Echoes of History and will display military history across the ages on 10 and 11 August, at Purleigh Halt Showground.
At the new event there will be a spectacular display of living history, showing military life from many periods and nationalities. These historical re-enactors go to massive lengths to represent history as accurately and authentically as possible and are always happy to answer your questions or demonstrate equipment. Ever wondered what it would be like to live as a Viking, or have you ever wondered how a Roman Centurion spent his time, or watched a French resistance fighter as she made her way through occupied France? These are just a few of the re-enactors you can see at Echoes of History.
There will be hundreds of military vehicles and displays. From push bikes to massive trucks that even make the tanks look small! As well as all the military vehicles, both big and small there is also a fantastic line up of classic cars, bikes and buses.
You can experience life in the Wild West. Ever wanted to experience life as a frontiersman? Come experience life as a settler on the American frontier with the Spearfish Creek living history camp and learn something about the history of the American Wild West in the 19th century.
There will also be music and 1940s entertainment in the beer tent. Back by popular demand will be the live wartime entertainment in the huge marquee all day, including music and a 1940s fashion show.
Of course, there will still be plenty of militaria for sale. Have a look around the militaria stalls for that must-have bargain, or head for the all new food area. Once stocked up, head for the arena where the heavy brigade will be putting on a show with renowned battle displays. Go to for all the details.


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