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I have been asked to post the event places that I will be at.

 

Salute to the 40's, Chatham Historic Dockyard, 21st + 22nd September

 

Fort in the Forties, New Tavern Fort, Gravesend, 27th + 28th September

 

Drop Redoubt, Western Heights, Dover, 4th + 5th October

 

Come and say hello.

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So far it has just been a static display. Mainly just colleting tools and materials. Polishing I have been doing for years, hobnails for the last three.

At Chatham will be doing boot polishing and hobnails.

Gravesend will be trying stitching as well, as some of the stitching has come away at the heel.

Ultimate aim is to have a mobile workshop based on a shed on wheels that looks like a Wartime Cobblers Shop.

Next year I hope to be at Mapledurham, and Epping and Ongar Railways 40's weekends.

 

Photo below is at Chatham Historic Dockyard's 'Salute to the 40's 2013'

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Have now got an even longer wish list.

Most of the tools and equipment were very rusty and dirty.

Spent most of the time restoring tools and lasts. Next time I'm there, all they will need is a quick wipe over.

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At Firepower, Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich on the 21st Feb. doing Cobbling demo (if all goes well).

 

Am at Dover Transport Museum on the 25th & 26th April, if in the area come and say 'Hello'.

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The Sergeant stripes. The trade badge on them denotes that I'm an Artificer Sergeant. It is on the stripes so as to leave a space above for a Staff Sergeant Crown if I were to be promoted. If I was depicting an Artificer Corporal (two stripes) the Trade badge would be above the Stripes.

 

Sorry for posting late. Been on holiday.

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Long time not been on here.....

Just did Kent Life Museum at Maidstone, Kent. I was a civilian cobbler in their cobblers shop. Had a wonderful time. Will post some photo's when I find some on Facebook.

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I'm back. Had a bit of time away from this site.

Lee: No. it isn't a Timpson's shirt, I bought it at a charity shop and it is about 30 years old. The photo was taken at the 'Museum of Kent Life', Maidstone, Kent. The Cobblers shop was dismantled and moved to the museum. I have the pleasure of inhabiting it every year for a weekend. The event is called 'Christmas on the Home Front.' 

I will be posting a list of the events that I will be doing this year soon.

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As promised, a list of events:

5th 6th May. Merton Vintage Show, Faversham Showground (Farming World) Kent
12th 13th May. Temple at War. Cressing Temple, Braintree.
19th 20th May. Drop Redoubt Open Day, Western Heights, Dover, Kent.
16th 17th June. Fought for Freedom, Quex Park, Birchington, Kent.
7th 8th July. Capel Military Show, Dorking.
14th 15th July. Battles for Victory, Ellington Park, Ramsgate, Kent.

17th 18th August. Combined Ops., Headcorn, Kent.
22nd 23rd September, Drop Redoubt Open Day, Western Heights, Dover, Kent.
29th 30th September. Fort in the 40's, New Tavern Fort, Gravesend, Kent.

 

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