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It was decided we do a full weekend for this years event , We had displays within the grounds and a evening dance in the holiday camp next door.It was a full weekend. We even got away with the weather. Everyone who came along gave postive comments and enjoyed themselves It was good to see displays and vehicles in the grounds .Everyone had a hard week and it was a very tiring weekend for us all but well worth it .
This weekend saw the members at a new event ,Bickleigh Castle put on a 1940s weekend. Rod ,Mick and Phil took our stand on friday to set up.. Saturday saw Rod and Ryan manning the stand with help from Heather and Tony. It was a quiet day with the weather turning cold and wet,But still enjoyable Rod and Ryan stayed over night ,to stay with the stand etc, Sunday saw a much better day with a nice stream of public ,the sun shone and everyone was in a great mood , Their was a good turn out of re enactors and displays, The setting was ideal , our feedback was good and plenty of interest . Mick, Phil ,Heather and Tony came back on Sunday to help and then dismantle everything for Rod to bring back. so a busy weekend , Everyone made us very welcome and it was good to make some new friends and get together with old ..Thanks to all who helped ...
VE open day was another great event. A nice steady flow of public, tours and displays . Even the sun shone for us
19th April 2017 the coop paid out the 1% for charity from your membership cards.
Well done to all the customers from the 3 brixham co op.
Brixham Does Care £3086
Brixham Sea rangers £2835
Brixham Battery £2824.
A great Easter Sunday ...Our first ever Easter egg hunt was a Hugh success.Lots of fun had by all We had lots of local families come and join in. that had never been to the battery before ,Thank you to all who came and our wonderful volunteers for all their help
Members enjoyed a social evening at the nearby Brixham Holiday
Thanks to Brenda and Neil for once again arranging the evening
Work as begun
We have had a busy few weeks, first moving and getting things ready for our build.. then starting the job.. we are putting a new small upper floor in the main museum ,to take some storage, it only covers a small area, so wont effect the main room , But we need a safe place to store our reference and display items that are not being used. as we rotate our displays in certain areas . so this is a good option. We do owe this work to our great volunteers who are giving up their own time to do this . working five days a week . we have a great team .Neil Butcher and Mick Watson who are working on the design ,safety and putting it all together and the rest of our team who are also doing all the building work etc along side Rod, Phil Tony and Toby (with help from Monika..when she can )they really are doing a great job.
Donation from the 1940s show In November we were invited to Lupton House, Where we were one of the charities to receive a donation from the 1940s Event ,Barrie excepted the check on our behalf
Queens Arms Fund Raiser Dec 2,3,4,A big thank you to all our volunteers for helping over this busy weekend both at the event, and covering the extra hours at the Battery.Also of course to Chris Simmons for putting on the event and naming us their charity for this year and special thanks to Neil and Brenda Butcher for all they have done this week .well done all
Once again our members enjoyed a evening together .This year we choose our local cricket club to have our Christmas meal. A good time was had by all r
For two weeks we had a volunteer group. Rebuild Southwest come along and work everyday doing Painting ground work etc for us. They did a great job. Also during the month we moved our plane prop slightly but took a big machine to help... it also saw us making a start on the generator room . Photos on our Albums
October saw our official end of season meal. Neil and Brenda arranged it again for us, with our members enjoying a good social evening at the nearby Holiday camp restaurant Our members like to get together after a busy summer.
we would like to say a big thank you to the Battery Guys and Girls who turned out for our last Open Day of the year today, It was a very cold day but we still had loads of visitors,two full tours of the grounds which they loved. So its the end of another great season,
Plymouth Armed Forces WeekendWhat a great weekend .We were invited to attend this years event. Our members did a fantastic job of manning our display. It was a very long weekend. with setting up Friday and then two full days . but feedback was great and we've been invited back next year
VJ Day A really lovely fun open day, with both public and volunteers enjoying themselves. Babs Army came along to sing some numbers for us and even acouple of our girls joined in the fun....
Lupton 1940s Weekend and our Blitz Experience
What a great weekend we all had at Lupton 1940s weekend . Plus we now have two award winnings displays to be proud of . Plus one of our members won best Axis vehicle (well done Ray Stabb )
Other May Items Barrie and Rod had to go to a cheque presentation held by the rotary Club this week. Phil put us forward as a worthy charity . we were excepted and kindly presented with a cheque. This will help with our ongoing re fit.so is most welcome . .
Barrie and Neil also did a talk on the battery at the Brixham Yacht club. The talk went very well with plenty of interest shown...
Military Model Show Saturday may 28th Neil and Steve took a small display over to the Torqauy town hall, along of course with models . A good day was had and lots of interest with good public response . Mainly it was good to just go and enjoy for a change too...
What a great day .Weather was hot and sunny. great turn out by members and public. Had lots of interest and new members Great entertainment with Samantha .what more could we ask....
Easter Sunday saw our long a waited re opening of our refurbished Museum
The weather was a mix of sun sleet and hail. but this didn't stop everyone having a great day. Displays, Tours and music and lots of happy visitors ....
What a fantastic day, Artillery came back to the Battery today .a 25 pounder was on display..along with vehicles displays weapons talk etc etc Made all our hard work worth while and our hard working members enjoyed it too..
A great Evening ,was had at Lupton House. This was a really fun night with plenty of great music,flag waving ,dancing laughs ,food . good company ...and we raised funds for the Battery .what more could you ask...
Neil and Brenda arranged a social night at the local Holiday camp ,1940s dress made it a fun evening.
This November we started our major refit of the main Museum . Please click on the link to see more photos.
A great evening was had by all. this year we had a whole room to ourselves so we could spend the whole evening enjoying ourselves good food good company a great night
Once again we were at the Lupton Weekend What a great show. Our display won best in show
We also picked up a donation to the Battery from the show committee
Our last open day of the year. We had lots of public and tours were full , Weapons show went down very well
We again took part in the Brixham service and parade. A very good turnout and members did us proud as always
we had a lovely party of people come and visit
all friends with a interest in 1930s and 40s. they had a wonderful time with us .
Remember you can book a group tour too...
The heavy rain didn't dampen the spirits today .A good day was had and with a full tour going out despite the weather. Weapons talk went a head as planned and was popular with everyone .
August was a busy month for us. With three main events plus a open day. Paignton carnival ,Churston steam rally, Lupton House and VJ Day all went well and enjoyed by all. Lots of interest ,new members and lots of fun .see our photo links ...
Once again the Battery were invited to take part in this Brixham event. we had our brand new stand to display in and the whole day went wel. great feedback and a good day both in the town and the museum
This years Veterans Day was very busy for us . Our new stand worked well and the public flooded to us. All
our members enjoyed their day
The Veterans were well supported and a great day was had by all
A very successful
A good turnout by Volunteers and plenty of public to keep us busy all day
Sadly we were to busy to take any any photos .With tours being taken out and displays .Great day but tiring ..
Ivan and Rod were invited to the Palace Hotel Torquay im March. To except a Grant of £500 from the Mayors Fund
We were invited to take part in this local event.
Our Members did a fantasic job even though it was a very cold weekend and long days
We had great feedback
Our second fund raiser at Lupton was a great success thanks to the effects of Donna and Rod and their helpers,
Ice ans a Slice were booked for the evening so with a new bar, good food and good company made for a great evening enjoyed by everyone
We had Lovely sunny weather
for our first museum full open day on Easter Monday.
Plenty going on ,great crowd and well supported by our wonderful members
Gun Floors and our re vamped 40s room were open.
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In March we were invited to
display at the Holiday camp at Goodrington, where they had a 1940s weekend event.
We had a good turnout and even though the event it self was a little disappointing we did enjoy it and it was good to meet up with members
Saw the opening of our re vamped 1940s room and Gun Floors
Our great members pulled out all the stops to get both ready for Easter
Each Year We get together for our
Its good to meet up away from the Museum .
Many Thanks To Sam for making the arrangements
This Year we had the best turn out of our members Everyone did us proud It was a honour to take part as always
Our last open day of the Year A great day was had by all lots of displays.Visitors,Tours and cups of tea made
Once again we took part in the lupton 1940s weekend This year we had a inside Display and Out side Display plus Neil Butcher presented our weapons talk and display this proved one of the highlights of the show.
Tom Dingley took charge of this promotional visit
Collecting a donation for us, for all his time and effect .well done
A very enjoyable time had by all. in between manning the stand ,our members enjoy the show
For our second year we took part in Paignton's carnival .Even more members then last year joined in. we again won a Prize. A very enjoyable day/evening was had by all
This year we took part in Paigntons regatta week. Sam and Family took charge .Putting our display up and down each day. many of our members also helped out during the week
Once again a great promotional day for the group; A big thank you to all who helped. It was an early start and a long very hot day, but we received really good comments and a great response from the public, and of course, we are always proud to show our support for Armed Forces Day!
Today we had our busiest day ever! Massive thanks to everyone who braved the rain to come and see us and to all of our volunteers. Not only did we have vintage tea and cakes at the museum, but a few of our members were down at the Observation Post attracting the public with their uniforms, mortar fires, and hands on displays for everyone to observe.
We had an amazing day on Saturday 7th June when The Battery Museum members set up a stand in Torquay to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. We proudly took part in the parade and educated the public all day on our stall. Thank you to all members who helped with the displays and to the general public for coming along to support us and remember such a special event in history and the brave people who were involved. It was touching to hear the personal stories from members of the public who grew up during the war and encouraging to see the interest on many faces as our members educated those interested in the history.
We had a very enjoyable visit from the Mayor of Torbay today. Gordon Oliver really knew his history and an hour visit turned in to over 2 hours. We are looking forward to his next visit as he wants to spend more time with us and have a full tour of the other buildings and grounds .
Thank you to our member, Wendy, and Chairman, Ivan, for heading down to the Breakwater today and promoting The Battery Museum amongst the amazing vintage vehicles!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped with our promotional stand & also to those who stayed at the museum. We would also like to thank the members of the public who came along to learn and support us down the harbor and in the museum. The music, volunteers & members of the public really made the day special!
A big 'thank you' to our members, Thomas & Steve, who did a great job with their promotional stall at Crown Hill Fort, Plymouth.
Our WWI display is finally open! Special thanks to our members: Albert Greenland, Stephen Watkins, Edward St John Gillin, Ivan Parton, Mrs Ann Dingley, Thomas Dingley and Steve Spencer for donating items for our display & to Rod for getting the Display under way.
Thank you to everyone who visited us on our Easter Monday open day. The members looked the part in their uniforms and attire and our singer, Andy Youngs, really set the 1940's mood.