With escalating industrial action and problems with migrants trying to infiltrate the French Le Shuttle terminal, it seems likely that the Kent roads users will suffer over the summer months.
One of the main casualties could be the annual War and Peace show at Westenhanger.
With Operation Stack now being implemented for the 8th time in two weeks, traffic in and around Hythe has been described as a nightmare.
The War and Peace show is one of the South East’s leading annual tourist attractions, with tens of thousands of people attending over the 4 days.
With organisers advising visitors to use the Westenhanger station as the easiest way of getting to and from the venue.
About the War and Peace show
“The greatest gathering of military vehicles on the planet” comes to Folkestone!
Step back in time and visit Wartime Britain at this year’s War and Peace Revival, from the 22nd until the 26th July.
Re-live the atmosphere of World War II with action-packed battle re-enactments, living history displays, arena events, classic civilian and military vehicles, military models, vintage fashions, a funfair and the songs, sounds and smells of wartime Britain – it’s a great day out for all the family!
Explore the Vintage Village with civilian displays from the 1930s to the 1960s including Home Front, Land Army, classic cars, vintage fashion, makeovers and much more – something for everyone whether you’re into the military side or just vintage living.
On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July, step back in time as you watch the incredible Great War Display Team – 9 replica WW1 aircraft in a dogfight over your heads in an incredible feat of derring-do! Then remember with us the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain as you gaze skyward to watch the iconic Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight roar overhead – picture yourself back in 1940 as the Battle of Britain dominated our skies and saved us from Hitler’s planned invasion.
In the Home Front area visit the new Weddings at War exhibition with original wartime wedding dresses, then watch as a wartime wedding is re-created complete with a reception in the village pub; The Bush Inn!
Fly past the War and Peace Battle of Britain Experience full-sized replica Spitfire, Hurricane and Me 109, with an RAF camp that will make you think you really are back in wartime England, waiting for the scramble bell. And look out for the Luftwaffe camp (German airforce) by the Me109!
For five full days from Wednesday 22 July to Sunday 26 July, thousands of military and civilian vehicles will gather at Folkestone Racecourse including tanks, artillery, armoured and amphibious vehicles, classic cars, Jeeps, bicycles and motorbikes, commercial vehicles and much more.
Enjoy delicious food and drink from a wide range of on-site restaurants and bars, including the Jazz Bar and the 1940s Spitfire tea room, as well as shows and music evoking memories of yesteryear.
Visit Living History to see the incredible displays bringing the past to life. The popular Vintage Marquee returns in 2015, offering visitors the chance to learn their Jive and Rock ‘n’ Roll steps from a range of on-site experts. Bring your pennies and drop into the trade stalls offering militaria, antiquities, vehicle parts, books, memorabilia, clothing and uniforms – everything from a cap badge to a tank, while modellers will enjoy an extensive display of some top class models, bringing together enthusiasts from around the world.
The amazing ‘Vintage Village’ will once again provide an area dedicated to all things vintage. Entertainment in the Victory Marquee brings wartime music and songs to life, while the Vintage Market Place is the destination for vintage fashion, homeware and memorabilia.
On Saturday, join in with the Veterans’ Parade and Service of Commemoration while we hold a minute’s silence.
The event is one of the county’s biggest and will be held at Folkestone Racecourse just minutes from J11 of the M20 or by train the Westenhanger train station is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Racecourse. Day tickets are undated. Save 10% on the gate price by buying in advance online. Visit www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk.