Visitors enjoy the event at Crewe Heritage Centre (1)

The annual ‘Wheels of War: Past & Present’ military vehicle show took place at Crewe Heritage Centre, writes Jonathan White.

The show featured military vehicle displays including a replica Spitfire fighter aircraft and a replica V-1 flying bomb, trade stalls, model displays, and a tombola.

There was musical entertainment from the South Cheshire George Formby Ukulele Society and on Sunday daytime from vintage vocalist Ruth Washington.

A 1940s themed big band dance party took place in the centre’s Exhibition Hall with live music from the 22-piece Wychcraft Big Band.

Numerous people wore 1940s clothing over the weekend.

Crewe Heritage Centre was open to visitors including its three signal boxes, the Advanced Passenger Train, model railway displays and layouts, static locomotive displays and miniature railway rides.

The event was organised by Crewe & District Military Vehicle Club in support of Help for Heroes.

Crewe & District Military Vehicle Club meet on the last Tuesday evening of each month at Hops Belgium Bar in Crewe.

New members are welcome. For further information visit

(pics by Jonathan White)

Replica Spitfire fighter aircraft

Winston Churchill lookalike gives the V for victory sign in front of a replica Spitfire

Military vehicle and the APT (Advanced Passenger Train)

Military vehicles on display

Visitors enjoy the event at Crewe Heritage Centre (2)

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