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Driffield Vintage Fair 30th May 2016


We set off to the event on Sunday evening, around 7.pm, we headed to North Cave, then through Beverly home of the East Yorks and then up to Driffield. As I headed down what seemed to be farm track in the middle of nowhere my sat nav said "Arrived"...oh dear. With no phone signal to check the address, I set off back the way we came and spotted small wooden signs for Driffield, about half an hour later I found the show ground.
ATS Mellor greeted us and explained we could stay in the Russian tent for the night as they were in a caravan. PTE Klejnow had arrived by now. We went up to the caravan to thank them and shared some beer.
7.30 next morning we were all awake and ready for the day, we got all our kit ready and beds packed down and waited on PTE Hancock to arrive with the shelter half, PTE Shelcock and PTE Hancock both arrived within 5 mins of each other and the display was set up by 9.45
The event opened at 10 a.m. so we had just enough time for a quick brew, the crowd descended on us as we were right in view of the front gate and we didn't stop all day! With this event being in East Yorkshire we met lots of people with stories from parents and grandparents who served. I met a national service veteran who had been awarded the military Medal for services in Burma.
The event was very well received and so busy that PTE Hancock didn't manage to get any of the stew ATS Mellor made for lunch! I'd like to thank everyone who turned up and made this new event a great day. Well done to PTEs Klejnow and Hancock for keeping going all day. 

Cpl Heaton 

Photos from the event can be viewed here 

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