The location of the 1976 film 'The Eagle Has Landed' is an apt venue for Mapledurham at War on Saturday 12th August and Sunday 13th August. Re enactors from all over the country will converge on the beautiful Mapledurham Estate to set up camp as if it were during World War 2 for the entire weekend. Trucks, tanks and cars will convey the troops around the site whilst the period displays will show how life was during that time. Authentic battles will take place each day and music and dancing from the period will entertain the troops. Wartime amphibious jeeps will be "swimming" in the mill pond. Christine Wallace from the Great British Bake off will be demonstrating some war time recipes and sharing stories from her mother in law .She will have a Memory Board for visitors to add their memories or family stories. Her cookware kitchen will be no doubt be a reminiscing opportunity to be shared with younger visitors.
Two Tiger Moths will also be taking to the air each day from nearby Chiltern AirPark giving the chance for trial flights over Mapledurham. These can be booked in advance via https://www.finesthourexperiences.co.uk/ Or arrive by boat from Caversham via www.thamescruises.co.uk 01189 481088
The Mapledurham Watermill will be open each day where visitors will be able to see the flour being milled and sample the baking from the millers wife. There will be children's activities and street Food. Advance tickets are available from www.mapledurhamatwar.co.uk £13 adults £8 Children £10 seniors. House £5 adults Children free (up to 3 per adult)
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