Welcome to the WW2 Home Front Area at the War and Peace Revival Show 2019. Our various Living History Groups and re-enactors come together again to bring you our very own ‘pop up’ village of Trentham, ‘somewhere in the South-East of England’. Our Home Front Area is one of the biggest displays of its kind in the country with a reputation for high standards of authenticity and education in a friendly and fun way. Next to us, you will find our brave boys (and girls!) in blue, stationed at RAF Upper Trentham, part of 11 Group Fighter Command

You will see many exciting WW2 vehicles and displays at the Revival showing life at the front both here and overseas. But WW2 wasn’t just about the front line. Back home, civilians fought their own daily battles against worry, family separation, air-raids, homelessness and shortages of food and fuel. As if this wasn’t enough, on top of their normal day jobs, many people gave their spare time in a huge range of official and voluntary roles in answer to the Government’s call for everyone “to do their bit” to support the Allied War effort and the defence of Britain. Here in the Home Front Area at War and Peace, we will show you part of what has become known as ‘the People’s War’, where you will see the close-knit community life of a village at war.

Latest Home Front News
Well, folks, here we are looking forward to another War and Peace in 2019, although time stands still here in the Home Front Village and it’s still July 1943…..
The Home Front organisers are busy planning for this year’s event and we are buzzing with ideas! We have been hard at work to come up with another cracking theme for you all to enjoy this year, after the success of last year’s ‘Holidays At Home’.  However, we are pleased to announce that the Village theme for 2019 will be ‘Wings For Victory’, a recreation of the nation-wide fund-raising campaign popular during the War.  No doubt this will please the boys and girls stationed next to us at RAF Upper Trentham!  Again, we will have a fun-packed programme of events for you to enjoy with many activities open to members of the public including children, (and it’s all FREE) so watch this space in the coming weeks for all the latest news and updates. 
If you have any questions or would like further information regarding the Home Front you can contact us here, or at the War and Peace Revival Facebook Page or directly via the Trentham Village Community Facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you,
All the best,
Georgie and Jude

Each HomeFront Member is charged £10 for the duration of the show.

If you are a member of a group already booked in, we ask that you request your group co-ordinator to contact us to confirm that you are a member of that re-enactment group. Many thanks in advance for your cooperation!

To exhibit a Home Front display you must book in advance by completing an online form. Your entry will then be passed on to our Home Front co-ordinator who will contact you to discuss the nature and size of your display and the appropriate number of passes required. We ask that you keep your support vehicles to a minimum.

Entry to the site will be from Thursday 23rd July.

Entry Form
To visit as an exhibitor you will need to complete the Home Front booking form which you can download here.  Download a 2020 Home Front Entry form

If you are travelling from abroad, please see our DFDS Seaways page for special discounts.
The tickets will be sent out during June.

Activities marked with * invite public participation in some or all of the activity.

Activities may have to be cancelled due to weather, unforseen circumstances or enemy action.

Event Time Place
Morning Parade 10:30 RAF Upper Trentham
* Walking tour of the Village 11:00 Meet at the Bush Inn
* Home Guard Drill 11:30 Village Green
* Sock Darning Advice 12:00 Village Hall
‘Workers Playtime Concert’ 12-12:30 WVS Canteen
Hair and Beauty Tips 13:00 Village Hall
* Community Tea Dance 14:00 Village Green
M of F Cookery Demonstrations 14:00 WVS Canteen
Tug of War 15:30 Village Green
Hair and Beauty Tips 16:00 Village Hall
M of F Cookery Demonstrations 16:30 WVS Canteen
Event Time Place
Morning Parade 10:30 RAF Upper Trentham
* Walking tour of the Village 11:00 Meet at the Bush Inn
* Home Guard Drill 11:30 Village Green
* Sock Darning Advice 12:00 Village Hall
‘Workers Playtime Concert’ 12-12:30 WVS Canteen
Hair and Beauty Tips 13:00 Village Hall
* Community Tea Dance 14:00 Village Green
M of F Cookery Demonstrations 14:00 WVS Canteen
Hair and Beauty Tips 16:00 Village Hall
Bicycle tour of the Local Area 16:30 Meet at the Bush Inn
M of F Cookery Demonstrations 16:30 WVS Canteen
Event Time Place
Morning Parade 10:30 RAF Upper Trentham
* Walking tour of the Village 11:00 Meet at the Bush Inn
* Fire Service Demonstration 11:30 Village Green
* Sock Darning Advice 12:00 Village Hall
‘Workers Playtime Concert’ 12-12:30 WVS Canteen
Hair and Beauty Tips 13:00 Village Hall
* Physical Training Demonstration 13:30 Village Green
* Community Tea Dance 14:00 Village Green
M of F Cookery Demonstrations 14:00 WVS Canteen
Tug of War 14:30 Village Green
Hair and Beauty Tips 16:00 Village Hall
The Hartley Morris Men Dancing 16:15 Outside of the Bush Inn
M of F Cookery Demonstrations 16:30 WVS Canteen
The Hartley Morris Men Dancing 20:30 Outside of the Bush Inn
Event Time Place
Morning Parade 10:30 RAF Upper Trentham
* Walking tour of the Village 11:00 Meet at the Bush Inn
Trentham Dog Show 11:30 Village Green
* Sock Darning Advice 12:00 Village Hall
‘Workers Playtime Concert’ 12-12:30 WVS Canteen
Hair and Beauty Tips 12:30 Village Hall
Boxing Demonstration 12:45 Village Green
Utility Fashion Show 13:15 Village Hall
* Community Tea Dance 14:00 Village Green
M of F Cookery Demonstrations 14:30 WVS Canteen
* Workers Fun Sports Day 14:30 Village Green
Workers Fun Sports Day 15:00 Village Green
Hair and Beauty Tips 15:00 Village Hall
M of F Cookery Demonstrations 16:30 WVS Canteen
Event Time Place
Morning Parade 10:30 RAF Upper Trentham
* Walking tour of the Village 11:00 Meet at the Bush Inn
Make Do and Mend Fashion Show 11:30 Village Hall
* Sock Darning Advice 12:00 Village Hall
‘Workers Playtime Concert’ 12-12:30 WVS Canteen
Hair and Beauty Tips 13:00 Village Hall
Bonny Baby Show 13:30 Village Green
* Community Tea Dance 14:00 Village Green
M of F Cookery Demonstrations 14:30 WVS Canteen
* Fire Service Demonstration 15:00 Village Green
Hair and Beauty Tips 15:00 Village Hall
M of F Cookery Demonstrations 16:30 WVS Canteen