june, 2019

29jun11:00 am11:30 pmArmed Forces Day - Saturday 29th June 2019Show Your Support11:00 am - 11:30 pm Blackhall Farm, Blackhall Farm, Harperley Hall

Armed Forces Day


Event Details

Evancliffe Leathercraft will be providing our popular Leather Stamping Activity for visitors to Armed Forces Day at Blackhall Farm, Harperley Hall (DL15 8DN) on Saturday 29th June 2019.

Leather Stamping

We will have a whole range of leather shapes to choose from. You can add your own design using a variety of traditional stamp patterns, using them to make individual patterns or combining them to make more complicated designs. Be amazed as we add colour and see the how it highlights the pattern you have created.

Armed Forces Day

June 29th from 11am Armed Forces Day at Blackhall Farm, Harperley Hall (DL15 8DN).

During the day there will be all manner of attractions and entertainments, including an exhibition, militaria and military personnel, veterans, cadets and military charities, vehicles, crafts for kids, woodworking and leathercraft, cream teas, licenced bar and so much more ….for all of the family. Free entry. Come along and show your support for our armed services.

1940s DANCE on the evening from 7pm featuring live music from duo Excalibur. 

The event will be held on a local farm, which has diversified, and can offer a large barn and cafe for activities during the day and a 1940s dance on the evening.

Also surrounding fields with a marquee to hold stalls and entertainment all affiliated with veteran and current armed services – including Army Cadets, Air Cadets, British Legion Poppy Appeal etc.

There will be a parade up the private road adjoining the farm to officially open the event – along with a Deputy Lieutenant of the county. Throughout the day there will be visits to the adjoining Harperley Prisoner of War Camp; talks about the history of two world wars along with a historical exhibition and the involvement of the Monarchy during the two world wars; live music, food, children’s themed rides and side-stalls that will fit with the 1940s era.

There will be re-enactments, displays of war-time vehicles, including caravans, an American Jeep and a tank! The nearby village will be asked to decorate their homes with flags in line with a celebration of VE Day.

There will be charity stalls, all linked to past and present armed services. There will be a vintage ice-cream van, a fish and chip van for hot food, craft stalls and activities – workshops too for children to make wooden toys and gifts. And more may be added as the day approaches. Children’s foraging workshops in the woods owned by the farm.



(Saturday) 11:00 am - 11:30 pm


Blackhall Farm

Blackhall Farm, Harperley Hall

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