Southwick Revival 2017, our best year yet!


Having just about recovered from the weekend events, it’s safe to say that this year really was our best year yet. A huge thanks to our sponsors who helped us to raise more funds than we have ever raised before, £20,000 to be precise! and  of course a massive thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard to ensure another successful Revival event.

A huge crowd of over 5,000 Visitors descended into the sleepy D-Day village of Southwick over the weekend to enjoy stepping back in time to the 1940’s.


New to 2017, the weekend event  was opened with a very special concert in the Church by the exceptional Military Wives Choir of Portsmouth.


We were delighted to enjoy a visit from the Mayor of Winchester who led the first motorcade on Saturday.


D-Day Map Room Tours sold out at lightning speed yet again this year. A big thank you to the re-enactors and MOD Police from Southwick Park who did a fantastic job of escorting visitors to Southwick House. 700 people enjoyed a trip to Southwick House on vintage buses to see the map used in the planning of D-Day and hear all about the planning of Operation Overlord. Don’t miss out and keep an eye on your emails next March to get access to early bird tickets!


Military historian speakers provided fascinating talks on both Saturday and Sunday. Colonel Paul Beaver provided an insight into the life of Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, Britain’s greatest aviator. Brigadier Ben Kite gave an enlightening talk on the Battle of Normandy from the perspective of the troops on the ground. 


The Regular Joes provided a fantastic evening of entertainment at the Southwick Revival dance. The dance floor was full of people swinging and jiving to the music and spirits were high.


We had an extensive display of military vehicles and some very big guns this year. The 25 Pounder gun brought along by Ubique ROL from Fort Nelson stunned the crowds with its almighty shots at 1pm and 3pm each day.


The vintage fun fair in the Squire’s Paddock provided entertainment for children, as well as the village treasure hunt. They were also able to sample a 1940s school lesson in the old village school.


The Golden Lion and Red Lion pubs drew in the crowds with an array of entertainment and food and drink options.


Thank you again to everyone involved and all those who visited Southwick Revival 2017.

With thanks to our 2018 event partner

With thanks to our 2018 event sponsors


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Only available on Saturday 9 June & Sunday 10 June 2018

  • Free car parking in event car park
  • Period Shuttle Bus to Southwick House
  • Entry to Southwick House and the famous D-Day Wall Map
  • Special 45 minute talk in the Map Room by museum staff
  • Entry to Royal Military Police Museum within Southwick Park
  • Return Shuttle Bus
  • Entry to the special exhibition of wartime village life

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