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ZEPFEST

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of zeppelin L33 landing in Little Wigborough, Essex

A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!!!

Tickets available at the gate - cash only

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ZEPFEST

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of zeppelin L33 landing in Little Wigborough, Essex

A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!!!

Tickets available at the gate - cash only

 

A Major Event

This is the event of historic importance in Peldon and the Wigboroughs in the 20th century. It is the 100th anniversary of the forced landing of the German Zeppelin L33 near New Hall Cottages in Little Wigborough on 24th September, 1916.

ZEPFEST is a commemoration event with fun for all the family!  It will be held in the fields around Copt Hall, Little Wigborough,  CO5 7RD.

 
 

The Zeppelin landing

This photo on the right is of the wreckage after it came down in Wigborough. The German crew all survived the forced landing, and promptly set the wreckage on fire to destroy any technical details that the British might learn from it.

British engineers examined the skeleton and later used the plans as a basis for the construction of airships R33 and R34.  Poles can be seen in the photo where the nose has been supported.

 
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Attractions


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Attractions


ATTRACTIONS

  • Daily programme of illustrated Talks
  • Zeppelin archive film and audio show
  • Static Displays about Zeppelins and the L33 with artefacts, 
    memorabilia, photographs and documents
  • Zeppelin art and craft display from a local school
  • WW1 aircraft, vehicles and simulators (including a Virtual Reality
    shootout of Zeppelin Raiders!)
  • Flypast of WW1 plane from Stow Maries (weather permitting) - Flypast times
  • Walk the crash site and compare it with official 1916 photos
  • Demonstrations of equipment by the Great War Living Historians
  • Live music, singers and dancers (including Crossover Band
    on Saturday evening)
  • Activities for children
  • Heavy horse wagon rides
  • Tractor and wagon rides
  • Kidz Kartz, Archery


STALLS of MANY KINDS - See the full list

 

 

Some of our providers:-

Stow Maries WW1 Aerodrome           The Great War Society             Hawthorn Heavy Horses     

         

Gallery

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Contact


14:00 - 20:00, SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
10:00 - 16:00, SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

TELEPHONE BOOKING LINE:  0844 249 1895

Ticket Prices:  Adult £10, Children 7-15 years £5,
CHILDREN under 7 years Free

cash only for tickets bought on the day

coaches by prior arrangement only

this is an outside event, so bring clothing and footwear appropriate to the weather.  there may be uneven surfaces.

TICKets available at the gate - Cash only

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Contact


14:00 - 20:00, SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
10:00 - 16:00, SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

TELEPHONE BOOKING LINE:  0844 249 1895

Ticket Prices:  Adult £10, Children 7-15 years £5,
CHILDREN under 7 years Free

cash only for tickets bought on the day

coaches by prior arrangement only

this is an outside event, so bring clothing and footwear appropriate to the weather.  there may be uneven surfaces.

TICKets available at the gate - Cash only

Where?

Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough, CO5 7RD

 
 

Get in touch

Please get in touch if you have any zeppelin pieces from the L33, or any memorabilia that you could lend for display?  We are working with the National Trust who now own the fields around Copt Hall, and with the folk at Stow Maries WW1 aerodrome to put on a very special centenary event!