Our RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Event held back in August was hugely popular with visitors, with estimates of around 3,000 people attending over the two days of the event. However it was not as successful financially as hoped, due to the first day being washed out by a summer gale. We have had many positive comments and are pleased everyone enjoyed the event. However we were relying on donations from visitors to enable us to pay for the attractions and the gale really hurt us in this respect as both visitors and some exhibitors were put off coming on the first day. Even with a grant from West Devon Borough Council towards the arts aspect of the event and support from The Moorland Garden Hotel towards the Spitfire, we made a loss of about £1,500.
However, we are going ahead with the event in 2014 and this will take place over the weekend of the 16th & 17th August 2014 (from 10am to 5pm daily) on land between the restored Dispersal Bay and Knightstone Tea Rooms, Yelverton. The 2014 event will be organised by the RAF Harrowbeer Interest Group and the 1940s Roadshow.
We are also pplanning to join up with Roborough Rotary Club and the Moorland Garden Hotel to put on a 1940s Dance on Friday 15th August.
Further information about the event can be found under the headings on the left.
Website last updated 31st October 2013
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