Temple at war

Temple at war

Cressing, Braintree, UK

Prepare for an unforgettable journey back in time as we delve into the fascinating world of "Temple at War." This two-day military and vintage event, located in the vibrant heart of the southeast of England, promises to be an interactive and immersive historic re-enactment like no other.

A Rich History of Quality

Since its inception in 2015, Temple at War has consistently aimed to provide a top-quality show at a fair price for visitors of all ages. What sets this event apart is its unwavering commitment to supporting the military community. It proudly stands as the only show on the circuit offering free entry to serving military personnel and veterans, aligning with the values of The Army Services Covenant.

What to Expect at Temple at War

Spectacular Re-enactments

With over a thousand military and vintage re-enactors, Temple at War creates a mesmerizing portrayal of the past. These dedicated individuals bring history to life, spanning the past 150 years of Allied and Axis engagement. The event's location at the English Heritage Listed Cressing Temple Barns in Braintree, Essex, adds an unparalleled historical atmosphere to the experience.

Explosive Battles and Firing Demonstrations

One of the highlights of Temple at War is the Battle Arena. Here, you can witness explosive historic battles featuring blank firing weapons, pyrotechnics, and an impressive array of military vehicles. It's an adrenaline-pumping spectacle that promises excitement for all attendees.

Entertainment for All

Temple at War goes beyond re-enactments. At the entertainment stage, you can enjoy a diverse range of performances, from singing to dancing. The event ensures that there's something to captivate every member of the family.

Military and Vintage Treasures

For enthusiasts and collectors, the Military & Vintage Traders section is a paradise. Explore stalls offering a wide variety of items, from trinquetes and army surplus to uniforms, sweets, and militaria. It's a shopping experience like no other.

Key Attractions

The event organizers are constantly working to enhance your experience. Look out for key attractions like celebrity appearances, music and entertainment, Home Guard/Land Army games, WW2 Battle Arena, BBMF Flypast, interactive re-enactment living history groups, vehicle displays, WW1 Drill and Sunday Service, family entertainment, competitions, a food court, and opportunities for military/vintage trading.

A Balanced Approach to History

Temple at War takes its role as a historical event seriously. It presents displays from all Allied and Axis nationalities, offering a comprehensive view of military history. The event aims to educate and provoke thoughtful discussion while acknowledging the complexities of history.

In conclusion, Temple at War is more than just an event; it's a journey through history that engages, educates, and entertains. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a collector, or someone looking for a memorable family outing, Temple at War has something extraordinary to offer. Join us in celebrating the past while working toward a better future, and be sure to keep an eye out for announcements about upcoming attractions.

11 May 2024 - 12 May 2024
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM


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