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Bolsover Castle - 2000 Years of Living History.
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This show is held every year in the grounds of Bolsover castle in Derbyshire. It features displays from Vikings, Civil War and Medieval reenactors aswell as World War 2 German and American displays. The largest display is put on by the East Midlands Miitary Vehicle Trust, with a large selection of vehicles. This was the first outing for my ferret, which was only finished 2 weeks before the show. I had driven 10 miles on the road, (and crashed into a hedge!) so was still getting the hang of driving the ferret. We drove down in Convoy with Andrew Jeffrey's Saracen and Saladin and met a 432 at the show.

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Chris' Ferret

 

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Saracen and FV-432

 

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Andrew's Saladin

  I spoke to several people at the show, I met a man who was restoring a ferret the same mark as mine, another man who learned to drive in ferrets in the army and an army communications man who served on them in the gulf. He said they were crap out there, they kept braking down and were far to complicated. He started out with 3 of them, 1 was dumped in the desert, another was used for target practice after it broke down and the third one was left out there too. The ferret behaved very well, the only problems being a leaky hub, a leaky rear bevel box and a small exhaust leak. I really enjoyed the drive and now feel comfortable driving the ferret. Following the Saladin was a great experience, even better looking in the mirror and seeing a Saracen come up behind!

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An M8 Greyhound.

 

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2 x Stalwart amphibians.

 

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A Humber Pig (I think).

 

My thanks to Chris.

 

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