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  • 24 September 2018

    In 2018 "Defend Dunfermline" has grown bigger into "Defend Fife" and will take place on 29-30 September.

    The festival, which attracted around 2000 visitors to Dunfermline Town Centre last year, looks to draw 5000 people into Dunfermline & West Fifes WW2 military history – Home Guard troops, alongside Polish Army allies in defending against Axis invasion (1939 – 44).

    This year, the festival will feature many fun and exciting activities for all ages, including:

    Parade through Dunfermline High Street on the Saturday with dignitaries, veterans, Cadets & Re-enactors.
    High Street 10am for 10:30 start. Wreath laying at Garden of Remembrance.  Over by 11:30am

    The main Festival has expanded to a big new exhibition venue, Lathalmond – also the site of the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum & The Lathalmond Railway Museum.

    It will be open to the public on Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Entry ticket £5 Adults. £3 Concessions. £12 Family.
    Price covers your entry for both days! (ask us as leaving for wristband).  Free parking on site.

    Free Vintage Shuttle buses will run back and forward every half hour from Dunfermline Bus Station to the site, leaving from Stance 1.

    The event programme also includes military displays, traditional Scottish and Polish music, war games and exhibitions.

    Each of the days will see re-enactors stage an invading raid by enemy paratroopers [the Allies will surely win] at 1.30 pm.

    Entry to the Bus & Train museums also included in the price.

    A great day out for families and anyone interested in military stuff, especially WW2.

     

    Press release

     

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