Absolutely thrilled to be part of the launch event at Clumber Park for the 1940s weekend.
May 26th Nellie (the tank) is arriving at Clumber Park. Not only is this a local event for me as many of you know my Grandad, Trooper Collins, drove a Crocodile Flame Throwing Tank in World War 2 and played his part in Operation Overlord heading to France in early July 1945.
As well as this, my Nana’s birth name was Nellie although she was known as Ellen so this is a huge honour to be at Clumber Park .
Classified: Operation Clumber Park – The Arrival of Nellie
Join us for the official launch of our project, Classified: Operation Clumber Park, with the arrival of Nellie, a life-sized replica of Churchill’s trench digging machine.
Booking not needed Free event (admission applies)
Sun 26 May 2019
10:00 – 16:00
For this event, we encourage visitors to experience our interactive replica of Nellie, learn about the history behind the project and how this shaped the landscape and mirrors the work that we are doing now and in the future. There will be entertainment, traditional games and various scheduled walks, to make the event suitable for all ages and interests.
Event ticket prices:
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Children are welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Nellie is positioned on Amy’s Corner, which can be found next to the Laundry Yard entrance in our Main Visitor Facilities.
What to bring and wear
Visitors should wear suitable clothing for the outdoors. We encourage visitors to bring a picnic and blanket; enjoy your lunch while listening to Jayne Darling performing 1940’s music by Nellie.
This event is fully accessible.
Our activity timetable for the day is as follows: ‘When Churchill Came to Clumber Park’: A led walk around the site from 10:30 – 11:30 (Starts at Nellie) Jayne Darling Performs: A selection of 1940’s music performed by local performer Jayne Darling. Begins at 12:00 and will perform two 45 minute sets with a break in between. Ranger-led Landscape Walks: 14:00-16:00 (Starts at Nellie) Other activities and games are available throughout the day.
Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 May 2019 10:00 – 16:00 Available