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  • Writer's pictureJames McGee

Chalke Valley History Festival 2019

24th - 30th June. Make a note..!

If it's summer it must be festival time and the Chalke Valley extravaganza just gets better and better with each passing year.

This year's festival is only a month and a bit away so better book your tickets now.

Set amid glorious countryside, it's a fantastic day out.

As well as brilliant talks by some wonderful speakers, there are shed loads of activities to enjoy, from the Trench Experience where you'll get a vivid flavour of the conditions in which men fought during the D-Day landings to Wars of the Roses - Arms and Armour.

Or how about the History of Exploration - The Viking Longship? Or maybe The Rise and Fall of the Longbow, War Photography, Waterloo Uncovered or The Tudor Arms Race?

There'll be lashings of food and drink (no fast food franchises), the Emporium for shopping, and the Waterstones tent where you can get your books signed by your favourite speakers.

Here are just a few of the authors taking part:

Martin Bell

Niall Ferguson

Suzannah Lipscomb

Tom Holland

Mary-Ann Ochota

Katie Hickman

James Heneage

Anita Anand

Michael Wood

David Owen

Kate Williams

Charles Spencer

Victoria Hislop

AC Grayling

Ian Hislop

Sam Willis

Natalie Haynes

Dan Jones

Neil Oliver

Antonia Fraser

Never has the phrase 'there's something for everyone' been more apt.

So do yourself a favour, click on either image and you'll be transported as if by magic to the CVHF website, where you can browse the attractions to your heart's content.

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