Plan your day

Plan Your Day

With so much going on over the weekend, make sure you you make the most of your visit by planning your day.

Please note our Fort Southwick and Map Room tours leave at 9:45, 11:00, 12:15, 1:30 and 2:45. Map Room tours take approx. 2 hours and Fort Southwick visit takes approx. 2.5hrs. Ticket holders for these experiences should report to the bus stop opposite the Squires Paddock 10 minutes before their departure time. Please plan your day accordingly to avoid disappointment.

Saturday and Sunday timings the same unless specified


10:00 – Motorcade (Through the village) followed by Cadet field gun procession accompanied by RMVCC Band – Gosport

10:00 –  Ringing of the St James’ Church bells – The Bells of Victory (Saturday only)

10:30 – Muriele French Singer (Squires Paddock) (Saturday Only)

10:30 – Muriele French Singer (Event Marquee) (Sunday Only)

10:45 – D-Day Commemorative Church Service (Sunday only)

The service will be a service of Patriotic Readings and Hymns, giving thanks for the success of D-Day and praying for world peace

11.00 –  Military Wives Choir (Saturday Only) (Event Marquee) Please note this is free to attend but seating is a first come, first served basis.

11.00 – Andrew Whitmarsh: D Day Landing Craft (Sunday only) (Event Marquee) Please note this is free to attend but seating is a first come, first served basis.

11.15 – RMVCC Band  – Gosport – display  (Saturday Only)  followed by Field Gun Competition:  RNVCC & RMVCC cadets from HMS Collingwood, HMS Excellent & HMS Sultan (Squire’s Paddock) 

12:00-12:45  – The Horndean Band (Village Green)


12:35 – Muriele French Singer (Playing Field)

13:00 THE GRAND OPENING by descendants of SHAEF (Saturday only)

13:00  – The Horndean Band (March up West Street to Village Green) (Saturday Only)

13.30 – Field Gun Competition:  RNVCC & RMVCC cadets from HMS Collingwood, HMS Excellent & HMS Sultan(Squire’s Paddock)

14:00-14:45 – The Horndean Band (Village Green)

14:30 – 1940’s Fashion Parade Best Dressed Competition (The Golden Lion marquee)

14:30 – Field Gun Competition:  RNVCC & RMVCC cadets from HMS Collingwood, HMS  Excellent & HMS Sultan(Squire’s Paddock)

15:00  – Descendants of SHAEF: Hosted by Nick Girdler (Saturday Only) (Event Marquee) Please note this is free to attend but seating is a first come, first served basis.

15:15 – Muriele French Singer (Walled Garden) (Saturday Only)

15:15 – Wartime Singalong (Village Green)

16:00 – Presentation of Field Gun Trophy  (Sunday only) (outside Church)

16:30 – Motorcade (Through the village)

Other entertainment available during the weekend:

Red Lion pub:  Musical entertainment through out the day . Hog roast and homemade pie stand to eat in or take away.

Golden Lion pub: Musical Entertainment and delicious home made food to eat in or take away.  

Mother Attwell’s 1940’s Tearoom: In the D-Day Memorial Hall. Home baked cakes, teas and coffees. Pre-booked lunches from 10:00 – 16:00 on presentation of your Lunch Ticket. Lunch only available to Map Room customers at time of booking. 

Squire’s Paddock: Cadet Field Gun Runs, Period fun-fair, children’s activities, Focaccia Van, Ice Creams, Tea and Cofee and picnic area 

Village Green, The Grand Opening: The Horndean Band, Muriele French Singer and Wartime singalong

12 High Street:  1940’s Hairdressers – charge applies.

Southwick Barn: Home Front display by The Baker Street Boys, and 1940s Cookery Demonstration

Village at War Exhibition and 1940’s Wedding Dresses exhibition in St James’ Church: 09:00 – 17:00. 

Event Marquee Talks:  Please note this year there is no cost to attend these talks but spaces are on a first come, first serve basis.

Event Marquee: Fun swing dance lessons, Muriele French Singer

Walled Garden: Family picnic area with Crescent Spoon, Little Coffee Co and Dig for Victory display

Drove Road Stalls: Selection of vintage traders. An Aladdin’s cave on wonders.

Village Recreation Ground: Military Vehicles: British and Allied Forces, over 50 World War II vehicles, from motorbikes and the iconic Jeeps and iconic Landing Craft replica.

 1940’s School Lessons:  Old Schoolhouse. Children under 14 can experience what school was like in their grandparent’s day, complete with air raid drills! Schools lesson Saturday: 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and Sunday: 11:00, 12:00, 14:00. There are no costs to attend these lessons but spaces are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Walking History Tours:  Free guided tours of the village led by knowledgeable locals. Discover what makes Southwick peculiar. Meet outside the D-Day Memorial Hall, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 Saturday and Sunday

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