26 Jul Take a trip down memory lane: Join us for Biggin 100, a century of Popular Culture
This year’s Festival of Flight flying programme contains display items that span the last 100 years. The same is true on the ground as we present a century’s worth of popular culture in our Biggin 100 exhibition tent.
Vintage entertainment on the ground
Join us on a journey of nostalgia: walk into the tent in 1917 and move through the decades with fascinating snapshots of our lives told through music, film, dance and technological development.
Look out for classic cars, iconic images and props from the world of TV and film including the Knight Rider KITT car, The Saint, Dr Who, War of The Worlds and more.
There will be exhibits from the new Heritage Museum, including a wartime Anderson Shelter and the 1914 Battle Bus, a converted historic London B-type bus. It is a little-known aspect of our war effort that buses were taken off the streets of the capital and sent across the Channel to transport troops to the frontline as well as acting as ambulances to move the wounded.
History of wireless
We look at the history of wireless and modern communications; early computer gaming to virtual reality. Remember your first computer game or mobile phone? Well, we do!
Music and dance through the ages
Along with the fascinating exhibits and a stunning collection of nostalgic props from TV, film and everyday life, a full supporting cast of talented artists will be performing in the main marquee’s music hall over the two days.
Music will play a big part in transporting you through time; from Second World War nostalgia to 1970’s Glamrock; from Rock and Roll to the heyday of the Mods; from Jazz sessions to the Indie Hour for new artists – there will be something to suit everyone’s taste.
If vehicles are your thing, then prepare to be amazed: they’ll be vintage cars, scooters, motorbikes and even the chance to go ‘Back to the Future’ with the Time Machine, DeLorean replica, from the iconic film.
Nicky Barclay, of Talking Box the events specialists organising the exhibition, said: “What better way to spend a summer’s weekend than marvelling at the amazing air displays and soaking up the retro festival atmosphere in the showground.”
There’s something for the whole family at this year’s Festival of Flight, 19-20th August.