War re-enactment for charity in Chiddingly

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BRITAIN will be under fire this weekend when a world war re-enactment takes place in Chiddingly to raise funds for charity.

The Farley Farm House Sculpture Garden has invited re-enactors of the services and other bodies involved in the war effort in Britain during World War II to exhibit in the gardens.

Grim Glory: Britain under fire is the first ever re-enactment event at the venue.

The event is a celebration of services which, during the Blitz, were valiantly helping the citizens of London and other cities that were bombed - as well as other aspects of the war effort at home.

The re-enactment which runs from 10am to 4:30pm on both days is in aid of the Fire Fighters charity and Farley Yard Trust.

It marks 70 years since the publication of the propaganda book was sent to America and was published for the War Office by Lund Humphries in 1941.

This publication contained many images of the Blitz by Lee Miller taken in 1940.

The re-enactment also celebrates 70 years since the nationalisation of the Fire services.

The nationalisation of the service came about as a result of the Blitz, and in 1941 was created by the powers of the Fire Services (Emergency provisions) Bill.

The event takes place this weekend - Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 - in Farley Farm House Sculpture Garden, Muddles Green, Chiddingly, East Sussex, BN8 6HW.