Our last time at the Great Dorset Steam Fair

This year has seen the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair (GDSF), which is held at Blandford, celebrate its 50th anniversary.  In conjunction with this commemoration, the WW1 trench complex which was constructed there in 2014, occupied by several individuals from the 10th Essex. This complex has been manned every year by historical interpreters. Along with Read More

Dorset Steam Fair – 2017

The Great Dorset Steam Fair Once againg the Dorset Steam Fair was fantastic. For those that haven’t been the site is absolutely huge with bars, music and every food stall you can imagine. The trench was immaculate and the 10th Essex shared duties with our good friends the Royal West Kents. The Garrison fired two Read More

The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2016

The Autumn Bank Holiday weekend saw the 10th Essex join forces with the Queens Own Royal West Kents for the Great Dorset Steam Fair. For five days the two groups manned the replica trench system and played host to thousands of delighted, and often moved, visitors as the sun scorched the site. In addition to Read More

The 10th at the Great Dorset Steam Fair 2015

The 10th Essex at the Great Dorset Steam Fair The 10th Essex joined The Royal West Kents, ANZACS and Skinners Horse at this year’s Great Dorset Steam Fair. Set out on a massive site, with attractions for everyone we took station in the Great War encampment – which included a huge array of original Great Read More