Vistor Frequently asked Questions

A: Our show days are Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of August 2024

A: It's not very often you get something for nothing - the parking at Echoes of History is free!

A: The carpark opens at 9:00am.

A: Please refer to the 'Getting to the Show By Road' or 'Getting to the Show By Public Transport' entries in the 'Information for Visitors' menu on our website.

Friday is the day everyone sets up the show, so it's not open to the public, but you're more than welcome to come along on the public days - Saturday and Sunday.

A: No, as per the Civil Aviation Authority's notes, you 'cannot fly drones over of within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons, nor can you fly within 50 metres of any vehicle or structure that is not under the drone pilot's control', in practice, this means that the entire showground is out of bounds for drones.

A: Yes they are, they must be on a leash at all times. However please be aware there will be loud unexpected bangs and noises, also, there will be large vehicles and tanks movements so please ensure you take care.

A: Realistically, the last admission time is 4pm, as you will need at least an hour to get round everything at the show ... for health and safety reasons, the Public are unable to stay on site after the show closes at 5pm, only those people with wristbands may stay on site after this time.

A: Please see our Purchase tickets section for our 2024 ticket prices.

A: You can buy tickets on this website, please see our Purchase tickets section for our 2024 ticket prices.

A: Yes, please see our Purchase tickets section for details.

A: Yes, you can pay by either credit or debit card at the gate - we would always request that you bring enough cash to cover your admittance as things can (and will) go wrong !

A: We offer a range of tickets covering entry for either the Saturday or Sunday; (see our Purchase tickets page) However, due to poor sales, we've decided to stop offering a weekend ticket - you can, of course buy two day tickets to cover the entire weekend.

A: Unfortunately the showground doesn't have the facilities for the public to camp overnight, however please subscribe to the show newsletter and /or keep an eye on this website as we're negotiating to see if any of the campsites nearby would be happy to offer this facility.

A: Yes, we have dedicated disabled parking (blue badge must be present), and disabled toilets - Please be aware that the paths have gravel on them, so are difficult to navigate in a wheelchair.

A: This event is situated over a wide area in a series of fields, it's mainly on grass and every effort is made to keep it as suitable as possible to allow mobility vehicles to use the site, in the case of prolonged inclement weather, the site may be difficult to navigate.

A: Yes there are areas where you can settle down and have a picnic - just mind the tanks!

A: Sorry, Due to the excessive risk and cost, we're unable to get insurance cover for members of the public to have BBQ's. The numbers of vintage vehicles at the event and the large amounts of fuel they have to carry (a tank needs 4 gallons of fuel to drive a mile!) means that our ensurers demand that we do everything we can to minimise fire risk

A: Formed by historic military vehicle enthusiasts. The Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association was set up to run the Echoes of History show as well as to assist in preserving our military heritage. It is registered under the Charities Act 2011. No. 1155705.

It has a membership of over two hundred people with two hundred and fifty vehicles ranging from push bikes, jeeps and lorries through to artillery and tanks. Historic Military Vehicles are in much demand for fetes, shows, living history displays and film work. Our members vehicles date from WW1 and WW2 through to relatively modern examples such as Chieftain tanks. Visit our site for more information.