The Essex HMVA Echoes of History show is THE premier living history and military vehicle show for the East Anglia area ... we have so many experiences that will leave you wanting more.

The show is entirely run by a Charity, The Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association and this is our main fundraising event - All the organisers and people at the event are volunteers who take no salary and any money that is made goes directly to fund our charitable work.

Here's just a taste of some of the things you can see this year:

Experience history through the ages.


Ever wondered what it would be like to live as a Viking ... or perhaps you wondered how a Roman Centurion spent his time ... even a French resistance fighter as she made her way through occupied France, these are just a few of the reenactors you can see at Echoes of History.

Hundreds of Military Vehicles and Displays.


From push bikes to massive trucks that even make the tanks look small! The tanks and armoured vehicles will be taking part in the awesome and well renowned vehicle parades. In addition to the battle re-enactments, we also have a fantastic line up of classic cars, bikes and buses.

History of modern warfare.


There will be an amazing turn out of living history with nearly a thousand living history displays, depicting military life from many periods and nationalities. These historical re-enactors go to massive lengths to represent history as accurately and authentically as possible and are always happy to answer your questions or demonstrate equipment, so don’t be afraid to ask.

Experience Life in the Wild west.


Ever wanted to experience life as a frontiersman ? - come experience life as a settler on the American frontier with Spearfish Creek and learn something about the history of the American Wild West in the 19th Century

Music and other entertainments, including a '40s fashion show in our Beer Tent.


Back by popular demand will be our wonderful live 'wartime' entertainment in our huge marquee all day, including music and a 40s fashion show - if walking round the show ground is getting too much for you,
why not stop a while and have a drink whilst you're there?

Arena running displays.


Come and experience the awesome power and noise that these military vehicles make whilst running and stay for our renowned battle displays.

Lots of interesting stalls and great tastes in our food areas.


Still hunting for that illusive item? - have a look round our militaria stalls, or if you're feeling hungry stop a while and visit our all new food area.

Guided Tours around the site.*


Why not join one of our guided tours around the show and learn about the collections from the people who know most about them - the collectors themselves.

Surprise visitors.



We always try to keep something as a surprise to see at the show - the best way to find out about these is to come and see it !

(*) Subject to availability