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Chalke Valley History Trust receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Chalke Valley History Trust (CVHT) has been awarded £260,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure the Chalke Valley History Festival and its Festival for Schools have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today. CVHT, owner of Chalke […]

2020 Festival cancelled

PRESS RELEASE: Announcement from the Festival team Monday 23rd March 2020 It is with very heavy hearts that we have to announce today that, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival will not be taking place this June. Sadly, events have taken such a dramatic turn over the past […]

Tiffy update: build underway and schools are painting

Excitement is building for this incredible S.T.E.M. project and the teams have been working hard on it. The design team have done a fantastic job of digging out the archives of the original plans to give us the most accurate model ever. Parts are now being built and assembled from these drawings, including two large […]

Festival announces plans to construct the largest model World War II fighter plane ever built

Forget ‘The Angel of the North’.  ‘The Tiffy of the South’ will be dominating the hills surrounding the Chalke Valley this summer. [Salisbury, UK 2ndApril 2019] To mark the 75thanniversary of D-Day and the liberation of France this June, The Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival is creating a giant scale replica of the Hawker Typhoon […]