Lupton House is a lovely historical
Grade 2 listed building situated close to Brixham.
The house and magnificent grounds were once again host to the 1940's themed weekend. People journeyed back in
time and experienced re-enactment and loads of family fun.
As well as many people getting in the mood with period costume there was also displays of military vehicles,
educational talks and demonstrations, craft stalls, vintage fair, vintage vehicles plus lots more, creating a fun
weekend for all ages!
Displays and Crafts were inside Lupton House itself.
The weekend highlight was a Victory Dance on Saturday evening.
There was live music throughout the days with singer Sandy Sparkle, rendering all the 'Forces Sweetheart'
The 1940?s weekend highlighted the many heritage features that still remain in the house and gardens, as well as
showing the important role Lupton House played in WW2 and in particular the D-Day landings of 1944.
Lupton House was used by the US Army from 1943 as a Sub-area Headquarters for the Training of
troops for Operation Overlord,. Lupton House became Camp K6, in Marshalling Area K. Lupton had Accommodation for
2,500 Troops and 355 Vehicles We aim to tell you the exciting story of the Training of troops, and the part Lupton
House played in the Invasion of Normandy June 1944. [Source]
Exhibition -We displayed some of our research
and artefacts and provided the background to the various patrols around the UK with focus on
Desk - CART County Information Officers (CIOs) from Devon and GHQ
at Swindon were on hand to answer any questions and help trace records of loved