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Banking for Victory: A country house at War - Upton is transformed into the Country House Bank

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Banking for Victory at Upton


Preview the story of Upton's War

Upton's wartime adventure began as soon as war broke out. Lord and Lady Bearsted moved to London to contribute to the war effort, while the family owned bank and its staff moved into Upton to live and work for the duration of the war. 'Banking for Victory' began in earnest when ordinary people came to this extraordinary place.

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Jazz trumpeter playing with band under a gazzebo

Outdoor Jazz Party at Upton

Round up your family and friends for an atmospheric evening of Jazz music on the lawn. Bring a picnic and your dancing shoes, to have a go with our professional dance duo who'll be showing you all the moves.

Upcoming events

Victory Jazz Party

Sat 09 Jul 2016
Celebrate victory with us! Bring a picnic and enjoy some classic jazz in the beautiful grounds of Upton House. Enjoy an evening stroll in the gardens and dance the night away. Advance booking closes 8 July, adult tickets on the day will cost...

1940s Wedding Weekend

Sat 06 Aug 2016
Experience the entertainment of a wartime wedding party with live music, dance and costume demonstrations. Meet the bride and groom and even have a taste of their wedding cake!

Wedding Weekend Tea Dance

Sat 06 Aug 2016
Immerse yourself and celebrate in true 1940s style. Watch the professionals dance and learn the steps to have a go yourself, then enjoy some delicious rations of tea and cake

Vintage Tea Dance

Sat 10 Sep 2016
Celebrate our Victory year properly with a vintage tea dance. Our teachers will guide you through the basics, followed by rations of tea and cake. Be the first to see our new costume display celebrating victory fashion.

Asters in Bloom

Mon 12 Sep 2016
See the National Collection of Asters in its purple prime in the glorious gardens of Upton House.

Dig for Victory: Harvest Cooking Demo

Thu 20 Oct 2016
An exclusive chance to see our kitchen come to life with an inspiring cooking demonstration. Our special guest demonstrator from AGA will show you how to prepare some delicious seasonal home grown food.
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