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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

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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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Lady behind table with food on for cooking demonstraton. Wartime posters on wall behind.

Vintage Cooking Demonstrations at Upton

Watch and learn as a Chef from AGA shows you how to cook a feast on the ration!

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 whole be showing you all the moves.

Upcoming events

Dig For Victory Trail

Mon 30 May 2016
11:00-16:00
Bring the family during half term to explore our gardens and learn more about the dig for victory campaign. See what has been planted to keep the nation fed this year then collect your prize.

Vintage Afternoon Tea: Cooking Demo

Thu 09 Jun 2016
10:00-14:00
An exclusive chance to see our kitchen come to life with an inspiring cooking demonstration. Our special guest from AGA will show you how to prepare a delicious Victory Afternoon Tea.

Warwick University Big Band

Sun 12 Jun 2016
13:00-15:30
Bring a picnic and enjoy fantastic music from Warwick University on the front lawn of Upton House.

Vintage Transport Weekend

Sat 18 Jun 2016
11:00-16:00
Come along to celebrate Father's Day weekend with a fascinating display of vintage vehicles and live music on the terrace.

Rag-Rugged Lavender Bag Workshop

Sat 25 Jun 2016
14:00-17:00
During the war nothing was wasted, not even rags! Have a go at making a lavender bag out of rag rugging to take home, hear from an expert and enjoy some delicious rations of tea and cake.

Victory Jazz Party

Sat 09 Jul 2016
19:00-21:30
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...
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