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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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Period costumed soldiers behind a lady at a desk with tent in background.

VE celebration weekend

Celebrate Victory at Upton House and enjoy our 1940s weekend full of re-enactments, music, food and even a themed pub! We have lots going on over both days, so there should be something for everyone.

Two dancers teaching a crowd new steps

Victory Jazz Party! 9 July 

Gather your friends and family for a great summer's night out. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds of jazz in the beautiful gardens, watch the dance demos and learn some new steps before dancing the night away as the sun sets. £15 Booking now...

Upcoming events

VE Weekend

Sat 07 May 2016
Celebrate victory with us and enjoy our 1940s weekend full of re-enactments, music, food and even a themed pub!

Victory Afternoon Tea

Sat 07 May 2016
Celebrate in style at our VE weekend by booking a ticket for victory afternoon tea on the terrace. Enjoy 1940s music while tea is being served with cream scones, an assortment of sandwiches and a selection of traditional cakes.

VE Tea Dance

Sat 07 May 2016
SOLD OUT- The next Tea Dance is on 6 August. 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.

Dig For Victory Trail

Sat 28 May 2016
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.

AGA Workshop: VE Afternoon Tea

Thu 09 Jun 2016
An exclusive chance to see our kitchen come to life with an inspiring AGA demonstration. Celebrate victory with us and enjoy afternoon tea prepared on the AGA and explore Upton House on a private tour.

Warwick University Big Band

Sun 12 Jun 2016
Bring a picnic and enjoy fantastic music from Warwick University on the front lawn of Upton House.
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