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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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people standing for photo as a 1940s wedding reenactment with house iin the background

Celebrate in 1940s style at Upton House

We invite you to join the celebrations on 6 & 7 August as we re-enact the excitement of a Wartime Wedding Party, with fun for all the family, live music, re-enactors, vintage vehicles and plenty more.

People lined up holing a sign showing how many bunting triangles have been recieved so far.

Knitting for Victory at Upton House 

Join in the fun and be part of a wonderful celebration of British resolve, as we knit for victory at Upton House in 2016. Help us win our world record attempt to knit the longest line of knitted bunting. The results will be revealed at Upton in the autumn by Mary Berry.

Upcoming events

Join in our world record attempt

Thu 04 Aug 2016
Be part of Upton's world record attempt! We would welcome people to join us for threading and sewing of our knitted bunting together to make the longest length.

1940s Wedding Weekend

Sat 06 Aug 2016
Join in the Victory year celebrations and experience the entertainment of a wartime wedding party with live music in the garden all afternoon and costume displays in the house, and kids activities.

1940s Tea Dance

Sat 06 Aug 2016
Immerse yourself and celebrate in true 1940s style. Take some top tips from the professionals dance teachers who'll be leading the dance.

Discover Volunteering Drop in Days

Sat 13 Aug 2016
If you are interested in giving your time to something fun and interesting then one of our new volunteer roles could be just the ticket!

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.
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