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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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Five ladies holding up a length of knitted bunting.

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

Sat 03 Sep 2016
11:00-13:00
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.

Vintage Tea Dance

Sat 10 Sep 2016
16:00-18:00
Celebrate our Victory year properly with a vintage tea dance. Our teachers will guide you through the basics with a friendly taster class, followed by rations of tea and cake.

Asters in Bloom

Mon 12 Sep 2016
11:00-16:00
See the National Collection of Asters in its purple prime in the glorious gardens of Upton House.

Discover Volunteering Drop in Days

Sat 24 Sep 2016
11:00-15:00
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!

Dig for Victory: Harvest Cooking Demo

Thu 20 Oct 2016
10:00-14:00
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.

Make A Poppy

Sat 22 Oct 2016
11:30-15:00
Celebrating 70 years since the end of the war: create a poppy to display in the garden for Remembrance Day and make something for yourself to take home - suitable for everyone!
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