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War & Peace Show 2012 – Boggy Beltring


All I can say is BRING YOUR WELLIES (or your ‘Rubbers’ as my American friend Stephanie calls them…hee hee hee!).

The fields are water-logged, the dirt will be churned from vehicle movement and foot glamour will be on hold this year!

Contrary to most people’s thoughts on the classic green, the first Dunlop Wellington Boots were matte black rubber, so if you have some, bring them for an authentic touch!

1940’s Dunlop Wellington Boot Factory, Liverpool

Why not tuck some trousers into them for a Women’s Land Army Look? Don’t forget to carry some dance shoes in your bag/ wicker basket for some much needed dancing in the main marquee!

Also, more great news is that some of the original cast from ‘Allo ‘Allo will be doing a skit in the main marquee at around 2pm on a  few days of the event! Im mortified that I will be getting changed for my performance at 2.30pm at that point, but so glad they will be back again as they were a hoot last year!

Well, I will be there from Wednesday to Sunday, performing every day and some evenings, so I hope you catch a performance. Most of the child friendly performances will be my Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy performance, with an improved costume! This was the first act I ever did with the USO Shows and it will be nice to bring it back again. My new Lili Mewleen act will mostly be used for the adult evening shows, but I will do some family friendly shows too.

See you there Catnips!

About Kitten von Mew

Vintage pinup girl in Great Britain, singing at WWII events, vintage fairs and Blitz Balls with 1940's, 50's and Christmas classics. I also model for Heyday Online, Luxulite Jewellery and have been featured in many publications including Vintage Life, Daily Telegraph, WW2 Reenactors Magazine and more. My other interests include creating Steampunk hats and accessories, writing, being a mother to Betsy Boo, vintage fashion and flea markets! I run a none-profit crafter's group in Snitterfield every week to help combat loneliness, depression and more.

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  2. I have my Dunlop Green wellies in the boot of my car — I wore them just to get into my digs for the Yorkshire Wartime Experience a few weeks ago, forgot to take them to the event — doh — boy did I regret it ! Lilli De Carlo x

  3. Sounds great, wish I could come 🙂

  4. In NZ we call them Wellington Boots, I have to keep remembering what to call them here, along with other substitutes: Flip flops = Jandals, Charity Shop = Op shop, and don’t even get into dinner/tea/supper issues!!
    I’m looking forward to seeing your new act Kitten! See you there!

  5. Rubbers will save the day in a variety of ways – LOL Glad I could make you giggle.

    • I think if I wore our versions of ‘rubbers’ on my feet, it wouldn’t be as good protection for my feet as their intended use. Durexington Boots does have a ring to it though… I was going to say ‘Willyngton Boots’ but that would have been too below the belt for such a classy lady as what I am….


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