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'The Unknown Warrior' at the Great Dorset Steam Fair Great War 100th Anniversary Commemoration

Crowds of visitors to the five day Great Dorset Steam Fair flocked to see 'The Unknown Warrior' which was exhibited as part of the 100th anniversary commemoration of the start of The Great War in 1914. This year a display of special vehicles including a Sopwith Pup bi-plane that would have seen action 100 years ago were displayed in a special area of the Steam Fair, which ran from 27th-31st August, next to a specially recreated area of trenches that showed the harsh conditions of trench warfare.

100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War

Today the LMS-Patriot Project is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War. The charitable Project is building a new 'Patriot' class steam memorial engine - 'The Unknown Warrior' - which is dedicated to the fallen from The Great War and all subsequent wars.

New Steam Memorial Engine ‘The Unknown Warrior’ to be exhibited at The Great Dorset Steam Fair

The LMS-Patriot Project, the charitable group who are building a new steam memorial engine ‘The Unknown Warrior’ will be exhibiting the partially complete locomotive at The Great Dorset Steam Fair from 27th – 31st August.

See 'The Unknown Warrior' at Tyseley Summer Open Weekend

Visitors to Tyseley Summer Open Weekend on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July will be able to see the latest progress with 'The Unknown Warrior'. The new Patriot will be making its first public appearance since the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, last November.

'Patriot Plaice Special' at the Llangollen Railway

Saturday 19th July 2014

Come onboard for a special fundraising fish and chip evening dining train - 'The Patriot Plaice' - to help raise funds for the new National Memorial Engine - 'The Unknown Warrior' which is being assembled at the Llangollen Railway.

Steam hauled special private train with round trip along the Dee Valley to Carrog and local chip shop meal for £17 per person. The meal will be served at your seat just after leaving Llangollen in beautifully restored 1950s carriages.

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