Event Information

LATEST NEWS:  March 2019 – We are extremely sad to report the passing of Campbell Sampson, the co-founder and organiser of this event – for more information please click here.

June 2016: We are very happy to announce that our organiser Elaine Micklewright has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queens 90th birthday honours list – for more information please click here.

By-Gone Days was held on the first weekend in August from 1991 – 2015.  Over 25 years the event raised almost £300,000 for local charities.  Sadly 2015 was the last By-Gone Days but we will update this site with information on other related local events.

The event included displays and entertainment from many local groups including:

The three main charities supported by By-Gone Days were the Salisbury Hospice, the Alzheimer’s Society and Royal British Legion Women’s Section.


15 thoughts on “Event Information

    Peter Kinnison said:
    July 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I found the website full of useful information which was clear and included good links to further details. I am looking forward to vsiting this exciting event which is especially topical this year.


    Colin Shaw said:
    August 13, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Firstly, I’d just like to congratulate you on running a truly great event – well done!
    I would also like a bit of help if possible. We are organising a one-off memorial weekend for RAF Warmwell on the last weekend of August, and hope to have a number of vintage vehicles at the event. However we are after one in particular, namely a ‘Fordson’ tractor that was used by the RAF for towing bomb trailers and aircraft during the war.
    Do you know of any owners of such a vehicle who might like to attend? If so I would be very grateful if you could pass on my contact details and ask them to get in touch…


      Mary said:
      August 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Hi Colin – really glad you enjoyed the show and hope you visit again next year. I will email you with details of a couple of Fordson owners. Best wishes for your event!


      steve and gill said:
      April 13, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Hi just saw your post on the bygone days [Gorley Farm ] site last year .Did you locate a Fordson tug tractor used at Warmwell ? I knew the owner who came out to you a few years back with one sadly now passed on however his son still has the tractor I think maybe useful for future events ? Regards Steve


      Debbie said:
      August 1, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      We have a Fordson Super Major and live close by. We are intending to come over tomorrow


    Bryn said:
    July 26, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Has Brooklands farm any connection with Brooklands Aviation?


    rogerpenney34 said:
    July 30, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I have attended for some years and have found that By-Gone Days is a most unusual event with so much to see and so much going on in such a small space. Brilliant.


    Carole said:
    August 1, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    We have just got back from our first visit to Bygone Days, what a great event and topped off by the very worthwhile wait for the Spitfire display, Very special even for people like us that do not hail from that very different and unique era. Thank you all, we are glad to have discovered your event on our doorstep.


      By-Gone Days Ibsley said:
      August 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Carole – we are so glad you enjoyed the show. The spitfire is a truly majestic sight!


    Jakey said:
    September 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    What a great show Bygone Days was. I was happy to have gotten myself a computer, Dell Dimension 3100 up there. If you could find another one, with computers, that’d be much appreciated! R.I.P, 1991-2015! 😦


    Alan Giles said:
    July 22, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Such a shame that no one has taken up the gauntlet of running this superb show – is there any interest in reviving it? Is there a group or association that needs a helping hand to get it back again, let me know – happy to pitch in!


      By-Gone Days Ibsley said:
      July 22, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Hi Alan. I would contact the excellent RAF Ibsley Airfield Heritage Trust who are always looking for volunteers – check them out on Facebook


    Helen Hutchings said:
    July 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    So sad to hear there won’t be a 2016 By-Gone celebration! We have visited you for the past 6years. So disappointed. What’s on instead please. What do you recommend. We are coming down with our dogs again. This year we will be lost on 30th July. . Thank you. Helen and Michael Hutchings.


      By-Gone Days Ibsley said:
      July 23, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Hi Helen and Michael. Thank you so much for your support over the last 6 years. The Frogham fair is an excellent local show which is on a new date of 30th July. Check out their website for details. Happy holidays!!


        helen hutchings said:
        July 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm

        …Thank you so much. Bless you for replying too. Helen Hutchings.

        Sent from my Windows Phone ________________________________


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