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The Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) is the world's biggest military vehicle club and a charitable organisation established for the purpose of restoring and preserving military vehicles, with UK and overseas origins, that are of historical interest. This includes the preservation of books, drawings, records, documents, sounds, visual recordings, films, photographs and any other media or ephemera relating to such vehicles, their history and development.


You do not need a vehicle to be a member of the MVT; an interest is all that is required.


The West Pennines Area of the MVT is committed to the Trust's charitable objects,  the Code of Conduct and to promoting and encouraging the same aims in others. MVT members pay particular attention to the authenticity of vehicles, equipment and displays. We support events that provide stimulation, information and are of educational value for members of the public who have interest in such vehicles. We also try to ensure younger generations can become aware of our heritage and the debt we owe to all branches of the armed forces.


Doors Open at 7:30pm

TUESDAY 17 March, 2020

Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Acre Bottom, Ramsbottom BL0 0BS


Secret Soviet Maps of Lancashire, Britain and the World

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 from 20:00 to 22:00
Doors Open at 19:30
Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Acre Bottom, BL0 0BS


Hosted by the West Pennines Area of the Military Vehicle Trust.

Presented by John Davies, a life-long map collector and enthusiast.

John encountered Soviet mapping whilst working in Latvia in early 2000's. Since retiring from a career in Information Systems he has been writing and lecturing about these maps and is editor of Sheetlines, the Journal of The Charles Close Society for the Study of Ordnance Survey Maps.


John lives in London and runs the website Sovietmaps.com

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