An evening with Alex Bescoby


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The man who made the Last Overland expedition a reality, has offered to spend an evening at Dunsfold to share his story.

Tim Slessor greets Alex at the triumphant arrival of 'Oxford' in the UK

Alex will tell of how he was inspired by the 1955 Oxford-Cambridge Expedition, how he made contact with Tim Slessor, original expedition member and author of the book First Overland, and how together they planned an epic recreation of the original trip, this time from Singapore to London.

Alex at the start of the journey in Singapore

LRM was there at the start in Singapore and finish in Folkestone. This was a 13,000-mile and 23-country expedition, a journey extensively covered in the pages of Land Rover Monthly, but this is a great opportunity to meet an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer and presenter and relive the challenges faced by Alex and his team. He has a real passion for adventure and a love of history, travel and storytelling, so it should be an amazing evening.

The wheels fall off in Turkmenistan

The event starts at 6.00pm on 13 December with a private tour of the museum’s collection and then the evening is passed over to Alex. Complimentary seasonal refreshments will be provided.

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Book your ticket now for a minimum donation of £25. Numbers are strictly limited. Alex is very generously waiving his usual fee and all proceeds therefore go to the Dunsfold Collection.

Public Open Day

The Dunsfold Collection has announced its first public Open Day for 2024, so put it in your diary now for 20 April. And don’t leave it too long before you book your tickets, as its September Open Days sold out weeks beforehand.

The day will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm, with free parking. Tickets are £20 for adults and children under 13 are free, with a maximum of two children per adult ticket.

Refreshments will be available to purchase all day, including Jan’s famous freshly-cooked bacon rolls, homemade sausage rolls and cakes, as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks.

They will be rotating vehicles from their storage areas into the museum for display, so even if you have visited Dunsfold before there will be something new to see. Tickets will go on sale on the Collection’s website on 1 December:


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