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The History

Humans landed on the moon! In 1969, the Apollo space mission saw NASA successfully send astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong to the moon’s surface.

Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, won the world heavyweight boxing championship, aged 22.

The most famous music festivals in history took place in 1967 and 1969, when the Summer of Love and Woodstock took place in the US. The festivals combined legendary musicians such as Jimi Hendrix with a population celebrating peace and love, and a lot of hallucinogenic drugs.

A7L Apollo Spacesuit

Man first walked on the Moon on 20 July 1969. Attend our event on 13 July 2019 and see the wearable replica of Neil Armstrong’s iconic A7L Apollo spacesuit, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary.

We're delighted that Dallas Campbell - of TV's The Gadget Show, Bang Goes The Theory and The Sky at Night - will be bringing his A7L Apollo spacesuit and giving a full presentation about the Apollo missions, with laptop and screen alongside the suit. It is an almost perfect visual copy of the most historically significant item of clothing ever engineered.

Dallas Campbell with his A7L Apollo spacesuit

1966 Jules Rimet Trophy

On 30 July 1966, England played West Germany at Wembley Stadium to contest the FIFA World Cup final. England won 4–2 after extra time to claim the Jules Rimet Trophy.

To commemorate the occasion, we will have the ONLY 9ct gold-plated replica of the Jules Rimet trophy in the world on show, along with a 20ft backdrop of photos from the 1966 final. The real Jules Rimet trophy was won outright in 1970 by Brazil. The replica trophy has been used by the BBC and ITV for promotional purposes during their world cup coverage. We're delighted to have it on show at our event and will be opening up opportunities for people to have their photograph taken with the iconic trophy.

Replica of Jules Rimet World Cup from 1966

Time Machine

The Time Machine was an American science fiction film by H. G. Wells, made in 1960.

An inventor in Victorian England constructs a machine that enables him to travel into the distant future; once there, he discovers that mankind's descendants have divided into two species, the passive, childlike, and vegetarian Eloi and the underground-dwelling Morlocks, who feed on the Eloi. (Wikipedia).

The iconic film won an Oscar for its time-lapse photography.

Roger Crouch will be bringing his replica time machine to the Bexhill 60s Revolution.

1961 Time Machine

The Amphicar

As you may have guessed from the name, the Amphicar was an amphibious automobile. It was launched in 1961 and marketed up to 1968 in the United States. Production of the amphicar stopped in 1965. Although primarily sold in the US, some amphicars were sold in the United Kingdom from 1964 until production was ceased.

The amphicar

Cars, motorcycles and other vehicles

In the world of cars, the 1960s was all about being sleek. The front of the car was long enough that at a drive-in film, you could hop out of the front seat and sprawl across the bonnet with a picnic (and a date, of course).

In the UK, Jaguars, Austin-Healeys, Rolls Royce Phantoms, and Triumph Spitfire convertibles were the kings of the road, and 1968 saw the very first Ford Escort on European soil (the first of many!) Fords, Cadillacs and Chrevolets were, of course, huge in the USA.

You can expect to see a huge gathering of classic 1960s cars, including iconic Minis and VWs. Bexhill will also come alive to the sound of classic motorcycles from the era.

Cars and vehicles from the 1960s

Other Attractions and Acts

We have a fantastic day of fun and entertainment planned out for you. Check out our pages for music, dance, entertainment and history.

Join us on Saturday 13 July

For weekend accommodation and to discover other attractions to visit during your stay, take a look at the Visit 1066 Country website. In addition, if you're looking for accomodation you may wish to consider the Cooden Beach Hotel.