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WWII tank found at Denbies Wine Estate

From war time wine to something a bit more military. In 2017, English wine estate Denbies discovered a rather more unusual element of its terroir in the shape of an old tank from the Second World War.

An exploratory dig at the Surrey vineyard had revealed the location of the long-buried armoured vehicle and the whole thing was excavated on 23 May.

It took the whole day to bring the tank out of its chalky tomb and it was displayed at Denbies vineyard for two months before being taken away to be fully restored by a team led by WW2 enthusiast Rick Wedlock.

The tank itself is a ‘Covenanter’, a type of light cruiser tank that was the mainstay of the British army in the early years of the war.

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