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Sheppey Takeover at Barton's Point, Sheerness, to feature faces from Star Wars, Superman, Batman and James Bond films

22 June 2014
by Lewis Dyson

An invasion of costumed science fiction fans will be landing in Sheerness for its third year this summer.

The Sheppey Takeover will be returning to Barton’s Point Coastal Park in Marine Parade, Sheerness, on August 2.

Special guests signing autographs on the day will be actress Pam Rose who been in films including Star Wars, Superman and Batman, costumer and actor Alan Flyng, who appeared in Return of the Jedi, and Ken Coombs who was also in Star Wars and four James Bond films.

Louis Cross, Gareth Flatters and Simon Carr of the UK Ghostbusters at last year's Sheppey Takeover

Louis Cross, Gareth Flatters and Simon Carr of the UK Ghostbusters at last year's Sheppey Takeover

A Second World War reenactment society will be in attendance and there will also be a military vehicle display as part of 70th anniversary commemorations of the Normandy landings.

Miniature trains, a beer marquee and various craft stalls including from Arty Crafty Gift Shop in Sheerness and Sittingbourne-based Luniac Designs.

The event usually raises money for a particular cause which from this year onwards will be Help For Heroes.

Organiser Derek Marsh has worked in the film industry as a special effects artist and did make-up for Robert De Niro on Frankenstein.

He said: “I looked at a lot of things that were going on on the Island and I wanted to do something for people where they could get in for free and raise a bit of money for charity.

“I wanted it to be like some of the things I used to go to in the early 80s.”

The Sheppey Takeover will last from 10am to 6pm.

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