1940s Weekend, 2-3 September 2017

1940s Weekend, 2-3 September 2017

See two of the stars of WW2 on the ground and in the air at our annual tribute to the sights, sounds, people and events of 1940s Britain!

Over the two days attractions include:

♦ Memorial fly pasts by two WW2 legends:  Spitfire (Saturday) and Dakota (Sunday) – weather permitting

♦ The chance to take the controls in the cockpit of a Spitfire – replica of the plane flown by wartime flying ace Johnnie Johnson (extra charge and booking required – book your spot here )

♦ Tea and dancing in the vintage tearoom, serenaded by forces favourite Miss Lola Lamour

♦ Camps and displays by both the RAF and American GIs

♦ Home guard battalions plus the women’s home guard auxilleries

♦ The Law at War: our village bobbies and their pop-up police station during the war years, plus ARP post

♦ Free French military display of artefacts

♦ The homefront: Ministry of Food, cooking on rations and Mrs Skivvy in the wartime garden

♦ Historian and author Neil Storey on Surviving an air raid: what precautions did ordinary people take and what did they do?

♦ domestic vehicles from the 1940s

♦ Vintage traders

♦ WITH appearances and speeches from the Rt Hon Winston Churchill PM

♦ Fresh food in the Granary Tea Room and spam sandwiches from the NAFFI

♦ Or sup something stronger in the Angel Inn in our street of shops

More attractions still to be confirmed.


NO extra charge for entry on top of usual Museum ticket prices, which, providing you gift aid,  will also give you free entry for the next 12 months: adult £9, child £6, retired & unwaged £7, family ticket admitting two adults and up to four children £26.

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