Sunday, 26 July 2015
Mini History Blog: 1940's Festival Weekend
Last weekend our village hosted its annual 1940's festival, and what a huge success it was, the event attracted 10,000 visitors. As the village clock was set back to the time of World War Two, wartime songs, vintage cars and even a bombing raid demonstration were just some of the wonderful events we saw over the weekend.
The 1940's festival opened with a service in St Andrew's churchyard in remembrance of those who fought and died during the Second World War, as well as those who worked on the home front.
Many locals and visitor alike dressed up, many in pretty dresses, smart suits and army uniforms all enjoying the sunshine and viewing all the different events that included a military vehicle display, singers and dancers, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight display and wartime re-enactments.
A great two days were had by all.