There are two wonderful events coming up in Newark and Sherwood to celebrate the 1940s in style – expect vintage fashion and entertainment as you go back in time!
Newark Air Museum 1940s weekend, 11&12 August
Newark Air Museum (NAM) is holding its 1940s weekend on Sat 11 and Sun 12 August, to commemorate various aspects of the 1940s at what is part of the former RAF Winthorpe airfield site. There will be a distinctive 1940s feel around the site and from visiting displays and groups. These will include vintage vehicles (cars and military vehicles), local history groups and a variety of themed wartime trade stalls.
Visitors will be able to see the Dig For Victory Garden near the Anderson Shelter and throughout the weekend there will be regular performances from vintage singer, Fiona Harrison. On both days, the museum has been granted flypasts by aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Get into the spirit of the event (and free admission!)
Visitors are encouraged to enter into the spirit of the 1940s by attending in period costume. If you plan to attend in costume, register in advance for free access, or get a discounted admission rate on the day if you turn up in your vintage finery.
Normal museum admission rates apply. See www.newarkairmuseum.org for more details.
Rufford Abbey 1940s weekend, 29 & 30 September
At the end of September, the 1940s weekend once again takes place at Rufford Abbey. Organised by Pike and Shot, this is a weekend of living history set in and around the picturesque remains of Rufford Abbey. Take a walk down Memory Lane, dress up in your vintage finery, chat to knowledgeable re-enactors or just stroll around and enjoy the ‘Dad’s Army’ vibe.
Cost is £10 per vehicle. See www.ruffordabbey.com for more details.
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