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Stoke Bruerne all set to host vintage 40s weekend

Author: Lynda Payton Published: 19th June 2018 09:02
Stoke Bruerne all set to host vintage 40s weekendStoke Bruerne all set to host vintage 40s weekend

The canal village of Stoke Bruerne is all set to go back in time to the days of the Second World War on the 8th and 9th of September 2018.

This award winning popular re-enactment weekend increases in size and popularity yearly, due to its unique atmosphere which sees living history groups and individual re-enactors combining with historic working boats to tell the story of life in wartime Britain.

Regular forties tribute artistes, Lola Lamour and George Formby look-alike Paul Casper, will be joined this year by Perfect Vintage, Betty Bluebird, Ruzzit Buzzit, Sparky and Sprite, May Blossom, The Blitz Dancers and The Market Harborough Ukele Band.

The Village Hall will be hosting a Tea Dance with instruction in swing and jive, the Church is hosting a fashion parade, fields around the village centre will be filled with vintage markets, memorabilia, military and vintage vehicles and, weather permitting, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be in the skies. All of this presided over by the Rt Hon Winston Churchill, King George VI and Field Marshal Montgomery with members of 40s living history groups and re-enactors from all over the country creating that authentic wartime experience.

On the Friday night for those arriving early, there will be a forties sing-song, and on Saturday evening for those staying on site, a Swing Dance at the Village Hall.

Weekend passes are £10 (accompanied children under 16 are free) includes parking and free entry to The Canal Museum. All surplus proceeds go to the organisers, the Friends of the Canal Museum, a Registered Charity, who support the Museum and its work.

For further information please see www.friendsofcanalmuseum.org.uk

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