Ramsey 1940s weekend to return with tanks, fly-overs, dancing, live music and more

Dancers at the Ramsey 1940s weekend

Dancers at the Ramsey 1940s weekend - Credit: Archant

A spectacular celebration of the 1940s will take place on August 22-23 when the 1940s Ramsey Weekend returns.

Ramsey 1940s weekend.

Ramsey 1940s weekend.

The Camp, in Wood Lane, is the venue for the 13th edition of the event, which organisers say will be “bigger” and “better” than ever.

There will be battle reenactments, classic vehicles exhibited and war time cooking demonstrations in the Drill Hall.

Tank rides will be available for the adventurous and a free vintage omnibus will shuttle people to and from the town to the event site over the weekend.

The canteen will be open for spam sandwiches, bread pudding and anything else not on ration.

There will be performances both days by Paul Casper aka George Formby, Adam Hoffman and Ian Rose.

For the first time, Ramsey 1940s welcomes singer Maddie Brown. All musical entertainment will be compared by DJ Major Swing Mr Tim Handley.

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The original Jones’ van from the Dads Army BBC Television series will be at the Camp for the whole weekend.

Dance demonstrations and exhibitions will be given by the Cambs Beds and Lindy Experience.

On Sunday, at 11am, the moving Drum Head Service takes place in the Big Top remembering all those who fought and died in world conflicts. The Telstar Big Band will perform on Sunday afternoon.

Trade stands and stalls will sell their wares including vintage clothing, military and home front memorabilia and collector’s items.

A Spitfire and a Messerschmitt will fly over the site on both days. As with all flying, these visits will be dependent on the wind and weather being favourable and cannot be guaranteed.

One of the weekend’s highlights is the Saturday Night Dance. This year will be no exception with Jive Aces performing. Period dress is encouraged and welcomed but not essential.

Entrance on the day is £10, concessions £6, family tickets £25, under 5s get in free. Camping available but must be pre-booked.

Tickets for the Saturday night dance are £15. 7.30pm till late. Over 12s only.

More information at ramsey1940s@gmail.com, by calling 07881 730047 and www.ramsey1940s.co.uk

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