Take a step back in time with a 1940s weekend in Ramsey


1220 (MARCH) SQN - CADETS HELP AT RAMSEY 1940'S - Credit: Archant

Ramsey is taking a step back in time for a 1940’s themed event.

he weekend, running August 16 and 17, will send visitors back in time to seven decades ago and allow them to see what life was like in the 1940’s.

The weekend will take place at The Camp, on Wood Lane in Ramsey. The site was once the area headquarters for a searchlight and anti aircraft battery during the Second World War and has since been refurbished by a team of volunteers for the weekend.

Throughout the day, there will be various activities on offer such as a funfair, dance exhibitions and demonstrations in the Big Top tent and a range of stalls.

Performances at the event will include Lola Lamour who is Britain’s most authentic 1940’s singer, singer Adam Hoffman and the Caledonian Pipe Band.

On the Saturday evening, a big band dance will be held, inviting people to dress to impress in 1940’s glamour, civilian utility clothing or home front or allied uniforms.

Tickets can be bought online or at Carousel, Great Whyte in Ramsey.

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On Sunday, the drum Head Service at 11am commemorates those who lost their lives in world conflicts. The Stamford Brass Band will be taking part in the service and will also be playing later on in the day.

Also, the last two flying Lancaster Bombers in the world will come together on Sunday and a sunset ceremony will close the weekend at 4.30pm.

A free vintage omnibus will be on hand to take people to the camp from The Clock in Ramsey to the camp over the weekend so that both the town and the camp are easily accessible.

To find out more, visit http://www.ramsey1940s.co.uk/ or call Jayne Mann, the main event contact on 07881 730047.

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