Turn back the clock at Ramsey 1940s weekend

Visitors to last year's Ramsey1940s Weekend. (l-r) mum Jo Weston, Olivia Weston, dad Tony Weston, E

Visitors to last year's Ramsey1940s Weekend. (l-r) mum Jo Weston, Olivia Weston, dad Tony Weston, Edison Weston from Reading - Credit: Archant

VINTAGE enthusiasts can turn the clock back when Ramsey 1940s Weekend take place at a former anti-aircraft searchlight camp that is being restored to its former glory.

Dressed in period costume at last year's 1940s weekend outside the big top, from left, Gordon Cannel

Dressed in period costume at last year's 1940s weekend outside the big top, from left, Gordon Cannell, Vida Cannell, Alex Smith, Jaques Pier,and Sgt John Crowfoot. - Credit: Archant

On August 17 and 18, The Camp will provide a backdrop to all things forties, with period vehicle displays, a 1940s garden, re-enactors, period entertainment, a flight simulator and musical entertainment.

Among the entertainers will be authentic 1940s singer Miss Lola Lamour, George Formby look-alike Paul Casper, and leading wartime solo tribute artist Peter Wayre.

A big top circus tent will host dance exhibitions and demonstrations by the Cambs and Beds Lindy Experience, as well as popular afternoon tea dances.

On Saturday night the big band opus One will provide the entertainment, when patrons dress to impress in 1940s glamour, utility clothing, or home front and allied uniforms.


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Sunday morning sees a drum head service at 11am, and a moving sunset ceremony to close the event on Sunday afternoon.

Day entry, 10am to 5pm, costs £8 for adults and £5 concessions.

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For more details of dance tickets and pre-booked weekend tickets, see the website www.ramsey1940sweekend.org

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