Relive this iconic decade at a 1940s weekends at special events across the country on a coach break with Caledonian Travel.
If you’ve never been to a 1940s Weekend before, make it top of your list of things to do this year!
No expense is spared in authentically transforming the town to recreate the wartime period, with shops decorated with Union Jacks and bunting, sandbags scattered about and the pavements crammed with the footsteps of troops.
Join in the fun by donning your favourite wartime costume, and rub shoulders with colourful characters, including soldiers from the Home Guard, Air Force Officers, GIs, members of the French Resistance, Land Army Girls and spivs selling all sorts of goods.
Soak up the party atmosphere and see the sights and sounds of battles brought to life by live re-enactments, get up close to authentic military vehicle and aircraft and pick up ‘make do and mend’ tips from the cake, craft and vintage clothing stalls
Not even the sound of howling air raid sirens will dampen the Blitz party spirit!
Learn how to jive and jitterbug, and sing-a-long to wartime tunes with the forces’ sweetheart, Vera Lynn. If you’re lucky, George Formby may also put in an appearance with his ukulele!
Listen to rousing speeches from Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain, meet General Montgomery and even shake hands with King George VI!
With loads of activities, games and retro fun fairs for children too, 1940s weekends provide great fun for all the family.
For a wartime weekend with a difference, why not visit one of the UK’s heritage railways and experience the romance of steam travel whilst celebrating the importance of the railways during the wartime effort.
Whether wartime Britain brings back childhood memories or you want to experience what life was really like during wartime Britain, a 1940s weekend is the best way to re-live this iconic decade.
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