Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July
Evening event on Saturday 19 July 2014
Visitors can expect a nostalgic journey back to the sights and sounds of wartime Britain as the Black Country Living Museum hosts their largest ever ‘1940s Weekend’. Taking place Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July, the 26 acre Museum will be bringing Home Front history to life with wartime entertainment, food and fashion.
Moving through the military checkpoints, expect to encounter squaddies, G.I.s, bombed out families and a calvacade of military vehicles. Prepare for a real air raid scenario at St James’ school where evacuee lessons will be held. And when you’ve worked up sufficient appetite, have a word with the spivs who will be touting questionable ration cards redeemable for spam fritters, bread pudding and other wartime classics.
The Weekend will also feature a host of vintage entertainment from the wonderfully witty wartime variety show ‘Dodging the Doodlebugs’ to the austerity-busting ‘Home Front Kitchen and Beauty Tips’. Visitors will also enjoy the sounds of WWII from the likes of the D-Day Darlings whose wartime melodies will fill the Workers’ Institute during the evening.
Add to this vintage fashion shows, memorabilia markets and stirring speeches by Churchill and you’ve got yourself a weekend for the history books where everything is rationed – except the fun!
Director of Communications and Marketing, Laura Wakelin, comments: “this weekend is one of our most ambitious yet, full of a huge variety of wartime entertainment – we’re hoping it gives visitors a real feel for what it would have been like to live through Britain at that time.”
The evening event is pre-purchase only and tickets cost: Adults £15.95, Concessions £12.75, Young People £7.95 A combined 2 day and Evening Ticket is available at the discounted prices of: Adults £25.00, Concessions £20.00, Young People £13.25