Welshpool 1940’s Weekend

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Attraction Category: Family Fun in and around Oswestry and Arts, Crafts, Culture and moreAttraction Tags: OBT, Oswestry, and Welshpool

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    Planning is underway for Welshpool 1940s weekend 2019 to be held from 27th – 29th September inclusive. So get yourselves ready to transport yourself back to the 1940s and imagine you are in a small town were evacuated children are arriving from the major industrial towns of the North West, soldiers are going back to barracks after being on leave, aircrew are heading off to airfields of Shropshire. So in the words of the song “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile.”

    Members of the public are encouraged to attend the weekend in British 1940’s period dress, either military or civilian. German uniforms will be allowed as part of living history displays. Firearms of any sort, replica or de-activated will NOT be allowed in the town centre.

    What to Expect
    A light hearted look at life in a small rural town in the 1940s. As you walk around the town, you will be captivated by Re-Enactors and Entertainers in period costume, vintage vehicle displays, trade stands, music and dancing; all with a 1940’s theme. There will also be special activities for children.

    Timetable of Events:

    27th September:
    Salute to the 40s
    An Evening of Fish N Chips
    1940s Theme Dinner
    Belles do The Blitz

    28th September
    Tea Dance
    Big Band Concert
    Blitz Ball


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