When: 4th – 6th July 2014
Where: Ingleton, North Yorkshire
£: Most events are free
What is it?
The village of Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales takes an annual trip back to the 1940s with spitfire displays, a 1940s disco, military re-enactments and a parade of the homeguard. Ingleton’s 1940s Weekend takes place from 4th to 6th July beginning with the 1940s disco on the Friday evening.
On the Saturday visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of an occupied French market village, music from Johnny Victory, and a military re-enactment with allies liberating the village.
On the Sunday there will be a parade, pipe bands and a speech from ‘Churchill’. In the afternoon there will be a tea dance in the Community Centre (admission costs £1).
Throughout the weekend, visitors can see the Anne Frank Trust UK exhibition in the Methodist Chapel. Other entertainment includes a static Spitfire display, a Battle of Britain flypast, stalls and 1940s hair and make-up. There will also be performances from the Helen Howard School of Dancing and the Ovaltineys.
More info: www.ingletonhomeguard.co.uk/hgevents