Step back in time to 1940s

Crich Tramway Village's 1940s weekend,.
Crich Tramway Village's 1940s weekend,.

Imagine what it would be like if you were to step back nearly 70 years to a time where you need to have your tin hat and gas mask with you as there could be an air raid at almost any time.

Policemen and members of the Home Guard will be patrolling the streets and you must always be ready to show your identity card or risk being arrested as a spy!

Well, you don’t need to imagine this if you visit Crich Tramway Village during its special 1940s Weekend on Saturday and Sunday (August 13-14). The village will be reliving the period, complete with military and civilian re-enactors, air-raid warnings and the sound of low flying aircraft, and even Mr Churchill will be paying a visit to provide a boost in morale. Plus, if you dress up in 1940s clothes, admission is reduced to £8.

Tracey Reader, event organiser said: “The 1940s weekend promises to be a feast of nostalgia for those who lived through the war and an entertaining and enlightening insight into war-time conditions for those too young to remember. Veterans from all regiments will be in attendance willing to share their stories.”

Ticket details for the event are available by calling the information line on 01773 854321.