1940’s Weekend

Coming in 2022


Come and see what life was like in the 1940s as the town centre and shops are transformed. The whole town centre will become the venue for a host of 1940’s events and displays from Spitfires to vintage vehicles, home cooking to 1940’s dress and make up.

You’ll be able to sit in a Messerschmitt, see Churchill, learn to dance the Lindy Hop or dance the night away with the Ashby Big Band. This is just a flavour of the wonderful activities taking place over this family fun weekend.

Not only is this a great day out, it also offers a fantastic learning opportunity for anyone who wishes to know more about life in this era. We have displays which relive the history and re-enactment groups like the Women’s Land Army and RAF pilot groups who can answer your questions about their roles and special memorial services.

Children will also love this event as there is so much to see and do, including vintage fairground rides, a miniature steam train and of course, all the sweetshop stalls. Well behaved dogs are welcome too, so long as they are kept on a lead.

Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town. We love to see visitors getting into the spirit of things. Be aware that SS and Insignia dress up is strictly forbidden at our event and anyone wearing such costumes will be asked to leave.

To find out more about parking, event tickets, what’s on and other FAQs, please visit http://brighouse1940sweekend.co.uk/



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