Saturday 8th September 10.00 - 22.30, Sunday 9th September 10.00 - 16.00 Newbury Town Centre Get ready to Jive like it's 1945! Our 1940s weekend takes place between Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th September starting at 10:00am. In collaboration with Home Front History and friends we're taking Newbury back in time!
September is the month during which the areas wartime history is delivered through a series of fascinating presentations which include a one act play based on the story of the Home Guard and a lunchtime recital based on the famous home front concerts given by British pianist Dame Myra Hess.
However, the link between the town of Newbury and the former historic airfield at Greenham Common is being strengthened when we join with them to celebrate the opening of the control tower to the public. During the event weekend there will also be war walks of the site. Visitors to the town during the event will be able to travel to Greenham on a period bus which will operate a regular service between the Corn Exchange and the control tower car park.
Narrowboat trips on the Kennet & Avon canal featuring GI War Baby talk *booked via the K&A Canal Trust website - jubilee.katrust.org.uk
Apollo Big Band Company B & singers on Saturday Evening
Cooking demonstrations by Christine Wallace of Great British Bake Off fame
Lunchtime piano recitals
Book signings & talks
Dad’s Army plays
1940s food at Newbury’s famous Empire Café
Fordson Period Food Truck
Living history re-enactors
Living history Nursing Display
Winston & Clementine Churchill living history portrayls
And much, much more!
Timings and locations of the above activities will be announced shortly.
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