World War Two weekend at Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Re-enactors from the World War Two Living History Association

Re-enactors from the World War Two Living History Association

A Whittington museum will be reliving the spirit of the Home Front with a World War Two weekend.

Fashion, arts, food, drama and music will be on offer at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum on July 12 and 13.

The event marks the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the mission which provided the inspiration for the film A Bridge Too Far.

A spokesperson said: “Visitors will be greeted at a WW2 Guard Point and welcomed into the event by Land Girls.

“The Museum is also delighted to present the Black Market Bazaar – a great spot for shopping as you browse stalls selling practically everything that you couldn’t get on rationing.

“The NAAFI canteen tent will be selling delicious cakes made to wartime recipes and there will also be BBQ and bar.”

Vintage fashion. Pic: Spacehopper Events

Vintage fashion. Pic: Spacehopper Events

“On the Sunday, singer Bexi Owen will entertain the crowds and all weekend the evacuee choir, made up of local schoolchildren, will keep you singing along.

“This weekend is designed to be a respectful but engaging and exciting look at this period of WW2 with re-enactments that are a great way to learn about the men of the Regiment’s heroic involvement in the campaigns of 1944.”

The event runs from 10am to 4pm on both days. Entry is £6 for adults, £4 for children under 16 and all concessions including senior-citizens and full-time students. A family ticket for two adults and up to three children is £15.

For more information go to www.staffordshireregimentmuseum.com or call 01543 434394.

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