Step back in time to the fab­u­lous for­ties

Halifax Courier - - This Week In Court - By felic­ity macna­mara

A part Hal­i­fax will be trans­ported to a by­gone era when it hosts its first ever 1940s event this week­end. Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of sim­i­lar events up and down the coun­try, the week­end prom­ises to be a spec­tac­u­lar show­case of the fab­u­lous for­ties.

With mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles, living his­tory dis­plays, free Swing Jive lessons, a speech from King Ge­orge VI, stalls in­clud­ing vin­tage hair and makeup, plus a good dose of wartime spirit, there will be some­thing for all to en­joy.

The event will be held in the at­mo­spheric sur­round­ings of the South­wood Club, Bird­cage Lane, and has been or­gan­ised by 40s en­thu­si­asts Sue and Steve Woods.

The pair said: “The week­end will be ab­so­lutely buzzing. It re­ally will be like step­ping back in time and it’s some­thing we hope will carry on for years to come.

“Across the week­end there will be mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles, a tea dance, a pa­rade, char­ac­ters in­clud­ing Gen­eral Pat­ton, Ike Eisen­hower, Glenn Miller and Ge­orge VI, a wartime ser­vice, Katie Mus­tang with sounds of the 40s and a per­for­mance of Bugsy Malone from the Natasha Harper dance school. There will also be free en­try for any­one who comes dressed up.”

Sue and Steve are reg­u­lars at 1940s events and hope this week­end will cap­ture Hal­i­fax’s imag­i­na­tion.

The event be­gins to­day (Fri­day) and is a schools day, where pupils can go along and see living his­tory dis­plays, speak to the char­ac­ters and view arte­facts from the 1940s.

And for those who would like to ex­pe­ri­ence all the week­end has to of­fer, spa­ces are still avail­able for camper vans and car­a­vans at the Old Cross­leyans Rugby Club site for a fee of £10 for the week­end.

Ad­mis­sion is £4 for adults and £3 for chil­dren, for more in­for­ma­tion, email sue@ wood­carr.co.uk. For Monthly News please See www.tod­mor­den­news.co.uk

Sue and Steve Woods, or­gan­is­ers of Hal­i­fax’s first 1940s week­end

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