Take trip back in time to 1940s

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By TARA DUN­DON

THE vil­lage of Ram­sey is pre­par­ing to step back in time for a week­end packed full of 1940s fun.

Ev­ery year for one week­end in Au­gust, Ram­sey takes a trip back to the 1940s to re­mem­ber the sights and sounds of the era.

This year will be no dif­fer­ent and on Au­gust 21 and 22, ev­ery­one will cel­e­brate all things For­ties at the Air Park, RAF Up­wood.

Through­out the week­end, there will be a pro­ces­sion of vin­tage ve­hi­cles, liv­ing his­tory dis­plays, stalls, For­ties fashion show and fly­pasts by vin­tage air­craft.

Peo­ple will have the op­por­tu­nity to learn to Jit­ter­bug and Lindy Hop at the dance ses­sions and taste Spam sand­wiches as they sit and lis­ten to mu­sic of the era.

Peo­ple can also sit and ad­mire the re-en­ac­tors dressed in vin­tage cloth­ing, whether it be home front civil­ian wear or in pe­riod uni­form.

The high­light of the trip down me­mory lane is the 1940s dance, held in one of RAF Up­wood’s old air­craft hangars on the Satur­day evening.

Peo­ple can dance the night away to the Opus One Big Band.

Spokesper­son from the show Gil Kilby said: “The 1940s week­end is a bril­liant event at­tract­ing vis­i­tors from all parts of the coun­try.

“The week­end is not all about fun and re­mem­ber­ing the past, at the heart of the event is a se­ri­ous aim - to raise money for a va­ri­ety of good causes as prof­its from the week­end are do­nated to char­ity.

“Since the event started in 2003, a host of char­i­ties have ben­e­fited from the week­end – from na­tional can­cer char­i­ties to lo­cal pen­sioner and youth groups.”

Or­gan­is­ers are in need of peo­ple to spare a cou­ple of house to act as a stew­ard at the event.

No ex­pe­ri­ence is needed, just a will­ing­ness to help with di­rec­tions dur­ing the week­end.

Any­one who can help should email ram­sey1940sweek­end@live.co.uk, or visit www.ram­sey1940sweek­end.info.

Doors will be open daily from 10am to 5pm. Tick­ets start from £5 for a day pass. Tick­ets for the pop­u­lar Han­gar Dance cost £15 and are avail­able over the counter from Carousel in Great Whyte, Ram­sey, or by call­ing 01524 264948.

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