Take trip back in time to 1940s
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.