Lincoln prepares for annual 1940s weekend

Preparation has begun for the annual 1940s weekend in Lincoln, which will span across two locations in the city.

Lincoln BIG has announced a “double bill” of period events with a 1940s market on The Strait on Saturday, August 20, and Lincoln 1940s Day on the Brayford Waterfront on Sunday, August 21.

On Saturday:

The two-day event will begin with the Saturday market, which will run from 10am to 5pm.

People are invited to enjoy a blend of the city’s traditional Fete on The Strait and the Lincoln Artists’ Market, with a barbecue and live music throughout the day.

Leeds-based singing group Scarlet Rain will be entertaining for an hour at the foot of Steep Hill and performing again in Castle Hill.

On Sunday:

On the Sunday, everyone is invited to the city’s Brayford Waterfront, where there will be something for all the family.

Browsers and buyers can go bargain-hunting for memorabilia, arts and crafts and vintage clothing.

Vintage military vehicles, also known as “soft skins”, will also be on display.

There will also be a special flypast over the Brayford by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire at 2.35pm.

People are encouraged to wear 1940s-style dresses, military wear and accessories and do their hair in the style of the day.

Lincoln BIG will also be having a competition for the best fancy dress in a number of categories, which will be judged at 2pm.

Lincoln BIG Events & Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong said: “We’ve lined-up some great live entertainment, with songs from Lancashire Belle and Marlaine Rube and people will be able to join-in with period dancing with The 40’s Homefront.”