Annual 1940s day to return to Lincoln in August

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Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter is set to once again travel back in time for the annual 1940s weekend this August.

The summer event looks to celebrate the spirit of Britain during World War Two with a day of family-friendly activities and displays on Saturday, August 12.

A variety of live dance and musical events will take place across the day.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Living History Groups will be dressed as servicemen and women of the period as well as police officers and firefighters.

There will also be traders in the area selling clothing, confectionary and vintage artwork while charities will be raising awareness and money throughout the day for the Royal Air Forces and the Armed Forces community.

Michael Armstrong, the Lincoln BIG Events and Promotions Manager, said: “This is a completely new “home front-style event, which will be centred around Castle Hill and the open area in The Strait, near The Jews House.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

“We want to create a day bursting with a 1940s vibe and which offers something for the whole family. We are planning to decorate the areas with posters and bunting and are hoping to have a wide variety of vintage stalls, vehicles, musical entertainment and more.”

Lincoln BIG also would like people to get in contact who wish to have a stall at the event, though it must features authentic 1940s clothing or collectables.

If you’re interesting in booking a stall or exhibition space for the 1940s Day please contact Michael Armstrong on 01522 545233.

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