What to expect at Lincoln 1940s weekend

Lincoln’s popular annual 1940s weekend is to return on August 11 and 12 as part of the RAF centenary celebrations.

Promised to be the biggest celebration yet, Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter will be transported almost 80 years back in time for a series of vintage activities and displays expanding from The Straight through to Bailgate.

The event will be free and will run from 10am until 5pm each day.

Photo: Visit Lincoln

Traders will line Castle Hill peddling vintage goods, and local charities will be joining stall holders raising money and awareness for the RAF and armed forces communities.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There will be a flyover from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight: with the Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfire and Hurricane all confirmed to make an appearance over the weekend.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Live entertainment will also be featured and visitors are being encouraged to put on their dancing shoes and learn to swing and jive at St. Paul in the Bail, with a pop-up food court available for refreshments afterwards.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Finally, vintage enthusiasts from Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society will be bringing their fleet of 1940s vehicles for visitors to see and enjoy.

For more information about the event, and to stay updated for any changes, you can visit the Visit Lincoln website.