Saturday 15th June, step back in time and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of 1940s Wartime Bridgend.
The Town Centre will be transformed as vintage vehicles, 40’s civilians, army personnel and visiting dignitaries Winston and Monty fill the streets for this free historical family event.
The star attraction for 2019 is a replica of the iconic Hurricane Plane; dubbed the ‘workhorse of World War Two’, the Hurricane was a single seat fighter plane
that took 60 per cent of the RAF’s air victories in the Battle of Britain, and served in other major battles during the course of the war. The Hawker Hurricane is one of the classic fighters of all time and played a major part in achieving the victory of 1945, it is a must see for all plane enthusiasts!
Once again there will be a wonderful mix of local exhibits from Island Farm, Barry at War, Porthcawl Museum, 1940s Swansea Bay, Past Lives, Bridgend Local and District History Society, Military Vehicles Trust as well as professional displays and exhibits from all around the country.
This year’s event will feature music from International Vocalist & Trumpeter Ricky Hunter, 1940s Forces Sweetheart Kitty Lamare and the captivating Colin Bourdiec as George Formby.
This year as part of the event, there will be a service at the war memorial and raising of the flags to celebrate Armed Forces Day.
Carnegie House will be transported back in time with a 1940s tea dance complete with big band and pop up tearoom. Put on your glad rags and dust off your dancing shoes and join in the vibrant atmosphere of entertainment, music and fashion.
Get in the vintage vibe with free vintage makeovers then flaunt your fashion style in the 1940s fashion parade through the town.
There is something for all the family from wartime Punch and Judy shows, austerity busting ‘make-do-and-mend’, art and craft workshops to street performers, wartime exhibits and much more!
So come and join us on Saturday 15th June 10.00-16.00 for this free family event.
For more information or if you wish to take part please check out our Facebook page Wartime Bridgend #wartimebridgend
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