Diary Date: celebrate 40s glamour this summer

Time tunnel: 1940 style

Time tunnel: 1940 style

Head off to the Black Country Living Museum to see the sights and sounds of pre-war Britain on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July and an Evening event on Saturday 20 July 2013

Jive and jitterbug your way to one of the museum’s most remarkable weekend and evening events of the year.  Sandbags have been filled, windows taped and posters pasted as Home Front history declares ‘Your Country Needs You’. Relive the nostalgia of the era with the sights and sounds of wartime Britain. Military police checkpoints, ARP Wardens, squaddies, G.I.s, Land Girls, Canaries and a cavalcade of military vehicles patrol the streets.  Visit the popup hair salon in the park and ‘get the look’ with a fabulous forties hairdo whilst songs from the D-Day Darlings and dance lessons raise the spirit of the Blitz.

Life is a cabaret with Marjorie Cartwright-Jones who will be conjuring memories of the war years in her show ‘Marjorie Cartwright-Jones Is All Front!’   ‘Make Do and Mend, Home Front Kitchen and Beauty Tips for the Ladies are just some of the entertaining topics on the menu.  Add to that stirring speeches by Churchill and Monty and you’ve a weekend’s entertainment for the history books where everything is rationed – except the fun!

Tickets are available online at: www.bclm.com/bookings or call the bookings office on 0121 520 8054.

The evening event is pre-purchase only and tickets cost: Adults £15.50, Concessions £12.40, Young People £8.75, Carers £7.75

A combined two day and evening ticket is available at the discounted prices of: Adults £25.00, Concessions £20.00, Young People £13.25, Carers £12.50

 

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