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Bantock goes back in time for World War Weekend

Visitors to Bantock House Museum and Park can step back in time to the war years when it hosts its popular World War Weekend shortly.

The beautifully restored Edwardian house and gardens is the setting for the annual event on Saturday and Sunday 2 and 3 September and among the highlights will be demonstrations, re-enactments, stalls, vehicles and displays, including an exhibition of equipment used by Military Intelligence during the Second World War.

There will be music from the Bluebird Belles on the Saturday and Amanda Beaumont on the Sunday, while visitors can also get a 1940s style makeover and take a selfie for posterity with Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who is planning to make a special appearance.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The World War Weekend is a fantastic event and will once again attract visitors and re-enactors from all around the country to Bantock House.

"There is something for all the family and we hope that our visitors will join in the activities as we remember this very important period in world history."

The World War Weekend takes place from 10am to 4pm on both days and entry is free. Bantock House Museum and Park is on Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton.

Joining the event this year will be Bantock's popular Antiques Fair, open in the Rose Garden on both days from 10am with a £1.50 entry charge.

For more details about the World War Weekend and the Antiques Fair, please call 01902 556706 or email bantock@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

  • released: Wednesday 23 August, 2017