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Bantock goes back to forties for World War II weekend

Bantock House Museum and Park is turning back the clock for a weekend giving visitors the chance to experience life in the 1940s.

Enthusiasts dressed as characters from the 1940s at Bantock House Museum and Park
Enthusiasts dressed as characters from the 1940s

The beautifully restored Edwardian house and gardens is holding its annual World War II Weekend this Saturday and Sunday (3 and 4 September, 2016).

Enthusiasts from Nostalgia Unlimited will be dressed as characters from the 1940s, from simple and stylish civilians and stern ARP wardens to American GIs and dashing pilots from the RAF.

Family fun and nostalgia is guaranteed with music from the period, trade stalls and activities with highlights including displays and 
re-enactments as well as a selection of civilian and military vehicles.

As in previous years, organisers hope many visitors will come along in 1940s dress, both everyday clothing and uniform from the war years and, although vintage clothing is not compulsory, it is very much encouraged. Visitors can even buy vintage clothing, bunting, homeware and jewellery.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "This immensely popular event is returning to Bantock for its 12th year. There is something for all the family to enjoy and to experience how it was to live more than 70 years ago during the Second World War."

Bantock House is in Finchfield Road and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

  • released: Wednesday 31 August, 2016