Visitors to Bantock House Museum can step back in time to the war years as it hosts its ever popular 1940s weekend this Saturday and Sunday (7 and 8 September, 2013).

Type=image;ImageID=2058;ImageClass=left;ImageTitle=Laura Bill, who will be appearing at the 1940s Weekend;TitleClass=strong;

Featuring displays, demonstrations, stalls, vehicles, music and much more, highlights of the 1940s weekend include an RAF Dispersal Unit, Field Hospital and a bombed out living room.

The Land Army girls will be encouraging people to Dig for Victory and visitors can also get a Forties style makeover and then have their picture taken for posterity - perhaps with Prime Minister Winston Churchill who is planning to make a special appearance.

There will also be music from Andy Casserley and Laura Bill, while people can also see an exhibition about the Home Guard, On Parade - The Real Dad's Army, which highlights the role of the South Staffordshire 22nd Ballion C Company based at Bantock during the war.

Bantock House Museum curator Helen Steatham said: "We're all set for another fantastic 1940s Weekend at Bantock House Museum which will once again attract visitors and re-enactors from all around the country.

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

The 1940s Weekend, which runs from 11am to 5pm on both days, is free and one of a number of Forties themed events taking place at the popular Wolverhampton City Council-run attraction.

They include open days every Sunday throughout September when visitors can look around the 1940s room and find out about life on the Home Front during the Second World War.

Meanwhile, a 1940s-style cabaret on Saturday 28 September, 2013, from 7.30pm to10pm promises an evening of entertainment, music and humour.

All the events are free apart from the 1940s cabaret for which tickets, priced £10, must be booked in advance. For more details about the events, please call Bantock House on 01902 552195 or log on to Type=links;Linkid=2112;Title=Bantock House Museum;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Thursday 5 September, 2013