The hugely popular Crich Tramway Village WW2 – Home Front Event returns once again this summer, where you can step back in time to 1940s Britain.
The Village will be transformed to take you back in time and themed for the WW2 era from Monday 8th to Friday 12th August. Setting the mood will be wartime songs from Jayne Darling and music by The Tea Dance Band.
Rita’s Tearooms will be serving wartime fayre and the Red Lion public house will be serving drinks. Children can take part in lots of activities around the site.
Vintage trams from the era will be running all week and you can ride them as often as you like, but the weekend of 13th and 14th August is when the main event really comes alive.
One of the Event Organisers, Dough Kightley said:
“With the Tramway street decked out in bunting and the buildings protected with sandbags, visitors can get immersed in the WW2 atmosphere, be ready for anything our enemies can throw at us and be ready for the arrival of the military!”
Over the weekend, entertainment will extend to Victoria Park with Jayne Darling being joined by Kevin Mac and Marina Mae.
Visitors can expect air-raid warnings and the sound of low flying aircraft. You will need your identity card for a real taste of life during the Second World War. Historic wartime road and military vehicles will be on show and on the move.
Children will be able to take part in the Crich “Boot Camp” and the evacuee scenarios. Watch out for the antics of off-duty personnel and the spivs! Also for the weekend only, you can see the ‘Law at War’ in a traditional setting – but take care not to get arrested!
Another of the Event Organisers, Brian Roberts said:
“If it’s period music you want, then you’ll find it on the Bandstand all day long Saturday and Sunday and at the end of each day after the service of remembrance all our singers get together for a rousing flag waving singalong of popular songs from the era – a great way to end the day.”
General Admission prices on the door are £16.00 for adults, £12.00 for seniors (aged 60+) and £9.00 for children (aged 4 – 15 years).
Visitors are encouraged to dress for the occasion! Anyone dressing in 1940s costume will get group rate admission charges. The tickets are also valid for 12 months for a return admission to Crich Tramway Village (excluding later 1940s week-end dates and are not valid for Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August).
A 1940s dance will take place on the evening of Saturday 13th August from 7.30pm to 10.30pm with the Ashby Little Big Band providing the music. There will be a licensed bar until 11.00pm.
Tickets for the dance at £5 per person are limited and can be pre-booked by calling and checking availability.
For more information about the WW2 event visit www.tramway.co.uk/whatson/ww2-home-front-1940s-event
Crich Tramway Village is open daily from 10.00am – 5.30pm (last admissions 4.00pm) until 30th October 2016. For further information Tel. 01773 854321 or visit: www.tramway.co.uk