Step back in time to the 1940s at Crich Tramway Village WWII Home Front Event

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Step back in time to 1940s Britain with the Crich Tramway Village WWII Home Front Event as the Village is themed for the WWII /1940s era on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August 2017.

Vintage trams from the era will be running and 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 around the village. Visitors will able to ride the trams as much as like during their visit.

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!

The Red Lion public house will be serving drinks including cask ales, while visitors can enjoy some traditional pub games.

New for this year is a replica Messerschmitt aeroplane, which will be on display beside a replica Spitfire.

Setting the mood, visitors will be entertained by war time songs from Madeline Brown, Jayne Darling,  Kev Mac, Miss Marina Mae and Peter Wayre.

Jayne Darling – vintage singer

Marketing Manager, Amanda Blair, said: “We offer reduced admission prices for everyone wearing 1940s or World War II costume.  There is a great programme of activities each day, which makes it a perfect day out for the family.”

Opening times for the event are: Saturday 9.30am –11.00pm and Sunday 9.30am – 6.00pm. (last admissions at 4.00pm both days).

For further information and to purchase tickets online visit: or call 01773 854321.