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Step back in time this August at Ayscoughfee 1940s weekend

Join thousands of other visitors at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens in Spalding this weekend, as it embraces the style and celebrations of the 1940s with an annual event of activities, re-enactments, displays and performances.

The event, ran by South Holland District Council, will take place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August from 10.30am until 4pm, and is free to attend.

Entering its 6th year, the weekend is filled with lots of things to do for people of all ages, including memorabilia displays, vintage hairdressers, period vehicles, re-enactors, dancing, live musical performances and even a speech from Winston Churchill himself.

Weather permitting there will also be special flypasts from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight on both days.

The two-day event will culminate with the annual VJ day remembrance parade from 2.30pm on the Sunday, leaving from the Peace Garden at Ayscoughfee. The parade commemorates the day on which Japan ceased fighting in the Second World War, effectively bringing the war to an end.

There’s no need to book tickets in advance, just turn up on the day and enjoy! For more information or if you have any questions email museum@sholland.gov.uk or call 01775 764555.

If you’re planning on attending the 1940s weekend on Saturday 10 August, you may be interested in a 1940s dance that’s happening at St. Nicolas Hall – a stone’s throw away from Ayscoughfee Gardens. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale from Ayscoughfee Museum and all proceeds will go to the Friends of Johnson Community Hospital.  

The 1940s weekend is just one of a variety of events taking place at Ayscoughfee over the summer. To find out more about Ayscoughfee Hall, or the other events and activities it has going on across the summer, visit www.ayscoughfee.org.

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