20th May, 2018

Take a walk through the 1940s in Redditch this weekend

Redditch Editorial 19th May, 2017

ANYONE with an interest in history should pay a visit to Forge Mill Needle Museum 1940s day this Sunday (May 21).

Open from 11am to 4pm, Forge Mill be host to a bevy of 1940s themed attractions.

Authentic period vehicles will be on show, including a VW Kübelwagen, pre-war Austins, Royal Enfield motorbikes, a number of wartime jeeps, and a 1940s bus provided by Wythall Transport Museum.

In addition model planes will be flown by the South Birmingham Model Flying Club and visitors can also expect to see a few wartime characters in full costume, like a Naval officer, a ‘spiv’ and ‘Peggy Scivvy’.

Not only that but Field Marshal Montgomery is expected to address the gathering at 12.30pm and 3pm.

The 2nd Battalion from the Royal Warwickshire regiment will also be making a special appearance.

Music is being provided by Redditch’s very own Indigo Arts and The Violettes, a local four-piece girls group.

As well as a host of memorabilia there will also be a display of what Redditch companies did during the Second World War.

Not only that but there will be military displays and even a possible re-enactment of a part of the D-Day landings.

Entry costs £4 for adults and £1 for children and this includes entry into the museum.

For further information, contact Forge Mill directly on 01527 62509.

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