IT was a time when a charcoal pencil line drawn neatly up the leg replaced the glamour of stockings, and gluttony was probably the least used word in the English language – thrifty was the key, and rationing was part of daily life, writes Sammy Jones.
Times were certainly hard in the forties – the brutalities of war were a horrible, daily occurrence.
And yet, no matter how bad things got, the Bulldog spirit helped keep Britain ‘great’ and led to the era being fondly remembered as the Fabulous Forties.
This weekend, Milton Keynes Museum is inviting you all to pop to its Wolverton base and enjoy the best bits of the bygone time – and there were more than a few of those too!
This third annual event will razzle-dazzle with live music from Lola Lamour, right, proving that ladies of the era still knew how to do glamour, and do it very well!
While Lola lets her lungs loose on songs from the era, you can show your appreciation by taking to the dance floor.
Or maybe you would prefer to visit the museum’s transport hall, which is being transformed for the weekend – out go the vehicles and in comes the 1940s tea room.
Enjoy a brew and a slice of tasty cake. Go on, treat yourselves.
A Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will overfly the event on Saturday, complete with a Spitfire display, which will send all eyes skywards.
Lola and Kristyna (left) are already looking skywards in anticipation, see?!
There really is heaps of retro fun to be had across Saturday and Sunday, including authentic radio broadcasts, displays of both military and domestic vehicles, the Home Guard will be out on manoeuvres and there will be plenty more special exhibits.
We have it on very good authority that re-enactors will be going all out to make sure you get the most from your day out.
Admission is £6 for adults, £5 for concessions or £16 for a bargain-brilliant family ticket which admits two adults and up to four little mites...because now, as with back then, the purse strings are being pulled tight and every little saving helps!
Doors open at 11am both days and the retro fun will run through to 4pm.
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Pic: Candee Photography