Forties Family Festival set for Bletchley Park this weekend

In the swing of things at last year's event                Pic: Simon St Clare
In the swing of things at last year's event Pic: Simon St Clare

Step back in time at Bletchley Park with The Forties Family Festival, happening this Saturday and Sunday.

The decade was dominated by World War Two – the war effort inspired films and fashion throughout the epoch – and gave us many well-loved Hollywood classics including It’s a Wonderful Life.

Re-enactors will bring the time period to life through costumes, vehicles, swing music and a fashion show.

The Northern Forties group will re-enact Soviet Snipers, German Infantry, RAF and the Royal Navy, while Deco in Style will return with their magnificent recreation of a WW2 plotting table.

Meanwhile, marvel as The Model Boat Club displays its fleet on the Lake and relax while the youngsters are kept busy with special activities.

Tours of the Bletchley Park site will continue as usual and the Bombe Team will be on hand to talk to visitors about the machine that helped the Codebreakers crack Enigma.

The Enigma Cinema will show 1940s news reels throughout the afternoons and there will even be a disco in the marquee.

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