GALLERY: A festival of ‘40s fun comes to Bletchley Park

1940's day at Bletchley Park
1940's day at Bletchley Park

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed the sun and embraced the spirit of the 1940s at the weekend.

Bletchley Park’s annual ‘Forties Family Festival,’ which took place on Saturday and Sunday, featured a range of wartime displays and re-enactment groups, Forties news reels in the Enigma cinema and lectures about life at Bletchley Park during the war.

The two day event also included a host of WW2 displays from the likes of Sittingbourne Home Front Living History Group and visits from Field Marshal Montgomery and Winston Churchill.

A 1940s disco, complete with lindy hoppers, and a fashion show based on the era also took place.

A selection of evocative wartime cinema reels were shown in Bletchley Park’s wartime Enigma cinema, while visitors young and old enjoyed taking part in a craft workshop and having a go at making a wartime toy.

A series of talks, including one on what what life was like as a wartime evacuee, also took place.

> Picture gallery of the Forties Family Festival