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Enjoy Lincoln’s fabulous Forties Celebration

It's going to be absolutely fabulous! Lncoln BIG has gathered together the essential ingredients for an unforgettable 1940s Weekend.

Date: 22nd Jul '19
  • Get ready for our 1940s Weekend
  • The Dreambelles
  • Get Dancing

Get in the mood for two great fun days on August 10 and 11.  It’s time to dig out your best tea dresses, dust off those vintage military uniforms, pop on granny’s Sunday best hat or grandad’s bowler and accessorise with a nippy belt, and a string of pearls or strip of medals.

Don’t forget to bring your gas mask too, and you could end-up winning one of the prizes in our “Best Dressed” competition, which will be judged on the Sunday (Aug 11).

There are five categories to enter, with certificates and gifts for the best dressed civilian, couple, person in military uniform, junior and family.  The best dressed couple will also win a bottle of wine!

You can catch the weekend action in Castle Hill, The Castle, St Paul in The Bail and also at The Lawn.

The programme is still being finalised but people can soak-up the 1940s vibe on Saturday (10th), outside the Castle Hill Club, by listening to singers including The Blighty Belles, The Lincolnshire Vocal Academy and more – between 11am and 4.45pm.

Dancers and singers will be evoking the Forties era at St Paul’s In the Bail at the same time.  If you love the Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and Jive, you’ll love 52nd Street Jump – but listen out for May Blossom and Kelly Waldie too! Again, it’s all happening between 11am and 4.45pm.

If you can’t be with us on the Saturday, don’t worry – our performers will be entertaining the crowds again on Sunday (11th) in both locations.

During the weekend we are also hoping to have a fly-past by the RAF Battle of Britain of Memorial Flight – but this has yet to be confirmed.

Our unmissable two-day event will also feature displays of vintage and military vehicles in the Castle and at The Lawn, wartime performances in Castle Hill and St Paul’s in The Bail and a wide variety of 1940s-themed stalls in Castle Square.

The wartime performances will last for between 20 and 40 minutes and will include Life on the Home Front, Know Your Enemy and The Changing Face of Combat.

The Uphill area will also be decorated with patriotic bunting.