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Friday, 18 September 2015

Ramsey 1940s Weekend


Back in August- a term I’ve said a lot since I’ve returned to blogging but bare with me! Seriously though, back in August on one of those rare,  sunny and super hot days, Chris and I took a stroll to the Ramsey 1940s weekend. It’s literally round the corner from us and such a great event for all the family.

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Held at “The Camp” on the outskirts of Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, The 1940s Weekend takes you back in time to live and breathe the 40s era. From spam sandwiches and bread pudding in the canteen, to battle re-enactments, 40s music and more- you’re instantly transported back in time. The atmosphere is truly fantastic with re-enactors mingling with the crowds and living history displays dotted between original wooden camp buildings.

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Chris had never been to the 40s weekend and was highly impressed by the vast array of original artefacts and memorabilia (some of which you could buy) and entertainment put on in such a sleepy fenland town. He was particularly drawn to the manly things such as the tanks bombing up and down the fields, vintage motor cars and the battle re-enactments with a spitfire flying overhead. 

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Ramsey 1940s weekend

I was drawn to more of the girly things (surprise surprise) such as fur stoles, vintage dresses and jewellery being sold at the trade stalls. There were even hair and make-up artist stalls to transform you into a proper 1940s lady.

There were so many wonderful and knowledgeable people on hand too, eager to tell you the history of items. Both Chris and I were drawn to the bicycles, with original pieces like leather pouches still being in such good condition. Throughout the day you get a real feel for the era from the mix of military and civilian displays. 

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Ramsey 1940s weekend

On the Saturday evening is the Saturday Night Dance which I attended four years ago. Here you’ll have a brilliant night with live performances from jive bands and taught how to do the dances from the time. The evening is where you’ll find everyone dresses up in 40s clobber which is a real feast for the eyes and you’ll get endless enjoyment from people watching (when you’re not dancing that is!)

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Ramsey 1940s weekend

Ramsey 1940s weekend

The Ramsey1940s weekend really is worth a visit, especially if you’re from the Cambridgeshire area and I can see Chris and I going back next year, most likely to the Saturday night dance to get dressed up and dance the night away.

For more of a feel of the weekend, why not watch the vlog?



Have you been to the 40s weekend?


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