Life as a WW2 Lynn resident revisited

Forties Lynn, Life on the Home Front on the Tuesday Market Place ANL-150719-163041009
Forties Lynn, Life on the Home Front on the Tuesday Market Place ANL-150719-163041009
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Lynn is set to step back in time on Sunday, July 17 as West Norfolk Council host their Forties Lynn: Life on the Home Front once more.

The free event will run from 10am to 4pm on the day, with locations across the town centre hosting activities which explore life as a Lynn resident during the Second World War.

The Tuesday Market Place will have a display of military and civilian vehicles from the era, and Dad’s Army fans will get the chance to see Corporal Jones’ butcher’s van, as well as meeting the team from Thetford’s Dad’s Army museum.

Anyone wishing to take a lesson in 1940s dance can jump at the opportunity to learn from Esther and David from Cactus Promotion at 2.30pm.

There’s a rare chance to explore the air raid shelter beneath the Tuesday Market Place thanks to the Bridge for Heroes Living History Civil Defence Group. There will be a voluntary collection for Bridge for Heroes.

An RAF pilot will be telling stories of Marham’s role in the war at the Town Hall, with evacuation billeting officer and air raid precuations warden enactors present too.

On Baxter’s Plain in Vancouver Quarter, you will find an army camp with enactors from the Royal Norfolk Regiment.

Lynn Museum are offering free admission as part of the event and will also be offering a range of activities for all ages.

All are encouraged to come in 40s clothes to get into the swing of things.

For more information, visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/fortieslynn