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Forties Lynn: Life on the Home Front

4 female munitions factory workers by a vintage car in the Tuesday Market Place

Sunday 23 July 2017

10am to 4pm

Tuesday Market Place, Lynn Museum and King's Lynn Town Hall

This popular event returns to take visitors back in time to the 1940s, to discover what life was like for residents of Lynn during the Second World War.

Activities will take place around the town centre, including:

  • meet the team from the Dad's Army museum, Thetford, along with the original Corporal Jones' butcher's van
  • take a guided tour around the air raid shelter beneath the Tuesday Market Place
  • a display of military and civilian vehicles, and vintage bicycles
  • big band classics performed live by an 18-piece orchestra
  • a 1940s tea dance and dance lessons with Esther and David of Cactus Promotions
  • collect a ration card and sweet rations
  • 40s makeovers with Flamingo Amy, and a photo booth
  • musical performances from Timescape
  • 1940s army camp with enactors from the Royal Norfolk Regiment Living History Group
  • fish and chips, and cold drinks from the Little Bubbles Co mobile bar
  • make a plane for the Spitfire Fund at Lynn Museum
  • meet a billeting officer at the town hall, who's looking for homes for evacuees
  • 'Dig for Victory' and plant your own seed to take home
  • a 1940s-style café serving tea, coffee and cakes
  • meet a host of 40s characters, including Winston Churchill