Keep the Home Fires Burning
Tel: 01782 232323
Join us as we celebrate Heritage Open Day's theme of Edible England and the opening of our new Spitfire Gallery. Travel back to the 1940's and see what life was like on the Home Front during WW2.
Discover how food was used as a medicine for household remedies with Kath Reynolds and the role of the Land Army with the Victory Belles WI re-enactment group.
Enjoy the music of the age with Paul Barry's Swing Band and experience a 360-degree immersive film combining cinematically recreated battle scenes and political events with original film and photographic references.
In our theatre we will be screening a documentary produced by local filmmaker Stephen Saunders commemorating the Battle of Britain. '13 Hours That Saved Britain' explores the events of 15th September 1940, which Churchill described as the 'crux of the battle'.
There will also be displays on the Bevan Boys, Civil Defence, a full sized Anderson Shelter and a 'Secret War' listening station. Children can have a go at our craft activities and enjoy a variety of stalls designed and handmade to capture the essence of a Forties funfair attraction.
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