Black Country goes vintage with 40s fun

1940s weekendIf you haven’t got something vintage in your home or wardrobe by now, you’re a bit behind the times! From tea sets to tea dresses, it seems Blighty has been bitten by the vintage bug.

Not to be outdone, the Black Country is keeping abreast of the buzz for bygone times with attractions planning weekend events that will whisk you right back to wartime Britain.

The Black Country Living Museum and Red House Glass Cone are inviting you back to the Blitz, evoking the spirit of the era with the sights, sounds and atmosphere of 1940s Britain.

Discover life as it was back then at the Living Museum.

Watch out for spivs, bombed out families, canary girls, British and US troops and with air raid sirens, search lights and military checkpoints we’ll have you dodging the doodlebug! Buy your memorabilia and enjoy the musical entertainment.

Or journey back in time with the Red House Glass Cone.

Enjoy the music, watch re-enactments, see military vehicles, get up dancing and have a 1940s make-over. It’s all here to evoke the mood of this period in history.

So, what are you waiting for?  Dig out your trilby and brylcream, glam up with victory rolls or dress down with overalls and headscarfs and frolic like it’s the forties.

Visitors to the events are welcome to join in and dress up, or simply experience the 40s spirit around you.

Entry charges apply for the Black Country Living Museum event. The Living Museum weekend also includes a 1940s entertainment-packed Saturday evening from 6.30pm to 10.00pm, but tickets must be booked in advance.

The Red House Glass Cone event is free entry and suitable for all the family, so bring along grans and grandads, mums, dads, aunties, uncles – and kids too! There’s no need to book, but if you would like further information – contact the venue on 01384 812750.

Find out more here:
19th/20th July: 40s Weekend at the Black Country Living Museum
26th/27th July: 40s Weekend at the Red House Glass Cone