Taking a trip back to 1940s

Crich Tramway Village's 1940s weekend,.
Crich Tramway Village's 1940s weekend,.

You may need your tin hat and gas mask if you visit Crich Tramway Village during its 1940s Weekend on April 8-9.

You can expect air-raid warnings and the sound of low flying aircraft and you will need your identity card for a real taste of life during the Second World War. Plus, if you dress up in 1940s clothes, admission is reduced to £8.

Policemen and members of the Home Guard will be patrolling the period streets and visitors must always be ready to show their identity card or risk being arrested as a spy.

The Red Lion public house will be serving drinks and wartime styled meals. Historic wartime road vehicles will be on show and on the move, mingling with a range of vintage trams which visitors will be able to ride on as often as they like. Wartime songs will be belted out by an authentic concert party throughout the weekend.

Tracey Reader, event organiser said: “This Easter weekend promises to be a feast of nostalgia for those who lived through the war and an entertaining and enlightening insight into war-time conditions for those too young to remember. Veterans from all regiments will be in attendance willing to share their stories”

Admission prices for the 1940s event are £13 for adults, £10.50 for seniors and £8 for children aged 4-15. Call the information line for more details on 01773 854321.