There's lots of activities for the whole family at the Springwell Village 1940s Weekend, starting on Friday 28 June to Sunday 30 June, supported by Washington Area Committee.
Things kick off on the Friday with a toddler's Teddy Bears' Picnic at Springwell Methodist Church and educational 'Living History' sessions for schools at Bowes Railway Museum. There's also a Vintage Fair at Springwell Village Community Venue, a Singalong to the Sound of Music and a movie afternoon.
On Saturday, the programme includes a firing display and battle re-enactment at Bowes, kids party at the Social Club, live music in the Community Venue throughout the day, afternoon tea, slide shows, a procession of vintage vehicles and free rides on a vintage bus.
On Sunday there will be a Farmers' Market, Make it - Bake It - Sew It, a memorial service at the Methodist Church, the ever popular ' Picnic in the Park' with free activities in Seldom Seen Park, and for football fans, an 'Escape to Victory' game at noon