Springwell Village 1940s weekend

Friday, June 30, 2017 to Sunday, July 2, 2017

Springwell Village is hosting a 1940s Weekend from 30 June to 2 July, celebrating the history of the Second World War and the heritage of the village during this period and in the years before the war. Enjoy a weekend of live music and dance, living history and re-enactments, family activities, food and drink.

Activities include:

Bowes Railway - free entry all weekend with re-enactors on site 10.30am-5.30pm each day.   

Tea dance at Springwell Village Community Venue, 2-4pm, Friday 30 June

Exhibition of old photographs and artefacts, Springwell Village Community Venue, 10am-4pm, Saturday 1 July

Children's party with games and dancing, Springwell Village social club, 12-2.30pm, Saturday 1 July

National Garden Scheme Gardens open for charity, Woodlands, Peareth Hall Road, 1.30-4.30pm, Saturday 1 July, £3 entry

Afternoon tea with The Darling Dollies, Springwell Village Methodist Church, 3-5pm, Saturday 1 July

1940s dance with music by The Bright Street Big Band, Springwell Village Community Venue, from 7.30pm, Saturday 1 July, tickets £8 from venue.

Memorial Service and talk by Tom Davidson LoH, Ex-Warrant Officer Flight Engineer, 466 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force, Springwell Village Methodist Church, 11am, Sunday 2 July

Picnic in the park with children's activities, Seldom Seen Park, 2-4pm, Sunday 2 July

Tea time 1940s jazz, Springwell Village Community Venue, 1-4pm, Sunday 2 July 

 

Event Information

Did you know?

Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

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