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Celebrating our 15th 1940s weekend on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017. Join us at our unique site as we turn back time. An original search light battery unit, The Camp is situated on the outskirts of the town of Ramsey. The Camp, a ten acre site, will hold everything 40s. Immerse yourself with all the sights, sounds and tastes of the era. Living History displays are situated amongst the original wooden buildings with vintage military, civilian and commercial vehicles exhibited all around. Re-enactors mingle with visitors and add to the atmosphere. This year we are once again very fortunate to have the original Jones’ van from the Dads Army BBC Television series at the Camp for the whole weekend. A lovely addition which fits in so well with the wartime setting. The Drill Hall will be one of the areas used for entertainment where DJ Woody from Woodys War Department will be overseeing music throughout the weekend. Demonstrations will be given on war time cooking by Family at War and period hairdressing by the ladies from Hairaid Shelter who will also be organising a fashion show depicting clothes and trends of the 1940s. There will be numerous musical performances both days to suit everyone. The parade ground will be the setting for the bands appearing during the event. The canteen (NAAFI) will be open for spam sandwiches, bread pudding and anything else not on ration, with the 1940s garden being central to the Home Front displays. In the adjacent 20 acre grass field we will again have the Big Top Circus tent just one of the available venues. All musical entertainment will be compared by DJ Major Swing aka Tim Handley. Musical interludes will take place here too between dance demonstrations and exhibitions given by the Cambs Beds and Lindy Experience (CABLE). This year our entertainment team consists of Adam Hoffman, Ian “Rosie” Rose, Paul Casper “aka George Formby” and joining us for the first time The Polkadot Dolls. Children are catered for too by Captain Silly Billy who will make sure that there will be lots of fun and laughter whenever he is performing. Spend your old pennies in the Vintage Penny Arcade. An arena will be situated in the events field where displays will take place throughout the weekend. A cavalcade of vintage vehicles will parade around the ring allowing visitors a closer glimpse of wonderful machines. Each day between 2.00 pm and 2.30 pm there will be a battle re-enactment at the rear of the event field complete with firepower and visual effects. Take time and meander between the trade stands and stalls selling their wares including vintage clothing, military and home front memorabilia and collectors’ items. You will also find the catering and licensed bar facilities here along with the funfair and displays of post 1940s classic vehicles. A free vintage omnibus will shuttle people to and from the town to the event site over the weekend for those who wish to visit Ramsey. Not to be missed Saturday 19th August 2017 Saturday Evening Big Band Dance in the Big Top Dancing to the sounds of the Memphis Belle Orchestra. Tickets are £15.00 each in advance. Period dress encouraged but not essential. Over 12s only. A great evening with all dance styles catered for. Ticket numbers are limited so please buy early to avoid disappointment. On sale either directly from the website or locally in Ramsey from Carousel, Great Whyte, Ramsey. Sunday 20th August 2017 Drum Head Service Sunday morning at 11.00am Ramsey 1940s will host the moving Drum Head Service commemorating and remembering all those who fought and died in world conflicts. Booking forms for anyone wishing to be part of our 1940s Weekend (Living History Displays, Re-enactors, Vintage vehicles and Stall holders) will appear on our website before the end of 2016 Further information 07881 730047 Saturday Night Big Band Dance with the Memphis Belle Orchestra For further information: contact 07881730047. Visit:

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