The days of evacuees, air raid drills, jive and victory rolls are re-lived at 1940s weekend on north Norfolk coast
- Credit: Nick Butcher
It was a weekend of 1940s fun and frolics at one spot on the north Nortfolk coast.
Backpackers’ retreat Deepdale Backpackers and Camping near Wells hosted the nostalgic event featuring jive and swing musicians, military reenactments and old time dance lessons.
Female visitors took the chance to have their hair styled into victory rolls and other bygone fashions.
Other guests took a step back in time at a screening of a VE Day newsreel, Noel Coward’s film Brief Encounter and the classic war film, The Great Escape.
The British Evacuees Association was at the event sharing wartime stories, and the 1st Airborne Div Provost Company LHG and Marines were among the reenactor groups there.
Vocal trio the Daisy Belles and DJ Andy AV8 kept the dance floor packed at a party on the Saturday evening, and on Sunday there was a parade to the war memorial at the nearby St Mary’s Church in Burnham Deepdale.
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