This is an opportunity to learn about life in our country during the War Years 1939 – 1945. Experience Living History with Home Front ‘Dad’s Army’ re-enactors, The Home Front Museum, (which will include a 1940’s wedding display) Churchill’s Secret Army, displays of 1940’s fashion, Pathe Newsreels from the war years and an exhibition of photographs from Weymouth in the 1940’s.
Take part in the ‘Evacuee Experience’ with Nothe Fort guides, visiting areas of the fort not normally open to the public. The school room, kitchen and washroom, 40’s shop and the Anderson Shelter will all be open. The Weymouth at War exhibition and D-day displays will provide an insight into life in Dorset during the days of the Blitz and the D-day landings.
There will be displays of military and civilian vehicles and 1940’s memorabilia. Take a break in The Nothe Fort Café, with Land Army girls serving hot and cold snacks drinks and meals, and enjoy 1940’s style live entertainment.
Meet Warren and Winnie the Nothe Fort mascots, who will welcome you to the fort. The Matchstick Fleet will be in residence. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-day landings, this will be a great opportunity to see the work of Phil Warren. who has spent over 60 years creating over 450 scale models of the ships in the British Naval Fleet.
Take part in traditional games including the coconut shy: hoopla: Splat the Rat roll a penny. There will be an extra charge to participate in some of the games. Visit the Fort shop – stocked with 1940’s gifts and memorabilia. We would encourage our visitors to dress 1940’s style. This promises to be a great day out for all the family. Check the Fort website regularly for updates on what is planned for the weekend.
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