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Works in Wartime! Living History and Vintage Fair


Wartime April 2016

Saturday 27th May 2017

10am – 4pm

Keep calm, and carry on down to the museum for a trip back in time to the 1940s! See wartime re-enactors and try your hand at being in the Home Guard, displays on life at home and abroad during the war, explore a real Morrison shelter, try your hand at a range of activities, see unique retro and military vehicles, check out some great vintage stalls and tuck into  refreshments from our pop-up cafe with tea and home-made cake galore (no rations here)!

Find out what was happening at ‘the factory closest to Germany’ during the war, see engines in steam and displays from other local museums and airfields.

Visitors are welcome to don their 40’s finery and allied uniform and dance the day away to Chocks Away for Dancing, grab a drink from the Coot and Moorhen Bar on site and tap their toes to The Hop House Vintage Gramaphone DJ and performances from Tallulah Goodtimes!

During the evening Leiston Film Theatre Support Club is presenting the Swing Machine Big Band at Leiston Film Theatre. Please see further details here: This is part of a wider programme of Leiston Town Weekend Celebrations. Click here for details.

If you would like to exhibit a vehicle or attend as a re-enactment group please get in contact with for more information, and complete the form below and return to Works in Wartime, The Long Shop Museum, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4ES

Works in Wartime Booking Form 2017 (BLANK)