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CHESTERFIELD: Town set to get in the blitz spirit

Chesterfield hosts its 1940's weekend. Vehicles from the era were parked up by the Museum. Ian and Danielle Beck were pictured with Duncan Gee, all from the 39-45 Allied Group.

Chesterfield hosts its 1940's weekend. Vehicles from the era were parked up by the Museum. Ian and Danielle Beck were pictured with Duncan Gee, all from the 39-45 Allied Group.

Chesterfield is set to get in the blitz spirit with a full programme of all things 1940s in a series of events organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.

Back for the third year running, the 1940s weekend takes place from Friday to Sunday and includes events at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield Museum and the Pomegranate Theatre.

The event kicks off on the Friday evening with a swing jive dance in the Winding Wheel auditorium with local band SwingAmathing accompanying the revelry. Tickets cost £7.50.

Saturday and Sunday will see a vintage fair in the Winding Wheel from 10am to 4pm featuring a vintage market in the auditorium, live entertainment in the ballroom and a 40s style cafe in the function room. Tickets are £4.

Saturday evening features a 40s party in the Winding Wheel ballroom, kitted out as an air-raid shelter, with period songs and dances, quizzes and games. Tickets cost £8.50.

The weekend is rounded off by a showing of the classic 1945 film Brief Encounter at the Pomegranate Theatre at 2pm, starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. Tickets are £4.50 for adults and £3.90 for concessions.

To book to attend any of the events, contact the Chesterfield Theatres box office on 01246 345222 or book online at www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.

Vintage fair passes are available, offering a discount on ticket prices.

 

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