Museum Events

1940s Weekend 2018 Thank You

We have now come to the end of our 1940s Weekend 2018 that enabled us to commemorate an evocative era in our history and the two day event was well attended by the public and that saw increased visitor numbers as compared to the 2017 event

On behalf of the museum trustees we would like to send out very big thank you the following: all the of the re-enactors, promenaders, exhibitors, their friends / families and their wonderful displays / exhibits; Fiona Harrison & her partner Paul Marsden; the various stall holders; Newark Community First Aid; the museum staff, aircraft openers, event organisers and volunteers who helped during the build-up, during and after the event.

An extra special thank you goes to everyone who came along in period costume and by so doing created a marvellous 1940s atmosphere; there were more of you this year and you really helped us to generate a very special atmosphere.

The BBMF flypasts on both days were superb, so a big thank you to everyone involved at RAF Coningsby, in particular on the Sunday for swapping aircraft and beating the weather conditions .

The Museum organisers and the Trustees are planning to hold a debrief meeting and will consider whether or not to try and organise a similar type of 1940s event in 2019. Some very interesting ideas have been suggested by the participants at this weekend's event, which we will analyse and cost before making a final decision for 2019.  As ever details will be posted here, via our Facebook page or our Twitter feed – have a great time during what is left of the summer everyone and thank you all for our support.


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