It’s rare that an event can truly transport you to a completely different time period, but the Woodhall Spa 1940’s Festival managed to do exactly that.

An estimated 40,000 people descended on the small town of Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire for an entire weekend of 1940s festivities. The entire town was transformed overnight into the perfect representation of a 1940s town in the midst of World War 2.

Shops were decorated, huge amounts of people were dressed up in the attire found within the 1940s and even the vehicles on show were from the right time period.

Temperatures for the weekend were extremely high but that didn’t seem to stop people getting into the spirit of it – there were numerous re-enactments throughout the town and plenty to keep the family entertained.

Highlights of the festival included flypasts by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), a WW2 skirmish re-enactment in woods near to the classically themed Kinema where British and American troops fought against the Russians and Germans in the dense woodland.

We were only able to visit for a small period of time due to some other commitments on the Sunday but could have easily explored for another day to truly appreciate everything that this festival had to offer.

We will be back for more!


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