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The Forties Life for 5F

Article posted: Oct 11, 2012 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

5F (Northampton) Enjoy A Taste Of 1940’s Life

A Spitfire flyover was among the highlights at a Railway at War 1940’s weekend held at Northampton Lamport Railway, in Chapel Brampton. This event took place on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd September.
The event featured historic re-enactments and skirmishes by military enthusiasts. They showed off their vintage vehicles in an event that celebrated the impact of the railways during World War Two as well as the Home Guard which performed a drill session.

Live music by the Blitz Sisters got everybody in the mood for remembering the past. Stalls selling memorabilia were busy all day selling to the public. There was also hairdresser doing 1940’s ladies hairstyles.
Members of the general public were encouraged to attend, wearing 1940’s civilian dress or military costumes and local school children dressed as evacuees.

The Pitsford Home Guard was carrying out documentation and identification checks on visitors looking for potential spies. Many families also enjoyed free rides up and down the track on the steam train.

Cadet Nathan Murby
5F (Northampton) Sqn