Saturday, 22 July 2017

1940 again

It is our town's 1940's week-end and although it was pouring with rain (and I really mean pouring) this morning, when I drove through on the way to take my son and his wife out for lunch, the town was heaving with RAF officers, Army officers, Naval officers, French resistance couples (berets and striped shirts and red neckerchiefs) and couples wearing the civilian clothes of the era (women in the most delightful hats) - I didn't see a single private - they all seemed to have a commission!
By afternoon the sun had come out and everything was going with a swing.   We went for a short drive around the lanes.   The river was a raging torrent

16 comments:

Terra Hangen said...

I would love to see that, all the uniforms and ladies wearing beautiful hats, like taking a trip back in time.

Heather said...

So pleased the weather improved for your town's 1940s event. It must have been a great sight to see all those people in their clothes of the period. I am also very pleased that your son is up and about again. I expect he is too.

littlemancat said...

Sounds interesting! Are you enjoying your new car?
Mary

Mac n' Janet said...

I would love to attend a 1940's weekend. Glad the weather cleared up for them.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Trust you Mrs Weaver! Always wanting to see privates!

angryparsnip said...

Sounds like a great day out.
I love the shows I watch from the BBC Mysteries the ladies all have the greatest hats.

cheers, parsnip

Derek Faulkner said...

I always like to hear the music at those events. Love music by the Andrews sisters.

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

I went to a Vintage tea shop in Hearne Bay last year and the waitresses were dressed as 1940's with beautiful rolled sides to their long hair. Full skirted flowered dresses and gas mask boxes.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Trust you YP!!!
Yes thank you littlemancat I am loving my car.

Tom Stephenson said...

Last night we watched 'The First of the Few' - I must have subconsciously been thinking of you. And as a special treat, tomorrow you make a trip to the post office...

thelma said...

It is a marvellous sight, seen it in Pickering and Whitby, seamed stockings for goodness sake! Now where did those come from?

Derek Faulkner said...

Tomorrow I'm to the pictures to see "Dunkirk", looks to be a very good film. Will be only the second time I've been to the pictures in 20 years.

Rachel said...

If we had rivers here they would be raging torrents.

Bea said...

I don't know if anywhere around here ever puts on a 40s event. It would be neat to see, to be sure.

I had a client the other day who was a teen during the war. She mentioned that the cinemas were always full during that time. I had asked if she ever thought that the enemy were actually coming. She said no, but she did remember that San Francisco had experienced a blackout or two.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Tom - thank you for the reminder.. It might be Tuesday before I can manage to get in to the sorting office - various things need to be done, but I will let you know when I get it.

Thanks to everyone for contributing.

phann son said...

I always like to hear the music at those events. Love music by the Andrews sisters.


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