Swinging back to the ‘40s at museum

NILA 30-06-12 BE 13 Ilkeston Erewash museum swing back to the 40's day. Singers Victory Belle.
NILA 30-06-12 BE 13 Ilkeston Erewash museum swing back to the 40's day. Singers Victory Belle.

Crowds poured in to Erewash Museum this weekend to see the return of a 1940s-themed day filled with swing dancing, wartime cookery classes and a rememberance service by members of the borough’s Royal British Legions.

There was also a chance to see wartime vehicles and military displays and listen to live 1940s style music.

NILA 30-06-12 BE 15 Ilkeston Erewash museum swing back to the 40's day. Dancing in the Garden.

NILA 30-06-12 BE 15 Ilkeston Erewash museum swing back to the 40's day. Dancing in the Garden.

The council said it had been ‘inundated’ with requests to put on another 1940s day after last year’s event, which attracted more than 1,000 visitors.

The council’s lead member for culture and leisure Cllr Mike Wallis said the free event was ‘one not to be missed’.

NILA 30-06-12 BE 16 Ilkeston Erewash museum swing back to the 40's day. Mandy Foster-Wright and Linda Hawkins from the Notts and derby living history group.

NILA 30-06-12 BE 16 Ilkeston Erewash museum swing back to the 40's day. Mandy Foster-Wright and Linda Hawkins from the Notts and derby living history group.