Swinging back to the ‘40s at museum event

Ilkeston Erewash museum Swing back to the forties event, Jacob Bedanall, eight and Emily Bedanall, five learn about 1940�"s food
Ilkeston Erewash museum Swing back to the forties event, Jacob Bedanall, eight and Emily Bedanall, five learn about 1940�"s food

Wartime songs, vintage clothing, the heroes and swing dancing were part of the 1940s knees-up at Erewash Museum last weekend.

The nostalgic event celebrated the traditions of the era of the 1940s.

Ilkeston Erewash museum Swing back to the forties event, pictured are Beryl Hammersley and Kay Brian

Ilkeston Erewash museum Swing back to the forties event, pictured are Beryl Hammersley and Kay Brian

The event got underway at 10.30am on Saturday, June 25, and featured the Festival Swing Dance Society performing live in the museum courtyard before the wartime celebration concluded at 3pm with a remembrance ceremony.

Forties food and a selection of vintage cars were on display, as well as performances from Johnny Victory and an array of demonstrations.

Ilkeston Erewash museum Swing back to the forties event

Ilkeston Erewash museum Swing back to the forties event

Ilkeston Erewash museum Swing back to the forties event, pictured is volunteer Dorothy Richards

Ilkeston Erewash museum Swing back to the forties event, pictured is volunteer Dorothy Richards