MORE than 1,000 people took a trip down memory lane on Saturday as Erewash Museum hosted a 1940s inspired open day.
The crowds of 1,100 enjoyed a wartime sweet shop, old fashioned sing-a-longs and military vehicles.
Museum manager, Helen Martinez, said: “The event was a great success.
“The Festival Swing Dance Society entertained crowds with dance demonstrations throughout the day together with Johnny Victory and Frances Belle who performed a selection of favourite forties tunes to crowds gathered in the gardens and Winston Churchill made appearances throughout the day to entertain people with his Battle of Britain speech.”
A vintage clothing sale and wartime kitchen, complete with rations, were also on display for visitors to look at.
The day was topped off with a special remembrance service in the museum gardens with representatives from the Ilkeston and Long Eaton British Legion.