Trip back to the 1940s at museum event

NILALM110618D5 - Erewash museum 1940's day. Oliver Eyre, 11 in one of the tents set up to show what life was like in the war
NILALM110618D5 - Erewash museum 1940's day. Oliver Eyre, 11 in one of the tents set up to show what life was like in the war
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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.

NILALM110618D3 - Erewash museum 1940's day. volunteer Barbara Arthur and Joy Greenshields in the 1940's sweetshop in the museum

NILALM110618D3 - Erewash museum 1940's day. volunteer Barbara Arthur and Joy Greenshields in the 1940's sweetshop in the museum

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.