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Welshpool to go back in time this weekend

 
Created on 27/09/2018 @ 07:31
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Welshpool is ready to take a trip back in time this weekend when it hosts its annual 1940s festival.

A number of events and performances are planned with the weekend becoming popular with visitors who travelled in last year from as far away as America.

“The 1940s Weekend gives a welcome boost to the town’s economy, with people travelling far and wide to be a part of it,” said organiser, Alan Crowe.

“Visitors will be staying in local hotels, caravan parks, B&B’s and eating out at local cafes, pubs and spending their money in the town.

“It is really pleasing to see that more and more businesses in the town have got behind the event this year.”

As well as the events listed below, entertainers will also be performing in Hall Street and Puzzle Square, include George Formby Experience, Bluebird Belles, Kitty Lamore, Moonlight Serenade, Kitten Von Mew, Jayne Darling and more.

A grand parade of re-enactors led by Gwent and Powys ACF Band will take place at midday on Saturday.

Copies of the programme are available from the Tourist Information Centre, Alexanders, Flaunt It, and the Corn Exchange.

What’s on, where and when:

FLOWER FESTIVAL – Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Methodist Church in High St. 10am-4pm.

BELLES DO THE BLITZ – Friday

The Castle Belles Ladies choir present their concert in the Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

1940s DINNER Friday

Themed dinner with vintage singer Harmony Belle at Baytree Tearooms from 7pm.

SALUTE THE 40s VARIETY SHOW – Friday

Town Hall, 2pm, doors open at 1.30pm.

MAKE DO & MEND CRAFT FAIR - Saturday

Held in Puzzle Square and Cumberland Place in aid of Macmillan

TEA DANCE - Saturday

Church House, 2-5pm. Doors open 1.30pm. £5 including tea and cake

WHIST DRIVE - Saturday

Church House, 8pm.

VINTAGE HAIRDRESSER - Saturday

Upstairs in the Town Hall

BLITZ BALL - Saturday

Town Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers.

BIG BAND CONCERT - Saturday

COWSHACC, 7.30pm. Tickets from Tourist Information Centre. Organised by the Rotary Club and featuring Newtown Silver Band.

RAF COSFORD BAND & SHAWBURY MILITARY WIVES CHOIR CONCERT – Saturday

Methodist Church, 7.30pm. Tickets from Welshpool Jewellers.

VINTAGE VEHICLES – Saturday and Sunday

NatWest Bank Car Park on Saturday and Car Park behind Town Hall on Sunday.

LIVING HISTORY DISPLAYSSaturday and Sunday

Town Hall 10am – 4pm.

VINTAGE STALLS – Saturday and Sunday

Town Hall and in Hall Street.

UNKNOWN SOLDIER PLAY - Sunday

Church House, 2pm. Doors open 1.30pm. Advance tickets from Welshpool Jewellers.

SPITFIRE & HURRICANE - Sunday

Car park behind town hall from 10am

TRENCH EXPERIENCE - Sunday

Car park behind Town Hall from 10am.

Further details from the website www.welshpool1940sweekend.co.uk.

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