Last years 1940's weekend was another complete success. That's what the Peterborough Telegraph had to say about the weekend: There were a wide range of wartime wonders - on the ground and in the sky - for visitors of the Ramsey 1940s Weekend, being held for the 11th time this year.
Thousands turned out to turn back the clock at an annual celebration of the 1940s this weekend. The Ramsey 1940s Weekend, now in its 11th year, returned to The Camp, in Wood Lane, on Saturday.
Organisers estimate 10,000 people attended the event, with good weather on Sunday fuelling a particularly strong turnout. About 6,000 people are thought to have taken in the sights and sounds of the 1940s on Sunday, up on last year’s figure for the day. It helped bring overall visitor numbers in line with previous years, with Saturday’s total having suffered amid forecasts of rain. Of Sunday’s bumper turnout, Jayne Mann, who helped organise the event, said: “It was so busy on the gate. It was fantastic.” She added: “We had to open up the emergency car park.” The spectacle proved a draw to people of all ages, with one visitor posting on the event’s Facebook page she had attended with a two-year-old and a 93-year-old.
Miss Mann said: “It’s a great family day out. There’s something for everyone.” The wide range of attractions included: tank rides, a fun fair, live music, reenactments and a flypast from Lincolnshire’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. There were also 62 stalls and exhibitors at the event, some of whom had come from as far as Yorkshire and Wales to display their wares. Miss Mann said the Ramsey 1940s Weekend was proving a draw for exhibitors. She said: “We are up in the top 10 of 1940s shows, so I have been told.” Planning has already begun for next year’s event, with a Messerschmitt 109 among the early booking for 2014. Miss Mann finished by thanking those who gave up their time to make the event a success. She said: “Without their help we could not do this. We have some amazing volunteers who work tirelessly over the weekend.”
We are currently trying to raise money to erect a Nissen Hut on the site. We are selling draw tickets to win “A Barrow of Booze”. Tickets are £1.00 each, sold only to over 18s with the draw taking place at 2.00 pm on Sunday. You can not miss the wheelbarrow as it has been custom painted with the Union Jack by our main ticket seller Mr Ramsey aka Ian “Rosie” Rose. Please be as generous as you can as we would like the Nissen Hut to be up and functioning for our 1940s Weekend next year.
- The RAF Falcons parachute Display Team
- Corporal Jones' Van
- Living History Displays
- Period Re-enactments
- Musical Entertainment
- Dance Demonstrations
- Vintage Motor Vehicles
- Licensed Bar & Catering
- Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight
- Trade Stands
- Tank Rides