Blists Hill turns Blitz Hill for World War II event
PUBLISHED: 11:22 12 June 2014 | UPDATED: 12:31 12 June 2014
Blists Hill Victorian Town will be travelling four decades into the future with an evening of World War II music, activities and entertainment, and you’re invited.
From 6pm, you’re invited to arrive in period civilian costume and join in with the Town’s 1940s Blitz Hill evening, when the residents will be raising morale on the Home Front.
Collect your Identity Card on arrival and pick up your free ration of Kali, buy a Spam Fritter and a pint of un-rationed beer in the pub. The Home Guard will be on duty and gentlemen are invited to join in their drill practice whilst the WVS ladies will be out encouraging everyone to Make Do and Mend. Visit the ARP Wardens to see their air raid shelter and hear the haunting sound of the siren.
During the night, morale on the Home Front will be raised by a selection of music and entertainment. One of the high points will be a concert in the style of the BBC’s Workers Playtime, which toured around factories during the war, raising the spirits of the workers and those listening at home.
Tickets are available from Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre, Blists Hill Victorian Town entrance and at all the other Ironbridge Gorge Museum sites. Tickets will not be available on the gate and Annual Passport Tickets are not valid for this evening. Dogs welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets in advance only:
Family (2 + 2) £25.00
For more information, visit: www.ironbridge.org.uk