Come along to Wartime Bridgend in 2019
Saturday 15th June 10.00am - 4.00pm
On Saturday 15th June Bridgend Town Centre will be transformed as vintage vehicles, 40’s civilians, army personnel and visiting dignitaries Winston and Monty fill the streets for this free historical family event.
The star attraction for 2019 is a replica of the iconic Hurricane Plane, a must see for all plane enthusiasts!
Once again there will be a wonderful mix of local exhibits from Island Farm, Barry at War, Porthcawl Museum, 1940s Swansea Bay, PAST Lives Museum, Bridgend Local and District History Society, Military Vehicles Trust as well as professional displays and exhibits from all around the country.
This year’s event will feature live music from International Vocalist & Trumpeter Ricky Hunter, 1940s Forces Sweetheart Kitty Lamare, the captivating Colin Bourdiec as George Formby, vintage girl group the Midnight Martini’s and Bridgend Big Band.
Carnegie House will be transported back in time with a 1940s tea dance complete with big band and pop up tearoom. Put on your glad rags and dust off your dancing shoes and join in the vibrant atmosphere of entertainment, music and fashion. Get in the vintage vibe with free vintage makeovers then flaunt your fashion style in the 1940s fashion parade through the town.
As part of the event, there will be a service at the war memorial and raising of the flags to celebrate Armed Forces Day.
There is something for all the family from wartime Punch and Judy shows, austerity busting ‘make-do-and-mend’, art and craft workshops to street performers, wartime exhibits and much more!