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Faversham in the Forties 2024

Starts
10:00 am 9 June 2024
Ends
4:00 pm 9 June 2024

80th Anniversary and Commemoration of The D Day Landings 1944

Step back in time with us to the 1940s War Time!!
Celebrating 80 years since the D Day Landings of World War II, Join us in Market Place and Court Street for a celebration of Music, Dancing, Military & Emergency Vehicles, and Vintage Cars, War time Re-enactors, Children’s entertainment, Face painting, Themed food and drink and a Vintage Craft Fair.

Book an Afternoon Tea in The Guildhall with The Faversham Gunpowder WI (more details to follow soon)

Wear your best Attire and bring the 1940s era back to Faversham to celebrate!!!

Visit the colourful World War II bunting display in 12 Market Place from 3rd -16th June. Created by local residents to mark the VE Day 75th Anniversary in 2020.

Explore the Faversham shops and businesses and vote for your favourite Window Display

Hysterical History – “Fantastic Bombs and where to find them”

Hysterical History presents ‘Fantastic Bombs and Where to Find Them’ A look at growing up in and around WW2 with bombs dropping from the sky and how kids were usually the first to defuze them. Join Lieutenant Palmer of the Royal Engineers bomb squad and learn how to dig for bombs, identify what’s live, what to do and hear some great stories about the Real bombs in your hand. Then when your suitably trained why not have a go at defusing our bomb without setting the alarm off….have you got the nerves to join the bomb squad of 1940’s?

Reenactors

A small 1940s  kitchen with home front equipment, A house wife who volunteers as a Fire Guard under the control of the Civil Defence, the duties of watching buildings.  

A member of the Kent Home Guard specialising in the training of home guard and improvisation of equipment. 

Published
11 February 2024
Last Updated
19 February 2024
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