May 16th, saw a return to Brooklands Museum for their 1940's Day. A perfect setting for a day such as this with all the historic buildings in this superb location, filled up with a crowd of people suitably dressed, both civilian and military, alongside suitable vehicles and belongings. Although the weather forecast was distinctly dreary, we were blessed with glorious sunshine, obviously ordered in especially.
If you were at a loose end, you could always join the Home Guard.
They don't like it up 'em! Demonstrations were duly given in how to charge with fixed bayonet, which must have been hard work in such hot conditions.
The Home Guard's mode of transport, although I am not sure they would all fit in!
Flags were flying.
Union Jack on parade.
An RAF car fittingly outside the Wellington hangar.
Monty surveying the scene, probably plotting a raid on the BBQ!
WC posing beside an armed local, in front of the cafe!
WC in familiar pose.
Keeping Law and Order.
The American forces were well represented.
If only I had found out what the joke was.
A mighty weapon guarding the Hurricane.
The war ravaged French Cafe set helped to set the scene.
Looking surprisingly cheerful for a captured airman!
Not looking very cheerful after attracting the attention of a young lady officer!
Ah, perhaps this is why, incriminating evidence!
There was a Motor Show of the period too, with lots of gleaming bodywork and chrome.
No visible signs of whether this was taken this week or 70 years ago!
The vehicle of choice for the mobile forces.
Bit of a big old beast this one.
Period buses from the Bus Museum gave people rides around the Museum.
A big part of the day for a lot of people, was the dancing.
Officer checking out the dance steps.
I was very careful not buy a dodgy watch off this fella!
A bit of shopping going on.
Just in case you didn't have the right attire, there were many stalls willing to sell you some!
If you needed a smart new pair of shoes, then you had plenty of choice.
Obviously a very busy day and the lovely sunshine left some people ready for a snooze!
Another great event from Brooklands, many thanks to them, but particular thanks to all the participants who took a lot of time and effort to get the right 'look'. Looking forward to next year already!