Brooklands 1940's Day

May 16, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The 14th of May saw us heading back down to Brooklands for their 1940's day. Pleased to report that it was a bright sunny day with no sign of any rain, which was great. People are the heartbeat of any place, but dressed in period attire they really brought Brooklands to life, as everywhere you looked there were nostalgic scenes for you to enjoy. Obviously, the place to be if you like your history played out in front of you.

Naturally, the forces were well represented at this event.

 

Not quite sure the shopping bag is military spec, but you never know!

 

Enjoying the sunshine.

 

Not only do the re-enactors dress in the right gear, they also bring along some very nice accessories to set the scene as well.

 

Looking suitably cool in the mirror shades.

 

Officer on the move

 

The Wellington Hangar was a suitable setting for the RAF contingent.

 

Lunchtime in the sunshine.

 

Very smartly dressed.

 

Moustache completing the authentic look.

 

Wearing his medals with pride, rightfully so.

 

Very stylish couple.

 

Proper 1940's glamour in the sunshine.

 

As it is Brooklands it would be rude not to feature some of the great vehicles on show.

 

Probably best not to argue with this mighty fine piece of machinery on the road.

 

Early in the afternoon, we were given a real treat as we had a flypast from a Hurricane. The place was in silence as all eyes and ears were turned to the sky to see the fantastic sight and sound of a great piece of machinery in the air.

 

Many traders were in attendance as well, ready to supply you with anything from a whole outfit to a small accessory to finish your 1940's look.

 

If shoes are your thing then you couldn't go wrong at this stall.

 

Ready to wreak havoc!

 

These boots were obviously not made for walking!

 

The dance tent was as always a very popular feature, and here we have Noelle Vaughn providing the right music for the era.

 

Much laughter was to be heard as everyone got into the spirit of the day.

 

At the end of the day when the dancing has taken its toll, it is time for a little relaxation before heading home.

Once again a very enjoyable day out, many thanks to all those that made it happen, especially the people who dressed up and were very happy for me to take photos of them, it was much appreciated. Looking forward to next year's event.

 


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