Crowds gathered at Boston’s third 1940s event funded by Boston Big Local in Boston’s Market Place and Central Park this past weekend, which this year included two cinema screenings of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs on Friday and The Dam Busters on Saturday.
Crowds flocked in the park Sunday to listen to a variety of entertainment which consisted of performances by Sarah Jane, The Dream Belles, Boston Ukulele Group, Kirton Brass Band, Boston Jive, Coningsby Military Wives Choir, Matt and Rosie Rose and The 40’s Home Front.
With a Spitfire fly-past the crowd came to their feet and all were waving their Union Jack flags.
There were vintage engines to watch running, re-enactments all giving history on their individual groups and fantastic displays of 1940’s memorabilia.
People took to social media to express positive views about the event, including:
Cleo Elliott – Very enjoyable 1940s event in Central Park. Spend a few hours there. Weather was good! But missed the fly-past.
Tina Lorrae – weather was perfect! We have had a very enjoyable few hours at this event. Thanks for putting it on again.
Robin Hickson – On behalf of all the oil engine men and partners and families thank you for having us at your event and look forward to next yrs event was a brilliant day.
Della Whisker – Brilliant afternoon and perfect weather.
Helen Smalley – Had a fab time thank you.
Liane Cressey – Loved listening to the singer today, and enjoyed the jiving afterwards.
Ann Epton – Great afternoon, thank you to the organisers xxx
Boston Dance added to the event with a Jive Amour 1940s dance on Saturday night at the White Hart Hotel. The event saw people party through the night with some fantastic 40s outfits on display.
Pescod Square also hosted an Arts & Crafts session, allowing children to make their own Spitfire to join in with the Saturday celebrations.
Kristina Willloughby, Boston Borough Council’s events manager said: “The weather was kind all weekend, the crowds gathered and the community came together to enjoy an amazing day. Children were able to ride on the vintage fair and many enjoyed making the vintage art and crafts. Visits to the tea parlours and bar area were popular as was purchasing goods from several retro stalls. It was wonderful to see the whole community come together, enjoying each other’s company and making new friends whilst enjoying the event. We are so grateful to Boston Big Local for continuing to fund this event and thank you to the local shops who got dressed up as well.”
Fran Taylor, event organiser said: “The event is growing year on year and we are constantly looking for new ideas and additions. It is great to see so many people out enjoying themselves and thank you to all the support we have received with this event. We are looking forward to the 2020 event already”.
If you are interested in getting involved in the 40s event weekend for 2020 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org