Experience and explore the 'The Sidings', a wartime street featuring a 1940s style public house with real ale and live entertainment. 

The Sidings: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

HMS Vernon: Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Unit display.
Trench life of the British soldier: A display by Milites re-enactment.
Blitz & Pieces: Auxiliary Fire Service and Home Front Display.
NEW for 2018: From Speed, Steam & Sumptuous Dining to Tracks into the Trenches
Operation Fortitude: How Britain fooled the Germans before D-Day.

The Sidings Inn Wartime pop-up pub and music hall. 

Displays in the Learning Centre

HMS Badger: Navy X Craft display.
Joan’s Wartime Hair Salon.
Germany’s ‘V’ weapons: A display by Barry Wood.
Wartime spinning display: By Women’s Land Army.

Friday:

11:30                Flag raising ceremony on Platform One.
12:45                Ricky Hunter performs in Mulberries Terrace.
17:00                Hattie Bee Sings in the Sidings Inn.

Saturday:

11:00                Parade of re-enactors and military vehicles through the Market Place.
11:15                Ricky Hunter performs at Mulberries Terrace.
12:00                The launching of the LDV (Home Guard) scenario at Park Street. 
13:30                Splice the mainbrace with the Royal Navy at the Sidings Bandstand. 
15:00                Queen and Princess Elizabeth inspect the Home Guard at the Sidings Bandstand. 
15:30                Wartime sing-a-long and show in the Sidings Inn.

The Free ‘Big Night Out’ at the Sidings Inn 

19:00                Kitty LaMare, Amanda Beaumont and Ricky Hunter star.

Sunday:

10:00               Military Parade from Burgate via the Market Place to the Sidings.
10:30               Drumhead Service at the Bandstand.
11:00               Civilian Vehicle Parade through the Market Place.
11:05               Wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial at the south end of Platform One.
11:30               Stape Silver band play at the Bandstand
12:30               Splice the Mainbrace with the Royal Navy at the Bandstand. 
14:00               ENSA Show in the Sidings Inn.
16:00               Flag lowering Ceremony Platform One.

 

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The above timings may slightly change and more events added nearer the event date. Page updated 04/09/2018