In the mood for 1940s weekend - and win tickets

Ramsey 1940's Weekend 2014. One of the re-enactment groups on display EMN-140817-181003009
Ramsey 1940's Weekend 2014. One of the re-enactment groups on display EMN-140817-181003009
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The thirteenth 1940s Weekend returns to Ramsey this August Bank Holiday weekend.

The event, held at The Camp on Wood Lane in Ramsey, Huntingdon, is on the site of what was originally the area headquarters for a searchlight and anti-aircraft battery during the Second World War.

On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August, the 1940s Weekend will provide entertainment in the form of period vehicle displays, tank rides, a George Formby sound-alike, and the Big Top Circus Tent - and we have some tickets to give away.

Mr Gil Kilby, member of the Ramsey 1940s committee, said: “For the first time we are having a re-enactment with ground battles between the living history groups, and a Spitfire and Messerschmitt will join the battle in the sky. This should be something not to miss.”

Saturday night will be rounded off by the Big Dance, with music provided by the Jive Aces who reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012. 1940s period dress is encouraged.

The Big Dance is for those aged 12 and over, and tickets, which are £15, must be bought in advance.

The weekend is due to be closed by the moving Sunset Ceremony at 4.30pm.

The Ramsey 1940s Weekend runs from 10am until 5pm on both days, and weekend tickets are £10 for adults and £6 for concessions, with under fives and carers free.

Tickets can be purchased in person from Carousel on Great Whyte in Ramsey, or from the event’s website:

The Ramsay 1940s committee are looking for volunteers to help on site over the weekend. If you are interested then contact Jayne Mann on 07881 730047 for more information.

We have two sets of tickets (four per set) to give away. To be in with a chance of winning them answer this question: Name the 40s entertertainer famed for playing the ukelele? Email your answer and contact details to - by noon on August 17.