Rolling back the years for Queensbury’s 1940s Day

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Queensbury will be transported into a bygone era with the village’s third annual 1940s Day.

Chapel Street will be transformed with entertainment provided by brass bands, dancers and choirs rolling back the years at the event on Saturday, June 18.

There will be military vehicles on display, stalls, food, old style fairground rides, and the RAF is even providing a fly-past using a Dakota.

People can also enjoy dancing in the street to 1940s music, led by Angela Buckle, a dance teacher from the neighbouring village of Thornton.

The event, organised by the Queensbury Community 1940s Day Committee and other organisations, will also incorporate Holy Trinity Church, Queensbury Baptist Church, Queensbury Conservative Club and the George III pub.

A spokesperson for the committee said: “The committee works with other organisations in Queensbury with the aim of providing a day of free entertainment to the residents of Queensbury. Chapel Street will have free afternoon entertainment which will conclude with a sing-a-long.”

Holy Trinity Church will be offering a walk and talk by Andrew Mitchell at 10.30am, starting in the churchyard. Refreshments including tea, coffee and cake will also be available.

The free guided walk will lead you through the lives and deaths of the boys and men from the village who lost their lives in the Great War and include some of the Second World War casualties buried in the cemetery.

Queensbury Baptist Church will provide tea and cakes and is hosting Queensbury History Society’s display of old photographs.

The George III public house will be open for the sale of Cask Marke beers and this year will have an outside bar.

Queensbury Conservative Club will have a display from the Bradford Police Museum.

It will also host the 1940s Day evening event from 7pm. Tickets are priced at £7.50.