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Life on the Holme Front - 1940s weekend








Welcome to Life on the Holme Front’s Web Page hosted on behalf of the event organisers.
The 1940s weekend 'Life on the Holme Front' has been running since 2007 and the event gets better every year. This is a fantastic weekend for the whole family, learn what village life was like during WWII. The whole village gets involved and we at Holmewood Hall open our doors for the weekend providing space for displays and a wartime tea room. Holmewood Hall was used by the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for packing airborne containers to be parachuted into occupied Europe.

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2015

Open 10am to 4pm both days  

 Visitor Information
There is a whole host of attractions at the 1940s weekend including:
Vintage Bus Rides (457th Memorial site, Airfield)
Wide range of displays/stalls
Vintage military vehicles
Model Railway – rides available
Battle of Britain Memorial Fly Past (TBC)   

1940s dance - £10 each (Saturday Ticket Only)
Bar and hot food
Church open
Holmewood Hall open with Exhibitions and Tea room & Refreshment Booth
 Hair raid shelter (1940s hairdressers - booking advisable)
Tea dance (Village Hall Sunday)
Memorial march and wreath laying ceremony (Sunday)

Follow us on Twitter @Holmefront1940s

All are subject to availibility
Entrance to the event is free Car Park is £2.00 per vehicle and includes your complimentary event programme (proceeds to Cadets and Holme Village Community Projects).

Do you want to get involved?
This event couldn't happen without all the input from all the exhibitors, re-enactors and the people of Holme village.

Would you like to be involved in the event as a volunteer?  for details click here
For more information about the event see our 1940's Exhibitors Information page where you can download our Booking Instructions which contains all relevant booking forms along with our terms and conditions.


Please see our 1940's Exhibitors Information page which includes all the relevant information and booking forms for exhibitors.

Contact Details and further information

Holme village is just south of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire close to the A1(M). Post code for sat navs is PE7 3PA.

Paul Archer (general enquiries including press enquiries)
Tel: 07860 342163
Email: paularchnewark@yahoo.co.uk

Chris Cardell (general enquiries and dance tickets)
Tel: 07887 817031
Email: chriscardell@googlemail.com

Re-enactors and Groups
Tom Cardell
Tel: 01487 830760 (after 6pm)
Email: cardell.thomas4@googlemail.com

Press Enquiries only

Karen Wagg (Holmewood Hall)
Tel: 01487 831166
Email: karen.wagg@britishsugar.com

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