War is over… Let’s Celebrate.
Enjoy VE Day’s 70th Anniversary… Gidding style. A celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2, 40’s themed, with hog roast, music and dancing, singalong, competitions, etc… something for all the family.
‘Glen Miller’ style band
Yes, 7pm on 4th July at the Village Hall for a Gidding Forties Evening, when it will all be kicking off. The event will be featuring a live ‘Glen Miller’ style band, dancing, a hog roast, competitions, prizes and a sing-along and maybe some good old fashioned party games… a fun village night out for all the family. It promises to be a great evening and we’d love to see some of the younger families in the village there, so there’s a half price offer for children under 12.
Prizes for the best dressed
The theme is the 70th anniversary of VE Day and the end of the Second World War in Europe (Gidding time). So get your 1940’s gladrags on and prepare to celebrate in civilian dress, service uniform, spiv’s trilby and co-respondent shoes, land girl dungarees, factory worker’s overalls? Or even for those of you stuck in the past the clothes you usually wear. There’ll be prizes for the best dressed. Of course you can just come as you are – the more the merrier.
The live music and dancing will start not long after you arrive at 7.00pm, with the Hog being carved from 8.00 onwards, until it has all gone! It promises to be a great evening and open to all. Bring the whole family, those who may remember the day as well as those just learning about the War at school.
Real 40’s grub
The food, while perhaps not rationed as it was all those years ago, will include those things everyone at the time must have dreamt about and will feature a hog roast, with lots of accompaniments and, of course, trifle, jelly and blancmange for ‘afters’ – real 40’s grub!
There is also a possibility (if we can attract some Americans GIs) of Nylon Stockings and Hershey Bars.
Hog roast and jelly • Swing band • Bar
Dress code: 1945 demob, uniforms or land girls (prize for most authentic/best costume).
Tickets: £15 per adult, (£7.50 children under 12) from the Village Shop.
Location: Great Gidding Village Hall
Start Time: 19:00