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Lavenham 1940s Vintage Weekend 2019

Lavenham 1940s Vintage Weekend 2019
Start Date: 17 May 2019
End Date: 20 May 2019

Lavenham

Celebrate the 1940s in Lavenham.

In 2019 we’ll be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the 487th Bombardment Group, 8th United States Army Air Force moving in to RAF Lavenham (AAF Station 137), by hosting a wonderful weekend celebrating all things 1940s. 

The events are organised by a local committee of like-minded volunteers called ‘Friends of Lavenham Airfield’, supported by The Swan at Lavenham.

Over the weekend many events will take place in Lavenham. The 2017 and 2018 events included:

• Commemorative Church Service

• ‘In Gratitude’ Gathering

• A 1940s swing dance

• Vintage vehicle display

• Evacuees Exhibition at Lavenham’s wartime evacuee centre (Lavenham Little Hall)

• Wartime Food Stall at Lavenham’s wartime ‘British Restaurant’ (Lavenham Guildhall)

• Military history display at The Swan at Lavenham

• Vintage Afternoon Tea and a separate Sing-a-long Afternoon Tea – The Swan at Lavenham

• Lavenham Airfield visit – (bring a picnic)

• A history talk and ‘Wartime Lavenham’ guided walk

• Vintage Fair (stalls selling vintage goods)

Keep checking back for details of 2019 events!

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