Blitz Hill - A 1940's Evening on the Home Front

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Enjoy an evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town is transformed to the 1940s.

Join us for our early-summer evening event at Blists Hill Victorian Town. We’re travelling four decades into the ‘future’ with an evening of World War II entertainment, music and activities.

You’re invited to come dressed in period costume from the Shropshire Home Front and help us raise morale. Everyone will be given a ration of kali but there’s no need to fear, the rationing ends there at Blitz Hill – delicious fish & chips from the Fried Fish Dealers and beer in the New Inn Public House will be freely available to buy during the evening.

The blackout’s been lifted for one night only and you’ll be able to enjoy red-hot iron being poured in the Foundry along with vintage vehicles and steam engines and 1940s music. This is your chance to try a Spam fritter, find out how people made the most of food rationing and meet some characters from wartime including the ARP Warden and the WRVS leader. You’ll even be able to join the Home Guard for their drill!

During the evening enjoy a variety show in the style of the hugely popular BBC Worker’s Playtime Shows which toured factories and workplaces boosting the spirit and camaraderie of the nation.

Ticket Prices
Adult & 60 Plus - TBC
Child (3-15) - TBC
Family (2+2) - TBC

Tickets are available, in advance only, from Blists Hill Victorian Town entrance, Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre, Enginuity, Museum Gift Shop and Coalport China Museum or online.

Tickets will not be available on the gate and Annual Passport Tickets are not valid for this evening. Dogs will not be allowed. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Blitz Hill Dress Information

Please note Blists Hill Victorian Town will close at 3pm on 18 June to allow for preparations for this event.

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