Blists Hill Victorian Town
22 Jun 2013 – 22 Jun 2013
NEW Evening Event for 2013
Enjoy an evening on the home-front as Blists Hill Victorian Town is transformed to the 1940s. Come dressed in 1940s outfits, pick up your ration of kali and experience the food and entertainment of the day.
NEW Evening Event for 2013
Join us for our brand new evening event at Blists Hill Victorian Town. We’re travelling four decades into the future to celebrate our 40th anniversary with an evening of World War II entertainment, music and activities. From 6pm you’re invited to arrive in period civilian costume and join in with the Town’s 1940s Blitz Hill evening, when the residents will be raising morale on the Home Front.
Set to be one of the biggest events in the Museum’s calendar, Blitz Hill will be a fantastic combination of nostalgic entertainment and brilliant re-enactment. On arrival you will be issued with an Identity Card which will be stamped when you collect your free ration of Kali. The Home Guard will be guarding the Bank and gentlemen will be invited to join in their drill practice. The WVS ladies will be out encouraging everyone to Make Do and Mend and Knit for Victory, whilst in the cottages they will explaining how to make your food ration go as far as possible.
Despite rationing, no one will go hungry or thirsty, as the Fried Fish Dealers will be selling Spam Fritters and there will be plenty of beer in the pub (beer was never rationed during the war).
Meet the ARP Wardens and see their air raid shelter and hear the haunting sound of the siren. The Land Army will be giving horse leading demonstrations. Meanwhile the Boys Brigade Hut will be centre of communications as the Radio Hams will be there talking about the importance of radio communications and giving Morse Code demonstrations.
During the night, morale on the Home Front will be raised by a wonderful selection of music and entertainment, including the 10 piece Bluzone Band and the Wellington Brass Band along with the Broseley Community Choir. One of the high points of the evening will be a concert in Morton’s Ironworks in the style of the BBC’s Workers Playtime, which toured around factories during the war, raising the spirits of the workers and those listening at home.
For ideas about how to put together your own 1940s costume for the evening have a look at this information.
Family (2 + 2) £25.00
Tickets in advance only from Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre, Blists Hill Victorian Town entrance and at all the other Ironbridge Gorge Museum sites. Tickets will not be available on the gate and Annual Passport Tickets are not valid for this evening. Dogs welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.