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Melton to go back in time as epic 1940s weekend returns this weekend

Melton Play Close will once again be a hive of activity this weekend as it's transported back in time as the 1940s weekend returns.

A weekend of 1940s themed entertainment, vintage stalls, re-enactments, vintage cars, living history displays, 40’s live music, delicious food and drink, and much more will be on offer at this FREE event taking place in Play Close on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May.

Also on offer will be a pop up battle pipe display (on the showground and around Melton Town Centre), First Air Yeomanry re-enactment group, and at 11am on the Sunday the Melton Lions Duck Race will take place.

The scene at last year's very successful 1940s weekend. Image credit: Andrew Harrison/amhjp photography Military

The event has been organised by Melton Bid & Melton Mowbray Town Estates with support from local businesses.

Town centre businesses will also be getting in the spirit including on King Street where 54a king Street Coffee shop will be open all day on both dates and the Paint The Town Red Ale Bar will be open offering hospitality and a chance to enjoy some fine ales.

A stall holder at last year's 1940s event. Photo: Andrew Harrison/amhjp photography Military

There will also be a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight overhead, subject to weather conditions around 1:49pm on Saturday and Sunday.

There & Back Light Railway will also be running in the park and the newly refurbished 'Wilton' train will be operating in Wilton Park over the river.

Performing at various stages throughout the day in the marquee will be the fabulous Miss Lily Lovejoy whose amazing vocals will really make you feel like you've been transported in time.

The event runs from 10am until 4pm on both days.

Full programme of events are below:

SATURDAY 14th May:

SUNDAY 15th May:

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