Wartime Weekend ‘our best ever’

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Bigger and better than ever before – organisers have promised this month’s 1940s weekend will be the most successful yet.

In 2012, more than 25,000 visitors flocked to Lytham for the popular event, as Fylde folk lined the streets alongside soldiers, sailors and airmen from across the country.

This year’s event, held on the weekend of August 17 to 18, will include historic vehicles, thrilling battles, period music and dance and a fly past along Lytham Green by a Spitfire Dakota.

A spokeswoman for Lytham 1940s weekend said: “This year’s event will be bigger and better than last year – when more than 25,000 visited our beautiful Green at Lytham – and where there will be a host of attractions and events celebrating the brighter side of the wartime Fylde coast.

“Be ‘in the mood’ with Glenn Miller and jostle with soldiers,sailors and airmen from across the Empire, with their authentic vehicles and equipment.

“Special thanks must go to BAE Systems for helping to sponsor this year’s event,their support is very much appreciated.

“The Festival will allow you to walk back down memory laneor for the younger generations, bring life to Grandad’s and Grandma’s stories.”

Fylde Mayor Coun Linda Nulty added: “I am pleased to welcome people to the Fylde and to Lytham’s Wartime event, now one of the largest events of its kind in the Northwest, and join the crowds from all over Lancashire and further afield at this nostalgic festival.”

For more information about the event visit www.lytham1940s.co.uk