Visitors to the National Trust’s Clumber Park are in for a treat this weekend when the clock is turned back to the 1940s at Clumber Park’s popular annual Wartime Clumber show.
Performers, re-enactors and visitors will mingle within the beautiful lakeside setting and enjoy a day of 1940s ‘Home Front’ entertainment, displays and living history - including music and song, dancing, displays and talks, and beautifully maintained classic vehicles. This year will see the first public outing on the lake of a unique replica of a Mark 8 ‘Cockleshell’ motorised canoe, as used on daring raids including against enemy shipping.
Adults and children alike can enjoy a hilarious ‘Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler’ puppet show, or find out how to evade capture if shot down over enemy territory. Enjoy fascinating talks about children at war, enemy uniforms, Home Guard tactics in the event of an invasion, and air raid precautions. Children can also try at aiming fire hoses, or have a go at soldiers’ drill.
With over 25 timed entertainments, activities and talks each day along with a wide variety of fascinating living history displays, Wartime Clumber is a brilliant day out for the whole family. Full details of the show including a timetable can be viewed at www.eventplan.co.uk
Admission is free, normal visitor car parking fees apply (free for National Trust members).
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