Well, how lucky were we at Costume with the weather for our Home Front Family Day on July 24th? The hottest day of the summer here so far, after weeks and weeks of rain!
As usual we had a Round-the-House quiz (Home Front theme) for children, with appropriate badges as a reward, and all the staff looked the part, dressed in typical 1940s & Women’s Voluntary Service clothing including a Land Girl and an ARP Warden.
Outside, the local Aviation Museum provided an aircraft cockpit which visitors could sit in, and the Home Front Living History Group, Roof Over Britain, brought an impressive array of vintage army vehicles which were arranged on the front lawn for everyone to admire.
Highlights of the day, however, were no doubt the two performances given by Lucy Adlington, of a Land Girl preparing for her wedding. Her informative and lively presentation, given in the shade of our newly constructed willow gazebo, attracted a full house at both sittings and was enthusiastically received.