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We are excited to be hosting the ever popular Brougham Hall Wartime Weekend again this year.

From May 10-12, Brougham Hall will be transformed into a Second World War style village, with military displays, vehicles and stalls showcasing authentic Allied living history.

The event commemorates the hall’s part in the war, when it was commandeered by Sir Winston Churchill as home of the 79th Armoured Division for the development of a top secret weapon, the Canal Defence Light.

As well as the living history displays you can enjoy period music from The Bobby Pin-Ups and Rachel Mercer, delicious food, drinks and ice cream from Fell and Bean, and a bar by Black Cat Distillery.

The event is a great outing for the whole family, from young children to the older generation, offering plenty of things for children to see and space for them to play.

Visitors are encouraged to dress up in vintage clothes for the occasion.

The event is organised by the Military Vehicles Trust, who bring a large display of military vehicles for the public to see.

Brougham Hall Wartime Weekend will be open to the public from 10am-4pm on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, with school groups visiting on Friday 10th. There is a nominal donation of £5 per adult on the door.

We look forward to seeing you here as we step back in time to the 1940s!