Gorge at War

The Ironbridge Gorge WW2 Weekend will once again turn the clock back to the wartime era. The event, which last year attracted around 11,000 visitors, this year takes place over the weekend of 25 and 26 May at Dale End Park, Ironbridge.

Organisers aim to recreate the experience of life during WW2 on both the home front and in occupied Europe, with civilian, Allied and Axis re-enactors. The non-profit making event raises funds for Pilgrim Bandits, with over £10,000 raised last year.

The WW2 Weekend runs from 10am until 5pm each day and, as well as some of the country’s top reenactors, there will be a fire-power display and a ‘battle’ each day, along with military vehicle parades and displays, a 1940s sports day for children, a trader village, a variety of food outlets and 1940s entertainers all day in the marquee. The Saturday night Grand Dance features lively tunes from the Ashby Big Band.

To find out more about the WW2 Weekend, find them on Facebook.


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