The 1940s return to Landkey

Joseph Bulmer

LANDGIRLS, WAAFs, Home Guard and evacuees will all be joining forces at the Ring-o-Bells in Landkey on Saturday night as the village pub turns the clock back to the 1940s.

An evening of wartime memories will be rekindled in association with the Cobbaton Combat Museum, which is providing kit and equipment from the era to make the occasion as authentic as possible.

On the eve of Remembrance Sunday, the event will help raise funds for the Poppy Appeal.

Landlord Chris Wingham said: “Captain Mainwaring and Pike will be there and there is an invitation to landgirls, WAAFs, Home Guards evacuees and any others from that era. There will be a prize for the best dressed. We have already put the masking tape on the windows and with the help of Cobbaton there will be plenty of camouflage. We will also be playing 40s music and there will be a narrative and film show about those times.”