1940s Relived: A chance to get dressed up this weekend
The annual 1940s Relived event at Brooklands Museum south-west of London is one of my firm favourites. Apart from the historic vehicles, many visitors make a special effort to dress the part — with their trilbies, pinstripe suits with wide turn-ups, padded shoulders or forces uniforms. The event is a photographers' delight because it is invariably true that people who dress up love having their photographs taken. A quick request, an almost certain positive response, and that's another unusual portrait for the record.
There will be an extensive vintage market featuring clothes, shoes, homeware, books and wartime memorabilia. And bring your dancing shoes because the large dance marquee where you can put your "jive, jitterbug and Lindy Hop into practice". Never heard of the Lindy Hop, but not to worry, I'm sure it will be fun. And there's no need to dress up if you don't want to.
Unless the weather is absolutely awful (at the moment it is showing light showers with sunny periods) I'll be there between 11 am and 2 pm. It would be great to meet any other Macfilos readers, but please drop me an email in advance so I can let you know what's happening. The 1940s Relived takes place this Saturday, May 12, from 10 am to 9 pm. Advance tickets can be booked here and cost £13.50 (or £15 on the day).
Brooklands Museum is near Weybridge, Surrey, and full travel details can be found on the museum website.