On August 4 and 5 Bodiam Castle in East Sussex is inviting visitors of all ages to relive times gone by at their annual 1940's weekend. Between 10.30am and 4pm each day visitors can enjoy WWII attractions, activities and entertainment around the castle's historic grounds.
Visitors can meet re-enactors in authentic costumes and see re-created WWII encampments, which provide a realistic insight into life in the military during the 1940s. And why not put on your dancing shoes and have a go at some real 1940's
dancing with the Charleston Jive Squad?
Along with the themed activities visitors can see Bodiam Castle's purpose built pillbox, one of the thousands constructed throughout Britain as part of the inland natural defence barrier to defend against the expected German invasion. Only 6,000 out of 28,000, pillboxes survive today.
The weekend's activities are included in the castle's normal admission price, no booking is necessary. Reduced rates are available for those arriving by bicycle, on public transport or via the Kent & East Sussex Railway; stations at Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam.
Get more information about the 1940's weekend or Bodiam Castle or call 01580 830196.
Published 19th June 2012
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