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Vintage fun set to descend on brewery centre

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 23, 2014

  • ATTENTION . . . Steve Shaw on top of a tank at a previous vintage years festival at the National Brewery Centre.

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A HOST of classic and vintage vehicles will be part of a festival celebrating the 1940s, 50s and 60s at Burton’s National Brewery Centre.

The Vintage Years festival, which takes place on July 5 and 6, will feature a host of fashion, music and classic vehicles at the Horninglow Street venue.

The festival was a huge success last year, with hundreds of people turning up to take part.

A spokesman for the event said: “This is a celebration of the lifestyles, fashion, music and classic cars of the era.

“People should dress up in their favourite vintage style and come and join the fun.

“This year’s special theme will be ‘life on the home front’ and will include demonstrations by around 12 heavy horses.

“A collection of 40s and 50s model railway layouts will also be on view.”

Daytime tickets cost £6, while families or a group of four can get in for £20.

The daytime activities will be supplemented with more events in the evening.

The centre will host a ‘vintage revival’ which will include a three-course dinner with Gerry Graham’s two-hour show ‘Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major’.

The spokesman added: “This will allow guests to take a trip down memory lane and rediscover the spirit of the Blitz with this two-hour show of pure nostalgia.

“It features tributes to Max Miller, Vera Lynn, Laurel and Hardy, Flanagan and Allen, Charlie Chaplin, Anne Shelton, Max Wall, George Formby and many more.

“We’ll take you back to our finest hour, including comedy sketches featuring the ARP warden, the Army medical and square bashing, and wrap up the whole package with an unashamedly patriotic flag-waving finale.

“Come and join us.”

The dinner and show will cost £24.95. Tickets can be booked on 01283 532880 or by visiting www.nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk

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