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Wartime fun as living history actors descend on Tutbury Castle

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 27, 2014

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VISITORS to Tutbury Castle took a step back to wartime Britain this bank holiday weekend, during a 1940s event at the site.

Hundreds of people braved the rain to head to the medieval castle and soak up the atmosphere over the three-day period.

Re-enactors from all sides of the second world war conflict came together to dress up and show off their military paraphernalia during the annual event.

Castle curator Lesley Smith said: “We had people dressed as soldiers from Britain, Germany, France, Canada, America – everywhere.

“We even had an English bobby from the 1940s, which was great.

“It all went very well. It was a very nice patriotic weekend and I’m pleased with how it went.”

There was live wartime music and dancing, and a swing dance on Sunday night went down a treat. Vintage vehicles and other things were also on display.

A flag ceremony took place to honour those who lost their lives at war.

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