History lovers looking to find out what life was like for Epsom and Ewell residents during the Second World War will get their chance by heading down to Rosebury Park this weekend.
Bourne Hall Museum’s Echoes of the Past event on Saturday, May 20 will give visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the World War Two experience and get an idea of the day-to-day situation 1940s Britons faced.
Children will get to join the Home Guard as they take part in a training assault course and an air raid warden will be on hand to explain the risks of gas attacks, which gas masks to wear and how to put out a fire bomb.
There will be a range of military transport on display, including Jeeps, lorries, an armoured Bren gun carrier and a Dingo.
For those seeking a release from the sobering realities of the Blitz, Surrey Jive will be providing a swinging musical set and period-inspired children’s craft activities will keep the kids occupied.
Anyone with photos or objects from the period who is seeking to get them identified by historical experts is encouraged to bring them along – they only visitors do not bring anything that may explode.
If you want to get into the make do and mend mentality, the event will be running from 10am-5pm.
Tickets will be available on the gate and will cost £5 for adults with children under 12 admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.