About 'Life on the Holme Front'

The ‘Life on the Holme Front’ 1940s weekend has been running since 2007 and this hugely popular event gets bigger and better every year!

Typically taking place during the first weekend in October, this fantastic event is ideal for the whole family, with a wealth of exhibits where you can learn what village life was like during WWII.

With an average of 15,000 visitors attending each year, the atmosphere in Holme village comes to life with the arrival of the ever popular WWII military re-enactors with their living history displays, who set up camp throughout the streets, fields and woods in and around the village.

There’s a full programme of activities including a war time dance; ‘hair raid’ shelter where you can try out a hairstyle from the era; exhibitions; a tearoom; 1940s inspired singers; vintage vehicle displays; and a memorial parade on the Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, the kids can have fun having their faces painted, taking a ride on a miniature train or finding out what a 1940s working farmyard was like.

In addition, there’s a variety of stalls offering vintage clothing, accessories and household goods for sale, as well as local history groups and collectors exhibiting fascinating collections of WWII memorabilia.

There’s plenty of refreshments too, including the classic dish of Spam fritters served up in the Air Cadets NAFFI as well as a 1940s inspired tearoom serving a delicious selection of beverages and homemade cakes.

There really is something for everyone to enjoy at ‘Life on the Holme Front’, so why not pop along and join in the fun!

For further information, please visit the Visitor Information page.

For details regarding the 1940s dance, please visit the Dance Tickets page.

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