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1940s Day

A Celebration of Croft and Perry.

Sun 12 May 2019


2018 details below, to be updayed for 2019.


Note to all exhibitors and visitors: Bressingham has a no dog policy. We only allow registered assistance dogs in the grounds of the museum. Please do not bring your dog with you, thank you!

Bressingham will be taking a step back in time to the days of the Home Guard on Sunday 13th May 2018.

Bressingham will once again be supported by the Dad's Army Appreciation Society as they celebrate 50 years of Dad's Army. We are pleased to announce that Bressingham will be joined by some of the cast and crew from Croft and Perry sitcoms. Our special guests will be making appearances throughout the day.

We are expecting the following actors to attend our 1940s event: 

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John Clegg It Aint Arf Hot Mum 1974 11 John Clegg 

Frank Frank Williams 

220Px Harold Snoad Harold Snoad

Ronnie Grainge In Extended Rest 2014 Large Picture Ronnie Grainge 

Webb Twins Dave Webb

Charles Garland

Felicity Montagu (Mrs Mainwaring in the new Dad's Army Film)!

Jon Pertwee (Son of Bill Pertwee)

Nicholas Ridley (Son of Arnold Ridley)

Bressingham will be full of displays, entertainment and stalls which includes the following:  


Sounds from the era perfomred by Timescape.

Swing & jive from Texas Tommy and the Jitterbug dancers.

Living history/ re-enactment groups:

Allied Star Re-enactment group

The Royal Norfolks Living History Group.

The EthanReuban Historyboys

Airbourne Assault 44


A variety of period vehicles will be on dipslay throughout the musuem grounds with support from the Norfolk Military Vehicle Group


There will be a variety of trade stalls including Robert Taylor Military Collectables, vintage hand knits  & 1940s Style for You 

If anyone is interested in exhibiting with a vehicle, display or stall please get in contact. Either email or call 01379 686900.

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