13 SEP 2014

1940s Weekend in St Margaret's

I paid a visit to a 1940s themed festival in St Margaret's for the 1940s themed weekend.

Hundreds of local residents turned out at the free event to get into the Home Front spirit. Taking place at the Pines Tea Room and Museum  the festival included make-and-do demonstrations, vintage 1940s hair and make-up stalls, as well as a hog roast and cream teas.

There was a fantastic community spirit. People really enjoyed getting stuck in and involved in the Home Front spirit, from the live wartime music to the talks about the Home Guard and D-Day.

Dover was England's frontline town in the Second World War. At Hellfire Corner, the people of Dover defied everything the enemy could do when shells and bombs were rained down on us.

We came through because of our community spirit. And it was great to see this community spirit at the weekender. I hope to there will be another event next year to carry on remembering our role in the war effort.


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