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Bridgend played an important role in WW2 and on the 10th June we will be marking this at our Wartime Bridgend event.

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The Town Centre will be transformed back to the 1940’s era with demonstrations, period games and activities that were common place during the war, including: WW2 Toy Soldier Painting, 1940’s Cooking, Poppy Making, School Life & Period Games, Period Pole-Lathe turning, Candle-making, Make Do and Mend and lots more.

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Live music entertainment will take place throughout the day, alongside historical walks by John Dunkley-Williams, a Rationing Stall organised by Bryntirion Comprehensive and a Dig for Victory display by Bridgend Allotments. Bridgend & District Local History Society will present a photographic exhibition in Carnegie House, alongside Michael Ridley’s wartime display. And if that is not enough, you won’t want to miss the full size replica of the Spitfire MK I/II air-craft in Dunraven Place or the Winston Churchill ’lookalike’ who will make an appearance around the town throughout the day.

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The events come to a close with a lively evening of wartime entertainment in Bridgend Rugby Club, featuring charismatic international swing vocalist and trumpeter Ricky Hunter and 1940s Sweetheart Amanda Beaumont. Be swept back to the big band era with hits from Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and the Andrew Sisters. The 1940s Night Out will be a wonderful end to Wartime Bridgend, so whether you’re a jiver, a lindy-hopper, a foxtrotter, or you just enjoy a good ol’ sing-along, there will be something for everyone! Tickets for the 1940s Night Out can be booked at www.carngiehouse.co.uk or 01656 815757.

Wartime Bridgend promises to be a unique experience in historical terms for the Bridgend area and will be great day out for all the family. Further details can be found on https://www.facebook.com/wartimebridgend and  #WartimeBridgend

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