Travelling through time at city museum

forties event at Kelham Island'Photograph: Women of Steel, 92 year old Elizabeth Newsham (centre) joined in the celebrations with Pete Jones 1940's singer/ DJ (left) and his partner Sue (right).
forties event at Kelham Island'Photograph: Women of Steel, 92 year old Elizabeth Newsham (centre) joined in the celebrations with Pete Jones 1940's singer/ DJ (left) and his partner Sue (right).
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VISITORS to a popular Sheffield museum took a trip back in time at a special event organised to celebrate the fun of the 1940s.

More than 2,000 people flocked to Kelham Island Museum for the event to celebrate the Wakes Weekends. Many of them turned out wearing clothes from the era.

They browsed stalls at the vintage market and tucked into treats at the wartime Furnace Cafe. Others danced and sang along to entertainers including a George Formby tribute act and a Radiolympia music show.

Niki Connolly, events and marketing officer for Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, which runs Kelham Island Museum, said: “We had a wonderful vintage market with lots of retro stalls, wartime recipes served at the Furnace Cafe and street entertainers getting up to mischief and performing stunts.”