VIDEO: Forties fun at Sheffield museum

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Hundreds of people travelled from across the region to attend a 1940s weekend in Sheffield.

Swing dancing, war-time renactments and stalls selling nostalgic postcards, cakes and forties fashion filled Kelham Island Museum today.

Vintage buses also gave people tours of the local area while a George Formby impersonator drew in the crowds.

Niki Connolly, museum events and marketing manager, said: “We think we have got a record year and have had a few hundred people come along.”

Many visitors wore 1940s tea dresses or military uniforms.

Ken Rucastle had created a ‘tropical Navy’ uniform, even adding submarine shaped pins to his collar, while his wife Barbara wore a themed tea dress.

Retired Ken, of Doncaster, said: “These events are all about trying to recapture the camaraderi and spirit of a bygone era.”

The wartime weekend and vintage fair continues tomorrow, Sunday July 21.

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