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1940s Day

Sun 14 May 2017

Bressingham will be taking a step back in time to the days of the Home Guard on Sunday 14th May 2017.

Bressingham will once again be supported by the Dad's Army Appreciation Society. We are happy to announce that Bressingham will be joined by some cast and crew from Croft and Perry sitcoms in 2017. Our special guests will be making appearances throughout the day.

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

Further event details to be announced soon.

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 1940S 2015

 Dads Army Vehicles


Bressingham was joined by the following groups, guests and stalls for the 2016 1940s Day:

Jeffrey Holland  Michael Knowles John Clegg  Frank Williams Harold Snoad

Judy Buxton Ronnie Grainge

Bressingham was full of displays and entertainment which included the visit of the follwing guests, groups and stalls:  


Sounds from the era perfomred by Timescape.

Swing & jive from Texas Tommy and the Jitterbug dancers.

Living history/ re-enactment groups:

Real Allied History (RAH) Group

The Royal Norfolks Living History Group.

The EthanReuban Historyboys

Liberation 44

Airbourne Assault 44


A variety of vehicles from the period attended the day. With support from the Norfolk Military Vehicle Group,


There were a variety of trade stalls including 1940s Style for You Blitznpieces (Wartime paper memorabilia) Vintage Hand Knits, Raven Madd Boutique and Cherry Betty Vintage Inspired.   

Links to images from the Dads Army Day 2011 are here and will give you a flavour of what to expect. Tickets can be booked in advance.

The Bressingham Dads Army display will be open and the vehicles Bressingham lent to the BBC to film the series will be present too.