1940's Christmas

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10:00am Saturday 11th December 2010 - 5:00pm Sunday 12th December 2010 at Leeds

Times may be hard but how did you create a festive Christmas on daily rations?

Find out how they celebrated Christmas during the Second World War.

Join us for a weekend of simple seasonal pleasures – home-made presents, decorations, wartime stories and music.

  • Traditional 1940’s Christmas sing-along with Inner State comedy duo

11.30, 13.00, 14.00 & 15.30
  • War time Christmas gifts – learn about rationing, make do and mend sessions.

11.00 – 16.00
  • Christmas stocking making demonstrations

12.00, 13.30 & 15.00
  • UK Home Front society – Costumed hands on history displays 11.00 – 16.00
  • Drama – live performances throughout the day from 10.15
  • History in Action Show

11.00 & 15.00 (£3 adults, £2 concessions)
  • Have-a-go sword fighting

15.15 (45 mins session) £5 per person, maximum of 12 people. Suitable for 10-16 years/minimum height 120cm (4ft)
  • Jester’s Yard play area

11.00 – 16.00 (£2.50 per child, ages 0-10)