Operation Black Door! Churchill War Rooms

How do you find a way to make "history" interesting and more than reading a collection of extracts and pictures on a wall?Well it's a question the Imperial War Museums have clearly been asking themselves and equally clearly, have resolved it with an interactive experience at the Churchill War Rooms. I was invited along to … Continue reading Operation Black Door! Churchill War Rooms

Women in War fashion show

Whilst I admire much of the austere clothing of the 1940s necessitated by war time regulations, I'm very much a 1950s girl when it comes to fashion history. The streamlined skirts just don't make my heart flutter like a flouncy petticoat does. But of course the wartime years were about so much more than clothing - … Continue reading Women in War fashion show

When strangers become friends!

"We began the day as strangers and ended it as friends! - that just about sums up a day out I had at the Black Country Living Museum. Knowing just one or two of the group I joined a large gathering of 1940s enthusiasts, who have no objection to anyone who also loves other eras, … Continue reading When strangers become friends!

Jive the day away!

Whew! I'm exhausted 🙂 I've spent the weekend dancing at The Jive Aces Big Jive All-Dayer in Worthing. For the second year running I've been drawn to this event at the Worthing Assembly Hall, and again I've thoroughly enjoyed myself. Starting at 1pm it goes through to 1am with a mix of live bands and … Continue reading Jive the day away!