The Devil’s Porridge Museum will be hosting a Military Vehicle Weekend on Saturday 27th July and Sunday 28th July.
The weekend will include a barbecue on Saturday the 27th. There will also be some interactive events which people can take part in.
This event will be used to give people an insight into how both civilians and soldiers lived during the Second World War by using the equipment, vehicles and clothing of that time period. For example civilians had to be called up for military service if they were a young man and also had to work in munitions factories if they were a woman and children had to carry gas masks to school in case of an attack.
This event can also be used to pay tribute to those who fought in World War 2 and those who had to experience hardship while the war was going on so that we could have the freedoms that we have today. It also gives people an idea of what people had to go through during the war and in post war times this gives the current generation some idea of what it was like for those ordinary people living in extraordinary times.