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The Ouseburn Valley will be transported back to the 1940’s over the weekend – Saturday and Sunday the 3rd and 4th September 2016. The free and fun filled family event will be held in connection with the Time Bandits, commemorating 75 years since the Blitz and coincides with the anniversary of the heaviest bombing raids in the local area.

This FREE event is from 10am to 4pm on both days, the Ouseburn Valley will have an array of 1940’s themed activities and experiences, including:

  • WW2 Guided Tours and Blitz Experience starting at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
  • Free taster tours of the Victoria Tunnel running throughout both days
  • Authentic 1940’s NAAFI Field Kitchen
  • Home Guard carrying out drill and re-enactments at the Ouseburn Farm / Village Green 12pm and 2pm
  • Film’s being shown at the Victoria Tunnel Visitor Center (55 Lime Street)
  • Ouseburn Trusts Antiques Roadshow (please bring along any items you would like valued)
  • Market Stalls
  • Live Music

The Cluny will also be serving a special menu to include items such as Oxtail Soup, Spam Fritters and Corned Beef Hash!

This event promises to be a fun filled weekend with a difference!

1940s weekend


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Tour Guide at the Victoria Tunnel in the Ouseburn Valley, I organise Photography Events mainly around the North East in fantastic locations, regular events at the Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle Castle, St Nicholas Cathedral & NESLAM (Sunderland Air Museum) with new locations being added this year. I blog about my light painting adventures for Wex Photographic and am a Member of the Light Painting World Alliance. For more information on Light Painting Photograhy and how I got involved in it please see website link.

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