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1940s Weekend

We are pleased to announce our event line-up for 2017s much anticipated 1940s Weekend event! Celebrating almost 20 years of 40s fun here at the ELR, this year’s event is set to be a real corker.


Favourites like Paul Harper and his daughter Melissa, as well as the Lancashire Belle and the George Formby preservation society will be returning to perform a series of golden oldies. They will be accompanied by the popular Hotsie Totsies as well as new additions The Washboard Resonators.


Aside from the musical magic, we will be playing host to actual magician and spiv extraordinaire Jez Mansfield. Visitors will also be able to take in action packed battle re-enactments, vintage stalls and vehicle exhibitions, themed stations and much more.


Find out more about the 1940s Weekend here.

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