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HOD 2024 – An Aveland Odyssey – Folkingham Remembers Operation Market Garden.

September 15 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on 15 September 2024 at 10:30 am

Part of the Lincolnshire HODs Festival 2024

An Aveland Odyssey – Folkingham Remembers Operation Market Garden. Events throughout the village (see i -iv)

i- Folkingham St Andrews Church and Market Place – Hosting a range of displays of historical images and local stories, with static vintage exhibits. However watch out for our swing dancers who will be up in the Market Square, waiting to take you on as their partners!
Local market vendors will be on hand to tempt you with their hand-crafted products, as a memento of your visit. The church plans to hold a service on Sunday morning and also play host to musical interludes from the period.

ii- Old School and Village Green –As you promenade along the west side of the main village road, we have a range of educational activities for young and old to engage with, featuring the outreach programmes from several local WWII sites. In the Old School, come and try out the crafts that made sure your clothing coupons stretched that little bit further and who knows, you may find a new hobby or interest?

iii- Village Hall and Millennium Green – Our stage area on the Millenium Green plays host to Rhubarb Theatre, aimed at our younger visitors, with vim, vigour and not a little licence about history! In addition, enactors who recall the home front, such as Land Army and WVS will be on hand to share stories from the times. Swing boats will bring back a ride from yesteryear. Nearby our ethical ice cream and coffee vans are on hand for those needing light refreshment, whilst across in the Village Hall, we will have a programme of free entry lectures from a range of respected speakers.

iv- Open Air Display Areas – To the western edge of the village, we will have displays that evoke the airfield activity, showing the sights and sounds of the day the planes set off. Our GI enactors will set up camp, with a mess tent, medical tent, etc, along with a wide range of period military vehicles. Low Farm Park will be the site of our sumptuous food court, including the Stables Café and 8 Sails Beer Tent. Entertainers will whisk you back in time as you eat, with the swing band sounds of the era.

For further info check http://www.theavelandhistorygroup.com

Address: Folkingham, NG34 0SE

Time: Sat 14th – Sun 15th 10.30 – 17.00

Booking required: No

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September 15
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Folkingham Market Place
Market Place
Folkingham, NG34 0SE United Kingdom
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01529 461499


Family Activities, Refreshments, Parking, Toilets, Dog Friendly, Outdoor Clothing Needed
Access information
Wheelchair Access, Partial Wheelchair Access, Disabled Parking, Disabled Toilet