Thursday, 12 July 2012

It's the 1940s Again!

Can hardly believe a whole week has gone by since my last post.  Been doing a bit of time travelling this past week, in that Gorgeous Husband and I went to the 1940s on Sunday.  Every year they have 40s Days celebrations at Attingham Park in Shropshire, and we usually go. Can't keep us away from an opportunity to dress up!  Amazingly, it was even sunny, which considering the long period of rain we've had, was a bit of a miracle.


It was done quite well, with a singer who belted out such favourites as "There'll be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover,"  and "We'll Meet Again, don't know where, don't know when"... which I always find touching.  Also vintage army vehicles, flags, ration displays and wartime propaganda, and having our National Identity cards stamped.  It was definately "pretend" 40s, as we weren't worried about being bombed, we had enough to eat, and best of all, we already knew the outcome of the war.




Here I am, having a look over the wartime provisions.  I could easily eat up a week's rations in a single sitting!  I guess people didn't have to worry about dieting in those days.  How spoilt we are, when you think about it. Can you imagine if we had rationing now?  How would we ever cope?

One of the vintage army jeeps


Other folks also dressed up, these two in replica uniforms




A rare appearance for Gorgeous Husband



                              Close up of the fabric of the dress, which has big padded shoulders.
                         It isn't vintage, but the mustard coloured jacket is an original from the 40s.


It was a fine day, polished off with honey and ginger ice cream, sitting in the sun. No air raids, no real danger, just a nice "pretend war."

9 comments:

Kathleen Lisson said...

Amazingly dapper husband! Looks like a fun way to be reminded of history.

Vix said...

What a fabulously dressed couple you are! I adore your black hat and that pretty frock you're wearing. That looks like a fascinating event and some rare sunshine, too! x

Chicatanyage said...

Like the wide brimmed hat. It suits you

Style Sud-Est said...

Neat event Rosemary!
Fun to have a look ar gorgeous husband!

Terri said...

Sounds like a delightful day. One wonders if any of the bomb shelters remain...

Style Crone said...

Ahhh the 40's. The print fabric looks like the real thing. You wear the wide brimmed hat so well and so happy to see Gorgeous Husband make an appearance.

grunge-queen said...

Lovely photo of you and your hubby - you're a good-looking couple! The jacket is fab. I used to love the 1940s as a teen and would wear Joan Crawford suits to high school! :)

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Looks like a fun day and you look marvelous in your outfit (GLOVES!!). GH looks dashing and your choice of ice cream has to be the best ever.

Rosemary the Shopper said...

Many thanks for all your comments! Probably won't be going to a 40s day again for another year, but at least we had a good day when it was on. (A bright day in weeks of cold and rain. Amazingly good organisation!)

Cheers,
Rosemary