The Dig For Victory garden at Newark Air Museum
The Dig For Victory garden at Newark Air Museum

Visitors to Newark Air Museum will be transported back to the 1940s this weekend.

The nostalgia event on Saturday and Sunday has been organised to commemorate life at that time.

The museum site, on part of the former RAF Winthorpe airfield, will offer a distinctive 1940s feel.

Around 20 displays will include vintage vehicles — cars, lorries and buses — local history groups and themed wartime trade stalls.

There will be regular performances by singer Fiona Harrison throughout the weekend.

The museum wants  as many visitors as possible to enter into the  spirit and attend in period costume.

Those who do so will have free admission if they register in advance and a discounted admission rate if they just turn up on the day.

Visitors will also be able to experience the Anderson shelter and Dig For Victory garden and try some examples of second world war food such as bread and dripping, Spam, corned beef and jam sandwiches.

A 1940s-style sweet shop in the Dambusters Hut will give visiting children a taste of sweet rationing.

Flypasts by aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, based at RAF Coningsby, are expected on both days.

Normal museum admission rates apply and full listing details about the events can be found at the Newark Air Museum website