Gallery: Holme Village's free forties weekend to become annual event
HOLME Village s free forties weekend proved to be such a success that organisers have decided to make it an annual event. While Sunday s proceedings were brought to a halt by rain, Friday and Saturday went ahead as planned and the organisers said a fantas
HOLME Village's free forties weekend proved to be such a success that organisers have decided to make it an annual event.
While Sunday's proceedings were brought to a halt by rain, Friday and Saturday went ahead as planned and the organisers said a fantastic time was had by all.
Organiser Amanda Gibbons said: "The place was a hive of activity on Friday and Saturday. The plough-in and the tanks went down extremely well, everyone was well pleased. We estimated that around 500 people attended."
The event, called The Holme Front, is the second such event to be organised by the village's 1940s committee. Last year the money raised from the dance went to the school and village hall.
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This year, organisers estimate that around £200 has been raised which will be donated to the Royal British Legion.
Mrs Gibbons said: "We couldn't have done it without the help of so many people. The farmers who gave land for car parking, Ramsey Rural Museum, the Village Committee. There are too many people who were involved in the village to name them personally."
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She added: "An event like this takes about 10 months to plan, but it's worth it. Holme is a village steeped in history; it's something we don't want to lose.
"From Holmewood Hall to the old airfield, you can see the history everywhere.
"What's more, the event doesn't cost anything for visitors to attend. It's unusual that you can have such a great day out for all the family for absolutely nothing. I would like to thank the other members of the committee: Chris Cardell, George Francis, David Lewis and Paul Archer.