Sunday, 19 August 2012

Stepping back in time to the 1940's!

Every year in August, people travel from near and far to Ramsey in Cambridgeshire, and for one weekend they all step back in time to the 1940's.  Some bring their caravans and stay for the weekend, whilst others like us dip in and out of it, participating in all that's on offer. We visited for the day yesterday, and I can honestly say that it was one of the best days we've ever had!

'The Camp' is transformed into a vintage lovers paradise, with some of the finest vintage cars on display. For those who love to wear clothes from the 1930's through to 1950's, the selection to shop from is vast! I was considering buying a wheelbarrow, just to lift my jaw from the floor and wheel it around, as I was absolutely agog at the array of vintage loveliness that met the eye! Of course wartime Britain is the main theme that runs throughout, so the military displays do not disappoint.  Re-enactments by finely-dressed participants are all part of the fun. There was music, oh, fine music, and dancing, fashion shows, a Crufts dog show (1940's style of course!), and even the sky lent us it's best with flights from wartime planes such as a Hurricane and Spitfire. Of course I snapped away like an over-excited tourist, and I'd love to show you some of the scenes we enjoyed. I warn you...this is a picture heavy post!

Fabulous 1940's Style...

1940's Red Cross Style...

Hubby and I eagerly await the Allied Assortment Fashion Show...

Period Vehicle Displays...

Loved the red fire engine...

I neeeeeed this car!

And something for Hubby...1973 Mustang

Landgirl Style...

Re-enactment and Living History...

1940's Garden...

Vintage Cycle Display...

Hands-on learning...

Oops...I think someone's sat down on stinging nettles...!

Music, sweet music...
The Happy Jazz Quartet...

And of course, shopping heaven!

I have really just shared snippets from our day. There was so much to see, I couldn't possibly include everything! If you are ever able to attend, I can highly recommend it! It's a fabulously, well organised event, with something for everyone. There were fun fair rides for the children, lovely food, tank rides, cinema with films from the era, and so much more. I hope you enjoyed taking this little trip into history with me!

Blessings, Tania ♥♥♥


  1. Good Morning Tania!
    Your pictures are amazing, and if I didn't see you in them I'd think they were actually very old pictures~ Wow! Really a cool time to spend with your family in this way. I'm not sure how you and your hubby met. Was it through a vintage weekend like this? your whole family seems on board with this love of all things vintage~ I am a girl of the 1950's so it always speaks to me!

    Have a happy SonDay! ♥

    1. Hi Cathy! It's so lovely to hear from you! I'm glad you like the pictures. It truly was an amazing day. The whole family enjoyed it! Hubby and I actually met long before I turned to vintage. We met at church after I returned home from doing a gap year in a creative arts ministry. I have always loved the fifties and vintage styles, England is a wonderful place to explore this passion of mine. I'm very blessed that the rest of the family enjoy it too! Hope all is well with you. Much love, Tania ♥

  2. What a fabulous day out Tania! Looking very lovely 40s style! I really wish we had events like this closer to where I live!
    Victoria xx

  3. Hi Tania,
    This is my kind of day out!
    I loved looking through your vintage style photo's of 'The Good old Days'....We had a Nostalgic day here in the lakes District,to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, the highlight for me was the donkey rides and swing boats!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Sunday full of sunshine xxxx
    LoVE Maria x

    1. Hi Maria! It sounds like you also enjoyed the best of British nostalgia! There is nothing quite like travelling back in time! Thanks for stopping by, and for spreading cheer! Hope you're enjoying lovely sunshine where you are! Much love, Tania ♥

  4. Hi Tania,

    What a fun day this must have been. Makes me wish I was there! You outfit looks great!

    Madelief x

    1. Hi Madelief! Thank you for your lovely comments! I think you would have loved it! Next time you come to England, you should try to make it! Tania ♥

  5. Hi, I am blog hopping and guess I hop in the right time. Lovely photos. Must be a fun day. Happy blogging to you.

    1. Hi! Thanks for hopping by! Glad you like the photos. Hope to see you again soon! Tania ♥

  6. What an adventure back in time, Tania! You look so sweet in your vintage clothing. It's right down your alley to be there in this nostalgic setting. I am so thankful the war ended and Hitler was defeated.
    Blessings, my dear friend!

  7. Just found your blog. What a lovely day, thanks for sharing! I wish we had events like this in Devon :(


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