Lavenham 1940s Commemorative Weekend

17th May 2019 10:00 am

Join us for a weekend of commemorations, transporting us back to Lavenham of the 1940s.  We celebrate our special relationship with the American Airforce squadrons during that time and remember those who lost their lives in the WWII conflicts.

Friday 17th May 2019 

Wartime Memorabilia Displays

The Guildhall & “WWII Special” in the Tea Room

Lavenham Blue Vintage Teas
Dogs & well behaved owners are welcome.
The Swan Airmen’s Bar – Collection of WWII memorabilia

Sing-a-long 1940s Vintage Afternoon Tea  – The Swan
Entertained by professional pianist Peter Durrent.If you’d like to dress in 1940s vintage attire, please do so, but this is of course not compulsory

Little Hall
Evacuee centre during WWII.  .

Talk & Presentation ‘Service and Sacrifice with the 487th Lavenham Village Hall
The story of 2nd Lt. Robert ‘Bob’ Wasson as told by his cousin Charles Joesten.  This is the time when the 487th BG first came to Lavenham  flying B-24s.
Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door – subject to availability.
Doors open (along with the bar): 7.00.  Presentation begins: 7.30
Tickets can be purchased by cash or cheque through the booking office (open Mon-Fri 9.30-3.00) Lavenham Village Hall,
Church Street, Lavenham  CO10 9QT. Telephone 01787 248599