Ramsbottom War Weekend

Visit Our 1940s Wartime Exhibition

A Read the 2017 War Weekend leaflet (pdf format).
A Read the 2016 War Weekend leaflet (pdf format).

This very successful annual festival here in Ramsbottom hosts many fascinating and endearing charms of the 1940s era for all the family. One of the attractions growing in popularity each year, is the 1940s War time Exhibition held at Trinity Grace Church at the bottom of Bridge Street, by the railway crossing. As many shops and businesses get into the spirit of things by dressing up and putting on special offers, Trinity Grace Church have gone a stage further and turned the inside of their church building into a ‘trip down memory lane’, with interesting facts about how life was during the wartime era.

With period memorabilia, short testimonial films, posters, 3D images, wartime recipes, and more, this attraction is a must. Admission and all the refreshments are free, and with a genuine friendly welcome this attraction has gone the extra mile in making the special weekend a great success. Check out the video below for a flavour.

There has been so much to see and do, here are a few highlights:

  • Be entertained by ENSA entertainers including the cheeky chappie Mr Paul Harper and the popular Miss Katie Mustang.
  • Get your swing on at one of the several afternoon tea dances and evening dances.
  • guarding the homeTake a look at a replica WW2 Spitfire which will be on display opposite Ramsbottom Station on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Get together for a good old sing-along at the 1940s Proms Concert in Ramsbottom on Monday.
  • Take in the glorious military parade led by the Greater Manchester Army Cadet Forces Pipe and Drum Band at approx. 2pm in Ramsbottom on Sunday.
  • Period military and civilian vehicles on display.
  • Vintage stalls offering forties fashion and memorabilia.
  • Enjoy exciting battle re-enactments.

When does it take place?

The Ramsbottom War Weekend takes place yearly around the end of May..