Haddenham And Aldreth Celebrate Blossoms & Bygones – May 2011

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By elypeople | Monday, May 09, 2011, 08:42

Haddenham

and Aldreth celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the annual Blossoms &

Bygones festival in style, by taking the villages back to the 1940s.

Houses

in both villages were draped with red, white and blue bunting, while Union Jack

flags could be seen throughout both villages. In addition to the tractor rides

that transported people around, a vintage Double Decker bus was

enlisted to shuttle people to Aldreth, where it passed a 'Welcome To The 1940s'

sign and a Home Guard checkpoint.

Aldreth

itself was full of vintage cars and people dressed immaculately in 1940s

clothing and uniforms and if you were lucky you got to see Winston Churchill

address the crowds. Most of the stalls and displays were themed around VE Day,

such as the 'Pin A Moustache On Hitler' competition.

Alongside

the more traditional folk dancing entertainment, the Arkenstall Centre in

Haddenham also boasted a 1940s Lindyhop dancing demonstration.

For

more pictures of the 2011 Haddenham and Aldreth Blossoms & Bygones

celebrations, visit the Ely People online picture gallery

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