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1940s weekend in Sheringham North Norfolk 2018

North Norfolk photographer Pierre Butikofer attended the 1940s weekend in Sheringham North Norfolk.

I cannot believe that a year has gone by and we have just finished the 1940s weekend for 2018.

It is estimated that over 50,000 people attended the two days and again we were blessed with wonderful weather. In fact on the Saturday, the was no wind at all, which is really unusual for this time of year.

Again , the majority of the people who attended were in 1940s costumes and those who attended for the first time said that next year they would dress up.

This year, was no exception and it was a photographer’s dream. People just love to have their photos taken.

As usual there was a whole range of different and unusual themes, that somewhat stretched the imagination.even for the 1940s.

There were the ubiquitous spivs selling their wares of nylons, corsets, knickers, watches, chocolates. All armed forces were represented in some form. The were 1940s trios, swing bands, dance floors. French resistance fighters were around. More vicars and religious people than last year, including a nun on the run. There was a nurse carrying and pointing a rifle. The undertaker was around measuring up people. More police than normal including one a bicycle rounding up the spivs. Dogs with boxes carrying gas masks or dressed in military uniforms
People from all age groups – from babies, children to great grandmas and the over nineties.
Sheringham Shantymen, busking in the street.

In addition to the North Norfolk railway station <a href=”http://www.nnrailway.co.uk” rel=”nofollow”>www.nnrailway.co.uk</a> at Sheringham, including the Poppy Line, which was heaving with crowds of people participating , the whole commercial center of Sheringham entered into the full spirit of the event.

Hopefully, as usual, I hope that I have captured some special moments!!

Please, I encourage you, if you feel comfortable to leave comments on the photos that you find enjoyable

For those who would like to have copies please just contact me on info@pierrotphoto.co.uk

For those interested in previous 1940s events, you can find them in my other albums.

The rest of my photographs can be found on my flickr site. https://www.flickr.com/photos/51884156@N08/albums/72157671338348837

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1940s nurse pointing machine gun at Sheringham 1940s weekend

1940s nurse pointing machine gun at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Man in straw boater and striped jacket wearing medal at Sheringhamm 1940s weekend

Man in straw boater and striped jacket wearing medal at

 

A group of land girls at the seaside at Sheringhamm 1940s weekend

A group of land girls at the seaside at Sheringhamm 1940s weekend

Small dog wearing military hat at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Small dog wearing military hat at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Woman wearing RAF uniform at at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Woman wearing RAF uniform at at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Woman with fantastic smile wearing army uniform at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Woman with fantastic smile wearing army uniform at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Policeman in 1940s uniform at Sheringham 1940s weekend, North Norfolk

Reflection of man with grey beard in army uniform at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Reflection of man with grey beard in army uniform at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Man wearing HMS Glasgow naval hat at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Man wearing HMS Glasgow naval hat at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Woman in ATS military uniform at Sheringham 1940s weeken

Woman in ATS military uniform at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Three land girls at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Three land girls at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Man in army military uniform at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Man in army military uniform at Sheringham 1940s weekend

American GI with white cross on helmet at Sheringham 1940s weekend

American GI with white cross on helmet at Sheringham 1940s weekend

World war 2 nurse in uniform at Sheringhamm 1940s weekend

Desert rat at Sheringhamm 1940s weekend

Desert rat at Sheringhamm 1940s weekend

Little boy lost at Sheringham 1940s weekend

Little boy lost at Sheringham 1940s weekend