To mark this momentous time Crofton Beam Engines will be holding a very special steaming weekend in partnership with Home Front History, www.homefronthistory.com to commemorate the anniversary of the end of the conflict with a lively programme of exhibitions, living history, family workshops, re-enactment, music, displays and themed entertainment events for all the family.
Please do come and see our famous steam engines working and join us!
– Exhibition on the canal in wartime
– Exhibition of archive material by the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Archivists
– Memory wall -send in your family and community memories of VE and VJ Day to include on our memory wall
– Young Peoples’ Workshops on the themes of Evacuaees and the role of the canals’ “Idle Women” in the war effort (see www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/forgotten-story-idle-women-fought-second-world-war-britains/ for background)
– Music of the 1940s from The Crofton Stokers
– Themed World War II food and drink