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Hurricane fly past for Boston's 1940 event

Crowds gathered at Boston's first 1940s event in Central Park on Sunday, June 11 attracting more than 2,000 visitors.

The sun shone brightly on to central park which brought a real atmosphere to the day. The stage line up consisted of performances by Cherie Lawrence, Kirton Brass Band, Rosie Rose and Matt, Boston Jive Dance, Coningsby Military Wives Choir and compered by 1940's Home Front.

Much to the delight of the ever growing crowd throughout the day a Hurricane fly past was provided by BBMF.

There was a variety of re-enactment groups putting on displays, children enjoying the vintage fair including a vintage carousel. Richard and Shirley Wilson built a 1940s living room and WW2 veteran Syd Marshall told his story of volunteering for the bomber command.

People took to social media to express positive views about the event, Stephen Middleton posted: "Had a brilliant time there it was a brilliant and well organised event. Lovely to see all of the people with stalls showing all of their memorabilia. The one that I really loved was the 1940s style decked out living room it was absolutely brilliant."

The 40's Home Front posted: "What a fabulous day at Boston 40's Day. It was a great line up of entertainment including Kirton Brass Band, Boston Jive, Coningsby Military Wives Choir and ourselves included pictured with Cherie Lawrence Vintage Tribute Singer, Matt Worthington and Ian "Rosie" Rose.  A huge well done to Frances and her team at Boston Borough Council for organising such a brilliant day - thanks for inviting us to be a part of it."

Clare Gray: "Fantastic afternoon for all the family! The music and dance was great and we loved looking at all the memorabilia, a lot of organisation and time had clearly gone in to it. Huge congratulations to all involved."

Stephanie Haynes: "What's wonderful afternoon! Was part of Boston Jive and absolutely loved it! Can't wait for the next one!!! xxxx"

The Boston Great War Commemoration Society said: "What a fantastic day at the Boston 1940s event. Met some great people, we all thoroughly enjoyed it, can't wait for the next one!"

Fran Taylor, from the events team said: " The sun shone, the crowds gathered and the community came together to enjoy an amazing day. The array of entertainment, displays, retro stalls and vintage fair provided interest and fun for the whole family. I couldn't have wished for this first 1940's event to have been any more of a success. Many on leaving asked "will one be organised next year, can it become a yearly event, it has been amazing."

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