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Swaffham returns to the 1940s as Dad’s Army day comes to town

PUBLISHED: 12:21 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:21 24 September 2018

Visitors flocked to the town for the dad's army weekend. Picture: Supplied by Lee Lawrence.

Visitors flocked to the town for the dad's army weekend. Picture: Supplied by Lee Lawrence.

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Wartime re-enactors, 1940s vehicles and even a Winston Churchill lookalike were in Swaffham on Saturday September 22 for the town’s Dad’s Army event.

Visitors flocked to the town for the dad's army weekend. Picture: Supplied by Lee Lawrence.Visitors flocked to the town for the dad's army weekend. Picture: Supplied by Lee Lawrence.

Re-enactors from the Dad’s Army Museum brought along a Jones the Butchers Van and 1940s singers entertained the crowds with the help of the Thursford organ.

The Red Lion organised the visit from the platoon and businesses and market traders had the chance to join in with the fun by decorating their shops and stalls with a 1940s theme.

The event, lasting from 11am until 3pm, was supported by the Swaffham Town Council and saw crowds visit the market place to get involved.

If you are either hosting or are involved in a local community historical event in the Swaffham, Dereham, Fakenham or Wells area then contact our reporter Dan Bennett with the details by emailing daniel.bennett@archant.co.uk or by phoning 01362 854702.

Visitors flocked to the town for the dad's army weekend. Picture: Supplied by Lee Lawrence.Visitors flocked to the town for the dad's army weekend. Picture: Supplied by Lee Lawrence.

Visitors flocked to the town for the dad's army weekend. Picture: Supplied by Lee Lawrence.Visitors flocked to the town for the dad's army weekend. Picture: Supplied by Lee Lawrence.

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