Chance to step back in time at Bridlington Old Town’s 1940s and 1950s Summer Festival

Bridlington Old Town’s 1940s and 1950s Summer Festival will take place this weekend.

By Phil Hutchinson
Monday, 6th June 2022, 9:14 am
Updated Monday, 6th June 2022, 10:09 am
Bridlington Old Town’s 1940s and 1950s Festival will take place this Sunday (June 12) between 10am and 4.30pm.
Bridlington Old Town’s 1940s and 1950s Festival will take place this Sunday (June 12) between 10am and 4.30pm.

The festival, billed as a fantastic day for all the family, will take place on Sunday, June 12 between 10am and 4.30pm.

Many people will be wearing classic 1940s/1950s outfits and uniforms.

Organisers expect this event to be very well attended as this is the first time it has been staged for two years.

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There will be a variety of vintage clothing stalls, military stalls and displays, and food and craft stalls for people to peruse.

During the day there will be 1940s entertainment from Johnny Victory, Esther Fletcher, Cherie Lawrence, Murray’s American Jeep and his Dancers, the Coastal Voices choir, the Gaslight Jazz Trio and Makara Morris Dancers.

Johnny Victory, Cherie Lawrence and Esther Fletcher will perform together in a Jubilee special finale 1t 4.15pm.

The event follows hot on the heels of the Old Town Platinum Jubilee Street Food Festival Party which was extremely well attended despite intermittent showers.

Debbie Atkinson, at Bridlington Old Town Association, said: “We will have vintage, military, craft and food stalls along the entire High Street and Church Green with children’s rides close to the Baylegate.

“After two years of not being able to bring this festival to the Old Town because of Covid, we are hoping to attract lots of visitors, as in previous years.”

Email [email protected] or call 07752 180083 for more information about the festival.