Northumberland village going back to 1940s for big event

There will be plenty of attractions at ‘RAF Stannington’ on Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 16th June 2022, 10:18 am

The village is being transported back to the 1940s for a Battle of Britain-themed event from 10am to 4pm, organised by dozens of people in the parish, which has been postponed from 2020.

Those going along can get up close to a Spitfire and a Hurricane and see the Vulcan exhibition from the Solway Aviation Museum.

Visitors can experience what life was like to be evacuated to Lough House Farm on board a 1940s-style bus called Rosie and there is a ‘village shop’ at the farm. There will also be a renovated Anderson Shelter, a special Stannington Gin for sale, plus much more.

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A ‘village shop’ has been set-up at Lough House Farm. For more details about the event, go to the Stannington Parish Battle of Britain 2022 Facebook page.

Parish council chairwoman Karen Carins said: “Any money we make will go towards our village shop back in Stannington campaign.”