“North Norfolk at War 1939” – an illustrated talk by Neil Storey
September brings the hugely popular “1940’s Weekend” to Sheringham with civil and military vehicles, music , food, steam hauled trains and visitors encouraged to dress up in styles from the period to be “transported back in time”.
If you would like a glimpse of the reality behind this picture, do come along to Sheringham Little Theatre on Wednesday October 2nd when professional Norfolk historian Neil Storey will be presenting his talk on “North Norfolk at War”. With the declaration of war 80 years ago on 3/09/39, only 21 years after the previous “war to end all wars”, Neil will discuss how Sheringham and North Norfolk were transformed into a fortified barrier to resist probable Nazi invasion. The effects locally of call-ups, rationing, establishment of Home Guard units and the ever present gas masks will be covered.
Neil gave us an excellent talk last year on Norfolk at the end of WW1, and this coming event promises to be equally enthralling.
Tickets are £7.50 per person and can be bought from the Little Theatre (01263 822347) or on the door on the night. Entry for serving WW2 HM Forces veterans is free.
The talk starts at 7.30.
We look forward to seeing you there!