Friday, 30 August 2013

Woodhall Spa 1940s Weekend

Last year we went to the first Woodhall Spa 1940s weekend and I have been looking forward to it for a full year ever since. It was a wonderful weekend last year and this year did not disappoint either. It is such a well organised event that it feels like a well established one which has been running for years; a testament to the organisers! There's so much to see that we didn't manage to make it to see all of the displays and re-enactments which is a shame because from the look of other people's photos they were amazing.

 The first day I didn't take any pictures at all but on the second I managed to get my camera out once or twice. We met the lovely Helen who I have seen around at other events since Woodhall including Twinwood.

 We had cream tea at the Petwood Hotel while watching Brandon Shaw which has to have been the highlight of the weekend for me. We saw the amazing Lola Lamour singing too but alas my photos are very grainy since we were stood right at the back.

 A certain little lady was very keen to get in on the cream tea too and have a scone!

Indi, me, Zac, and Daisy

 This lovely photo of all four of us was taken by Michael Hill over at I was wearing the outfit which I bought from Festival of the Forties the weekend before. The blouse I can't put my finger on where or when it was made, the trousers are reproduction but I have totally forgotten who made them and my handbag is from a charity shop. I'm terrible at this outfit posting lark!

 It rained right at the very end of the day but that didn't make the day any less enjoyable and we still sat and listened to the music Major Swing was playing right to the very end. This was outside the Lancaster Inn at Woodhall Spa so once the music finished we toddled inside for our dinner which was handy and very reasonably priced. They have a special 1940s menu too which was fun!

 When I got home I was so tired that I got straight into my pyjamas and 1940's house coat and had a lovely hot chocolate before bed.

Yet again it was a wonderful weekend held at Woodhall Spa and I have already put next year's dates in my diary, and you should too! Woodhall Spa 1940s weekend will take place on the 19th & 20th July 2014.


Jessica Cangiano said...

Sweet dear, I really and truly adore your style. I've been reading through some of your older posts this night and swooning up a rather hefty storm over it. You have such a beautiful, classy, appealing way of sporting yesteryear styles.

♥ Jessica

*PS* These pale blue trousers are sublime!

Miss Rosie Beau said...

Jessica you should get an award for being the most kind hearted blogger ever. Your comment really has cheered my up after a busy Monday at work. Thank you so much for your kind words.
Rowena x

Joanna said...

ohh ahhh I love your robe! I really wish we had these kind of events where I live…lucky gal:)

Miss Rosie Beau said...

We are so lucky that there are so many 1940s events on in our area. Lincolnshire has such a strong history in the war as there were many air fields on the flat lands and we still have one of he last Lancaster Bombers! Our weekends in the summer months get so hectic but I literally cannot wait for the events to start again.
Rowena x