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Bygone era is created during two day event

Echoes of the Past - Vintage Weekend at Rougham Air Control TOwer

Pictured: Fiona Pottle and Jean Coleman ANL-140831-152511009

Echoes of the Past - Vintage Weekend at Rougham Air Control TOwer Pictured: Fiona Pottle and Jean Coleman ANL-140831-152511009

Medieval knights and jiving couples were in the mix as crowds flocked to this year’s Echoes of the Past staged by Rougham Tower Association.

The wartime airfield which flew B-17 Flying Fortress bombers rekindled the wartime atmosphere over the weekend with a range of re-enactments.

Medieval swords clashed as knights in chain mail battled it out, while echoes of the Zulu wars conflict and both World Wars were depicted alongside 40s style dancing.

Military vehicles were on display and people could sample some wartime baking and recreate the 40s look in the period salon.

The two day event, now in its third year, raised £3,000 for the Rougham Tower Association which has restored and is responsible for the wartime museum and memorial on the former airfield.

Bury St Edmunds army cadets offered marshalling at the site and visitors who came dressed in 40s style were allowed free entry.

Shirley Clark, association treasurer, said: “The weekend went really well and visitors stayed all day.

“We had a very good gate and each year we get more and more offers of help for the next one.”

Rougham Tower Association formed in 1993 becoming a registered charity five years later. More is available on www.rougham.org

 

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