Military enthusiasts enjoy fun of the fayre in Ironbridge

By Nick Humphreys | Ironbridge | Attractions | Published:

An army of military enthusiasts descended to see some impressive items from the Second World War at a vintage fayre in Ironbridge.

The Germans discuss tactics at a previous Second World War Weekend in Ironbridge

The event, at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale, was a seed event to raise money for the Ironbridge World War Two Weekend in May.

There were vintage stalls, vehicles, technology displays, re-enactments and even appearances from Winston Churchill. The seed events and main event in May are all geared towards raising cash for the Pilgrim Bandits, a charity which supports wounded servicemen and women.

The fayre's lead organiser, Laura Gott, said "We are so grateful for all the support which we have had and the amount of money we have raised."

The next events being organised by the committee are publicity walks around the local areas, aimed at raising awareness of the main event and the large evening dance to be held on the late May bank holiday.

Ironbridge World War 2 Weekend will take place in Dale End Park on May 23-24. This will be the eighth year the event has taken place since beginning as a small display at the Boat Inn.

Last year's weekend attracted an estimated 15,000 people and was voted as the most popular 1940's event of 2020 by the country's largest 1940's Facebook group.

You can follow the event on social media or visit the website at

Tickets for the dance on Saturday 23rd May can be purchased through the website.

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Shrewsbury.

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