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Dig For Victory


Designer Deckchairs


Vintage Glamour at Olney’s WW2 ‘Dig for Victory’ Weekend

It is 70 years since the introduction of ration books and the call to 'Dig For Victory’. To remember this Olney’s Cowper and Newton museum are re launching their WW2 Dig for Victory: War on Waste exhibitions over the Bank holiday weekend (1,2,3 May).

The Cowper and Newton Museum will remember the daily effort in keeping the dinner table supplied with meals by offering visitors the chance to taste long forgotten wartime foods & sweets.

House Manager Amanda Pickard explains “There is so much going on at the museum over this weekend including performances by 40s singer Fiona Harrison, Dads Army / Home Guard re-enactors, ‘make do & mend’ craft activities, plus the exhibitions are amazing. Part of the museum gardens have been turned back into a wartime allotment by our skilled volunteers, this even includes the opportunity to sit in an original Air Raid shelter”.

All the exhibition material has been specially designed by Milton Keynes own 1940’s couple ‘Harry & Edna’. The exhibition has already caused quite a stir with even international designer Wayne Hemingway MBE being so impressed by Harry & Edna’s (http://www.homefrontfriends.org.uk) work he has commission them to work on one of this year’s most high profile events,`Vintage at Goodwood’.

As a result visitors to the event will feel a little of the `Vintage at Goodwood’ glamour as Wayne Hemingway has donated to the museum a number of his exclusively designed Vintage deckchairs for you to sit in and enjoy the weekends attractions.

Plus in keeping with the War on Waste theme every visitor to the museum will be given a £5 off voucher towards the `Vintage at Goodwood’ entrance price (www.vintageatgoodwood.com)

Normal admission prices apply, Adult £4.00, Concession £3.50, Children 5 – 16 £1.00, under 5’s free. Family ticket (2a & 2c) £9.00.

Museum opens 10.30 – 16.30