Lytham 1940's Wartime Weekend

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The Lytham 1940’s Wartime Weekend will take place on the19th and 20th of August 2017.Over the weekend, the event attracts over 40,000 visitors from all over the country to the area and sees the town get into the wartime spirit. The main events take place on Lytham Green and there are opportunities for traders and participants / re-enactors to get involved.

However, in order to support the local traders of Lytham, we are not looking to attract any additional catering operators, as there are already plenty of places to eat and drink in the town and we encourage visitors to visit these as part of their Lytham experience.

For Traders enquiries for the event, please email 1940s@fylde.gov.uk

On-Site Camping Information (not available to the general public)

There will be two types of camping on Lytham Green:

Authentic/ Living History Camping– must be in authentic tents and you will be positioned on the Green as per your group leader’s instructions.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CONSIDERATION OF LYTHAM GREEN AND THE CONDITION MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN SETTING UP, ANY DAMAGE COULD RESULT IN YOUR GROUP HAVING TO RE-IMBURSE THE EVENT ORGANISERS FOR RE-INSTATEMENT FEES.

Modern Camping – must be in the dedicated camping section of the Green. This is due to various conditions and places on the Green covered by a covenant. You will be allowed to arrive at the camping area from noon onwards on Friday 18th August. A security person present and will ask for your name, your group (NWW2A, UK Homefront,, MVT, or Assembly Room Trader etc) and whether you are camping in a tent or a live-in vehicle. You will be crossed off the list and you will be given a window pass for your vehicle and allowed to enter.

NB. There is a fee for camping overnight, see information on the attachments

Facilities– There will be water available and portable toilets in the camping area. There is also access to water outside the RNLI Museum (next to Lytham Windmill). Water IS NOT available from Lytham Assembly Rooms or taken from indoors at Lytham Yacht Club.

Authentic/Living History - All fires should be in fire trays/braziers off the ground only.

Modern Camp Area - Please do not have any BBQs directly on the grass. You must have proper gas cookers, raised BBQ grills or if you must use a disposable BBQ, place it up on bricks. Absolutely NO fire pits are to be dug anywhere! All litter to be disposed of responsibly.

Help us to keep Lytham the great success it has become and we look forward to welcoming you.