Ellesmere Port’s historic First World War air base which also played a vital role in the Second World War is throwing a 1940s weekend.
The war will be returning to Hooton Park on Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, from 10am to 5pm each day.
It will be action stations as The Northern Forties Re-enactment Group steps forward to help the Hooton Park Trust organise the 1940s re-enactment and period vehicle weekend.
The event is intended to raise money to help with the refurbishment of the remaining First World War aircraft hangars at the base.
Now in its second year the weekend will feature displays of military and period vehicles including a replica Spitfire, and a replica V1 flying bomb.
Other attractions will include living history displays of British, American and German troops, equipment and weapons.
There will be displays of the Women’s Land Army, 1940s period home front items and a collection of vintage prams and babywear.
Also on show will be vehicle collections owned by members of the local Military Vehicle Trust and the Wirral Classic Car Club with other re-enactment groups including the Northern WW2 Association and the North West Military Collectors Club.
As well as the displays, there will be weapons firing demonstrations and entertainment and songs provided by Paul Harper, Harmony Belle, The Victory Girls and Katy Mustang.
There will also be a Sunday morning church parade and service and trade stalls with period militaria, clothing and early 20th century items.
Adult ticket price is £8, children (2-16) and senior citizens £5 with a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) at £22.
On the Saturday evening there will be an optional Hangar Dance featuring music and entertainment from the Ashby Big Band and supporting entertainment. Tickets costing £15 per person must be booked or purchased in advance from www.northernforties.org.uk .
A free park and ride is available and for visitors coming without cars a free shuttle bus will be operating between the event and Hooton Station. There will be a licenced bar, food and drink and a childrens fun fair with separate charges.
Hooton Park is off junction 6 of the M53.