Monday 4 June 2012

WWII weekend at Dover Castle

This jubilee weekend Dover castle was transported back to the 1940s for a weekend of World War Two inspired events. There were French, British, and German encampments around the grounds of castle, a live band playing forties music, drills, and an obstacle course for children, and a "battle" complete with explosions and gun shots. Although not a particularly informative day out, I think it's brilliant they put on events such as these. It's such a fantastic way to get people engaging with history, and there was certainly a lot for children to enjoy.

Of course, whether you are there for an event weekend, or visiting on any other day of the year, there is always plenty to see and do. From the medieval tower, beautifully done up to look as it would have done during the reign of Henry II, to the wartime underground hospital, and exciting new Operation Dynamo exhibition, it really is a full day out, and one not to be missed.

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