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Don’t Panic! Dad’s Army Day is back

PUBLISHED: 17:35 18 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:34 19 July 2019

The popular Dad's Army Day is set to return to Swaffham. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

The popular Dad's Army Day is set to return to Swaffham. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

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A town will be transported back to the 1940s as a popular Dad’s Army celebration makes its return.

The popular Dad's Army Day is set to return to Swaffham. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilThe popular Dad's Army Day is set to return to Swaffham. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Captain Mainwaring and his Walmington-on-Sea platoon will be on parade on Saturday, August 3, when Dad's Army Day takes over Swaffham.

Singing duo Timescape are returning to the town alongside George Cushing and his vintage street organ, creating an unmistakably '40s mood.

The popular Dad's Army Day is set to return to Swaffham. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilThe popular Dad's Army Day is set to return to Swaffham. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

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This year's event will also offer free rides for children on some vintage 'swing chairs' - a chance for today's youngsters to experience an old-fashioned thrill ride.

Hot food will be available from numerous vendors, including Papworths Butchers and their barbecue.

Swaffham mayor Jill Skinner said: "We had such a good day last year and it's fantastic to welcome back the team from the Dad's Army Museum in Thetford.

"It's a great chance for the whole town to join in and there should be a wonderful atmosphere on the day."

The event runs from 10am to 3pm. For further information, contact Sue Dent via wattonswaffhamevents@gmail.com.


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