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Holbeach area motel hosts 1940s weekend with military vehicles and Dream Belles




Take a step back to the 1940s this weekend and help a good cause.

Veteran champion Harold Payne is holding a 1940s weekend at The Anglia Motel in Fleet.

Attractions include a host of military vehicles along with music from the Dream Belles during the event, which will be held over Saturday and Sunday.

Harold Payne with his military vehicles ahead of a VJ event in august. (48742582)
Harold Payne with his military vehicles ahead of a VJ event in august. (48742582)

Mr Payne is hoping to raise money to pay for roses to be laid in Normandy and in Scapa Flow, in Scotland, to honour those who paid the ultimate price during the Second World War.

He would like to take Mary Waterson, of Holbeach Fen, to the site where her brother George William Smith died after his ship, The Royal Oak, sunk when fired upon by German U-boats.

Mr Payne said: “It is going to be a good weekend with lots for the whole family to enjoy and we are hoping for some good weather.

“I would like to raise £1,000 because I would like to support Mary and take her to the place where brother died. The last time she saw him was 1939 and it would be nice to lay some roses there.”

A range of military vehicles will be on display at the Fleet motel site over the weekend.

Along with Harold’s Second World War amphibious vehicle, there will also be a Jeep, a Cruiser and many more.

Lincolnshire duo Dream Belles will also be entertaining the crowds with their 1940s war time show.

Amanda Watton and Lucy Crunkhorn are taking to the stage on Saturday night to help people truly immerse themselves in the 1940s atmosphere.

A DJ will also be playing 1940s music during the afternoon as well.

There are hopes for a fly-past from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

A hot dog stand will be set up at the event and food will also be available from the cafe.

Entry to the show is £5 for adults and free for under 16s.

Future events planned at the motel will include a motorbike weekend, which will be held between July 23 and 24.



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