Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Wedding at the Old Forge War Time House

Hi, well it's the stranger back again after a bit of time off due to a rather horrible sinus attack which left me not being able to look at the computer screen thus restricting my photography and the blogs.
Hopefully I am now ok so lots to show of the holiday but I must do a little at a time.

Today Sue, Margaret and myself attended the Old Forge War Time House  in Sittingbourne for another step back in time experience life on the Home Front of World War Two. The theme was getting married and leaving your loved one behind to go and fight for your country. The theme today was "Love and Marriage in WWII".

We arrived and was shown into the Parlour this lady dressed in 1940's style and making a rag rug which was common in this era. The lady would stay at home to look after children whilst mothers would go to the factories to make munitions. Note the toys by the fire. 

At the back of the house the grooms father would arrive to oversee the preparations for the wedding reception which would be held at home.

This hut was newly constructed hence its new appearance and was open for teas and cake.  When funds are available they will make it in keeping with the surroundings.

Inside was a fine array of food fit for any wedding.

The brides mother arrived to check out the preparations down in the house.

 Also the Air Raid Shelter.

Guests arriving, Grandparents with there Granddaughter.

Down in the house one of the guests checking the groom was out of the Pub and on his way.

Upstairs in the house preparations for the Bride were underway with her veil and bouquet on the dressing table.

Last one for today with love letters, gifts and special underwear laid out.

I think the characters did a grand job of making the scene as realistic as possible. Part two will follow with a few pictures of the house and the wedding reception.

Hope you enjoyed it, Mike


  1. I LOVED this posting Mike.. how fabulous! Super pictures, very interesting and how great the 'characters' were to pose.. they really looked as if they were enjoying it all too and having fun.. living history at its best!
    E xx

  2. Nicely told Michael nice photos is this on all the time

  3. Thanks Bob. First Saturday of the month and it has a web site.

  4. Enjoyed the day, so glad that the people bothered to dress up for the period made it more realistic. great photos Thanks for your support in the tea room. Mrs Egg.

  5. Brilliant Michael thanks you,
    Martin (father bride) & Tracey (Mum)

  6. Glad you liked it, see you Saturday.