1940s day at Banham

A couple will be opening up their 1940s smallholding to the public at the weekend along with vintage tractors, land girls and the Home Guard.Visitors to Rushmere Cottage at Banham will get an insight into wartime Britain when owners Ad Hickley and Pam McMillan open the doors to their home on Saturday and Sunday.

A couple will be opening up their 1940s smallholding to the public at the weekend along with vintage tractors, land girls and the Home Guard.

Visitors to Rushmere Cottage at Banham will get an insight into wartime Britain when owners Ad Hickley and Pam McMillan open the doors to their home on Saturday and Sunday.

Their home, near Attleborough, which has been decorated 1940s style and comes with its own 'Dig for Victory' garden, is a unique time capsule with everything as it was 60 years ago.

Visitors will be able to see the Women's Land Army at work with their Fordson tractor, join the Home Guard with their rifle drill, and see how life was lived in a 1940s cottage with rationing, salvage and make-do-and-mend.


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An open day last year raised �500 for Veterans Aid, a charity which helps homeless ex-servicemen and women. The event at Banham Fen is open between 10.30am and 4pm. Admission is �4 for adults and �2 for children.

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