LAND girls, lumberjills and the Home Guard will be showing people what life was like in the Second World War at an event this weekend.

The dig for victory event is on at Beamish Museum, near Stanley, until Sunday.

Paul Foster, historic events officer, said: “Visitors can find out what life was like on the Home Front during the Second World War, and how the dig for victory campaign helped the war effort.

“From land girls, lumberjill displays and Home Guard drills to military vehicles, music and dancing, and hands-on activities, there’s so much to see and do.”

The event is inspired by the governments dig for victory campaign, launched in October 1939 to support the war effort.

Visitors can pick up wartime ID cards, enjoy 1940s music and dancing, support the jam drive and meet an ARP warden, as well as see military vehicles, take part in flag making and pea planting and get a 1940s hairdo.

On Saturday, there will be a military encampment on the events field and there will also be performances by Beamish Choir.

The event is the first in Beamish’s Great North Festival of Agriculture, which also features a leek show and harvest festival later in the month.