The charm of a bygone era will be recreated at a former prisoner of war camp in North Yorkshire.

Eden Camp, a modern history museum, has announced an exciting new ‘Back to the 1940s’ event on October 12 and 13.

​A spokesperson for the museum, in Malton, said: "Get ready for a weekend filled with nostalgic fun and lively music.

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"History lovers will discover something different around every corner whilst exploring the 22 original prisoner of war huts.

"The displays capture the humour, sacrifice and spirit of a nation at war. Visitors can discover the personal tributes and unique stories of some of the individuals throughout the Second World War.

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​"It’s the perfect setting to get into the 1940s spirit, with everything from the outbreak of  the Second World War and the iconic ‘Dig For Victory’ and ‘Make Do and Mend’ campaigns, to the arrival of prisoners of war to camp from Malton Station."

Visitors will be able to view beautifully restored vehicles from the 1940s such as the Willy’s Jeep, M50 Sherman Tank, USA M16 Half Track and more. Dance fans will be able to swing with live music performances that capture the essence of the 1940s.

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​The spokesperson added: "This event is also a unique opportunity to enjoy the glamour and celebrate the era’s fashion and culture by engaging with reenactors and participating in themed activities, including a gun firing demonstration.

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"The fun will continue for a classic 1940s night out, with the best of wartime and post-wartime entertainment - more details to be announced soon. Dress to impress and step back in time to the vibrant spirit of the 1940s at Eden Camp."

Tickets to visit Eden Camp are £17 for adults, £15 online, and children 5 to 16 are £14, or £13 online. Weekend tickets are also available online only at £25 per adult and £20 per child.

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