HOME-grown potatoes, onions and broad beans will be served up as part of a Dig for Victory lunch in a North Yorkshire school.

Plans for a major commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War is being held by Harrogate Grammar School.

Earlier this year, several pupils and staff dug over a quadrangle to plant the vegetables as part of a Dig for Victory exercise.

On July 11, the produce will be harvested and set before pupils for a special lunch.

The school canteen will serve only wartime food - Woolton Pie and "proper puddings" will dominate the menu, along with the home-grown produce.

On the big day, staff and pupils are being encouraged to join in the spirit by wearing 1940s clothes, which in that era were bought only with clothing coupons.

Meanwhile, staff have been perfecting their moves at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall to learn steps for a tea dance.

For months, students have been learning how to knit and the popular classes have already turned out several blankets by sewing together knitted squares.

In March, 24 pupils and four teachers, funded by the Imperial War Museum, in London, went to Berlin as part of the build-up to the big day, .

The school would like to hear from anyone who was a pupil in the 1930s or 1940s with an interesting wartime experience to relate. There is also a plea for items to form an exhibition. It can be contacted on (01423) 531127.