Enjoy a taste of the past at Flying Legends’ new Vintage
Flying Legends encapsulates nostalgic charm with its evocative combination of iconic flying aircraft,
period music and immaculately- attired Second World War living history groups.
At this year’s Flying Legends (Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July) we’re taking the period feel further with
the new Vintage Village, where you can relax in 1940s comfort and watch the world go by.
Situated on the historic hangar base next to Wing Co Joe’s Café, the Vintage Village offers everything you
could want for a stylish rendezvous. Enjoy a glass of fizz or two from the Prosecco Bar and listen to the
romantic sounds of Harry and Edna’s Revolution 78. These dapper DJs will be playing 1930s and 1940s
music in all its original atmospheric splendour on period gramophones.
The Manhattan Dolls make a welcome return after going down a storm at last year’s Flying Legends. This
glamorous New York-based Andrews Sisters-style group will be performing those instantly-recognisable
hits of the thirties and forties in their own inimitable style.
Enjoy a unique living history experience aboard the Home Front Bus. This classic double-decker bus
contains detailed reconstructions of a 1940s living room, a wartime shop, a bombed-out street and an air
raid shelter. Containing period features and artefacts, the Home Front Bus replicates the sights, sounds
and smells of the Home Front – an authentic trip back in time.
Complete your vintage experience by ordering an IWM Duxford Picnic Hamper. Soak up the atmosphere
in the Vintage Village as you enjoy a perfect ration-free picnic lunch for two, including the Duxford
sausage roll, homemade sandwiches, hand-cut crisps, seasonal salad, a refreshing Pimms summer berry
jelly and traditional elderflower presse, all served in a disposable hamper including cutlery, plates and
The IWM Duxford Picnic Hamper for two costs £21. To order, please email email@example.com or
call 01223 497 501. Please give a minimum of three days notice for your picnic order. Picnic orders are
collected fromWing Co Joe’s Café on the day.
Join us in the Vintage Village for some forties fun as we recreate the days when ladies were glamorous,
gentlemen were dapper and we may have been at war, but we certainly knew how to have a jolly good