Members of Apsley’s Paper Trail Heritage Fire Brigade are harking back to the Fighting Forties with a family fun day at the weekend.
Saturday will see the brigade’s Dennis Ace – a 1938 fire engine – visit Marlowes Shopping Centre with her crew in celebration of her 75th birthday.
From 11am to 4pm on Sunday, the Family Forties Fire Fun Day will offer something for all the family at the Frogmore Paper Mill & Visitor Centre on Fourdrinier Way in Apsley.
Take in the Blitz and Beyond exhibition, make a splash with different types of water pump on display, make your own gas mask and learn to Jitterbug and Lindyhop like your relatives back in the 40s – plus lots more.
Sunday will celebrate the 210th anniversary of the installation of the Fourdrinier Paper machine – the first of its kind in the world – at the mill, as well as the 130th anniversary of the foundation of the John Dickinson Fire Brigade and the 120th anniversary of the foundation of the British Paper Company Fire Brigade.
Entry will be £2 per adult and £1 per child, with paper mill tours and boat trips for £2 extra.
All the proceeds will go to the upkeep of the Paper Trail’s heritage fire equipment and ferry boat.