Armed Forces day for The Village site

A scene from the day.

A scene from the day.

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Visitors travelled from far and wide to attend an authentic Armed Forces Day which astonished organisers with its popularity.

The event was held at The Village Church Farm on Saturday and, despite having just two months to prepare everything, the organisers were thrilled with the turn out and the positive feedback received.

The community were able to step back in time and pay their respects during the event, which Stephen Briggs and Trevor Monahan, including Steve Gould and many others , put on.

There was an action-packed itinerary including; a Royal Observer Corps exhibition, a chance to look at a real WW2 Jeep, watch traditional cookery demonstrations and a model aircraft exhibition.

“We were astonished at how it went,” said Stephen. “The majority of people travelled from outside of Skegness, from quite far actually, especially for the event.”

Children were also able to dress up in traditional clothing and try their aim in a pistol drill.

“The excellent costumes were down to Susan Turbett, she was a great help,” added Stephen.

The farm house on site was also transformed into a 1940s house and the Withern Cottage was transformed into a WW1 style home.