Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands War Weapons Week

1941, Aspley Guise (Bedfordshire)

Documentation of wartime fundraising efforts in the Bedfordshire village of Aspley Guise.

The Bedfordshire village of Aspley Guise stages a week of events to raise money for the war effort, beginning with the erection in The Square of a fundraising barometer adorned with flags and bunting. Home guard cadets are shown running through drills before setting out on a parade through the village, and a children's costume parade is filmed in colour. A podium is erected ahead of the day's events which begin with a town parade featuring marching bands, soldiers, home guard volunteers and community groups, followed by races and games and a charity cricket match featuring one team dressed in top hats and the other wearing artillery helmets.

Featured Events

War Weapons Week, 24-31 May 1941

Keywords

Fundraising; Parades; War

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