Helicopter museum's World War Two dance a sell-out success

PUBLISHED: 13:36 23 May 2017

People and staff dressed up, enjoying music from 1940s & 1950s.

People and staff dressed up, enjoying music from 1940s & 1950s.

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The Helicopter Museum turned back the clock at the weekend for an evening of 1940s fun.

People and staff dressed up, enjoying music from 1940s & 1950s.People and staff dressed up, enjoying music from 1940s & 1950s.

The museum, in Locking Moor Road, held a sell-out hangar dance on Saturday with a World War Two theme.

Volunteers and visitors spent hours decorating the Weston-super-Mare attraction’s hangars, which are filled with the world’s largest collection of helicopters.

Guests were greeted by period re-enactors and danced around helicopters, mounted machine guns, an unexploded bomb and vehicles from the war.

Popular swing band The Hot Tin Roofs ensured the dance floor was busy throughout the night.

The museum’s general manager Lee Mills said: “The dance is fantastic night every year, but this might just have been the best yet.

“Museum volunteers were dressed up in period costumes ranging from Spitfire pilots and Land Girls to American GIs and it was great to see so many visitors joining the fun in wartime attire as well.”

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