Tickhill Together presents, for the third year, the village’s very own 40s Day — to be held on Saturday 9th June. This event promises to be bigger and better than the previous two years, hopefully bringing even more people into Tickhill, to enjoy the lovely facilities and shops that are on offer.
The organisers are looking for anyone who is willing to help on the day, come up with ideas for entertainment in and around Tickhill, to fund raise to cover the costs of the day, and to generally improve on the day.
At 2017’s event there was 40s’ entertainers in the Institute and Castle Close Community Centre as well as an Afternoon Tea in the Institute and a Dance at night with a light supper. Both of these events were a sell-out. The plan is to do similar things in 2018.
There was a small display of 1940s vehicles and a 1940s’ bus, for rides round the village. Obviously these things cost money. Do you know anyone who would be willing to do some entertaining free of charge — or for a nominal fee or perhaps their petrol expenses?
Organisers sewed and distributed sandbags around the businesses to be used in window dressing. There was also a Best Dressed Window Competition (hopefully this will also be repeated). There was a Pram ‘walkabout’ and stalls selling vintage goods and cake stands in the Scout HQ. Enactment groups descended on the village — and created a fabulously authentic look. Many of the business and shops in Tickhill got involved in window displays with sandbags and tape on the windows.
Because of the size of this venture there is a special 40s Day Committee. If you would like to help — in any way — or join the committee, please call Janice (Parish Room) on 07840 419763, or Lesley (Deli 28) on 07721 583681. Your ‘country’ (well, Tickhill!) needs you!