Wartime memories in Finningley village

Wartime memories will be brought to life when a World War Two mobile museum arrives in Doncaster.

Paul and Linda Britchford are travelling from Skegness, on the Lincolnshire coast, to Finningley in their 20-tonne World War Two Army transport vehicle, which forms part of the museum.

The arrival is part of the Finningley At War event which takes place on Saturday May 24 and will see the village step back in time.

Organiser Christine Syring said: “It has taken a lot of persuasion on the part of the Finningley Village Community Group) to get this museum into South Yorkshire as it mainly visits schools etc. in Lincolnshire, so we really want as many people to enjoy it as possible.

“We have been fundraising to pay for this ourselves so there is there is no admission charge, although donations are welcome.”

The vehicle will arrive on the afternoon of Thursday, May 22, for children from the village school to take a look and will then be open to the public on the Saturday.

Christine said: “This is the first time this superb experience has been in this area and will be a great attraction to young, old, and families alike.

“Come along and experience the realistic sound and feel of a World War Two air raid.

“The event takes place in and around Holy Trinity an St Oswald’s Church, Finningley, with its strong links to RAF Finningley with the lovely stained glass window of a World War Two soldier plus the RAF graveyard at the rear.

The day runs between 10am and 4pm, with the village hall open with facilities and stalls.