Rations, the golden age of Hollywood and the invention of the microwave, there’s plenty to thank the flying Forties for – not least the opening of City College Peterborough.
This year marks a milestone for the college, which is midway through 12 months of special events.
The home of adult education and learning in Peterborough was established in 1944 – and in its 70th anniversary year is staging a special taster day at its Brook Street site, followed by a celebratory dance and buffet at Peterborough Town Hall.
The college is gearing up for its 1940’s event on Saturday September 6, where children and adults of all ages can step back in time and enjoy a range of themed activities and taster sessions, including vintage crafts, antiques expert, baking 1940′s style with Paul the Baker from Hambleton Bakeries, fashions, hairstyles and makeup, Peterborough during the 1940s, Bygone Peterborough film (11.15am-12.30pm) and even a bomb disposal talk!
You can also enjoy a free 1940s’ picnic lunch prepared by Dine Devine and free refreshments. In addition to the 1940s activities, they’re also holding a range of Saturday courses between 10am and 2pm which include:
Indian Head Massage (£20)
Films of the 1940′s –including a look at the development of popular cinema during the Forties, with featured films ‘Casablanca’and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’(£20)
Family Cookery – We’ll Eat Again. Enjoy a classic afternoon team of sausage rolls and vanilla cupcakes.(10-2pm – £10 – 1 adult: 1 child)
A taste of Indian cookery: starters and spices
For details of the 1940’s day and how to book a place on the courses, contact email@example.com or call 01733 761361.