Pack up troubles at museum

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VISITORS of all ages will be invited to ‘Pack up your troubles in your old kitbag, and smile, smile, smile’ at the Museum of Lancashire (MoL) on Saturday.

The museum will be holding a special family-friendly event to commemorate Remembrance Day and explore what life was like during the first and second world wars.

Charlotte Steels, Lancashire County Council’s museum manager at MoL, said: “Our Wartime Weekend is a popular annual event where people can get a taste of life on the homefront with its rationing, air raids and fear of enemy spies lurking around every corner.

“We’ll have costumed First and Second World War military re-enactors together with real stories from people who lived through the Second World War.

“Visitors will also be able to meet ‘Winston Churchill’ and hear the inspiring words he used to rally the British military and public during the nation’s ‘darkest hour’.”

Other attractions include performances from 1940s-inspired vocalist Katie Spitfire and the chance to learn to jive and Lindy Hop with GI Jive, who have performed on stage at venues nationwide

Admission is free.