On Saturday August 20th, there will be swing bands and big bands, costumed shopkeepers, military vehicles, living history tableaux and more.
Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets and one of the organisers, commented: “We’ve retailers, restaurants, cafes and more across the city all joining forces to make this a great day throughout Durham. It’s the first time we’ve run our Nostalgia day in August. Hopefully, visitors and locals will enjoy the entertainment and make the most of everything the city has to offer.”
Durham Market Hall’s traders will be costumed, and many stalls themed, while piano entertainment will be provided in Café Cenno by George Hetherington. In the Market Place, alongside the regular Saturday Outdoor Market, there will be Yesterday’s Heroes living history tableaux, with a WWII display featuring military vehicles and music from Jay B.
In Walkergate and Millennium Place there will be a display of 1940s vehicles, and performances by the Forum Big Band. There will be a vintage fire engine in Prince Bishops and an old United Bus on Framwellgate Bridge, courtesy of Ian Wiggett.
All Nostalgia Day events are free and will run or be scheduled between 11am and 4pm. Durham’s Nostalgia Day is part of a weekend of activities and entertainment in the city centre, organised for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike. Sunday August 21st is Uniformed Services Fun Day with events and demonstrations by Fire Service, Police, Army, RNLI, Mountain Rescue and more.
For more information about events in Durham see www.durhammarkets.co.uk/events