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12th June 2011

Re-enacting the past @ 15:07

For shitz and gigglz I took Zoe to the Great Central Railway near Loughborough. It was a special day there as they were holding a Second World War day where each of the four stations were “zoned” into different “fronts” of the Second World War. It was a very enjoyable day out, with people dressed in period costumes, stalls selling period things, period food and drink and music from the era.

While walking round I was struck by the thought of how iconic that period was. It was a time of strife, knuckling down and patriotism. It was a time that many people today lived through themselves. Unlike the likes of say Civil War re-enactment this period was still in living memory.

And that got me thinking. What will people re-enact in the future? What iconic periods have we lived through in recent years? Will they re-enact say, the 1980s? The 1970s? Or even the noughties? What would they do?

Well, now you can join in on my special 1980s re-enactment.

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From:stegzy
Date:12th June 2011 14:49 (UTC)
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It's uncanny isn't it!?
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From:stegzy
Date:12th June 2011 14:53 (UTC)
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I was fortunate to be part of something similar at my old parish church. In those days I was a bit of a singer and I spent the entire day singing songs from the 1940s.
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From:dr98emd
Date:13th June 2011 20:51 (UTC)
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jealous were was my invite
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From:billzy
Date:14th June 2011 07:54 (UTC)
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hahaha fantastic :D :D

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