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In pictures: Theme day brings roaring twenties to life

In pictures: Theme day brings roaring twenties to life

Justin Burns

In pictures: Theme day brings roaring twenties to life

The roaring twenties came alive when a themed day was held at the Windsor and Royal Borough Museum on Saturday.

A range of activities was put on at the Guildhall venue in the High Street to give people a taste of the 1920s - often referred to as the Golden Age.

 

 

The Gershwin Gang played live music including music by George Gershwin who wrote acclaimed songs Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris.

Sessions on how to make a non-alcoholic cocktail, and 1920's fascinators and top hats, also took place throughout the afternoon.

Some visitors dressed in clothes from the decade while people also borrowed attire and had their photographs taken wearing a flapper girl headband and other clothes from the era.

The day was part of a two-year project at the museum funded by the National Lottery Fund and was the second event to be held as part of it.

Project research assistant Stephanie Lewis, said: "It has been going really well and we have had lots of people in.

"They have enjoyed trying cake from the 1920s and making hats and dressing up in clothes from the twenties."

She added the aim of the day was to get the community involved with the rich history and heritage of the Windsor area.

Later in the year the project will hold a 1940s day and other plans include a Victorian day, while a variety of other heritage themed events are also planned.

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