Join our Family 1940’s themed event

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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 1940’s themed event at its Brook Street site with lots of fun things for all the family, including a 1940’s style picnic.

he college is gearing up to its 1940s event on 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)
  • History of the Battle of Britain (Don Chiswell) 11.15-12.15pm or 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • Bomb disposal talk


You will also enjoy a free 1940s’ picnic lunch and free refreshments.


In addition to our 1940’s activities, we also have a range of Saturday courses between 10am and 2pm

  • Indian Head Massage (£20) FULL
  • 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) FEW PLACES LEFT
  • Family Cookery – We’ll Eat Again. Enjoy a classic afternoon team of sausage rolls and vanilla cupcakes.(10-2pm – £10 – 1 adult: 1 child) – 1 PLACE LEFT
  • A taste of Indian cookery: starters and spices (£20) FULL

For details of the 1940’s day and how to book a place on the courses, contact or call (01733) 761361.