Flashback to wartime tea at Bantock House

Vintage cars, weapons displays, and a group re-enacting women’s lives during the Second World War were among the attractions that helped to bring the 1940s to life in Wolverhampton.

Vintage cars, weapons displays, and a group re-enacting women’s lives during the Second World War were among the attractions that helped to bring the 1940s to life in Wolverhampton.

The event, held for the ninth year at Bantock House this weekend, attracted 4,000 people.

Bosses at the Edwardian home decided to hold the event as it used to be a headquarters for the Home Guard during the Second World War.

Helen Steatham, house curator, siad they aim to add new elements each year. Exhibitors this year included David Carpenter, aged 68, of Stourbridge, with his Willis MB Jeep, made in 1943, to show in the vintage car display at the attraction.

He said: “It was used as a communications jeep. I have my own car as well but if the weather’s nice I’ll drive it down to shops.”