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Gloucester Life Museum will be on Westgate Street this Saturday, inviting people to have the opportunity to handle some original World War Two artefacts, such as gas masks, ration books, and shrapnel, as part of the Gloucester Retro Festival.

There will also be craft activities taking place during the day as well for children and families, including making your own paper planes. Themed items from the Life Museum gift shop will also be available to purchase on the day.

Gloucester Goes Retro takes place on Saturday 27th August across the central gate streets of Gloucester.  Each of the four streets will have their own period theme – Westgate Street will be 1900s to 1949, Northgate Street is 1950s, Eastgate Street is 1960s, and Southgate Street is 1970s/80s.

The Life Museum showcases the social history of the people of Gloucester through the ages, from Tudor times to the present day.  The museum houses more than 25,000 objects in their collection and will be bringing some items out for people to look at and handle.

Cllr Lise Noakes, cabinet member for culture and leisure at Gloucester City Council, said: “This is a great way for families to learn even more about the history of our fantastic city and I hope that people can come along and see some genuine World War Two items.

“We will have loads of fantastic crafts for people to enjoy on the day and I look forward to seeing people taking part.”

Cllr Colin Organ, creator of Gloucester Retro Festival, said: “Gloucester Retro Festival was a fantastic success last year, and this year I am sure it is going to be even better. The festival is free to enjoy and has lots of different events for everyone to join in, dress up and enjoy. There will be prizes awarded for the best dressed people as well so pick out your favourite decade and dress to impress!”

“The festival will also have a wonderful host of different marque vehicles from across the 1900s up to the 1980s and even further beyond, which visitors will be able to see parked across the gate streets.”

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