There's all kind of shenanigans going on in the village over the same weekend as it's Arnham weekend. This is an annual gala that takes place to commemorate links with the village and 216 Signal Squadron of the Air Assault Brigade who were stationed nearby during WWII and planned the battle for the bridges at Arnham, Holland from our very own village of Caythorpe.
Every year, veterans and serving soldiers from the squadron come together to celebrate their links with the village and put on a gala that makes it a very special weekend of fun and fundraising.
The Gala takes place on the village playing field on Saturday the 8th, with stalls, a tombola, traditional fete games such as skittles, a dog show, and a traditional football match between 216 Squadron and the village football team!
On Sunday morning there is a parade by veterans and serving soldiers.
We'll be open of course, fully loaded with lots of gorgeous vintage and antiques plus Sue will opening her pop-up tea room again for teas and home-made cakes. She's also promised Vera Lynn on the CD player, a "Victory Rolls" hair-do and red lipstick in keeping with the WWII theme!
Also in the area that weekend is Burghley Horse Trials great for shopping and not bad for occasional horse watching too!
Do come if you can, it sounds fun and the showroom will be over-flowing with gorgeousness with lots of things found on my latest trip to French France...
...which was as lovely as ever.
My kids have grown up with me rooting around French markets and Brocantes.