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In spring 2017 Lavenham will host a wonderful weekend celebrating the 1940s. The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa has joined with vintage events group, The Baker Boy Collective, to host a series of 1940s events across the village to commemorate the 75th anniversary of US Forces starting to arrive in the East of England in support of World War II.

Over 19th – 22nd May 2017 many events will take place in Lavenham, including:
• A 1940s swing dance
• Vintage afternoon tea
• A history talk about the 487th Bombardment Group, 8th USAAF (United States Army Air Force)

Vintage events will continue to be held annually in Lavenham during May leading up to the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May 2020.

More information is available on The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa website.