Dear Home Front Members . On behalf of all at Coventry Market, Market shoppers and the local school parties that you have spent time with over the past week, may i say "Thank You" to you and the rest of the UK Home Front for truly bringing history to life at our Blitz Exhibition. Thank you once again and my very best wishes for the UK Home Front continuing success in the future. Yours Sincerely Brian Sexton Market Manager.
To all members of UKH:-
Christine Brown, Ross & Neil White, Mike Batten and the Great Central Railway on behalf of the GCR WW2 Committee, wish to thank you for all your support during the 12th & 13th June 2010 to commemorate "Life in Wartime Britain"
Dear Sandra and Ian and members of UK Home Front
Just a quick line to say thank you very much for your attendance over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
Your presence was very much appreciated and those visitors who braved the wintry weather got more for their entrance fee compared to a normal weekend here at the museum.
Hereís hoping the weather is better for your other events during the course of the year, and if you are available we would welcome your presence for the August Bank Holiday weekend
I must write and tell you what a fabulous asset Barry was yesterday at our 1940s Remembered event in Newport. He threw himself into everything with such great gusto and played the part authentically and sensitively. Both the children and the adults were enthralled by him and his wide knowledge of the era added greatly to the occasion.
Sadly my contract at Charter Housing Association has now come to an end but what a way to go out! Barry, you are without doubt a star!!! Be assured that wherever I end up you will be at the top of my list of must have people for any wartime event in the future.
I know that visitors of all ages really enjoyed UK Homefront's displays and scenarios at Etruria. Schoolchildren got into the spirit by carrying ID cards and wearing evacuee nametags, while of course older visitors took the opportunity to reminisce and reflect. The event gave a huge boost to our autumn visitor figures and the group members were friendly, enthusiastic, cooperative and responsible. Many thanks for a great weekend.
What can I say but what a cracking weekend you lot put on for us..you even managed to make sure the weather was great...you made the whole site come to life..folk really did think they were in the countryside during the 1940's..all I can say is thanks again and I know you'll have had this loads of time but I really do hope we'll meet again in 2008..fantastic!..cheers mike director ryedale folk museum
A big thank you to Ian and Sandra Day of the UK Homefront for all their help and support in organising Ripon's first Annual VE Day Celebrations on 12th May 2007: we quite simply couldn't have done it without them. Their enthusiasm and know-how were invaluable in the run-up to the event and their fun and informative displays on the day certainly did not disappoint. Thank you and we look forward to working with you for next year's event."
Just a quickie to say thanks to Sandra Day and co for their nice warm welcome to my father (NVA Bill) at the Boat Museum on Monday. He appreciated your company and the nice warm fire in Porters Row. kind regards
You did a fantastic show at Elsecar for Kev and I. You got into the spirit of the fashion show and your displays were out of this world. Since that event I've been looking for an opportunity to showcase the full UK Homefront work.
I was visiting the North East from Devon at the weekend with my husband & 2 small children, to visit my Mothers grave in Durham on her Birthday. We stumbled on your re enactment on Sunday & I was quite taken back when I walked in to see Anne in WAF uniform jitterbugging, for a second I thought it was my Mum. It was a great coincidence to see you all doing what you were on Sunday & all of the displays reminded me of my Mother. Then to see Anne really topped it all.
My Mothers name was Kitty King, and her brother John King was in the RAF. They were from Langley Park & she worked in the kitchens in the WAF's. She married my Scottish Father David Morton (Jock) whom I believe she met at some aerodrome dance in the North East. He went on to do about 22 years in the RAF which took them out to Egypt & Germany. She would have been 83 now. Please thank Anne for her time & to you all for the fantastic exhibition, which as you can see really meant a great deal to me.
The entertaining scope and spectacular impact of the display mounted by U.K. HOMEFRONT provided an exhibit that was very popular with a wide variety of visitors.
All weekend the members of the group worked tirelessly to entertain and educate the public both young and not so young. The level of historical accuracy in the wartime clothing of the members and artefacts in the display was of the highest standard.
UK. HOMEFRONT showed a great deal of professionalism not only with there own display but lending a hand were and when ever required.
Both the client and I were more then satisfied with a very successful outcome considering the short notice given.
Once again my thanks go out to all whose professionalism and dedication made this event such a success.
On behalf of the Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Museum Service, i wish to sincerely thank all of your members who travelled to Berwick in very poor weather conditions to make the weekend so successful.
Your professional presentation and excellent variety of static and interactive displays and activities helped us bring to life the everyday story of Berwick people during the turbulent years of the Second World War.
I know that many memories were rekindled among our several hundred visitors.
I know that Chris Green, Borough Museum Curator, was delighted with your participation and with the public's response to the weekend's programme.
Should we plan any future events in the Borough that relate to your historical period, we shell be sure to contact you again to enlist the services of UK Homefront.
Thank you for visiting our 1940s Weekend at the Ffestiniog Railway on the 29th April. You all helped to create a wonderful scene for our visitors to experience. Your enthusiasm was infectious. The Jitterbugging on the platform proved especially popular!
Joanna Vincent 1940s Event Planning Team Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways