Wellington Market will again be hosting its popular 1940s themed day on this coming Saturday, 13th May 2017, 9am-4:30pm. Those who are regular visitors to the market will know that last year’s event was very successful and therefore it is with great pleasure that we will be running it again this year.


There will be singers, vintage music, period food stalls and classic cars (both military and civilian), as well as various games throughout the day.  There will also be the opportunity to donate to the Pilgrim Bandits Charity by buying your snacks from an authentic NAAFI (Naval, Army and Air Force Institutes) canteen.  So, don your 1940s attire, and come down to Wellington Market to celebrate with us and raise money for a very worthy cause.

The Pilgrim Bandits Charity was established by a small group of Special Forces veterans in 2007 with the sole aim of using their unique training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full. The mantra ‘Always a Little Further’ is core to the charity’s attitude, whether working with amputee men and women from the services directly or by utilising their experiences to inspire and encourage young people and children.


The day will run in association with the Ironbridge World War Two weekend (27-28th May) – a community charity fundraising event in the historic Ironbridge Gorge. Wellington Market has run events like this in the past and so is delighted to invite the 1940s day back to the market for another year.