THE Battle of Britain will be celebrated in style in Stonehouse on Saturday September 15.

A celebration day was encouraged by local businesses, following the success of the Stonehouse Rotary Club’s previous event re-launching the High Street last year.

John Jeynes of the Rotary club said: “Local businesses once again asked Stonehouse Rotary Club to help them organise another celebration day, which we were delighted to do.”

As the event fell on Battle of Britain Day, this set the theme of the day as a celebration of the 1940s in wartime.

There is plenty planned for children with a 1940s era fancy dress competition for taking place at 10:30am by the Millenium Stone on the Green, with a bouncy castle, face painting and other activities to keep them entertained throughout the day.

Alongside this, there will be plenty on offer for everybody, as local businesses will be hosting a series of attractions and competitions and local children will perform in a variety of displays.

There will also be various classic cars, a vintage tractor and steam engine on display and the Kings Stanley brass band to add to the 1940s nostalgia.

Also arranged is a special display of a section of the locally historic wingtip of a German Junkers JU88 aircraft’s that was shot down by a collaboration of Spitfire and Hurricane fighter planes over the Daneway Valley on July 25, 1940.

Supporting this will be the testimony of a witness who saw the incident whilst stationed at Ashton Down.

Norville Opticians will also be sponsoring a label identifying competition in local shop windows with cash prizes, including a £100 for first place and £10 and £20 for runners up and Location Estate Agents will be sponsoring a balloon race.

Free parking will be available on the day in Laburnam field from the Laburnam Walk entrance.