HARTLEBURY Castle will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Victory in Japan Day with a host of stalls and displays this weekend.

Visitors can relax in the Carriage Circle and browse the various stalls and displays commemorating VJ Day this Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 from 11am.

Guests can discover more about the role the UK played during the Second World War and the history of nurses during the period.

Wartime vehicles will be on show and on Sunday, a model US hospital will also be on display.

Visitors can bring along a picnic, enjoy a drink from Schooners Bar or a Bennet's ice cream, before trying their luck in the Covid-friendly tombola and exploring the castle grounds and buildings.

Chantel Summerfield, activities and engagement officer at Hartlebury Castle, said: “This is a very small scale event in acknowledgement of the current situation.

“However, with VE Day falling in lockdown, we felt it was important to commemorate VJ Day and offer the community a chance to mark it with us.

"We’re delighted that we’re able to welcome visitors again to mark the day - the displays and vehicles are fascinating to see.

"We’re hoping to recreate some of the street party atmosphere that we missed out on in May.”

Many of the staff will be dressed in 1940s style clothing for the day and visitors are invited to join in the fun.

“We’d love to see our visitors getting into the spirit of the event and dress up as well,” said Chantel.

To ensure visitors can enjoy the event safely, numbers are limited and arrival times must be pre-booked.

Time slots can be booked by visiting hartleburycastle.com. Payment will be taken upon arrival on the day.

Usual admission fees apply – £9.50 for adults, £8.50 for over-60s and students, £5.50 for children and free for under-fives.