British Day in Boom Saturday, September 2nd, 2017


09:30 – Gathering for the parade through the streets – Colonel Silvertopstraat
09:45 – Parade with Scottish pipes and drums through the streets of Boom
From Col. – Silvertopstraat to Heldenplaats
10:00 – Ceremony and inauguration of the Memorial to Lt. Col. Silvertop, the British liberators and especially the 21 who married girls from Boom – Heldenplaats and quay platform
11:00 – Crossing the Rupel river by ferry – Banks of the Rupel by “Trattoria Kaai”
11:15 – Cermony celebrating “25 years of the Tank Monument” – Klein-Willebroek
12:00 – 18:00 – “British Village” is open !
A little piece of Britain by the river Rupel with Heldenplaats
Fish ‘n Chips
Tea and Biscuits
British vintage cars
James Bond 007 stand
Whisky and Gin tasting
“Happy Hour” bar Lipstick
Harry Potter stand
British boardgames

12:00 – 18:00 – Street Market in Grote Markt, Windstraat, Hoogstraat, Blauwstraat and Antwerpsestraat
14:00 – 18:00 Music of the 40’s – Grote Markt
14:00 – 15:00 – “Tina Grace” sings Wartime Songs – Grote Markt
15:00 – 18:30 – “Radio Tour” plays Forties Hits – Grote Markt
14:00 – 18:00 – “all Round trio” performs 1940’s Music Antwerpsestraat
18:30 – 22:00 – “Liberation Ball”
Retro-Dance evening with “DJ Concept Dorien” and 40’s dance demo’s from “The Merlins” in RAF uniforms
Grote Markt (or in case of rain inside Het Feestpaleis)

To visit all weekend:
British Military WWII camp and RAF Control Tower
in the garden of the Deanery (Hoogstraat