A SPECIAL midsummer celebration of music is set to take place in the park at Haden Hill House Museum this weekend.

On Sunday (June 24), the Cradley Heath venue will be swinging and bopping to the sounds of the 1950s and eras past with some fantastic live music.

Visitor services assistant Anne Willetts said: “The concert kicks off at noon with the welcome return of Phase One disco who always play some great tunes between our live acts, and visitors will be able to request your favourite tunes from eras gone by.

“The live music begins with museums favourite crooner Ian Casey who will be singing some of the easy listening tunes from the 1950s and 60s.”

Alison Hyatt, visitor services officer, added: “Following on from this, The Miss Fortunes will take to the stage with some amazing rousing popular tunes of the 1940s and 1950s in their own harmonising style, guaranteed to get your feet tapping and you on your feet.”

Visitors can also enjoy side shows such as the coconut shy and hoopla, while volunteers will be opening up Haden Old Hall – which is not usually open to the public – throughout the afternoon for visitors to look around.

Councillor Steve Trow, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for culture and core council services, said: “This should be a fantastic community day because once again the staff and the volunteers have pulled out all the stops to plan for a great day in the park for local people.

“We hope the weather will be kind to us and if it is visitors can bring along their picnic chairs or blankets and picnics to enjoy an afternoon of fantastic live music.”

Visitors can also view a photographic exhibition inside the house, put together by the Living Memory project of everyday photos of local people from the past.