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August 28 - Sunday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR - more info

August 28 - Sunday
Region - East of England
Little Grandson Air and car show - Kalamazoo Dance Band. - more info

August 28 - Sunday
Region - East of England
Village at War - more info

September 02 - Friday
Region - East Midlands
1940S/50S DANCE - more info

September 02 - Friday
Region - East Midlands
Back to the Swing of Things - more info

September 02 - Friday
Region - North West England
Morecambe Winter Gardens 1940's Weekend - more info

September 03 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
CLASSIC PLANES OF THE RAF ( A MUSICAL CELEBRATION ) CONCERT AND DANCE - more info

September 03 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Holmfirth War Weekend - more info

September 03 - Saturday
Region - All areas
BLACKOUT BALL - more info

September 04 - Sunday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Holmfirth War Weekend - more info

September 04 - Sunday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Pickering Parade Pratice - more info



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Events in August 2016


Sunday - August 28 - 2016
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Bridlington - Postcode: YO15 3JH (Yorkshire and the Humber)
50+ Stalls of Pure Vintage
Live Entertainment
Hair Salon
Barber
NAAFI Cafe
Vintage Tearoom
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Proud to Support St Catherine's Hospice

The Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington. YO15 3JH.
10am - 5pm
Adm £2.50 / Conc £2 / U12s Free

For further information contact: 07946 729243
Visit: www.advintageous.co.uk


For further information: contact 07946729243. Visit: www.advintageous.co.uk


Events in August 2016


Sunday - August 28 - 2016
LITTLE GRANDSON AIR AND CAR SHOW - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND.
Little Grandson Airfield - Fuller's Hill Farm, Sandy,, Cambridge - Postcode: SG19 3BP (East of England)
Come and join The Kalamazoo Dance Band for an afternoon of swing dancing at the Little Grandson Airfield Air and vintage car show for the Children in Need charity event - we'll be playing from 12 noon until 3pm and will have the superb Laura Brookes with us.
Contact David Poile on the mobile number above or me on 07793 956653


For further information: contact 07730091132. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in August 2016


Sunday - August 28 - 2016
VILLAGE AT WAR
Gressenhall Farm And Workhouse - Postcode: NR20 4DR (East of England)
Village at War Weekend- Sunday 28 August and Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2016.

Stroll around military and civilian vehicles and meet costumed characters from both the British and American forces, enjoy toe tapping 1940s music and live radio shows from the talented ‘Timescape’, and see just how far the rations can be stretched with cooking in the farmhouse kitchen. Pick up your ID card and make sure you have it to hand in case you are stopped by the Home Guard!

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Prime Minister, Mr Winston Churchill, who will be visiting the Village for the weekend, to help boost morale. Meet military enactment group the ‘Royal Norfolk Regiment’ on manoeuvre and chat with costumed servicemen to find out about active duty.

There may be a war on, but that’s no excuse to be late for school! Attend a special lesson in the school room, or see how The Southern Norwich Scouts are camping 1940s style and discover how they are able to ‘do their bit’ for their country. .

All children can also pick up their ration card and collect their weekly allocation of sweets from the Village Shop.

Discover farm machinery on Gressenhall Farm and witness the spirit that helped win the Second World War, keeping the country fed.


The annual Village at War event once again promises to deliver an impressive display of home front history.
For further information: contact 01362860563. Visit: http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Gressenhall_Farm_and_Workhouse/index.htm


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 02 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band with 1940s entertainer Paul Harper. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and PAUL HARPER
For further information: contact 01629760208

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 02 - 2016
BACK TO THE SWING OF THINGS
The Marquee, Mansfield Market Place - Postcode: NG18 1HX (East Midlands)
Enjoy dancing to the sounds of the Ashby 'little' Big Band. We have 2 dance teachers to show you the moves and prizes for the best dressed.
We have heating in the marquee, licensed bar and a parquet dance floor.
Limited tickets on sale for only £6
No children under the age of 16 allowed


For further information: contact 01623633939.


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 02 - 2016
MORECAMBE WINTER GARDENS 1940'S WEEKEND
Morecambe Winter Gardens - Postcode: LA4 4BU (North West England)
2, 3 & 4 September 2016

THE HISTORIC WINTER GARDENS THEATRE IS HOSTING A WEEKEND OF 1940'S NOSTALGIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

If you love the 40's or all things vintage then the Winter Gardens Theatre is the place to be for our first ever ultimate 1940's weekend festival. We aim to give you a weekend to remember packed with live entertainment, stalls and events through the weekend.

We kick off our big event on Friday night 2nd September with Jazz Mansion playing jazz from the 40's.

From 10 am on Saturday and Sunday the theatre will be hosting a wide variety of vintage trade stalls to give you every chance to dress up and be part of the fun.

Throughout the day and leading to our headline Saturday Night Ballroom Blitz we will be playing recorded 1940's music, and as well as vintage stalls there will be professional hairdressers and make up artists to give you that authentic 1940's look; free dance lessons with the Ludus Dance 1940's dance workshops, a slide show of wartime 40's; tours of the theatre with alcoholic, hot drinks and snacks available throughout the day in Renee's Parisian Bar.

To launch our first ever 1940's weekend, Saturday night is the big event of the weekend, The Ballroom Blitz. with live performances by the famous Memphis Bell Swing Orchestra, the awesome 6 piece band The Billionaires 1940 and 1940's songstress Harri Deane.
The first 100 early bird tickets priced at £15 will be going on sale in June and will be available from the Winter Gardens theatre.
Tickets after 100 will be available in advance at £20 and £25 on the door

For further information: contact 01524409009. Visit: http://morecambewintergardens1940sweekend.weebly.com/whats-on.html


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 03 - 2016
CLASSIC PLANES OF THE RAF ( A MUSICAL CELEBRATION ) CONCERT AND DANCE
Hangar 3, Fourth Avenue, Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster , England - Postcode: DN9 3GF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Following sell out concerts in 2014 and 2015 at the Birmingham Science Museum and the Old Rep Theatre commemorating the centenary of WW1, 70th anniversary of D-DAY and 75th of the Battle of Britain , the Don Mather Big Band and vocalist / compere Gary Lewis bring their unique musical style to celebrate the 'CLASSIC PLANES OF THE RAF'. To be held at Robin Hood Airport (Hanger 3), under the wings of Vulcan XH558 on September 3rd 2016. Dance to the music of Glenn Miller and enjoy classic Aviation War Movie themes including The Dam Busters, 633 Squadron and the Battle of Britain.

For ticket information / bookings follow the link below.

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For further information: contact 08451247285. Visit: www.tinyurl.com/z3zvloa or www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKCo7gMx_J8


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 03 - 2016
HOLMFIRTH WAR WEEKEND
Sands Recreation Ground - Postcode: HD9 3JL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
3rd Year of this annual celebration and spectacle. Come and join us to celebrate and commemorate our glorious past.

Free Entry and Free Parking
Family friendly entertainment
Vintage trade stalls
Military vehicles and equipment
Period uniform
Plenty of undercover seating in our marquee
Air and army cadets
Food stalls, bar and afternoon tea/ homemade cakes.
Period music and mc all weekend
Dancing

2pm Lunchtime tea dance with big band music

Period Air Craft Flyby TBC

For further information: contact 01484599460. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/310570752610455/ or http://www.holmfirthwarweekend.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 03 - 2016
BLACKOUT BALL
March Conservative Club Creek Road March Cambridgeshire - Postcode: PE15 8RD (All areas)
A 1940s Blackout Ball with Entertainment by Back Two - Sally Rose and Paul Hayward....celebrated 1940s entertainers, singing the favourites of the 1940s....
And of course a good old singalong with Paul on the piano and Sally on the Ukulele...

An authentic 2 course dinner - Corned Beef Hash with Veg followed by a traditional pudding - Period dress encouraged -
This will be a ticket only event - contact directly to get your tickets early!!!

BLACKOUT BALL
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
AUTHENTIC 2 COURSE DINNER
BRILLIANT SETTING

For further information: contact 07760160022. Visit: www.goto1940s.weebly.com


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 04 - 2016
HOLMFIRTH WAR WEEKEND
Sands Recreation Ground - Postcode: HD9 3JL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
3rd Year of this annual celebration and spectacle. Come and join us to celebrate and commemorate our glorious past.

Free Entry and Free Parking
Family friendly entertainment
Vintage trade stalls
Military vehicles and equipment
Period uniform
Plenty of undercover seating in our marquee
Air and army cadets
Food stalls, bar and afternoon tea/ homemade cakes.
Period music and mc all weekend
Dancing

1.15pm Parade and Drumhead Service.

Flyby by Period Aircraft TBC

For further information: contact 01484599460. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/310570752610455/ or http://www.holmfirthwarweekend.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 04 - 2016
PICKERING PARADE PRATICE
Eden Camp - Postcode: YO17 6RT (Yorkshire and the Humber)
All Home Front personal's are welcome to attend the AFMC(NC) Pickering War Weekend NYMRailway Parade Practice starts at 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Free for the afternoon Parade Practice*,Please let Jarvis Browning know off your attendance by Friday 2nd of September by the latest, email perfeared jarvis.browning@btinternet.com
Those that wish to make a day off it, doors open from 10.00am entrance fee will need to be paid for please. If you wish to attend period uniform will be required.
*Please give your name and registration number of vechical if attending only for the afternoon parade practice so that the gate personal will know who to let in !
Look forward to seeing you all.

NEW Parade at Pickering

This year there is to be a new Drumhead service at Pickering, at the Bandstand in Railway street, which is the main carpark at the station.
If you wish to attend this new parade, it would be advisable to ‘polish up’ your drill skills at the AFMC NC training day to beheld at Eden Camp on the 4th September 2016.

Allied Forces Movement Control has been given the task of organising the event, and other scenarios for this coming Railway at War weekend. 14-16 October 2016

AFMC NC are actively recruiting RE-ENACTORS keen to be able to portray those fallen of the war correctly, and with respect.
If you wish to undergo drill training at Eden Camp, and see current members you may come and join us from 09:30 at the Officers Mess inside the Messing area at Eden Camp. We will be briefing further what is going ahead this year to members, and new possible recruits.

AFMC NC TRAINING DAY AT EDEN CAMP 4TH SEPTEMBER 2016 THIS IS A HOMEFRONT EVENT AND UNIT

New details for Eden Camp training day !
For further information: contact 01751430842.


Events in September 2016


Thursday - September 08 - 2016
BOBKATS JUMP JIVE 'N' SWING
The Solway Club, Immingham. - Postcode: DN40 1AN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Typical Thursday night. Bored? Same old rubbish on TV? Looking at each other wishing there was something you could do together...! Well now you can, with the East Coast Bobkats. Great music, great dancing and great company. From Strolling to Boogie Woogie, Swing Jive to Foxtrot, Lindy Hop to the Charleston, everybody is catered for with a great mix of vintage dance music by "The Cameraman".
Whether it is 1940's, or 1950's music and dance you enjoy, grab a partner, put on your "glad rags" and join in the fun.
Second Thursday of the Month, PLUS Additional Dates, at the
Solway Club, 68 Kings Road,Immingham, DN40 1AN. (only 2 minutes off the motorway network). Bar, Good Parking, Great Dance Floor.
For more details............
Phone:- 07914842641. e-mail-: jumpjivealive@yahoo.co.uk


For further information: contact 07914842641.


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 10 - 2016
SEPTEMBER JIVE 1940'S NIGHT
THE OCTAGON LIVE, BRADFORD ROAD, SANDBEDS, KEIGHLEY - Postcode: BD20 5LY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
SEPTEMBER JIVE 1940's night with the fantastic Kitty LaMore, one of our most popular 1940's entertainers with a great mix of wonderful songs and cheeky humour. Supporting DJ, playing all your favourite music to keep you on the dance floor all evening.
TICKET ONLY EVENT - £6.00 if purchased before 27th August, then £7.50 - available directly from the Octagon or from Sue at the dance classes at the Octagon on Wednesdays or at King Cross WMC, Warley Road, Halifax HX1 3SU on Tuesdays.If by post contact Nigel on 07745117619 or Sue on 07771863283 for details. Visit the website www.jiveclass.co.uk for further info.
Doors open at 7.30pm & first stroll at 8.00pm


For further information: contact 07771863283. Visit: www.jiveclass.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 10 - 2016
VILLAGE AT WAR
Stoke Bruerne - Postcode: NN12 7SE (East Midlands)
10-11th September 2016
This canal based vintage 40s weekend features Lola Lamour, George Formby, Perfect Vintage, The Ashby Little Big Band (Saturday night)and a wealth of re-enactors from all around the country including Churchill, King George VI and Field Marshall Montgomery. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be buzzing the skies overhead and there will be plenty of 40s entertainment including tea dances, fashion parades, a drumhead service, air raids, firepower and military vehicle displays, a black market...and much much more.
Entry £7.50 adults, children under 16 Free. Parking is included.


For further information: contact 01604861205. Visit: www.friendsofcanalmuseum.org.uk/village-at-war-2016


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 10 - 2016
ABBEYDALE INDUSTRIAL HAMLET
Abbeydale Industrial Museum - Postcode: S7 2QW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
HI all
We are pleased to announce that UKHomefront in collaboration with the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust is holding a ww2 event at the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield on the 10th & 11th Sept

This will not be the normal ww2 event as there will be NO stalls, NO music and NO dancing, it will be just a living history event reenacting a little known period in the life of this hamlet when it came back to life to help us win the war.
Entry is £4, concessions £3.

Please come along & say hi
Ian


Visit: www.simt.co.uk/abbeydale-industrial-hamlet/plan-your-visit or www.ukhomefront.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 10 - 2016
ABBEYDALE: 1944
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Postcode: S7 2QW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September

Abbeydale: 1944

UK Homefront present a living history weekend revealing the Hamlet's involvement in the Second World War.

It is 1943 and the Ministry of Supply has a request to re-open the forge at Abbeydale Works to manufacture an item that will be vital in the forthcoming invasion of Europe.

The Abbeydale site is chosen as Sheffield can attract the skilled workers it needs but is small and compact enough to allow work to be carried out in secret. Workers can also be housed in on-site accommodation making the site self sufficient. All the vital services to support the security and safety of the site would also be self contained within the Hamlet boundaries.

Let the 'Man from the Ministry' Tour Guide introduce you to the people in charge of each area of the site including -
Home Guard
ARP
WVS / Nursing
Washing
Manager's House
Forge Staff

Normal admission applies. Limited parking available. Sorry Assistance Dogs only on the heritage site.

Please note Abbeydale: 1944 is not a Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust event. All content and delivery is provided by UK Homefront.

UK Homefront is a World War Two Living History group that focuses solely on the ordinary working man or women of the 1939-45 period such as the washer woman, the man from the co-op, the glazier, the women from the factories or the Policeman recalled from retirement. Militarily, they represent the Home Guard, the lower ranks of the RAF and even a visiting member of His Majesty's Navy!


For further information: contact 01142722106. Visit: http://www.simt.co.uk/abbeydale-industrial-hamlet/whats-on/abbeydale-1944


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 11 - 2016
HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND
Rougham Control Tower Museum - Postcode: IP30 9XA (East of England)
Come along to out relaxed heritage open weekend event. Bring a picnic and spend the day chilling at the tower. 10 til 4

For further information: contact 07976670679.


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 11 - 2016
WAR IN THE VALLEY
Churnet Valley Railway - Postcode: ST10 2HA (West Midlands)
Saturday 10 + Sunday 11 September 2016

Our annual wartime weekend, as the Churnet Valley is transported back to the 1940s.

Singers Paul Harper and Brandyn Shaw
Dance Troupe Victory Girls
Military and Home Front displays
ET044 German Police Display
Monty's Double
Living History displays
Demonstration Military Goods
North West Military Collectors Battle Re-enactment
Licensed bar
Trade stands


For further information: contact 01538750755. Visit: https://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/churnetvalleyrailway/


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 11 - 2016
THE 40'S HOME FRONT SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
Peakirk Village Hall - Postcode: PE67NG (East Midlands)
Amanda and Steve of The 40's Home Front would like to welcome you all back to their monthly Sunday Afternoon Tea Dances at Peakirk after their summer break. We will be playing a great selection of period music to suit all dance styles including your favourite social and communal dances. No obligation to dance - anyone is welcome to come and sit with a cuppa and enjoy the music, although basic guidance is available. 2.30pm til 5.00pm and still only £3 on the door to include free refreshments. Any enquiries 07732261445, the40shomefront@hotmail.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter

For further information: contact 07732261445. Visit: www.the40shomefront.webeden.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 16 - 2016
JIVE BOX ROCK AND ROLL CLUB
Barnhill Community Centre Ayles Road Hayes Middkesex - Postcode: UB4 9HG (South West England)
This a weekly event every Wednesday - 8-10.45 - £6.00 this includes

Lesson 8pm followed by social dancing , teaching original 1950s rock and Roll

No partner or previous experience required
Diverse age group,
By train - central line to Northlot - then E6 bus stops outside the venue

28th of October we have our Halloween party , entry £6.00 all welcome
For further information: contact 07904123085. Visit: www.facbookjiveboxrockandroll or Google Jive Box Rock and Roll


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 16 - 2016
GRASSINGTON 1940S WEEKEND
Grassington - Postcode: BD235AT (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Friday Night 16th September and Saturday and Sunday 17/18 september



Friday night we have a Linda hop dance and star Guest Lancashire Belle tickets £8.00

Saturday night Big Band DanceStarring Sultans of Swing £15.00 inc supper

Saturday and Sunday we have a T dance with Maggie and Geoff Forrest .2pm- 4pm £5.00 per person

As you wonder about the village during Saturday and Sunday we have music with Paul Harper and Branndon Shaw ,Lancashire Belle, Mickey and The Alka Seltzer sisters , Murray and Jill. You may even see Churchill . And Lots of Re- enactments camping .along with a merlin engine .


For further information: contact 01756753537. Visit: Www.grassington1940sweekend.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 16 - 2016
1940S REFLECTION AND REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND
Shepherd's Rest Pub, Lower Bagthorpe - Postcode: NG16 5HF (East Midlands)
From 16 September to 18 September at The Shepherds Rest (not far from Jct 27 of the M1. With re-enactments, great home made food and perfect beers. Featuring: Battle re-enactment (re-enactment groups need to register either by messaging our Facebook page or calling Terry on 01773811337), a Lancaster Spitfire, military and wartime civilian vehicles, home front and activities). More information being decoded at Bletchley. Check http://www.shepherdsrestpub.co.uk/r-and-r-wkend for more information as it is released.
Re-enactment groups need to register either by messaging our Facebook or calling Terry on 01773 811337. At The Shepherds Rest, not far from Jct 27 of the M1.
For further information: contact 01773811337. Visit: www.shepherdsrestpub.co.uk/r-and-r-wkend or www.facebook.com/events/1711767905706958/


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 16 - 2016
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SWING GALL
Longfield Suite, Prestwich, Manchester - Postcode: M25 1AY (North West England)
The Swing Commanders present this international swing night with their very special guests direct from Italy - Billy Bros Jumpin' Orchestra - Italy's foremost swing band. With GI Jive. Be sure to get your tickets soon for this special night. Billy Bros have never played in the North West before - come and share this unique event, The Longfield suite has a beautiful large dancefloor, with free parking and is close to Prestwich metrolink. For tickets on line go to www.swingcommanders.eventbrite.com. Tickets are £15 on line (no booking fee) and £17 on the door. Doors open 7.30pm and the music jumps until midnight.

For further information: contact 01200425732. Visit: www.swingcommanders.eventbrite.com


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
HUGHENDEN'S WARTIME WEEKEND
Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire - Postcode: HP14 4LA (South East England)
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18th September - the new date for EventPlan’s annual Home Front event at picturesque Hughenden! Staged on behalf of the National Trust, the event commemorates the Manor’s top secret war work and war effort in general.

Enjoy music and song including by The Spitfires, Marina Mae and Ricky Hunter; dancing demos and lessons by Chocsaway; fashion show; skirmish and weapons firing; living history, military and civilian vehicles; Home Guard including a chance to have a go at soldiers' drill, the hilarious (and amazingly popular) Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler, talks, and tours of the secret wartime manor. Plus recreated Air Ministry photo recce bunker brought to life with living history.

This picturesque location was a centre for vital map making for crucial RAF air raids including the Dam Busters, the sinking of the Tirpitz and the bombing of Berchtesgarden. Restaurant and shop on site.

All British, Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors & promenaders (especially RAF), vehicle owners and enthusiasts are warmly invited to participate. Sorry, Axis impressions are strictly by invitation only. Free entry to '40s re-enactors in 1940s Allied or civilian kit (admission fee applies otherwise, free to National Trust members. Pre-register for free entry, pre-event information and free camping. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk or call Ellie Hill-Bruce (the new owner of EventPlan) on 07780 445902.

Living history and entertainments at this most secret of wartime establishments. Free entry and camping for '40s participants.
For further information: contact 01494755565. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden/


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
RBL 1940'S DANCE
WOODBRIGE FOOTBALL CLUB - Postcode: IP124DA (East of England)
An event to raise funds for Woodbridge British Legion, at the Woodbridge Suffolk, to be held at the football club, licenced bar, 1940's dress, music by the 1940 radio station from 19.00 to 23.00, Tickets on sale from June 2016, contact Mike Payne or Steve Lockwood tickets £6.00
Steve Lockwood 07926099533 Mike Payne 07805040010
For further information: contact 01206617455.


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND - AN EVENING OF BALLROOM, SEQUENCE, LATIN
Regency Dance Centre - Sutton In Ashfield, Market Place NG17 1AQ - Postcode: NG17 1AQ (East Midlands)
An exciting evening of dance featuring the 'Two teams dance off at The Regency Dance Centre.
The Kalamazoo Dance Band will be playing strict temp Ballroom, Sequence and Latin as well as some rock n roll.

17/09/16   Regency Dance Centre, Battle of the two dance teams - Kalamazoo Dance Band

Call Kim, Chris or Andrew at The Regency Dance centre on 01623 552737

or Kal on 07793 956653


For further information: contact 01623552737. Visit: http://www.regencydancecentre.com/events or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR (TWO-DAY EVENT DURING SALTAIRE FESTIVAL)
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, - Postcode: BD18 3JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair (Two-Day Event) at Victoria Hall

Sat 17th & Sun 18th September.

9:30am - 4:00pm

Two-day event at Victoria Hall held during Saltaire Festival. 40+ stalls of quality vintage fashion, homewares and small furniture from the 1920's to the 1980's. + Interlude Tearoom providing refreshments.

Reduced entry fee for this fair during Saltaire Festival of £2 for all. (U-16's free)

Reduced entry fee for this Two-Day Fair during Saltaire Festival.
Sat 17th September & Sunday 18th September.

For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
MAJOR SWINGS VINTAGE DANCE NIGHT
Holt Community Centre Kerridge Way - Postcode: NR25 6DN (East of England)
Join Major Swing and Kitty to dance the night away to music from the thirties and forties, from the USA and Europe, all dance styles catered for, balboa,shag,lindy, foxtrot,quickstep,waltz, party/communal dances, something for everybody............
full bar on the night, good parking, large dance floor, please byo nibbles, dancing starts at 7.30, ends at 11.30.....
ticket only, sold out for the last four years, please phone to get your tickets......


For further information: contact 01476565199.


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
OPERATION: MARKET BOSWORTH
The Battlefield Line Railway, Market Bosworth Station, Leicestershire - Postcode: CV13 0PF (East Midlands)
17th & 18th September 2016.

Join The Battlefield Line for "OPERATION: MARKET BOSWORTH". Step back in time to when the world was at war. Travel upon steam hauled train services from Shackerstone or Shenton stations on the former A&NJR (Ashbey and Nuneaton Joint Railway) to the Frontline at Market Bosworth station for the Goods yard. Once a very important location during the War effort in the 40s for fuel supplies for the D-Day invasion.

Experiance WW2 with living history! See and hear what it would have been like on the front line with live Battle re-enactments. See a replica Panzer III Tank in action and other Military vehicles of the war effort. See what equipment would have been used to fight the enemy and speak with living history re-enactors and learn about our history when the World was at War.

"Cometh the hour cometh the man"

Delighted that Wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill will be joining us both Saturday and Sunday, listen to some of Churchills famous words. Speak with Churchill and have your photo taken with the man recently voted Greatest Briton of all time.
Also, throughout the day, listen and dance to the music that won the war. Live music played through both Saturday and Sunday by The Ashby Little Big band In the Goods shed. Refreshments available throughout both days with a real Ale bar.

There will be an intensive train timetable to get people to and from the frontline at Market Bosworth. Travel from Shackerstone or Shenton stations and receive Free entry to the event with your train tickets. Foot access is available at Market Bosworth, admiss will be half the train price, redeemable if you decide to travel on the train.

For more information please visit Tha Battlefield Line website http://www.battlefieldline.co.uk or keep an eye out on Facebook search for OPERATION: MARKET BOSWORTH . Updates will be made reguarly.

Battle Re-enactments will take place including a replica Panzer III Tank and other Military vehicles.
For further information: contact 07850223088. Visit: http://www.battlefieldline.co.uk/index.html


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
DESBOROUGH IN THE FORTIES
Station Road Desborough Northants - Postcode: NN14 2RL (East Midlands)
Event starts with a siren at 12 noon. However, shops, eateries and stalls will already be up and running. The Ritz will be hosting a Vintage and Hand Craft Fair from 11am to 3.30pm. In the evening there will be a dinner dance 40s style with Sonnie and the Honeydippers. (Tickets from events@ketteringvenues.co.uk)There will be live music on the street and a 40s singer called Kyle Newman. Dress for the era - many do! There will be Pathe News playing in the Heritage Centre and The Ritz. Lucy's Tea-room, revive café and the Heritage Centre will all be serving food from the forties. There will be a Vintage Vehicle Cavalcade at 1pm. If you would like to join the cavalcade or have a forties based stall please contact Pamela on pgoodman244@tiscali.co.uk. The fish and chip shops will be serving your meals in specially printed Desborough versions of a newspaper! We look forward to seeing you all on what has become an annual event.

For further information: contact 07545783657.


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
DESBOROUGH 1940S DAY & EVENING DANCE (FREE ENTRY)
DESBOROUGH 1940S DAY - Postcode: NN14 2RL (East Midlands)
A long standing and well attended event spread across the town centre. Featuring vehicles and displays, stalls & period interest.
Re-enactors. Music in the town through the day provided by Pete Wayre www.1940singer.co.uk.

Plenty of food and teas available around the town.


EVENING ENTERTAINMENT:

Pete Wayre will be performing at the Desborough Services Club
an evening of authentic war period Swing & Music Hall. FREE ENTRY.
ADDRESS: Desborough Services Club, Lower Street. NN14 2NP
8.PM - 11.45PM.



Visit: www.1940singer.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
A FULL EVENING OF DANCING WITH THE REVOLUTIONAIRES
The Carding Shed/Oil Can Café , Dobroyd Mill, Butt Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorks HD9 1AF - Postcode: HD9 1AF (All areas)
A full evening of dancing with The Revolutionaires – A sizzling Hot 1950’s RnB & RnR Combo – Scorching a Train across the land, plus DJ The Maverick.
Pay Bar, no food. Proper dance floor for x 150 people.
7pm Start. Tickets £12 in advance from High Society Shop Call 01484 680400.
The Carding Shed/Oil Can Café , Dobroyd Mill, Butt Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorks HD9 1AF


http://www.thecardingshed.co.uk/events/july-september-2016/a-night-of-sizzlin-hot-1950s-rnr-rnb-combo-with-the-revolutionaires-saturday-17th-september-from-7pm/

https://www.facebook.com/events/918644964909265/


For further information: contact 01484680400. Visit: http://www.thecardingshed.co.uk/events/july-september-2016/a-night-of-sizzlin-hot-1950s-rnr-rnb-combo-with-the-revolutionaires-saturday-17th-september-from-7pm/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/918644964909265/


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 18 - 2016
SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE WITH MAJOR SWING
Holt Community Centre Kerridge Way - Postcode: NR25 6DN (East Midlands)
Join us for an afternoon dancing to vintage dance music from the thirties and forties, enjoy a cuppa or three and some cake, dancing starts at 1.00pm and ends at 4.00pm. Tickets availible now for just £4.00 or pay on the day for £5.00, subject to venue not being full....

For further information: contact 01476565199.


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 18 - 2016
COTTON TOWN HOT CLUB AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
The Church Of St John The Divine, St John Street, (off Gooder Lane), Brighouse - Postcode: HD6 1HN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Tea dance, 2pm to 5pm

£5 per person, pay on the door.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be on sale at reasonable prices.
Feel free to bring your own soft drinks or alcohol.

Cotton Town Hot Club will be playing all your favourite tunes from the swing era to cater for a variety of dances including:-
Swing jive, Charleston, Balboa, Ballroom, Lindy Hop
Plus some fun party dances

This event takes place the third Sunday each month.

(Note; Although it is pay on the door, it is advisable to reserve your place in advance via email, text or facebook pm.
Your reservation will then be held until 2-15)

For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 23 - 2016
BLITZ BELLES AND BOMBSHELLS
St Winefride's Church Hall, St Paul's Avenue, Bradford - Postcode: BD6 1ST (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Following the success of our February dance, we are pleased to announce that Blitz Belles and Bombshells is back!

Whether you dance jive, waltz, Lindy hop or you get your kicks from watching others, this event has a bit of everything! Live music entertainment from the fabulous Kitty LaMare with vintage hits from the 40's and 50's to get your toes tapping. Come along and have some fun!

This is a ticket only event.
Tickets are £6 and include entry to the event with pie and pea supper. Buy your tickets online via www.kittylamare.com Shop page.

Doors open at 8pm. Venue is St Winefride's Church Hall, St Paul's Avenue, Bradford, BD6 1ST - off street parking available. Fully licensed bar.

Prizes will be awarded for best vintage attire so, dust off your favourite outfit, pile those victory rolls high and polish your spatz! See you there?

Purchase your tickets by visiting the Kitty LaMare website shop.
www.kittylamare.com
Raising funds for Pilgrim Bandits

For further information: contact 07411034932. Visit: http://www.kittylamare.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/VintageLaMare/


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 24 - 2016
WIMPOLE AT WAR
The Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire - Postcode: SG8 0BW (East of England)
Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 September 2015, 11am to 5pm. The new date for
EventPlan’s popular annual 1940s event encompassing the Hall, gardens and working farm of the National Trust's picturesque Wimpole Estate.

Stop Press! Now bigger with more music and song, additional living history and a skirmish between Allied and German forces!

Enjoy some great music and song including from The Spitfires, other entertainments including a fashion show, talks, parades, military and civilian living history, exhibits, weapons displays and firing, have a go Home Guard drill, vehicles, traders and much more!

Facilities include a restaurant, shops and attractive parkland. For a wide selection of photos of our 2015 show, please visit www.redzebraphoto.co.uk and click on "Albums".

All Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors, vehicle owners and enthusiasts are warmly invited (please note, Axis impressions other than CORA members are strictly by invitation only). FREE entry if in Forties civilian clothing or Allied military uniform (admission fee applies otherwise, free to National Trust members) and FREE camping.

FREE SATURDAY EVENING DANCE and social in the Great Barn for daytime '40s participants, with live music by The Spitfires, plus DJ. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call Ellie Hill-Bruce (the new owner of EventPlan) on 07780 445902.

Music, song, dance, fashion show, entertainments, living history, skirmish, other military displays, vehicles and traders. Free entry, camping and Saturday evening dance/social for '40s participants.
For further information: contact 01223206300. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 24 - 2016
CROWLE AND EALAND 1940'S WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 24-25TH
Crowle & Ealand North Lincolnshire - Postcode: DN17 4NX (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The first event of its type in the North Lincolnshire town of Crowle and village of Ealand, 5 mins journey by car from Junc 2 M180, events taking place throughout the Town of Crowle and village of Ealand.
Come and taste the atmosphere of life in North Lincolnshire with a nostalgic look at the 1940's, amongst the attractions will be the 'Northern World War II Association', and guests, living history groups, come along to the 7 Lakes Country Park to see 'Live' battle re enactments.
Also during the day wartime songs from Miss Marina Mae and Don Gentile plus special guest singer, vintage bus and military vehicles, vintage clothes traders, exhibitors and a special event real ale will be available.
BBMF fly past will take place featuring the Douglas 'Dakota' ( Weather Dependant )
We are looking for additional vintage clothes traders and home front re enactors, if you are a Winston Churchill re enactor we would like to hear from you..

The Event has now been extended to the 7 Lakes Country Park Ealand North Lincolnshire please look us up on our Facebook page for regular updates.
An evening dance will take place on Saturday September 24th with entertainment from Miss Marina Mae, Don Gentile and the Room21 Big Band, get your dancing shoes on and enjoy a fun packed evening. Food will be available and a licensed bar at the magnificent country house Hirst Priory.
Tickets available using an internet booking service price £25.00 which includes a hog roast. Hurry tickets are selling fast, follow the link from our website for your tickets.
Please keep checking this event as further details will be added.

Visit: www.crowle-and-ealand-1940s-event.co.uk or www.facebook.com/events/1698420407070398/


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 24 - 2016
LIVE SWING / JAZZ, 20S, 30S, 40S, WARTIME CLASSICS! BLITZ TEA ROOMS KETTERING
Blitz Tea Room Kettering, Northants - Postcode: NN16 0AY (East Midlands)
A long wait for Pete Wayre's return as he is not back until september!!! To busy to get an earlier date booked in. But we have him! His one Northants appearance in the month. the usual evening of humour, fun and classic music from music hall to 20's & 30's and of course the WWII classic swing tracks and standards! space is as always EXTREMELY LIMITED for a lounge club event,
and Pete Wayre's events ALWAYS SELL OUT. so do book WELL IN ADVANCE!

Call us now to book tickets!


For further information: contact 01536510070. Visit: http://www.the-blitz.com/ or www.1940singer.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 24 - 2016
BOTTISHAM AIRFIELD MUSEUM GRAND OPENING & OPEN WEEKEND
Bottisham Airfield Museum - Postcode: CB25 9BU (East of England)
Two day event Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September to celebrate the opening of our newly built Nissen Hut on this famous 8th AF fighter station.

Attractions include:

Aircraft flybys
Military vehicles
Re-enactors
Trade Stands
1940's displays

If you are a military vehicle owner, re-enactor or trade stand owner who wants to come along then please get in touch on 07791 971799 or email jasonwebb@bottishamairfieldmuseum.org.uk


For further information: contact 07791971799. Visit: http://www.bottishamairfieldmuseum.org.uk or https://www.facebook.com/events/1731738760423047/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1470310656150168


Events in September 2016


Thursday - September 29 - 2016
BOBKATS JUMP JIVE & SWING EXTRA DATE
The Solway Club, Immingham. - Postcode: DN40 1AN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Typical Thursday night. Bored? Same old rubbish on TV? Looking at each other wishing there was something you could do together...! Well now you can, with the East Coast Bobkats. Great music, great dancing and great company. From Strolling to Boogie Woogie, Swing Jive to Foxtrot, Lindy Hop to the Charleston, everybody is catered for with a great mix of vintage dance music by "The Cameraman".
Whether it is 1940's, or 1950's music and dance you enjoy, grab a partner, put on your "glad rags" and join in the fun.
Second Thursday of the Month, PLUS Additional Dates, at the
Solway Club, 68 Kings Road,Immingham, DN40 1AN. (only 2 minutes off the motorway network). Bar, Good Parking, Great Dance Floor.
For more details............
Phone:- 07914842641. e-mail-: jumpjivealive@yahoo.co.uk

Extra Date
For further information: contact 07914842641.


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 30 - 2016
WELSHPOOL FORTIES WEEKEND
Welshpool TOWN CENTRE - Postcode: SY21 7JQ (Wales)
Commencing with a 1940s themed dinner in a Vintage Tea Rooms on Friday 30th September, the Welshpool Forties weekend will continue to late afternoon on Sunday 2nd October 2016.

Located in and around the town centre the event will include entertainers, vintage vehicles, military vehicles, shop window displays, re-enactors, a Blitz Ball, and much more.

For accommodation bookings contact Tourist Information Centre on 01938 552043


For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: www.facebook.com/welshpoolfortiesweekend/


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 01 - 2016
BLITZ BALL
Town Hall Welshpool - Postcode: SY21 7JQ (Wales)
Dancing to the AShby little Big Band plus vocaliste Katie Mustang as part of our 1940s weekend. Also dance demonstration and instruction. Due to rationing patrons are asked to provide their own supper.

Tickets £10 buy on line using link / web address given


For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: http://theatrhafren.iristickets.co.uk/tickets/buy_step_1.php5?fb=1951&L=en#1951


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 01 - 2016
LIFE ON THE HOLME FRONT
1st &2nd OCT 2016 " LIFE ON THE HOLME FRONT 1940s WEEKEND - Postcode: PE7 3PA (South East England)
Yes we are back for our 9th year and still growing, we are one of the biggest, best and FREE entry 40's event's in the area. Something for all the family but we do however charge £2.00 per car for parking and this includes a programme and profits from this go to local causes.
Tank rides are back after a four year break along with lots of Living history groups and displays have a;ready confirmed along with Vintage and Military vehicles will be displayed throughout the village and Holmewood Hall grounds. We will also be having a mock battle both days and Vintage bus tours will be running to area's of interest locally. Holmewood Hall will open its doors and grounds to the public so you will be able to take in the ambience of this beautiful setting.
Numerous food outlets will also be available on site along with food within Holmewood Hall . We will be holding a Dance in the village Hall on Sat night but its Ticket only £12 each (going fast ) entertainment by Woodys War Dept and Madeline Brown. Throughout the weekend you will be entertained by the Blitz Dancers / Rossie Rose / Peterborough Highland Pipe Band / Leenie Jayne and a concert by the G B Home Band
There will be a open Memorial service on the Sunday at 12.00 noon by the village church where every one is welcome...
For further details please contact the following:
Vehicles: Paul Archer on 07860342163
Re-enactors: Tom Cardell on 01487830760
Traders: Chris Cardell on 07887817031


For further information: contact 07860342163. Email: paularchnewark@yahoo.co.uk


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 07 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby "little" Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be planty of 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, Strollers and Ballroom. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2.

This event sells out every month so book your tickets early by calling Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.
We play dedications and requests, just email the band before the event.

Ticket £6 includes parking, hot food and dancing to the Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 07 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 07 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
CHOLSEY & WALLINGFORD RAILWAY'S 1940S WEEKEND
Cholsey & Wallingford Railway - Postcode: OX10 9QD (All areas)
Also on Sunday 09/10/2016.

The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway steps back in time to the 1940s for just one weekend!
Join us in remembering the 40s with the homeguard, 1940s vehicle displays (both military and civilian), children's activities and live music on board the steam hauled train.
Dress the part and help us relive the 40s in style!

Trains will be running 11.05, 12.05, 13.05, 14.05, 15.05 and 16.05 from Wallingford station.
11.35, 12.35, 13.35, 14.35, 15.35 and 16.35 from Cholsey.

Visit our facebook page for info closer to the time and pictures of last years fantastic event.

Living history displays, war time vehicles, children's activities and live music on the steam hauled train.
For further information: contact 01491835067. Visit: www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
THE OCTOBER SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR (WHITBY) 2016
Whitby Pavilion. West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The October Seaside Vintage Fair (Whitby) 2016 Est. 2014

> Saturday 8 October and Sunday 9 October 2016 £2 / £1.50 entry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3EN. 9.30am - 4pm (both days)

A vintage fair with a SEA VIEW!!! Two-day event, 40+ stalls of genuine vintage from the 20's to the 80's in the lovely seaside town of Whitby, in a venue with spectacular sea views. £2 on the door / £1.50 concessions. Please note we have moved this October event to the same room as July, to make it even better than previous years!

Under 16's FREE.

On both Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October!
For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
1940S' HOME FRONT WARTIME WEEKEND
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, Northamptonshire - Postcode: NN100AW (East Midlands)
RUSHDEN 1940s’ HOME FRONT WARTIME WEEKEND 2016
On Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2016 the Rushden Historic Transport Society (RHTS) journeys back to wartime England, recreating the sights and sounds of Home Front life. Over this weekend, the RHTS’ base ~ an historic Midland Railway station built in 1894 ~ will offer re-enactors (all those who dress in the fashion of the period) FREE access to the 1940s. Time travel will be assisted by a steam-train passenger service, steam-driven road and rail vehicles, 1940s’ civilian and military vehicles, living history displays, archive film shows, the Law at War and more. On both days, The Blitz Sisters will provide a musical backdrop for the era, playing all your wartime favourites and, on Sunday, will be joined by the Mainline Big Band. Beat the wartime rationing with our 5-Star Rated buffet car and quench your thirst in our CAMRA Award-Winning bar. STATION 109 VINTAGE Emporium, across the road from the war-weekend site, will be offering wine, 1940s’ newsreels and music from the 1940s in an atmospheric environment crammed with 1940s’ civilian and military clothing, militaria and household items from the era. The event is open 10am to 5pm both days. ENTRY IS FREE TO RE-ENACTORS + FREE TRAIN RIDE at 4.00pm each day. Entrance otherwise: Adults £2; Senior Citizens & Children over 5 years-old £1 (entrance fee shared between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, the Merchant Navy Association & RHTS).
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden NN10 0AW
Saturday 8 Oct 2016 and Sunday 9 Oct 2016
Website: www.RHTS.co.uk
Website: www.station109.com

The event is open 10am to 5pm both days. ENTRY IS FREE TO RE-ENACTORS + FREE TRAIN RIDE at 4.00pm each day. Entrance otherwise: Adults £2; Senior Citizens & Children over 5 years-old £1 (entrance fee shared between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, the Merchant Navy Association & RHTS).
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden NN10 0AW
Saturday 8 Oct 2016 and Sunday 9 Oct 2016
Website: www.RHTS.co.uk
Website: www.station109.com

For further information: contact 01933551428. Visit: www.rhts.co.uk or www.station109.com


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
1940S' HOME FRONT WARTIME WEEKEND
Rushden Transport Museum, Station Approach, Rushden Northants - Postcode: NN100AW (East Midlands)
STATION 109 VINTAGE EMPORIUM: Buying & Selling 1940s’ Vintage Clothes, Militaria and Home Front items. On the weekend of Rushden's 1940s' Home Front event, 8th & 9th October 2016 (see entry in Rods 1940s’ Events Calendar), rendezvous at our converted Victorian shoe factory and enjoy 40s’ music, 40s’ documentary and dance footage plus wine and snacks for free in our room at the back of the Bunker. We stock a wide variety of 40s’ clothing and accessories and are just across the road from the Rushden Historic Transport Society’s Home Front Wartime Weekend site (see link for location http://station109.co.uk/contact-us/). Website: www.station109.com


Station 109 Vintage Emporium, across the road from the 1940s' Home Front Wartime Weekend site, Sat 8th & Sun 9th October 2016. Email: skelets@btinternet.com
For further information: contact 01933419516. Visit: www.station109.com or www.station109.co.uk/contact-us/


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 09 - 2016
THE 40'S HOME FRONT SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
Peakirk Village Hall - Postcode: PE6 7NG (East Midlands)
Amanda and Steve of The 40's Home Front invite you to their Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance on 9th October at Peakirk Village Hall PE6 7NG, 2.30pm til 5.00pm. We will be playing a great selection of period music to suit all dance styles,including your favourite communal and social dances. There is no obligation to dance, anyone is welcome to come and sit with a cuppa and enjoy the music, however basic guidance is available. £3 on the door to include free refreshments, or you are welcome to bring your own. Any enquiries 07732261445, find The 40's Home Front on Facebook and Twitter or email the40shomefront@hotmail.com

For further information: contact 07732261445. Visit: www.the40shomefront.webeden.co.uk


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 09 - 2016
COLNE VALLEY AT WAR
Colne Valley Railway - Postcode: CO9 3DZ (East of England)
A chance to see a recreation of a country station in the 1940's. Entry ticket includes access to all the railway's facilities and unlimited rides on the train. At 3pm, we hold a short service of remembrance to remember the dead from all wars, assisted by members of the Royal British Legion.

Any re-enactors/exhibitors or traders are welcome; please contact us on colnevalleyatwar@gmail.com to register.


For further information: contact 01787461174.


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
ANDERSON'S 40'S SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Kirby Misperton Village Hall, Off Main Road, North Yorks - Postcode: YO17 6XL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
As part of the Pickering 40's war weekend -
Last year we took the lid off the place with Kal's Kats and this year we bring you their other band - The Glenn Miller style Kalamazoo Dance Band
An evening of ballroom, sequence, Latin and swing numbers - guaranteed to have you on your feet all night once again.
We will also have the superb Major swing and Kitty spinning the discs.

Pickering, Kirkby Misperton - Ambrose on 01977 790630 - ambrose@1940s.info or George on 01924 370464 - email:george@1940s


For further information: contact 01977790630. Visit: http://www.1940s.info/Home.html or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
ANDERSONS DANCE
Kirkby Misperton Nr Pickering - Postcode: YO17 6XL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Friday 14th - October - 2016 Pickering war weekend
Live music at Kirkby Misperton 4 miles south of Pickering .Tickets £10
THE ANDERSONS bring you Kalamazoo. a great swing band in the Glen miller style . Our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your favorite music of the 1940's to dance to: Jive, Strolls, Swing, Ballroom, Lambeth Walk, Palais Glide, Barn Dance, Military Two Step, Jitterbug, Shim Sham and many more... Doors open at 19.00pm dance starts at 19.30pm till 23.30pm.

Ticket event only no admittance at the door. No refund on ticket but can be transferred. Over 16years of age only
NO BAR please bring your own refreshments.
Village Hall, High Row, off Main Street, Kirkby Misperton, North Yorkshire - Postcode: YO17 6XL. Kirby Misperton is just passed the Show Ground towards Malton 4 miles south of Pickering, turn off to Flamingo Land then turn left at roundabout


For further information: contact 01977790630. Visit: www.1940s.info


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
'WELCOME TO PICKERING WAR WEEKEND 2016 !
THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB, MARKET - Postcode: YO187AL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB ONCE AGAIN, IS DELIGHTED TO HOST THIS WELCOME EVENING, FRIDAY 14th OCTOBER, FROM 8PM, WITH THEIR REGULAR 1940s SWING SINGER 'LILLI DE CARLO'...ALL THE BEST MUSIC OF THE BANDS OF THE DAY, PLUS THE OLD FAVOURITE SING-ALONGS. A GREAT EVENING, FREE ADMISSION, ALWAYS PACKED OUT ! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING OUR OLD FRIENDS & LOTS OF NEW ONES TOO ! ON SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER & SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER, APPRX; LUNCHTIME,'LILLI' WILL BE SINGING ON OUR BALCONY AS ALWAYS, WEATHER PERMITTING, WITH THE STREET BELOW IN FULL SWING ! DON'T MISS IT !!


For further information: contact 01751472633.


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
AVA WW2 DANCE & PARTY NIGHTS WITH DJ LYNNE & HOST TERRY
The Engine Shed, Steam & Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Rd, Pickering - Postcode: YO18 7JW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
PICKERING WAR-WEEKEND


DJ Lynne and Host Terry present their popular
AvA WW2 Dance & Party Nights
(formerly Wrelton Party Nights)

Friday & Saturday 14th/15th October 2016

The Engine Shed (new venue) PICKERING
Steam and Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 7JW

Events commence at 7.30pm to 11.15 pm (Doors Open 6.30pm)

If you want great fun – this is definitely the place to come for GENUINE WW2 music, albeit at a new venue !

After entertaining at WW2 events in Wrelton Village Hall over the past 13 years, DJ Lynne and Host Terry are taking their popular nostalgic WW2 Dance and Party Nights - with music and fun from the War Years - to a new slightly larger venue at The Shed in Pickering, which offers excellent facilities including catering, licensed bar, lift and a disabled toilet: it is ideally located in 0close proximity to Pickering Showground.

The events will include original soundtrack reflections of selected moments from those WW2 years, but as usual the main focus will continue to be Party Fun and Dancing to your favourite music of this era that will include waltzes, foxtrots, swing, jitterbug, the valeta, St Bernard Waltz, military two step, cha cha cha, barn dance, cokey cokey, charlston etc - as well as some surprises, as usual, thrown in by DJ Lynne and Host Terry (and maybe even the odd party game and “in-house cabaret” act!). Plus, of course, a delicious buffet! The Party will also comprise some WW2 community singing and conclude with The Exhortation (as a mark of respect) and – now by tradition - with Land of Hope & Glory plus Vera Lynne's famous song We'll Meet Again!

Because there will be a fully licensed bar, own drinks can no longer be permitted as a Condition of our use of the premises.

With the price of tickets remaining STILL THE SAME as in previous years at just £15 per ticket, this represents excellent value for nearly four hours’ entertainment in a new exciting venue that is located very close to Pickering Showground with generous parking facilities, a good size dance floor, a great buffet and the added benefit of being entertained in a very friendly atmosphere!

So come in your uniforms and 1940’s attire (very important) and party with us ! !

You can even e-mail the Organisers in advance with your own ideas – or even to volunteer to do a cabaret act! – to: avaww2parties@outlook.com.

Tickets are available NOW direct from the Organisers by sending them a stamped/addressed envelope after calling 01751 432811 or e-mailing us (see above) for address details etc (payment by cheques only or direct into a bank account)

Kindly note that Pickering Tourist Information Centre is now closed and hence no longer selling tickets for the event as in the past with credit/debit card facilities.

Net proceeds will benefit again the Registered charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care – in 2015, a sum of £1,346.66 benefited this very worthy charity from our WW2 events.

Tickets £15 FREE parking Delicious buffet Licensed bar Fab WW2 dancing!

ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD FOR SATURDAY NIGHT !
ONLY 18 TICKETS LEFT FOR FRIDAY NIGHT - AND DECREASING DAILY !
(updated 25th July 2016)

For further information: contact 01751432811. Visit: www.avaww2danceparty.net or www.avaweddingdj.com


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
THE PICKERING WAR WEEKEND " BIG SWING DANCE "
Lady Lumley's School , Swainsea Lane . ,Pickering - Postcode: YO18 8NG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Friday and Saturday 14th and 15th October 2016

at Lady Lumley's School
Swainsea Lane
Pickering
North Yorkshire
YO18 8NG

" Jump For Joy with DJ's Gypsy John and Woody "

Fill up the dance floor with ;
jive, jitterbug,lindyhop, strollers and tempo

Doors open 7pm to 11.30 pm Cost £7 per person

Bring your own drinks and nibbles

Dress code , 1940's civilian / allied uniforms / smart dress

Telephone 07999806635

Large wooden dance floor
Parking available on site

For further information: contact 07999806635. Visit: www.cinqueportsswingjive.com


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
WHITBY 40S NIGHT
Whitby Pavilion West Cliff Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Whitby spirit of the 40s & swing era
At the Met Ballroom Argyle road Whitby

15th of October 2016


On Saturday night From 6.30pm Classical Jazz will be performing in the foyer just to get you warmed up.

Doors open at 7pm wrist band to be worn
Saturday 15th of October 2016 7.00pm till late
Kalamazoo will be playing plus singers
Also back bye popular demand 1940s Singer Katie Mustang & Damaris Jean
Dapper Dan will be your host DJ for the evening
wristband event for payment Details please contact Linda Cudworth Tel (01947 605407) or email heathfieldlinda@aol.com or www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk
Or whitby pavilion booking office 01947 458899 or buy direct at whitby pavilion from 9am until 4pm www.whitbypavilion.co.uk

TICKETS £8 EACH

civilian or Allied dress optional
Raffle prizes,bar and large dance floor.
All proceeds to charity

Check out our Facebook page for updates
For further information: contact 01947605407. Visit: www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk or Facebook


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND - SPIRIT OF WHITBY SWING DANCE
Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
We are delighted to be asked back once again for a night of Ballroom, Sequence, Latin jump jive and swing - Kalamazoo Dance Band (sister band to Kal's Kats) will light up the stage and bring you all the great from the Big Band and swing era.
Last year was a sell out a few months in advance - This year will be the same - contact Linda and make sure you're there for a great night.

Whitby Pavilion. West Cliff Whitby YO21 3EN Whitby UK
Tickets available from Linda Cudworth Tel (01947 605407 ) or Whitby Pavilion - 01947 458899
Heathfieldlinda@aol.com)


For further information: contact 01947605407. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
ANDERSON DANCE
Thornton-Le-Dale Nr Pickering - Postcode: YO18 7LG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 15th - October - 2016 Pickering war weekend
Live music at the Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire, Tickets £10
Opposite Classic Car showroom on Pickering Road.
THE ANDERSONS bring you The Honey Birds. a sensational female singing trio. Our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your favorite music of the 1940's to dance to: Jive, Strolls, Swing, Ballroom, Lambeth Walk, Palais Glide, Barn Dance, Military Two Step, Jitterbug, Shim Sham and many more... Doors open at 19.00pm dance starts at 19.30pm till 23.30pm.
Ticket event only no admittance at the door. No refund on ticket but can be transferred. Over 16years of age only
Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire Opposite Classic Car showroom on Pickering Road.
. NO BAR please bring your own refreshments
.
For more info or tickets please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email:ambrose@1940s.info 0r George on 01924 370464 - email: george@1940s.info If answer phone please leave details we will return your call.
Visit: www.1940s.info


For further information: contact 01977790630. Visit: www.1940s.info


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
THE SATURDAY NIGHT PICKERING PALAIS !
THE RECREATION CLUB, MILL LANE, PICKERING - Postcode: YO18 7DB (North East England)
The Recreation Club, Mill Lane, Pickering, presents the hugely popular Saturday Night Dance. This year,we are delighted to welcome back, the Ultimate,1940s Swing Singer,'LILLI DE CARLO' & also welcome Vintage D.J & Dance Instructor, 'WINGTIP WINDY' A-TRAIN SWING (generally one half of Cotton Town Hot Club) ! As usual, the Recreation Club, will be serving up a delicious homemade Hotpot supper, a lovely comfy, roomy club,all on one ground level, no stairs, lots of free parking space, straight in, onsite bar, plenty of seating & tables....AND... just a stones throw from Pickering Centre, barely 5 minutes walk !
Please note tickets for the above are no longer available from Tourist Information as it has now closed down.
Tickets will be available from Dunning Butcher (opposite The Rose Inn pub near the railway station) & Pickering Recreation Club, if ringing the Rec; Club, please ring in the evening.

Steve Taylor Recreation Club
Tel 01751 473317
Also tickets can be bought from LILLI DE CARLO (07837 388096)

Doors 7.15pm Dance 7.30pm til' the end !




For further information: contact 01751473317.


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 16 - 2016
THE FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR DANCE, 2016 !
The Recreation Club - Postcode: YO18 7DB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Back for our 5th year, at The Recreation Club, Mill Lane, Pickering Y018 7DB

The Original Last Night Dance, closing the fantastic Pickering War Weekend, a good old get-together, fun, relaxing evening of great music & dance, in the comfy surroundings of the Recreation Club. Lots of space, nice dance floor, onsite bar, a stones throw from Pickering centre, easy walking distance, plenty of free parking too.
This year, your hostess, 'LILLI DE CARLO' will be swing singing you thru' some great 40s tunes as always & is delighted to have the company of the ever popular, superb 'DAPPER DAN' as Vintage D.J & Dance Instructor, for those that want to learn a few steps too !

Tickets £10 each & now available from :- ektimeless@gmail.com or call :- 07837 388096


For further information: contact 07837388096.


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 16 - 2016
1940'S SWING DANCE
The Sun Public House , 136 Westgate, Pickering - Postcode: YO18 8BB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
at CAMRA pub , The Sun , 136 Westgate , Pickering ,YO18 8BB

Vintage Floor stomping tunes

with DJ Gypsy John & guest DJ 8 Beat Mac

Free Admission

From 1pm - 5pm

Dress to Impress


Contacts Gypsy John 07999806635

The Sun 01751 473661


For further information: contact 07999806635.


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 21 - 2016
JUMP, JIVE & SWING INTO AUTUMN
Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough - Postcode: PE1 2AS (East of England)
Truly Scrumptious Events are delighted to welcome the fabulous Kal’s Kats to headline our Jump, Jive and Swing into Autumn Night at Parkway Sports & Social Club, Peterborough on 21 October 2016.

Kal’s Kats, led by Kal Vaikla (sax, vocals and having successfully fronted many of the Midlands big bands), brings you the very best in live music from the Jump Jive and swing era. With dance instruction provided Kal’s Kats will have everyone up jump, jive and swinging all night!

Large Dance Floor
Supper available
Cheap Bar!
FREE parking

Advance tickets £13 or £15 on the door available via the website, direct from the Parkway Club or by telephoning 07788 931633



For further information: contact 07788931633. Visit: www.truly-scrumptious-events.co.uk


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 22 - 2016
BLITZ PARTY WITH DICKIE LINES
Poynton Royal British Legion - Postcode: SK12 1JY (North West England)
Music, dancing and comedy - from 7.30 until late - £5.00 a head
The launch of our Poppy Appeal

With Dickie Lines/Further details from Glyn Derbyshire 07779894353
For further information: contact 07779894353.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 22 - 2016
SPIRIT OF THE 40'S DANCE
Fleetwood Hesketh Sports & Social Club, Fylde Road, Southport - Postcode: PR9 9XH (North West England)
The Spirit of the 40's Dance is being held in aid of the Spinal Unit Action Group which supports the Spinal Unit at Southport Hospital. Featuring Lilli de Carlo and other guests. A bumper raffle will take place.
Tickets are £15-00 and include a Hot Pot Supper.

Starts 7.30pm. Dress to Impress.

For ticket information contact:

Gill on 01704 830178 or Mary on 01704 568073


For further information: contact 01704830178.


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 23 - 2016
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Scarborough - Postcode: YO11 2HD (Yorkshire and the Humber)
60 Stalls of Pure Vintage
Live Entertainment
Hair Salon
Social Dancing Area
NAAFI Cafe
Vintage Tearoom
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Proud to Support St Catherine's Hospice

The Spa, South Bay, Scarborough. YO11 2HD.
10am - 5pm
Adm £2.50 / Conc £2 / U12s Free

For further information contact: 07946 729243
Visit: www.advintageous.co.uk


For further information: contact 07946729243. Visit: www.advintageous.co.uk


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
1940S SWING DANCE
Pelsall Community Centre Nr. Walsall - Postcode: WS3 4BQ (West Midlands)
By Popular Demand, MIRA Group will stage another 1940s Swing Dance at Pelsall Community Centre, Station Road, Pelsall, Near Walsall, West Midlands WS3 4BQ on Saturday 29th October 7.30pm till Late. A mix of Swing, Old Time and Novelty Dance Music from the 1930s through to the 1950s will be played, and a Light Supper will be provided.

Again, All profits from this event will be donated to Breast Cancer Care, West Midlands Air Ambulance, and the British Legion.

Tickets available at £5.00, through the Centre Direct on: 01922 682156, or Via Terry Martin on: 07516995975.

This event was immensely popular last year, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment as numbers are strictly limited.


For further information: contact 01922682156.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
A VINTAGE SPECTACULAR
Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Lindsey Lodge Hospice is proud to present their annual Charity Fund Raising Vintage Spectacular!! Featuring live music from Major Swing and Kitty and the George Formby Experience. You can dance along with Kingston Swing, treat yourself to a slice of cake or lunch in our Vintage Tea Room. There will be over 35 stalls to peruse. Vintage hair by Edelweiss, have your photo taken, wander onto the green to see classic cars, Cockleshell Hero’s and much more. The venue will be transformed to the nostalgic days of times gone by, with many people coming dressed for the occasion, to capture those precious memories. It’s going to be a fantastic day so please come along and support our local Hospice. For more information please telephone 01724 854824 or email christa.stephenson@nhs.net.



Saturday 29th October, 2016 at Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NU.
10am until 4pm
£2 entry and under 16’s free

For further information: contact 01724854824.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
A VINTAGE DANCE
Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Lindsey Lodge Hospice are proud to Present their 2016 Charity Fund Raising Vintage Dance and Supper with live music from Major Swing and Kitty, Luna Nightingale and George Formby Experience. A Pie and Pea Supper or Vegetarian Lasagne is included in the price. So if you’re free why not grab yourself a ticket or two, glam yourself up, relive those nostalgic times of days gone by and join in the fun.

Get your tickets quick before they sell out! Available at all our Lindsey Lodge Hospice shops, online at www.lindseylodgehospice.co.uk or by phoning (01724) 854824



Saturday 29th October, 2015 at Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NU
7.30pm until 11.30pm
£10 per ticket

For further information: contact 01724854824.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
SALUTE TO SWING
The Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster - Postcode: LS24 9JB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Special 1940s Dance Night – Live swing music and period songs

Featuring Live Dance Music from:
Echo 4-2 Big Band and their Vocalists
also on stage
The Honeybirds (Vocal Trio)

Dance to the wonderful live music from the swing and big band era, Benny Goodman, Ellington and Glenn Miller etc.
The Echo 4-2 Big Band will be on stage in dress RAF uniform to entertain you all evening.

If you haven’t see this band yet at one of the many UK events you’re in for a real treat.

Also appearing on stage to entertain you with songs from the Andrews Sisters songbook are the delightful “Honeybirds”

Enjoy the large Riley Smith Hall dance floor, plenty of space for ballroomers AND any strollers too, enjoy as the band turn back time for you to enjoy the swing era.

Full bar & cafe where a wartime supper is available at reasonable prices (after all there is a war on!)

Tickets at £12.50 in advance or £15 on the door.
For further information: contact 01423569817. Visit: http://justaddtickets.co.uk/event/salute-to-swing-1940s-dance-night/ or www.echo42.co.uk


Events in November 2016


Friday - November 04 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.

Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in November 2016


Friday - November 04 - 2016
WE'LL MEET AGAIN
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry - Postcode: CV1 1GS (West Midlands)
Commemorating the Coventry Blitz, a celebration of the great wartime entertainers, including George Formby, Vera Lynn, Al Bowlly and many more.
Starring Andy Eastwood, Steve Barclay, Maggie O'Hara, Pete Lindup and Mervyn Francis, accompanied by the Martyn St James Band.

A live variety show paying tribute to the greatest wartime entertainers.
For further information: contact 02476553055. Visit: http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/midday-variety-november-2016


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 05 - 2016
GET YOUR DANCING SHOES ON.
St Eddies Function Room, Spring Lane, Lees Oldham, Lancs - Postcode: OL4 5AJ (North West England)
5th November 2016 Fireworks night
£10 per ticket
DJ, Singer, Burlesque, Plenty of dancing
7.30pm to Midnight
Limited tickets


For further information: contact 07815449540.


Events in November 2016


Sunday - November 06 - 2016
CAISTOR SWING DANCE WITH MAJOR SWING AND KITTY
Caistor Town Hallr - Postcode: LN7 6QU (East Midlands)
Caistor Swing Dance is in aid of Hope Community Village,Registered charity No. 1041185, (see us on Facebook) on the 20th March 2016.
3p.m. to 6p.m.
Caistor Town Hall, North Street, Caistor, Lincolnshire, LN7 6QU
With Major Swing and Kitty.
Tickets £7 including tea and coffee. (You are welcome to bring your own teapot). You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.
Vintage dress is optional.
Music from the early thirties through to the early fifties, including, period ballroom, swing jive, party dances and communal dances.
For tickets please call: 01472 852 693 or 07909 2222 53
Not danced before? Have a lesson or two from 2.00p.m.

End the year with Lincolnshire's popular swing dance with amazing Major Swing
For further information: contact 01472852693. Visit: www.hopeindia.org


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 12 - 2016
BEDWORTH BLITZ BALL - FEATURING THE KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Saunder's Hall WMC, Saunders Avenue, Bedworth, - Postcode: CV12 8RJ (West Midlands)
Presented by Alistair Fitzgerald of Strictly Jitterbug - The Kalamazoo Dance Band will be bringing you a great evening for 40's and swing


For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 12 - 2016
NOSTALGIA DAY
Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall - Postcode: CM21 9AX (East of England)
Vintage military vehicles will leave the Hall at 10.30am to lay wreaths at Sawbridgeworth Airfield Memorial and then return to the Hall. Young performing arts group and professional singer Aimi Percival will entertain with an American Air Force theme. Giant poppy making by young people. Herts At War WW1 information display boards. Refreshments, plus war time food to purchase from Grill Sergeant catering van - bar open from 12 noon. Free entry but donations to Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. If you have a military, or other vehicle from the era please bring it along and dress of 1940's/50's or military uniform is welcome. Further details david.mead7@btinternet.com 01279 724503

For further information: contact 01279724503.


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 12 - 2016
IN THE MOOD FOR BOOGIE WOOGIE
Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall - Postcode: CM21 9AX (All areas)
Enjoy the outstanding nostalgic close harmony and authentic dance moves of the Belladonna Brigade trio re-creating the true 1940's feel. An opportunity to experience for one night only, original and stunning three part harmonies that have swooned audiences world-wide. All this will be happening on Saturday 12th November at Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, Hertfordshire CM21 9AX. Doors open 8pm - bar open. Tickets only £10 available from David Mead 01279 724503 david.mead7@btinternet.com

For further information: contact 01279724503.


Events in November 2016


Sunday - November 13 - 2016
SUNDAY AFTERNOON VINTAGE TEA DANCE
Carlton Scroop Village Hall - (East Midlands)
An afternoon dancing to music from the thirties and forties in a nice old hall with large dance floor, join major swing and kitty to dance, drink free tea and coffee, eat some cake from our nice selection, and also to raise some money for the RBL, we will be having a raffle for the RBL and £1.00 from each ticket will go direct to the RBL. Dancing will start at 1.00 end end at 4.00.
Ticket only in advance, please call 01476 565199 or 07921121828
to order your tickets.......


For further information: contact 01476565199. Visit: www.majorswing.com


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 19 - 2016
1940'S DANCE
Uttoxeter Town Hall - Postcode: ST14 7HN (East Midlands)
Saturday, 19 November 2016 7.30pm

"Dress to impress" (Allied Forces costume only)

Bar available

Cake Stall

Bring your own nibbles

Entertainment provided by 'D J Woody' and Uttoxeter's Miss Maisy Hepburn

Tickets £6.00 each

Please call Town Hall Bookings on 01889 564085 or info@uttoxetertowncouncil.org.uk


For further information: contact 01889564085.


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 19 - 2016
1940S BIG BAND DANCE (WITH FISH N CHIP SUPPER)
Crowle Parish Hall, Worcestershire - Postcode: WR7 4AX (West Midlands)
Enjoy the sounds of our 17 piece Big Band and dance the night away at our ever popular 40s Evening. Fish n Chip supper is included but, please bring your own drinks as there is no bar available.
Charity Raffle - 1940s film trailers - Air Raid Singalong
Dressed in 1940s civilian or military would be great but no Axis uniforms please.
Tickets £15 Limited to 100

Go on our WWII RAF Group - Ops Room Facebook page for map.
Visit: ww2rafgroup.org


Events in November 2016


Sunday - November 20 - 2016
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE FEATURING SEAN MOYSES, THE BANJO MAN
GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March, Cambs - Postcode: PE15 8HS (East of England)
Raffle in aid of Royal British Legion. Afternoon Tea served at 3pm by C & B Catering.

TICKETS £8


For further information: contact 07876264613.


Events in November 2016


Friday - November 25 - 2016
AN EVENING WITH THE MOOD SWINGS
Shire Hall, Market Place, Howden - Postcode: DN14 7BJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
An evening of songs from the '40s, '50s and '60s. Great female vocal trio. With support: Major Swing DJ. Excellent venue with sprung dancefloor and licensed bar. Period dress most welcome.
Tickets £7, Entry by prepaid ticket

Great Songs, Great Venue, Tickets only £7
For further information: contact 07970630287. Visit: www.themoodswings.co.uk


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
1940S CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE/PARTY
STOWE-By-Chartley Village Hall - Postcode: ST180LG (West Midlands)
1940s CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE/PARTY
SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2016 2.00 - 7.30PM
AT STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY VILLAGE HALL, STATION ROAD, STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY, STAFFORDSHIRE. ST180LG. TICKETS ARE £5.00, MUSIC BY SWING PATROL.
40s THEMED SECRET SANTA RAFFLE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO WOMENS AID.
PLEASE BRING A PLATE OF FOOD TO FORM CHRISTMAS BUFFET.
TEA AND COFFEE PROVIDED FREE.
40s DRESS PREFERRED.
FOR TICKETS/INFORMATION CONTACT KAREN ON 01785 255368


For further information: contact 01785255368.


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
“THE ADVENTURES OF FU MANCHU”
SAMLESBURY AERODROME, BALDERSTONE, - Postcode: BB2 7LF (North West England)
Please come along and enjoy a Night of Decadence and Fun!!
As we cordially invite you…
To join us for our next themed event!!
“The Adventures of Fu Manchu”

Dance to the music of the 1930's and 1940's with the
Kat in Da Hat.. Katz Korner
Dancing for your pleasure..
The Daughters of Fu Manchu.
Dress in the Decadence of the 1930's / 40's Evening Wear,
...Vintage Chinese Attire... 1930's Bright Young Things..
…1940's Savoy / Cafe Royal… Indian Summer.
…Fur's DJ's Top Hat & Tails.. or just as extravagant as you like!!

Tickets on sale now....Earlybird $avin£’s!!!
@Eventbrite http://ow.ly/LbjI30159fH
Very Large Car Park
Motor Homes and Caravans are welcome to park overnight.
Hey!!..you could even pitch a tent!?

Contact No’s
Ray aka Sugar Ray 07739231991
Christine aka Rosie Lea 07719907818.

Fu Manchu
Fu Man Who?
Dr. Fu Manchu is a fictional character introduced in a series of
novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the twentieth century.




The character was also featured extensively in cinema, television and radio.
For over 90 years, and has become an archetype of the evil criminal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33mJRSKipbw

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956)
The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)
The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967)The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
Ladies & Gents, Our Events are all about having FuN!!
So to get the imaginative juices flowing, here are just a few ideas..
Of what You could, can or might like to wear.....
Take your self’s back…
To…The Decadent 1930’s / 40’s Evening Wear.
The legendary Slapsy Maxie's Nightclub.
Broad walk Empire, Onyx Club, Ditta Von Tease.
1930’s Coco Channel. The film Bright Young Things.
Elsa Schiaparelli 1930's/ 40’s. Indian summer.
The Great Gatsby. The Jewel in the Crown.
Smoking Jackets & Dinner Suits.
Also check our Pintrest Pages out
And watch our web site www.thegangster-squad.co.uk
Twitter @GangsterSquadUK Face Book www.Facebook.com/TheGangsterSquad

For further information: contact 07739231991. Visit: http://ow.ly/LbjI30159fH or https://www.facebook.com/thegansterssquad/


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
“THE ADVENTURES OF FU MANCHU”
CANBERRA CLUB, SAMLESBURY AERODROME, BALDERSTONE, - Postcode: BB2 7LF (North East England)
Please come along and enjoy a Night of Decadence and Fun!!
As we cordially invite you…
To join us for our next themed event!!
“The Adventures of Fu Manchu”

Dance to the music of the 1930's and 1940's with the
Kat in Da Hat.. Katz Korner
Dancing for your pleasure..
The Daughters of Fu Manchu.
Dress in the Decadence of the 1930's / 40's Evening Wear,
...Vintage Chinese Attire... 1930's Bright Young Things..
…1940's Savoy / Cafe Royal… Indian Summer.
…Fur's DJ's Top Hat & Tails.. or just as extravagant as you like!!

Tickets on sale now....Earlybird $avin£’s!!!
@Eventbrite http://ow.ly/LbjI30159fH
Very Large Car Park
Motor Homes and Caravans are welcome to park overnight.
Hey!!..you could even pitch a tent!?

Contact No’s
Ray aka Sugar Ray 07739231991
Christine aka Rosie Lea 07719907818.

Fu Manchu
Fu Man Who?
Dr. Fu Manchu is a fictional character introduced in a series of
novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the twentieth century.




The character was also featured extensively in cinema, television and radio.
For over 90 years, and has become an archetype of the evil criminal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33mJRSKipbw

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956)
The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)
The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967)The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
Ladies & Gents, Our Events are all about having FuN!!
So to get the imaginative juices flowing, here are just a few ideas..
Of what You could, can or might like to wear.....
Take your self’s back…
To…The Decadent 1930’s / 40’s Evening Wear.
The legendary Slapsy Maxie's Nightclub.
Broad walk Empire, Onyx Club, Ditta Von Tease.
1930’s Coco Channel. The film Bright Young Things.
Elsa Schiaparelli 1930's/ 40’s. Indian summer.
The Great Gatsby. The Jewel in the Crown.
Smoking Jackets & Dinner Suits.
Also check our Pintrest Pages out
And watch our web site www.thegangster-squad.co.uk
Twitter @GangsterSquadUK Face Book www.Facebook.com/TheGangsterSquad

For further information: contact 07739231991. Visit: http://thegangster-squad.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/thegansterssquad/


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
WHITE CHRISTMAS EVENING DANCE
Frimley Green Working Men Club - Postcode: GU16 6HX (South East England)
Our Debut event in Camberley Area is at the stunning Frimley Community Centre on Saturday 26th November

The event is White Christmas Vintage Evening with Live Entertainment from International Vocalist & Trumpeter Ricky Hunter.

The event is £10 per ticket which includes:

* Live Entertainment
* Buffet
* Free Glass Of Bubbly on Arrival
* Candy Cane

Also we will be donating 20% from each ticket sale and raffle money to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity for all their amazing work with soldiers and their families

This event will feature great music from 40's 50's 60's and well known Christmas hits.

Music Genres: Big Band, Jazz, Swing

To buy tickets: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Guildford/Frimley-Community-Centre/White-Christmas-Vintage-Evening-and-Dance-/12806875/

this is a ticket event only
For further information: contact 07981758130. Visit: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Guildford/Frimley-Community-Centre/White-Christmas-Vintage-Evening-and-Dance-/12806875/


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
BIG BAND BLITZ 2016
The Winning Post, Chertsey Road,Twickenham, - Postcode: TW2 6IS (South East England)
BIG BAND BLITZ 2016
The popular annual 1940’s charity gala Big Band Blitz, featured on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, returns to Twickenham on Saturday 26th November at a new venue. This year the event will be held in the wonderful ballroom of the The Winning Post, Chertsey Road, Twickenham, TW2 6IS
Step back in time to the 1940’s and dance the night away to the Jon Bennet Big Band, with special ‘showbiz’ guests, including the all singing all dancing My Favourite Things; French singing star Aurora Chanson; singer / actor Jack Pinder; the ‘Sway with Buble’ vocalist Mikey JC, the now legendary ‘Viv the Spiv’, plus a few surprises.
Food and drink from the NAAFI, 1940’s re-enactors, the Air Raid Warning, 1940’s vehicles, 1940’s memorabilia, plus the ‘Barclays Bank’ celebrity charity raffle draw.
Doors 6.30pm for 7.30pm start (1940’s dress optional).
Saturday 26th November 2016.
The Winning Post, Chertsey Road, Twickenham, TW2 6IS.
Tickets: £23 (concessions for over 60’s £20)
Online bookings: http://www.seetickets.com/event/big-band-blitz-2016/the-winning-post/1009311
www.seetickets.com
Telephone Bookings : 0843 515 9400
General Enquiries; 07808 156 797


For further information: contact 07808156797. Email: aspectsproductions@gmail.com Visit: Online bookings: http://www.seetickets.com/event/big-band-blitz-2016/the-winning-post/1009311


Events in December 2016


Friday - December 02 - 2016
1940S/50S CHRISTMAS DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band with Special Guest Katie Mustang. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and, Ballroom and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests, just email the band before the event.
Ticket £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band and vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
CAMBRIDGE 40'S & BIG BAND SWING DANCE 2ND YEAR
Comberton Sports & Arts (Cambridge) - Postcode: CB23 7DU (East of England)
We return due to massive demand a second year!
Featuring Vocalist Pete Wayre & the Ashby little Big Band (www.theswingbigband.co.uk)
Pete is host & compere to the event that sold over 200 tickets in 2015! Best book early! We also have Pinball Paul Swing DJ playing great dance tunes.. and more acts TBC soon! Tickets available now! some early bird tickets have already sold!

tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: theswingbigband.co.uk/events or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
REGENCY CHRISTMAS BALL - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Regency Dance Centre - Sutton In Ashfield, Market Place, Notts - Postcode: NG17 1AQ (East Midlands)
An evening of strict tempo Ballroom, Sequence, Latin and some Rock n Roll to get you into the festive mood.
Book early will sell out
The Glenn Miller style Kalamazoo Dance Band will once again bring you a superb selection of very fine Big Band dance music - might even throw that little tune for that Happy Scotch Lad - Gay Gordon
Guaranteed to be great fun as always with Kal Vaikla leading off the cheer:-)

Contact Chris, Kim or Andrew for full details and bookings 0n 01623 552737


For further information: contact 01623552737. Visit: http://www.regencydancecentre.com/events or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, - Postcode: BD18 3JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair at Victoria Hall

9.30am - 4pm

With 40+ stalls of vintage loveliness for you and your home including genuine vintage fashion, such as 1940's tea dresses, 1950's prom gowns, jewellery, accessories, furniture, homewares, vintage vinyl, toys, books, kitchenalia and collectables, all from the 1920's to the 1980's... Not forgetting wonderful teas from Interlude Tea Room & Emporium.

This is our BIGGEST and most established event - not to be missed!
£3 entry (£2 concessions) U-16's free.

A lovely vintage fair in Saltaire leading up to xmas.
For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
WHITE CHRISTMAS VINTAGE DANCE
Blaenavon Rugby CLub Gauts Gate, Recreation Ground, Middle Coedcae Rd, Blaenavon - Postcode: NP4 9DU (Wales)
would love to see support for our xmas vintage dance in Blaenavon on Saturday 3rd December

£10 per person includes:
* Buffet
* Free Glass of Bubbly
* Candy Cane

Great entertainment and dancing covering 40s 50s 60s
and after a very successful event in may we are now planning our Christmas events. Tickets can be bought online via Skiddle

http://www.skiddle.com/e/12803590

we will be donating 20% from each ticket to SSAFA Charity

or by calling Ricky Hunter on 07981758130 or
Ellie Bacon BA on 07963499771
visiting our website at www.rickyhunter.co.uk

Thanks

Vintage Theme Clothing or Christmas Theme Clothing

Also Prizes for Best Dressed Guy and Girl

For further information: contact 07981758130. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or http://www.skiddle.com/e/12803590


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
BLITZ N PIECES VINTAGE FAIR
Wigston Liberal Club - Postcode: LE18 3RY (East Midlands)
Saturday 3rd December | 10am - 3pm | Wigston, Leicestershire

FREE Entry | FREE Parking

Indoor Vintage Fair with over 30 stalls selling all manner of vintage paraphernalia to suit all tastes and budgets. Items include Vintage Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Jewellery, Homewares, Books, Vintage Crafts, Furniture, Kitchenalia, Collectables and much more!

Join us in our *NEW* Pop-up Tea Shop serving light refreshments and scrumptious cakes.



Visit: www.blitznpieces.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/blitznpiecesvintage/


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
JINGLE BELL HOP
St Dunstans Parish Hall - Postcode: M40 9JG (North West England)
Katz Korner present their annual Christmas Swing Dance, The Jingle Bell Hop. Music from the 1940's and 50's - get out your dancing shoes for a fantastic night of vintage music and dancing - lots of Christmas goodies and surprises. Dress Code: Vintage/Christmas/Decadence.

Tickets £7.50

For more details or to book contact 07703 461833



For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 10 - 2016
BLACK COUNTRY (WOLVERHAMPTON) 40S NIGHT & SWING DANCE
Wednesbury Town Hall Ballroom - Postcode: WS10 7DF (West Midlands)
NOTE: the early bird tickets for this event sold out 4 months in advance, many booking in 8-10 months before the event!!!
Due to the massive success of 300 tickets sold 2015, we return for our second year. This year Feat. Vocalist & Compere Pete Wayre with his backing band the Ashby little Big Band (www.theswingbigband.co.uk). Also Swing DJ pinball Paul. The best in 30's 40's and general swing. Period dress encouraged. Tickets already selling so book now!

Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: www.theswingbigband.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 10 - 2016
GREAT GATSBY WEDDING PARTY - PRIVATE
Pelham Island Museum, Sheffield - Postcode: S3 8RY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Great Gatsby - Wedding Party with Kal's Kats

For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.kalskats.com


Events in December 2016


Sunday - December 11 - 2016
DECEMBER DEPARTURE
Rougham Control Tower Museum - Postcode: IP30 9XA (East of England)
Memorial service and event to mark the departure of the 94th Bomb Group from Rougham Field.
Event starts at 1pm, Memorial service at 2pm and refreshemnts in radar room afterwards.

contact for details




For further information: contact 07976679679.


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 17 - 2016
MISTLETOE MAUI
Haddiscoe Village Hall - Postcode: NR14 6PD (East of England)
Mele Kalikimaka!
The Baker Boy Collective' are hosting the Mistletoe Maui..

Let's celebrate Christmas Hawaiian Style on Saturday 17th December 2016 .7.30-11.30pm
This CHARITY dance is to raise funds for a SHINE(a local group who support children with additional needs) and as always all profits will go to the charity.

Tinsel and Tiki, what a combination! Join us and jump, jive, swing or balboa the night away to the best beats around from the Collective's dj's The fabulous Baker boy and Ralfie, plus a guest DJ ( Tbc)

Great dance floor, free tea/coffee or BYO drinks if you fancy something festive. Plenty of off street parking.

Only £5 pp pay on door. It's going to be a tinseliscious night, so get the date in your dance diary!

( this dance replaces the moonlight Maui which had to be postponed due to travellers camping at the village hall )

Christmas charity dance
For further information: contact 01493722551. Visit: Www.facebook.com/mistletoemaui or Www.facebook.com/bakerboyjumpjiveswing


Events in December 2016


Wednesday - December 28 - 2016
KAL'S KATS - XMAS PUD BLOW OUT - SWING DANCE
Kirk Hallam Social Club, Dallimore Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire - Postcode: DE7 4GZ (East Midlands)
Well, that's it, the mince pies are stale, the ol' bag o turkey bones are in the dog and you're feeling like a bloated mule.
Well, here's the answer, get yourself along to Kirk Hallam social club and join is for a right royal shindig as we take the lid off the joint with tons of jump jive, rock n roll and swing.
Tickets - £7 on the door on the night.
Doors from 7.30 and Band on at 8.30 - 11.pm
excellent sprung dance floor, well priced bar, lit car park.

further details
Kal - 07793 956653 or kalskats@gmail.com


For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.kalskats.com


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 31 - 2016
BLACK COUNTRY / BIRMINGHAM NYE 40'S NIGHT & SWING DANCE -
TBC (WOLVERHAMPTON) - (West Midlands)
CANCELLED DUE TO 4!!!! VENUES BEING UNRELIABLE. WE ARE CURRENTLY ASSURING SOME OPTIONS FOR A 2017 SHOW. THE WOLVERHAMPTON XMAS & CAMBRIDGE XMAS ARE STILL GOING AHEAD. SORRY GUYS!


after 6 years of successful Christmas shows we have been asked by many to provide a NYE event. So here it is. It will feat. Pete Wayre Vocalist & Compere and the amazing close female harmony trio (local to the venue) The Bluebird Belles. DJ TBC. VENUE TBC. check out www.theswingbigband.co.uk/events for full info which will be added asap.

tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: www.theswingbigband.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 31 - 2016
NEW YEARS EVE MASQUERADE BALL
The Church Of St John The Divine, St John Street, (off Gooder Lane), Brighouse - Postcode: HD6 1HN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
8pm till late 31st December

Tickets £10 in advance only
Cotton Town Hot Club will be spinning the discs for a vintage evening of swing music and dancing.
A chance to wear your finest glad rags and your favourite mask.
FREE tea & coffee but no bar so bring your own alcohol and picnic
For more information and to purchase tickets contact:
Ian 07512739985 or Paul 07886530992
Email CTHC@sky.com or Dapperdan2011@btinternet.com
Or find us on facebook ~ Cotton Town Hot Club

Remember, no bar so bring your own refreshments.
For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 31 - 2016
QUORN JUMP JIVE & SWING NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Quorn Village Hall. Leicester Road, Quorn - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
Quorn's NYE Dance with resident DJ Savoy Jump and Guest DJ Woody

No Bar bring your own.
Tickets only @ £10 each
Limited numbers.. last year this Sold Out before October!!

Tickets Only £10 each
For further information: contact 01162302828.


Events in February 2017


Friday - February 10 - 2017
1940S/50S VALENTINES DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking.
If you would like further details or to book your ticket please call 01629 760208.

Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in March 2017


Friday - March 03 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please call 01629 760208.


Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in April 2017


Friday - April 07 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please call 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in May 2017


Friday - May 05 - 2017
SPECSAVERS GUERNSEY LIBERATION HANGAR BALL
Beau Sejour, Guernsey - Postcode: GY1 2DL (Europe)
As Guernsey celebrates its liberation from the occupying German forces, Specsavers are delighted to be hosting the Hangar Ball once again. An opportunity to remember loved ones lost, reminisce and celebrate freedom.
An evening jam-packed with 1940s style entertainment featuring The Ashby Big Band and much more.
Tickets can be bought individually, for small groups or for a full table, which is for 11 people.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
8:00PM
Individual Ticket Price: £35.00*
Group Ticket Price: £385.00*

Tickets are only available from the link below.

Should there be demand, a further event may be put on on the following evening, Saturday 7 May

Ashby Big Band, singers and dancers
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/specsavershangarball


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 06 - 2017
SPECSAVERS GUERNSEY LIBERATION HANGAR BALL
Beau Sejour, Guernsey - Postcode: GY12DL (Europe)
As Guernsey celebrates its liberation from the occupying German forces, Specsavers are delighted to be hosting the Hangar Ball once again. An opportunity to remember loved ones lost, reminisce and celebrate freedom.
An evening jam-packed with 1940s style entertainment featuring The Ashby Big Band and much more.
Tickets can be bought individually, for small groups or for a full table, which is for 11 people.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
8:00PM
Individual Ticket Price: £35.00*
Group Ticket Price: £385.00*

Tickets are only available from the link below.

An evening jam-packed with 1940s style entertainment featuring The Ashby Big Band and much more.
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/specsavershangarball


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 02 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please call 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 02 - 2017
1940S WARTIME WEEKEND
GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY LEICESTERSHIRE - Postcode: LE11 1RW (East Midlands)
1940s WARTIME WEEKEND

RELIVE THE EXPERIENCE OF WARTIME BRITAIN

Please save the date! 2nd, 3rd and 4th JUNE 2017!


For further information: contact 01509632323.


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 03 - 2017
BRIGHOUSE 1940S WEEKEND 2017
Brighouse, West Yorkshire - Postcode: HD6 1RW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 3rd June 2017
Sunday 4th June 2017
Free to enter the Brighouse 1940s Weekend takes over the whole town centre. Now established as the most popular 1940s event in the North of England. Exhibitions, displays, vehicles, re-enactors, markets, dances, talks, theatre shows, cinema shows, it's got it all.
The whole town centre and shops are transformed into the 1940s. During both Saturday and Sunday the town will be filled with music and dance of the era performed by top singers and dancers on five stage areas, there will literally be dancing in the street and music in the air. You’ll also be able to sit in a Spitfire, ride on a vintage bus, take a canal boat trip, bake 40’s bread, see Churchill, sing-along with George Formby, learn to dance the Lindy Hop, go to see a variety concert and dance at the Civic Hall.
As well as a whole host of military and civilian displays, it's fun for all the family with free entertainment all-round the town. For the children there will be a fun fair, steam train and donkey rides and canal boat trips.
This is just a flavour of the wonderful events taking place over this family fun weekend.
Join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town.

Free to enter the Brighouse 1940s Weekend is billed as the most popular 40s event in the North of England. Top class dances on Friday and Saturday night with live bands.
For further information: contact 01484722462. Visit: www.brighouse1940sweekend.co.uk


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 17 - 2017
SHEFFIELD ARMED FORCES AND VETERAN'S DAY
Sheffield Peace Gardens - Postcode: S1 2HH (East Midlands)
Sheffield Armed Forces & Veterans Day honours the outstanding contribution made current members of the Armed Forces and by Veterans of all ages.
The Parade will start at Norfolk Row and will move onto Fargate, Town Hall Square and the Peace Gardens.
Following the parade and service the Ashby "little" Big Band will again play a fitting tribute to mark the 72nd anniversary of the end of WW2.

Ashby Big Band playing for Sheffield Armed Forces Day, Bring your dancing shoes!
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/events


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 17 - 2017
VINTAGE WEEKEND NEWPORT PAGNELL
NEWPORT PAGNELL - (East Midlands)
Newport Pagnell Town Council

Is putting on a vintage weekend in 2017 focussing on the 1940s
Activities:
Two static aircraft displays: the Spitfire and Messerschmitt, along with their crews for the weekend. The Military Police re-enactment group will be finding any spies who may be present.
Also the Field Marshal Montgomery re-enactment, the parade, a vintage car and military vehicle display, UKHomefront will be displaying at locations throughout the town, indoor displays of kitchenalia and toys from the decade, the Women’s Army, and clothes and wedding dresses of the period to view, stalls to procure those vintage items, an entire town and shop windows dressed for the event, a high tea and a dinner dance. Get ready to learn to Lindyhop.

Stallholders: To book a stall please contact Shar Roselman or Janine Wainwright at townclerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk or by phone on 01908 618756. Stalls places are outdoors and cost £15 for the weekend, irrespective of size. There are a few limited indoor spaces for Saturday only, and Sunday options are also available. Although a new event on the calendar, the Vintage Weekend is being combined with an existing Strawberry Fayre event that draws crowds in the thousands.

Not one but TWO static aircraft and UKHomefront with working class displays
Visit: http://www.ukhomefront.co.uk/events_diary_33.html


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 23 - 2017
PADIHAM ON PARADE
Padiham Town Centre - Postcode: BB12 8BS (North West England)
The Padiham on Parade 1940s Weekend takes over the whole town centre. Exhibitions, displays, vehicles, re-enactors, markets, dances, it's got it all.
Come and see what life was like in this significant time in our history as the town centre and shops are transformed. You’ll be able to see a Spitfire, see Churchill, sing-along with various artistes, go to see a live performance in St Leonards Church and dance the night away at the Blitz Ball.

As well as a whole host of military and civilian displays, during both Saturday and Sunday the town will be filled with music and dance of the era performed by top singers, there will literally be dancing in the street and music in the air.

It's fun for all the family with free entertainment all-round the town.
Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town.


For further information: contact 01282423612. Visit: www.padihamonparade.org.uk or www.facebook.com/padihamonparade


Events in June 2017


Sunday - June 25 - 2017
BIRSTALL GALA
Birstall Playing Fields Leicester - Postcode: LE4 4DH (East Midlands)
Live bands all afternoon building up to the WW2 tribute from the Ashby "little" Big Band 3-3.45pm
Live Bands including Ashby Big Band - Free Entry!
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in September 2017


Tuesday - September 05 - 2017
'WELSHPOOL REMEMBERS !'
WELSHPOOL TOWN - Postcode: SY21 9BW (Wales)
A festival is being organised in and around Welshpool town centre to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2.
From 10am Saturday 5th September, the weekend will be full of attractions that will include re-enactors, military vehicles, living history displays, tribute entertainers (George Formby), lookalike characters – Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, and Field Marshall Montgomery.
LILLI DE CARLO the popular 1940s Swing Big Band Singer, will be keeping you on your dancing toes thru’ out the weekend too ! Dancing in the street is encouraged !
Daytime admission FREE!
The is also an evening dance with JAYNE DARLING & the JUMP JIVE BAND, at Welshpool Town Hall WELSHPOOL TOWN CENTRE - Postcode: SY21 7JQ (Wales)
Attractions / activities include:
Workers Playtime with Porthywaen Silver Band (Sat only)
1940s Afternoon tea.
re-enactors, scenarios, displays, decorated shop windows.
Talk on Violette Szabo SOE agent "Carve Her Name With Pride by her daughter Tania Szabo (Sat only)
Military and civilian vehicles.
Children's wartime fancy dress competition. Children's activities.
Advance dance tickets from www.thehafren.co.uk
Space available for vintage and memorabilia traders or anyone with items to exhibit
For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: www.whatsonwelshpool.blogspot.co.uk.
Advance tickets for the Dance £10 www.thehafren.co.uk or call
07782 166342


For further information: contact 07782166342.


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 16 - 2017
NEWARK 1940'S FESTIVAL
Newark Air Museum - Postcode: NG242NY (East Midlands)
Come join us at Newark Air museum on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017 to celebrate our 1940's festival. With a large range of aircraft to explore, 1940's trade stalls, military displays, dancing, singers, re-enactors, cafeteria and much more it's set to be a great day for a stroll in your finery. A wonderful location Newark Air Museum is looking forward to its se nod year of hosting a celebration of the 1940's. We welcome support from reenactors, trade stands, displays and entertainers to help make this event a success for this and future annual 1940's events. Without you we cannot make this possible so please come along and help us make this a 'must do' event in the forties calendar. For further information please contact Colin Savill on 07776 193253 . We looking forward to meeting you .

For further information: contact 07904979361.


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 23 - 2017
SWING BALL TEAM
Cosby Golf Club- - Postcode: LE9 1RG (East Midlands)
23rd September @ Cosby Golf Club...
only 140 tickets available- book early- nice dance floor area and seating - bar etc.
Phone Jools on 07860-187796

For further information: contact 07570051155.


Events in October 2017


Sunday - October 01 - 2017
ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION CLUB
Royal Naval Association Club - Postcode: LN6 7BG (East Midlands)
At the Royal Naval Association Club, Coulson Road, Lincoln LN6 7BG.
Saturday 1st October 2016. 1940's Dance & Buffet 7 - 12 Entertained by Katy Spitfire (Mustang) & Brandon Shaw (Al Bowly) Tickets £.10.00 in advance from Leanne 07986607130/Katy 07966175835


For further information: contact 07966175835. Email: sendtokt@hotmail.com


Events in September 2026


Tuesday - September 15 - 2026
1940S DAY TO EVENING
Low Hill Community Centre - Postcode: WV10 9JJ (West Midlands)
Afternoon tea from 3-5 pm a nostalgic event suitable for older people. Ticket price £3.50 to include afternoon tea plus entertainment

Evening party 7-10.30pm music and radio show enactment, food available to buy also raffle etc in aid of Combat Stress.

Dressing up very much encouraged

You may pay on door.

Two events on one day in aid of www.combatstress.org
For further information: contact 07831615308.




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25/02/2015
WANTED New Members
UKHomefront are looking for new members to help with their events this year. We represent the British WORKING CLASS of ww2 and are always in demand especially across the North of England & the Midlands.
So sorry no officers, no yanks and no ladies in furs.
What you will get is friendship from a family orientated group, lots of events and after a year we even cover your expenses to many events!
Interested? Contact membership@ukhomefront.co.uk



05/06/2014
WANTED -Ukulele player Tommy brand
WANTED -Ukulele player Tommy brand to play at 1940's event at Darwen on the 30th august 2014 . Please contact tracy baron on 07708 939644.



19/03/2014
ARUNDELLS IN SALISBURY'S CATHEDRAL CLOSE
Arundells, the home of the former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, located in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, is now open on a permanent basis. If you are interested in a visit to Arundells you would be very welcome. You can call us on 01722 326546 or there is further information on our website: www.arundells.org



08/03/2014
LOST SPIVS CASE
My name is Dan Hyndman from Nottingham. I am in the throws of preparing all my kit for the new 1940s season, when I have discovered that I have apparently lost my Spivs Case. It is brown in colour the usual type of pressed cardboard with 2 metal latch type fasteners its about 16" long about 12 " inches wide & about 5 inches thick, the main thing inside it was some magicians tricks, (i used to be a Close up magician) a period 1940s ladies pink Corset & other 40s gear, I do quite a few Characters, so cannot remember the last time I used it, it is a nice quality dark brown case, not the normal cheap type of the 40s, I think I had it at Cosby in Leicestershire, but not sure. £25 reward. Can any one help me to get it back. 07973 722275 or 01949 829346 email hyndman999@btinternet.com



09/01/2014
D Day Commemorattion
I am going to the D Day commemoration on a Fred Olsen cruise departing 1st June 2014. Squadronaires plus others performing. I want to know if any other re-enactors are going on the cruise or if I can join any group on the beaches on 6th or 7th June 2014. They can contact me via email on Sidslater@smsaltd.com
Kindest regards
Sid Slater




27/02/2013
Wartime Tours in North Wales using QR Code readers
A community-based project in North Wales uses QR codes to explain the history of objects to visitors. Two tours are offered, the new “Wartime in Llandudno” and the popular, “Dig for Victory” tour in nearby Colwyn Bay. Those with mobile QR Code readers on their mobile phones or other similar devices are encourage to try one of the tours.



15/02/2013
Student Film Group Want Help
Sudents at University of Derby making a short period drama set in 1930's are currently looking for interior locations within Derby area, as well as costumes, props and extras to act in a dance scene.
Email Justina at justina.petkeviciute@yahoo.com




11/02/2013
TRADERS NEEDED




27/01/2013
WANTED Re-Enactment Group to help in making a film
Sarah Jayne Evans needs your help. Do you know a re-enactment group within the Gloustershire area that would participate in the making of a twenty minute documentary based around a day in the life of a re-enactor. The film will be submitted as part of her University course. If you can help contact Sarah via email at: sarahjayneevans@hotmail.co.uk




25/01/2013
Mobile Shop Owners Please Come to the Rescue
Wanted !!! Mobile shop to sell Milk/Bread etc at Holme 40s Weekend on the 5th & 6th Oct 2013 as the village will not have its own shop by then as it closed yesterday . We want to help the public have a nice weekend with us and all within walking distance. Contact me Paul Archer on 07860342163 .



22/01/2013
RAF/WAAF RE-ENACTORS NEEDED
To provide regular support for Spitfire and Hurricane experience events based on an airstrip in Kent close to the Battle of Britain Memorial. We are supporters of the Battle of Britain Memorial Fund. All enquiries welcome. This is a genuine opportunity to get up close to these famous aircraft and to be part of a real living history experience. Enquiries welcome please to Steve on 01227 721929





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