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Events in November 2014


BLACK CAT EXTRA WITH LIVE BAND
Friday - November 28 - 2014
Great Barford Village Hall - Postcode: MK44 3JL (All areas)
Swingsters.co.uk are really excited to announce our
Black Cat Extra Live Band Night with the awesome
'LAST CHANCE RAG TIME BAND'
They have been a firm favourite of ours since they began.
The Last Chance Ragtime Band is a stomping Lindy Hop Jazz Band from Bedford who are dedicated to putting jazz on the dance floor. Taking their inspiration from the New Orleans Jazz Bands of Frenchman Street, LCRB plays music especially crafted for swing dancers from greats such as Jelly Roll Morton, Ella, Benny Goodman, Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael. We cater for Lindy Hop, Blues and Balboa dancers.
The venue has a large car park
Licenced Bar
Wooden dance floor and plenty of seating.
The venue is just 5 mins from the A1/M at the Black Cat Roundabout.
£10 on the door on the night.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Mike & Mel

The Last Chance Rag Time Band in Bedford
For further information: contact 07956366449. Visit: www.swingsters.co.uk




Events in November 2014


THE REGULAR JOES LIVE - JUMP, JIVE, SWING HOLLYWOOD PARTY
Saturday - November 29 - 2014
Liberty Newbury - Postcode: RG19 6HW (South East England)
Come and party, Jump, Jive and Swing to the awesome sounds of The Regular Joes with DJs Major 5×5 & Lil’ Miss Wiggles and Now That’s Jive at Liberty Newbury.

It’s a Hollywood theme, so come dressed for the part to dance the night away.

Tickets £12 in advance, £15 on the door.


For further information: contact 0163532005. Visit: http://www.libertynewbury.co.uk/events/regular-joes-live-band-night/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/856766197674428/




Events in November 2014


SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR
Saturday - November 29 - 2014
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, - Postcode: BD183JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR Est. 2007
2014 DATES: £3 entry / £2 concessions £2 in advance

> Sat 29 March 2014
> Sat 24 & Sun 25 May 2014 (Bank Holiday weekender!)
> Sat 29 November 2014
(Also Sat 20 September - part of Saltaire Festival - still to be CONFIRMED)

Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS 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!
Tickets can be bought in advance for £2 from Rose & Brown Vintage Home. Call 07985 181120 or email roseandbrownvintage@yahoo.co.uk) Under 16's in FREE. Group discounts available.


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




Events in November 2014


1940S DANCE EVENING
Saturday - November 29 - 2014
Birchmeadow Broseley - Postcode: TF12 5LP (West Midlands)
To raise funds for the May 2015 Jackfield WWII Weekend next May, and supporting Pilgrim Bandits Charity. An evening of 40s music and dance featuring live music from Primadonna, a 40s DJ and a special appearance by 40s Domestic Goddess Marjorie Cartwright Jones. Tickets are £10.00 and include supper. There is a bar!
19:30 to 22:30.

Tickets limited to 100 so get in quick.
For further information: contact 07830434826.




Events in November 2014


LYNFORD HALL'S 1940S JIVE AND SWING NIGHT
Saturday - November 29 - 2014
Lynford Hall Hotel - Postcode: IP26 5HW (East of England)
After many requests Lynford Hall is proud to announce that it will be holding a 1940s Jive and Swing event.
Featuring the renowned Jonathan Wyatt Big Band
arrive 7.30 for 8.15.
Spam and eggs rolls will be available.
Period dress is encouraged but not compulsory.
£15 entry ( limited to 300 tickets)
Discounted bedroom rates will be available for those who wish to stay.
Please ring 01842 878351 or email rose@lynfordhallhotel.co.uk for further details and to book.
Lynford Hall is an historic country house set in Thetford Forest. Used for filming for Dad's Army and Allo Allo and several other Tv and film sets.


For further information: contact 01842878351. Visit: www.lynfordhallhotel.co.uk




Events in November 2014


ROTHERHAM'S VINTAGE HOP
Saturday - November 29 - 2014
Rotherham Town Centre - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
10.30am to 3.30pm
We have a real treat for you this November with our fantastic vintage event, celebrating the 40s and 50s, so dust down your fascinator, polish your brogues and join us for a great day!
Entertainment throughout the day will include, The Haywood Sisters,a fabulous vocal trio bringing glamour and perfect harmony, The George Formby Experience, an uncannily accurate impersonator, the hugely entertaining Frank Dapper and some wonderful jive dancing!
To complement the live stage there will also be a vintage market and
vintage cars.
There will be lots of vintage fun in the Imperial Buildings including a chance to have your hair dressed in styles of the era and your make-up too!
Why not come along in clothes from the era? There will be prizes for the best dressed!
Free parking in Council-owned car parks and on-street parking bays.
Maximum stay still applies.


For further information: contact 01709835904.




Events in December 2014


BLACK TIE BALLROOM CLUB
Friday - December 05 - 2014
London Welsh Centre - Postcode: WC1X8UE (Greater London)
9 January
13 February
6 March
Ten piece strict tempo Kewdos Dance Orchestra, operatic baritone Alistair Sutherland and mainly pre war English Dance band records. Absoloute beginners lesson in ballroom dance from 7.15 pm to 7.55pm. Main dance from 8 pm to 11 pm. Dress code black tie, evening dress and vintage. Upstairs bar with Prosecco and ice bucket at £18 a bottle or wine at £13, and Welsh real ales, On line ticket through we got ticket or by post at £10 each. Early bird tickets at £5.Large sprung wooden floor. Near Kings Cross station. Any questions please phone George Tudor -Hart on 02085421490

Vintage ballroom dancing to live ten piece strict tempo dance orchestra
For further information: contact 02085421490. Visit: www.facebook.com/blacktieballroomclub or www.meetup.com/black.tie.ballroom.club




Events in December 2014


A SALUTE TO VERA LYNN
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Sheffield - (North East England)
with Lorrie Brown. UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute
Lunch and Show
For further information: contact 01142763633.




Events in December 2014


SWING INTO CHRISTMAS
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and ballroom dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, 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- please email before the event.
Special night starting with In the Mood and American Patrol and ending with Sing Sing Sing. The very best of the 1940s and 50s will fill our evening along with popular christmas tunes.

ASHBY BIG BAND DANCE SOLD OUT
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in December 2014


BAND BAND CHRISTMAS SWING ALONG
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Arnold Working Men Club, Front Street Arnold - Postcode: NG5 7ED (East Midlands)
Come and celebrate your Christmas night out with Jayne Darling and the Ricky Hunter Big Band lead by it's Musical Director - Ricky Hunter.
Performing Not only the well known big band hits including: In The Mood, American Patrol and Moonlight serenade but also enjoy some great Christmas tunes like Jingle Bell Rock and White Christmas etc
This event will also feature a guest DJ who has worked with Jayne and Ricky at Such events as Dig for Victory and Pickering War weekend.
Our Guest will be DJ UXB!
Tickets are £7 pre-booked, £10 on the door
For more information & tickets please go to: www.rickyhunter.co.uk
or search ' Ricky Hunter Big Band' on Skiddle.com or call 07821951214


For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or www.rickyhunter.co.uk/events-diary-the-ricky-hunter-big-band.html




Events in December 2014


RICKY HUNTER BIG BAND CHRISTMAS SWING-A-LONG FEAT. DJ U.X.B
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Arnold Working Men Club,151 Front St, Arnold, Nottingham - Postcode: NG5 7ED (East Midlands)
Big Band Christmas Swing-a-long

Friday 5th December at Arnold Working Men's Club, Front Street Arnold Nottingham,

Come and celebrate your Christmas night out with Jayne Darling and The Ricky Hunter Big Band led by their musical director Ricky Hunter.

Performing not only well known Big Band Hits including: In The Mood, American Patrol, Moon River plus more but also some amazing Christmas songs.

This event will feature our amazing guest DJ UXB who has performed at many of the largest 40's event including Dig for victory Bristol and Pickering War weekend.

Tickets are £7 pre sale or £10 on the door

or purchase online
http://www.skiddle.com/e/12238141/


For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or http://www.skiddle.com/e/12238141/




Events in December 2014


IN THE MOOD DANCE NIGHT
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Guildhall, Portsmouth - (South East England)
On Friday 5th December,2014 The Three Belles bring you their very own 1940s experience night! At this event you can expect to be whisked back in time for a night of nostalgia and fantastic entertainment! 1940s dress code is a must.
Meet Dorothy’s husband Johnny who will be celebrating his first night out on leave, sip our ‘Searchlight’ cocktail at the bar with Gail as she charms the soldiers with her stories of being a WREN, and spend the evening jiving with Betty as she flirtatiously foxtrots the night away!
Lindy Hop your socks off to the sounds of The Three Belles, The Bevin Boys and some fantastic guest acts, including a hilarious comedy sketch inspired by Max Miller! If the siren sounds, you can warm up in the air raid shelter with sing a long songs and Bovril!
Keep calm in that black out, don’t forget your gas mask and come and join us for a jolly good knees up!
Doors 7pm, dinner 7.30pm. Tickets £16.20/ table of 10 £189/ table of 12 £226.80 -


Visit: www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/events/the-three-belles-#sthash.6HLVpMgu.dpuf




Events in December 2014


PETE WAYRE PERFORMS JAZZ & SWING (SOLD OUT CURRENTLY)
Saturday - December 06 - 2014
The Blitz Tea Room Kettering - Postcode: NN15 0AY (East Midlands)
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT, BUT DO CHECK IN ENCASE OF CANCELLATIONS
Pete Wayre returns to the Blitz after his 3 sell out shows 2013, and early 2014. Bringing his unique brand of participation and personality based 20's, 30's 40's swing & jazz.
Book early as spaces are limited.
Tickets only £5 and always sell out early!

Catch him, Kitten Von Mew, Luna Nightingale, Pinball Paul (DJ),
Bobby Crick (Bugler), Matthew Bason (Pianist), Swingsters dance demo and more.. at the Xmas dance! https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/137082


Visit: www.the-blitz.com/contact-us/ or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/137082




Events in December 2014


AN EVENING OF DANCE WITH STICKY WICKET & HIS SWING BAND
Saturday - December 06 - 2014
The Oil Can Cafe/Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Butt Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West York’s HD9 1AF 01484 680400 Www.thecardingshed.co.uk - Postcode: HD9 1AF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
An Evening of Dance : Saturday 6th December
Sticky Wicket & His Swing
Band
With DJ GI Jive
7.00 Doors Open
DJ & Dance Lesson with GI Jive
8.30 Supper included
9.15 First Set
10.15 DJ & Dance Lesson with GI Jive
10.30 –Second Set
11.30 GI Jive
12.00 Bar Closes
Pay Bar, Dance Floor and seating for x150
Supper included
Tickets in advance £20, tel 01484 680400


For further information: contact 01484680400. Visit: www.thecardingshed.co.uk




Events in December 2014


THE HOLMWOOD HOP
Saturday - December 06 - 2014
South Holmwood Club, Warwick Road, South Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey - Postcode: RH54NP (Greater London)
cheap bar, Large dance floor and excellent music. DJ playing 40's/50's Western Swing, Rock 'n' Roll, jump jive, Rockabilly.

cheap bar, Large dance floor and excellent music. DJ playing 40's/50's Western Swing, Rock 'n' Roll, jump jive, Rockabilly.
For further information: contact 07854621522.




Events in December 2014


REMEMBER PEARL HARBOUR AFTERNOON TEA DANCE. 2 - 6PM.
Sunday - December 07 - 2014
Prince Of Wales Hotel Southport - Postcode: PR8 1JS (North West England)
Tickets available in advance only.
Contact Christine on 07719907818. Cheques / Postal Orders.
PayPal. Christine@Femme-Fatale.co.uk

Charity Raffle in aid of The Bletchley Park Trust.
A Special Selection of Authentic Vintage Traders.
Vintage Record Hop

For further information: contact 07719907818.




Events in December 2014


A SALUTE TO VERA LYNN
Wednesday - December 10 - 2014
Sitwell Arms Hotel. Renishaw, Derbyshire - (East Midlands)
with Lorrie Brown. UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute
Lunch and Show. £14. 12-4pm
For further information: contact 01142076363.




Events in December 2014


XMAS JIVE NIGHT
Wednesday - December 10 - 2014
THE OCTAGON LIVE - Postcode: BD20 5LY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Come along to our first Xmas Jive Night at the Octagon & dance the night away to all your favourite tunes & lots of Xmas melodies & a real party atmosphere.
It's a Jacob's Joint afair so bring some food for the communal table.
So put on your best gladrags & come along for a great night.
Starts at 8.00pm & £5 at the door


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




Events in December 2014


INTERNATIONAL BOMBER COMMAND CENTRE CHRISTMAS BALL
Thursday - December 11 - 2014
Kelham Hall, Dome - Postcode: NG23 5QX (East Midlands)
This event will be held in the wonderful setting of the Dome at Kelham Hall. Reception at 7pm with music from the wonderful Ashby Big band. Following a 3 course christmas feast and charity auction there will be dancing to the Ashby Big Band.
Charity event to raise funds for the International Bomber Command Centre, featuring the Ashby Big Band in Kelham Hall's Dome
For further information: contact 01778421420. Visit: www.lincsbombercommandmemorial.com/pdf/A5_2pp_A5_Kelham_Invite.pdf or www.ashbybigband.com/index.html




Events in December 2014


1940'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Friday - December 12 - 2014
Bressingham Steam Museum - Postcode: IP22 2AA (East of England)
The 2014 Bressingham 1940's Christmas Bash
Singers, Band & Bar - a fabulous Christmas knees up!
1940's style entertainment in our Dad's Army Museum 1940s Street Scene all decorated for Christmas
Music is being provided by the King Size Papas and Timescape
Licensed Bar and food available.
Doors open at 7.00pm
Gallopers Roundabout 7.00-8.30
Tickets £12.50 per person in advance, £15 on the night if still available.
(This event is not sold as a Dance, dancing is welcomed but will be on the concrete slab floor of the Exhibition Hall).


For further information: contact 01379686912. Visit: www.bressingham.co.uk or www.bressingham.co.uk/events/1940s-christmas-party.aspx




Events in December 2014


FREDDY BOY PROMOTIONS : ROCK N ROLL SPECTACULAR
Friday - December 12 - 2014
Chingford Assembly Hall - Postcode: E4 7EN (Greater London)
Friday 12th December 7.30 till 12.00


£15 in advance
£20 on the door


If you prefer to pay by cheque or postal order, send a SAE with £15 in advance per ticket required to: Freddy Humphreys, 35 Homebush House, Chingford, E4 7PW
OR phone Freddy on 07930544312

Chingford Assembly Hall Station Road, Chingford, London, E4 7EN

Si Cranstoun, 37, has been signed by Warner Music and is now set to world domination
He’s got the looks, the moves, the voice and a name you won’t forget easily: Si Cranstoun.
This singer/ songwriter from South London, is going “back to his roots” with a retro mix of soul, swing and doo wop,

Cody Lee
& The Retro Boys

With their blend of Jazz , Swing , Blues and high energy "Rock n Roll", this young band are set to go places
SEE THEM BEFORE THEY `RE FAMOUS !

For further information: contact 07930544312.




Events in December 2014


THE 1930'S & 1940'S CHRISTMAS BALL
Saturday - December 13 - 2014
The Masonic Hall, 27 Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire. - Postcode: NN17 1AD (West Midlands)
With DJ Major Swing playing the best 30's & 40's classics the evening is hosted by Vocalist Pete Wayre (visit his web site below)and is joined by Vocalist Luna Nightingale. We are yet to announce one more act that will be either burlesque based or a touch of something different!
Tickets available now at £15 each. Including 2 course christmas dinner.
There is a bar & lounge room, stage and large wooden dance floor.
Entry is by pre booked ticket only, limited availability.
any left over by the night will be made available on the door.
(call before leaving to check!!)

Call 07738631288 or email below for tickets & info.

Email: info@vintagevocalist.co.uk Visit: www.vintagevocalist.co.uk




Events in December 2014


MAKE-DO AND MEND CHRISTMAS ON THE HOME FRONT
Saturday - December 13 - 2014
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent - Postcode: ME4 4UG (Greater London)
Make-do and Mend Christmas on the Home Front
13th - 14th December 2014
Join us this Christmas at the Royal Engineers Museum to find out how Christmas time was celebrated during the Second World War.
Time: 10.30am – 5.00pm


Visit: www.re-museum.co.uk




Events in December 2014


QUORN JUMP JIVE & SWING
Saturday - December 13 - 2014
Quorn Village Hall, Leicester Road, Quorn. Leicester - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
Quorn Jump Jive & Swing Chritmas Dance
Resident DJ Savoy Jump & Guest DJ Woody
No Bar bring your own...Adults Only
7.30 till late
Tickets Recommended £7 Contact Lin 01162302828


For further information: contact 01162302828.




Events in December 2014


CHRISTMAS SWINGING BALL
Saturday - December 13 - 2014
The Longfield Suite, Prestwich - Postcode: M25 1AY (North West England)
Another great swing night at The Longfield Suite with The Hep Chaps, The Swing Commanders and GI Jive. Doors open 7.30 pm and midnight finish. Make this your Christmas swing get-together. Large free car park, close to Metro station, wonderful ballroom and great music all night. £15 in advance from Ian on 0161 973 0529 or on-line

For further information: contact 01619730529. Visit: www.swingcommanders@eventbrite.com.




Events in December 2014


GLENN MILLER 70TH ANNIVERSARY DANCE
Saturday - December 13 - 2014
Stonham Barns Leisure And Retail Village - Postcode: IP14 6AT (East of England)
Celebrating the life of Glenn Miller on the 70th Anniversary of his disappearance 15/12/1944.

Music by DJ Texas Tommy and live vocalist(TBC)

Tickets £8.00 per person to include Soup and a roll. Free tea and coffee. Fully licensed bar also available on site.

Overnight Camping available at £10 per person with electric hook up, this is inclusive of the dance ticket.

Full shower and camping facilities on site.

https://www.facebook.com/events/671267826313623/?source=1

The dance will be held in a fully lined and heated marquee with a decent dance floor. Come and join us for this once in a lifetime event to commemorate the biggest band leader of all time.
For further information: contact 07800562760.




Events in December 2014


ASHBY BIG BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Sunday - December 14 - 2014
Horsley Lodge Golf Club - Postcode: DE21 5BL (East Midlands)
Horsley Lodge welcome back the "most entertaining Big Band in the Midlands", the superb 16 piece Ashby Big Band with vocalists. The three previous Christmas concerts have sold out so get your tickets early.
Instantly recognisable tunes from the swing era.
The band goes from strength to strength and bring the curtain down on their most successful year to date.

Please call to be put on the Reserve list. As of 9th November the event has sold out again.
For further information: contact 07775535515. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.facebook.com/pages/ashby-big-band/186754918007763#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in December 2014


BLITZ DANCERS TEA DANCE
Sunday - December 14 - 2014
Peakirk Village Hall - Postcode: PE6 7NF (East Midlands)
Join The Blitz Dancers for a charity Christmas Tea dance at Peakirk Village Hall (PE6 7NF) on Sunday 14th December, 2-5pm. In aid of our Sue’s Mill House Animal Sanctuary, we will be playing 1930s/40s music to keep you on the dance floor and no doubt they’ll be some Christmas merriment. Pay on the door (£4). Hot drinks available or bring your own refreshments.
More details from Andrew/Sandra (01733-615923), Steve/Amanda (01733 252209), or on Blitz Dancers Facebook.


For further information: contact 07884013860.




Events in December 2014


CHRISTMAS PARTY RECORD HOP
Monday - December 15 - 2014
South Holmwood Club, Warwick Road, Sth Holmwood, Dorking Surrey - Postcode: RH54NP (Greater London)
DJ playing 40's Swing,50's Rock and Roll.
Snacks, tea and coffee and soft drinks. BYO alcohol
Short jive lesson if required. Then plenty of jiving, bopping and strolling

DJ playing 40's Swing,50's Rock and Roll.
Snacks, tea and coffee and soft drinks. BYO alcohol
Short jive lesson if required. Then plenty of jiving, bopping and strolling

For further information: contact 07854621522.




Events in December 2014


JINGLE BELL HOP
Friday - December 19 - 2014
Swinton Palais Dance Centre, 11a Station Road, Swinton, Manchester - Postcode: M27 6AH (North West England)
Come and join us for this fantastic Christmas Event, The Jingle Bell Hop with your Host and DJ 'Kat in the Hat' playing Rhythm and Swing from the Golden Years 1930's, 40's and 50's.
Fantastic original ballroom.
Great Bar
8.00 pm 'til 11.00 pm
Tickets: £5
For more information or to book contact 07703 461833 or 0161 736 9948 or 0161 794 0459.


For further information: contact 07703461833.




Events in December 2014


CHRISTMAS DANCE 1940S STYLE
Friday - December 19 - 2014
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, 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

Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/index.html or https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in December 2014


C&BLE'S CHRISTMAS CAPER'S
Saturday - December 20 - 2014
HARSTON VILLAGE HALL, CAMBRIDGE - Postcode: CB22 7PX (East of England)
An Invitation to come and enjoy C&BLE'S CHRISTMAS CAPER'S
At HARSTON VILLAGE HALL, CAMBRIDGE. CB22 7PX
SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2014
Dancing to : DJ's JP SWING & THE MELODY MAN
4.30PM - 11.30PM

Caper's:

4.30pm SHAG TASTER
5.30PM Indoor Picnic - chill-out and chat( bring your own picnic)
7.00pm DANCING
11.00PM Tea/coffee. Mince Pies & Biscuits
11.30pm Carriages

Dance tickets: £8 pp..........£12pp with Shag Taster

In advance only from C&BLE classes or PO BOX 47, SANDY, BEDS. S191YL
Please include a SSAE

Dress code: 1930's/40's, smart/Christmassy/red or green.
Sorry no jeans, plimsols or hob-nail boots.
BYO alchohol
Parking
We look froward to seeing you there........
Any enquiries...Hoc 01767 680013 or Julie 01440 712085


For further information: contact 01440712085.




Events in December 2014


NEW YEAR'S EVE BLITZ BALL
Wednesday - December 31 - 2014
Guy's Cliffe House, Warwick - Postcode: CV34 5YD (West Midlands)
A 1940's dance in Warwickshire, being held at the historical ruins of Guy's Cliffe House. Used as a home and school for evacuated boys in WW2, it famously went up in flames whilst Sherlock Holmes - The Last Vampyre was being filmed. Rescued by the Free Masons from demolition, the hall and chapel are still intact, whilst the ruins make a wonderful backdrop for the event.
The dance will be taking place in the main hall with a basic dance tutorial earlier in the evening, a DJ, entertainment by Kitten von Mew and a WW2 themed raffle. Each dance ticket bought will also be put into a special prize draw.
Call or email kvm@email.com for details and booking. We accept Paypal, cash or cheque.

Tickets cost £12 each and must be pre-bought. No tickets or money will be held at the door. Limited availability! Get in there early to avoid disappointment!
There will be a bar and nibbles on the table, but please feel free to bring your own snacks. Please do not bring your own drinks.

There is plenty of free parking at the venue!

For further information: contact 07920424884.




Events in December 2014


NEW YEAR'S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA MASQUERADE BALL & DINNER
Wednesday - December 31 - 2014
Radcliffe Civic Hall, Thomas Street, Manchester - Postcode: M26 2UH (North West England)
Start the New Year in Style with the Masquerade Ball & Dinner 2014
Your Host & Swing DJ - 'Kat in the Hat' and
The Fantastic Swinging Sounds of The Suburban Swing Orchestra.
Dress to Impress: Black Tie, Vintage, Total Decadence
Reveal Who You Are at Midnight
£35 fully inclusive
For more information or to book contact:
07703 461833 or 0161 736 9948


For further information: contact 07703461833. Visit: www.katz-korner.com




Events in December 2014


NEW YEARS EVE 2014 - SWINGSTERS SPEAKEASY SPECIAL
Wednesday - December 31 - 2014
Shortstown Village Hall, Southcote, Shortstown, South Bedford, - Postcode: MK42 0QL (All areas)
Swingsters Speakeasy Special - New Years Eve Party
Join us for Bedfords finest Vintage New Years Eve party.
The evening will start at 8pm with a Bucks Fizz Reception
followed by lots of dancing to The Last Chance Rag Time Band and our resident DJ.
A buffet and soft drinks is included in the ticket price if you want anything stronger during the evening then please bring your own.
There will be champagne at midnight and lots of surprises during the evening to keep you entertained.
All this for only £25 - tickets in advance only.
Tickets available at any Swingsters Venue or Event or by emailing us at dance@Swingsters.co.uk with the number of tickets you require and your address.
Carriages at 1pm.
Please dress your vintage best or dress to party.
Strictly no jeans or t-shirts.
Mike & Mel

New Years Eve 2014
Swingsters Speakeasy Special
The Last Chance Ragtime Band

For further information: contact 0756366449. Visit: www.swingsters.co.uk




Events in December 2014


CHEAP 'N' CHEERFUL NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Wednesday - December 31 - 2014
Little Budworth Village Hall,Vicarage Lane, Little Budworth, Chesire - Postcode: CW6 9BP (North West England)
Come and join A-Train Swing Club for an evening of fun and merriment at rock bottom price. £3 (Yes, you heard it right, £3 for New Years Eve, cheap as chips)
8pm till 1am
Windy will put a NYE playlist together with all your favourite swing tunes so we can all dance the night away.
Dress code - whatever you feel comfortable in but Vintage / Retro would be nice.Numbers strictly limited -first come, first served. When they're gone, they're gone.
BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS AND PICNIC
(unlimited Free tea & coffee available)

Be sure to book you place in advance.
Tel Windy, 07512739985 or email wingtipwindy@sky.com or message A-Train Swing Club on Facebook.

For further information: contact 07512739985.




Events in January 2015


BRIXHAM BATTERY MUSEUM
Sunday - January 04 - 2015
Brixham Battery Museum - Postcode: TQ5 8RU (South West England)
Come and Join Us .Lots to See and Do. Monday Friday and Sundays
2pm - 4pm throughout the year

FREE
Visit: www.brixhambatteryheritagegroup.co.uk




Events in January 2015


SWING IN THE NEW YEAR
Sunday - January 04 - 2015
Walton Girls High School, Grantham, Lincs - Postcode: NG31 7JR (East Midlands)
major swings annual new year tea dance is back, with a new, bigger venue, larger dance floor, great parking and easy access from the a1!
tickets are just £6 and this includes free self service teas and coffees and the usual large selection of cakes, including gluten free!!! a wide selection of music, to include lindy/shag/balboa/jump jive/vintage social ballroom/party and novelty dances, something for everybody, all mixed up to keep the floor swinging...
call 01476 565199 for tickets, dancing starts at 2.00 and ends at 5.00


For further information: contact 01476565199.




Events in January 2015


WINTERDANCE 3
Saturday - January 24 - 2015
Stareton Suite Stoneliegh Park Nr Coventry - Postcode: CV82LZ (All areas)
1940s dance with miss lola lamour and her blue light boys plus support from woodys war dept, to be held on sat 24 January 2015, tickets are £12 in advance or £14 on the door ,if any left there is a real bar loads of parking local hotels, with the stoneliegh militaria fair the next day,sorry no axis uniforms . for information ie tickets ,hotels ect call woody or Lynda on 02476393448 or 07737030098 or email woodyatwar@tesco.net.event start at 19.30pm until 23.59 pm
miss lola lamour also stoneliegh military fair next day
For further information: contact 07737030098.




Events in January 2015


BACK TO THE 1940`S DANCE/CABARET
Saturday - January 24 - 2015
FISHLAKE (DONCASTER) - Postcode: DN7 5LN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND OUR ANNUAL EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY 2015 AT FISHLAKE VILLAGE HALL (DONCASTER) 7.30PM TILL 12PM.
TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME AND JOIN US IN A 1940`S WARTIME ATMOSPHERE WITH DANCING TO 40`S DJ MAJOR SWING & KITTY AND PROFESSIONAL 40`S SINGER HEATHER MARIE WILL ENTERTAIN US DURING THE EVENING WITH WARTIME SONGS/MEDLEYS & SINGALONGS
BRING YOUR OWN RATIONS FOOD & DRINK, GRAND RAFFLE WITH PRIZES DONATED BY THE BRITISH RED CROSS, SHORT 40`S QUIZ 1940`S ATTIRE COMPULSORY
TICKETS £7 WHICH ARE LIMITED AND SELL OUT QUICKLY SO RESERVE YOURS NOW BY CALLING MO WHITE ON 01302 843673

LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING
For further information: contact 01302843673.




Events in January 2015


BLITZ JANUARY DANCE
Saturday - January 31 - 2015
BASKERVILLES HOTEL, Main Street, Baston, Lincs - Postcode: PE6 9PB (East of England)
Dance to all your Forties favourites
Music by the BLITZ DANCERS
Vocal entertainment by the fabulous MADELINE BROWN
7.30pm - 11pm
Fully licensed bar
Restaurant facilities (book in advance)
Free parking
Tickets £6
Available from 01778 561148
enquiries@bastonblitz.org
Come in your Forties finery
or dress as you please!


For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org/Events.htm or www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz?fref=ts




Events in February 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - February 06 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE4 3PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and includes FREE food (selected menu), ample free parking and 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 requests and dedications so please email in advance.
Live Band, 2 dance floors, hot food, free parking all for only £5!
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.youtube.com/watch?v=roe5RKPYzCk




Events in February 2015


1940'S MUSIC AND DANCE WEEKEND
Friday - February 06 - 2015
Burgess Hall, Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambs - Postcode: PE27 6WU (East of England)
Friday 6th February 2015.
Come along and join us for an evening of lively entertainment with THE SWING COMMANDERS. A fantasic band playing an exciting mix of Boogie Woogie, Swing and 50's jump jive. Supported by DJ PINBALL PAUL.
Allied uniforms/ period dress encouraged but not essential.
Cabaret style seating - no reservations.
Also available are Vintage Stalls, Period Vehicles and attractions.
Tickets cost £11 and are on sale from Friday 1st August 2014 and available to purchase from One Leisure St Ives on 01480 388500 or book online at www.burgesshall.net
SATURDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2015.
A day with lots of things to see and do!
New for 2015 UKULELE WORKSHOPS with Ray & Ali from the
MARKET HARBOROUGH UKULELE GROUP. Bring your own or use one of ours!
DANCE TASTER SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS with PAUL & FAE CLAYDEN. Mornings for Intermediate/Improvers and in the afternoon are the taster workshops.
VINTAGE FAIR open from 10am-4pm selling everything from Clothing to Militaria. The place to be to find that something special!
Rest and relax, after a hectic day, in our Bar/cafeteria where you will be able to purchase food and drink from 10am to 11.30pm.
The evening sees us dancing the night away to the fantastic GALAXY BIG BAND supported by DJ PINBALL PAUL. Doors open at 7pm and close at "LIGHTS OUT" at 12midnight.
Tickets are priced at £17.50 in advance or take advantage of our Early Bird special of both Friday and Saturday nights entertainment for just £20!
Also here will be Re-enactors and Vintage Vehicles (weather permitting).
Allied Uniforms or Period clothing encouraged but not essential.
Cabaret style seating with no reservations.
Licensed bar.
No entry after 10pm.
For more details relating to the above events please contact Jacquie Lawrence on 01480 388514 or email Jacquie.lawrence@huntsdc.gov.uk

EARLY BIRD PRICES: If you book before 15th November for both Friday and Saturday's events you will get the Early bird price of £20! After the 15th November the price will return to £25.
For further information: contact 01480388514. Visit: www.burgesshall.net




Events in February 2015


1940S VALENTINE DANCE
Friday - February 13 - 2015
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. 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 £5, 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 £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in February 2015


VALENTINES TEA DANCE
Saturday - February 14 - 2015
Barton Marina Waterfront - Postcode: DE138DZ (East Midlands)
4-7pm Entrance £10.
Dance the afternoon away to the Tea Dance Band playing music for Quickstep, Foxtrot, Waltz, Latin, Swing and Stroll

4-7pm Entrance £10. Dancing to the TEA DANCE BAND
For further information: contact 01283711666. Visit: http://www.teadanceband.webs.com/




Events in February 2015


EASINGTON SWING DANCE
Saturday - February 14 - 2015
Easington Social Welfare Hall - Postcode: SR8 3PL (North East England)
A beautiful period venue built in the 1930’s with the largest sprung dance floor in the North East. It holds around 300 people. There is also a cheap bar. Come and dance the night away to the sounds of the 1930’s 40’s and early 50’s. 1940’s Dress is optional and it is only £2.00 on the door. All proceeds go to Charity. Great music and everyone welcome. 7.30 Late. Just 5 minutes from A19. Easington Social Welfare Hall Easington Colliery Peterlee co Durham SR8 3PL. For further details contact Paula 07847330027

For further information: contact 07847330027.




Events in February 2015


1940S POP UP TEA ROOM AND RECORD HOP
Sunday - February 22 - 2015
Market Weighton Community Hall - Postcode: YO43 3AX (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. This dance will now take place on Feb 22nd 2015 (changed from 30/11/14).

Come and join Helen and Stephanie, The Vintage Tea Girls at their popular Vintage Pop Up Tea Room and Record Hop.
Music by Major Swing and Kitty to help you dance the afternoon away in the relaxed atmosphere of our pop up tea room. Relax, chat, drink tea and partake in our delicious home made cakes.
Major Swing and Kitty will be on hand to teach you some new dances, and will be playing all your favourite music from the 30s, 40s and early 50s.
All dance levels catered for at this friendly, social event. So whether you like to waltz, quickstep, lindy, balboa or just watch and enjoy, this is the place for you.
Vintage dress is encouraged but not essential.

A friendly vintage event with something for everyone. Delicious homemade cakes and unlimited tea and coffee included in the ticket price, which is £7.50. 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Sunday 22nd February 2015.
The ticket price is £7.50 and our email is teateatime@hotmail.co.uk

For further information: contact 07971079468.




Events in March 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - March 06 - 2015
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 £5, 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 £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band and KATIE MUSTANG
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in March 2015


JITTERBUG BALL
Saturday - March 07 - 2015
The Grand Palais, 11a Station Road, Swinton, Manchester - Postcode: M27 6AH (North West England)
A fabulous new Swing Event at the newly opened Grand Palais in aid of the Pink Ribbon Foundation
Your Host & DJ 'Kat in the Hat' playing Rhythm & Swing from the 1930's, 40's and 50's.
Fantastic dance floor, great bar.
Lindyhop, Balboa, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Ballroom, Latin
Dress to Impress
8.00 pm 'til 11.00 pm
Tickets: £7.50
For more details or to book contact:
07703 461833 or 0161 736 9948 or 0161 794 0459


For further information: contact 07703461833.




Events in March 2015


WE'LL MEET AGAIN 1940'S / 50'S JIVE WEEKEND
Saturday - March 14 - 2015
Beverley Holiday Park, Goodrington Road, Paignton, Devon - Postcode: TQ4 7JE (South West England)
This event is in aid of two local charities and is being held over Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March 2015.10am -5pm. With all sorts of military vehicles, classic cars, side stalls, displays, entertainment, childrens play areas. Admission is £6.00 per person children under 12 go free with a paying adult. A park and ride will be in operation look on website for more details.
Evening dance tickets are available for both nights, Saturday is Swing night with the South Wests top Swing Band AJ's Caravan Band £10.00 per person. 7.30pm-12.00
Sunday night is 19 50's Rock n Roll with The Fabulous 59 Ford Band £10.00 per person 7.30pm -12.00.
Accommodation packages are available for this spectacular weekend of fun.
contact: Ken Newton on 01803 615770 or Garry Page on 01803 394159 or visit our website for all our updates and details of this event.

Military vehicles,Classic cars,Firework display (Sat only),Accommodation packages on site,Evening Entertainment Plus a real themed wedding on the Saturday 14th March, side stalls plus much more.
For further information: contact 01803615770. Visit: www.wmaweekend.co.uk or www.beverley-holidays.co.uk




Events in March 2015


SCARBOROUGH 1940S HOME FRONT CHARITY DANCE
Saturday - March 14 - 2015
The Grand Hotel Scarborough North Yorkshire - Postcode: YO11 2ET (Yorkshire and the Humber)
SCARBOROUGH 1940s HOME FRONT CHARITY DANCE on Saturday 14th March 2015 7.30pm till Midnight at The Grand Hotel St Nicholas Cliff Scarborough YO11 2ET.
Join us once again for our 4th year in this lovely period ballroom with fabulous sprung wooden dance floor on our journey back to the 1940s.
Ladies straighten the seams on your stockings, gents polish your uniform buttons and lets see you all dancing to the popular 1940s entertainers Paul and Natasha Harper.
Tickets £11 to include supper (Book early to avoid disappointment as previous years sold out ) . All profits to The Royal British Legion.1940s dress appreciated but not essential
Please no German or Axis uniforms.
(Accommodation available at the hotel at reduced rate of £30 per person bed & breakfast but must be booked with Tracey at the hotel quoting this dance)
Please send stamped addressed envelope for tickets to Linda Smailes 27 Seamer Road Scarborough North Yorkshire YO12 4DU
or for further details contact Linda on 01723 366123 or 07739 231053.

To see a video of last years event please copy and paste the following link into your browser

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For further information: contact 01723366123.




Events in April 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - April 03 - 2015
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. 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 £5, 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 £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in April 2015


COLWYN BAY FORTIES FESTIVAL
Saturday - April 18 - 2015
Colwyn Bay - Postcode: LL29 8BP (Wales)
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2015

******** NEW FOR 2015 *********
Vintage Traders - Exciting new opportunity for 2015!
If you have a vintage stall and would like to be part of the Colwyn Bay Forties Festival,
please contact the committee on info@colwynbaybusiness.co.uk.

After the success of 2014's event, Colwyn Bay's Forties Festival returns for its fourth year in April 2015!

We'll see firm favourites return for the weekend celebration - joined by some new faces! As always, the festival will include live 40's style music, displays and entertainment. Guests include singers 'George Formby' and Lilli De Carlo, Llandudno Swing Band, 'Winston Churchill' and 'General Montgomery'. We'll also have a replica military plane, vehicles, weapons display, demonstrations, local food producers and more!

Back by popular demand, Sunday will see the return of the Battle on Colwyn Bay beach. This energetic display is a must see and will be held on the new beach area between the pier and Porth Eirias.

Again, the highlight of the weekend is the Ballroom Blitz Dance, a 1940's style dance held on Saturday evening at Parc Eirias, with live music of the era. Come and join us - dress up 40's style and enjoy the fun!

Dance ticket prices, camping details and full weekend itinerary will be confirmed soon, but you can register your interest now by email at info@colwynbaybusiness.co.uk.


All details correct as at 18/11/2014

This event has been made possible thanks to support from local businesses and volunteers, funding from Colwyn Town Council, Conwy County Borough Council and donations collected during the event.

Join us on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2015 for Colwyn Bay's fourth annual Forties Festival!

******** NEW FOR 2015 *********
Vintage Traders - Exciting new opportunity for 2015!
If you have a vintage stall and would like to be part of the Colwyn Bay Forties Festival,
please contact the committee on info@colwynbaybusiness.co.uk.

We'll see firm favourites return for the weekend celebration - joined by some new faces! As always, the festival will include live 40's style music, displays and entertainment. Guests include singers 'George Formby' and Lilli De Carlo, Llandudno Swing Band, 'Winston Churchill' and 'General Montgomery' and many more! We'll also have a replica military plane, vehicles, weapons display, demonstrations, local food producers, trade stands, Ballroom Blitz Dance with live music of the time - and our spectacular 'Battle on the Beach'!

Visit: http://www.colwynbaybusiness.co.uk/events.htm or https://www.facebook.com/FortiesFestival




Events in April 2015


GRAND HISTORICAL & VINTAGE BAZAAR
Saturday - April 25 - 2015
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottinghamshire - Postcode: NG22 9DF (East Midlands)
25-26 April 2015, 11am to 4.30pm.
EventPlan’s seventh annual sales and multi-era living history event at this popular, attractive venue. “Shop to you drop”, browsing an huge, eclectic mix of pre-owned and new historical "stuff" on sale, with loads of ‘40s and vintage bargains to be found! Or if you have “stuff” to sell, book a stall!
80+ grass and marquee stalls anticipated, with an “elite” line up of 25+ Roman to Cold War living history groups, arena displays and classic vehicles. Sell, browse, shop, watch & enjoy!
1940s traders, re-enactors and promenaders are particularly welcome (please note, no SS, Nazi Party or similar items or impressions please). Free visitor admission, £5 parking fee applies. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

80+ sales stalls, 25+ living history groups, classic vehicles, and singers.
For further information: contact 01623821338. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk




Events in April 2015


WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS 2015
Saturday - April 25 - 2015
Toddington Railway Station. B4077 Gloucestershire - Postcode: GL54 5DT (West Midlands)
In conjunction with the popular Wartime in the Cotswolds 2015 event, our 1940s dance will be held again at Toddington Station, Gloucestershire.
The dance will take place in a marquee adjacent to the Flag and Whistle restaurant. Dance the night away to the big band sound of the Colwell Arts Jazz Ensemble. Bar available. Drinks and food will be available in the Flag and Whistle at extra cost. Tickets, £10 dance only, available by post only. Downloadable application form at www.gwsr.com Look for 'planning your visit - 2015 events calendar'

Wartime in the Cotswolds weekend on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. 25th and 26th April, 2015
For further information: contact 01242621405. Visit: www.gwsr.com




Events in April 2015


WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS 2015
Saturday - April 25 - 2015
Toddington Railway Station B4077 Gloucestershire - Postcode: GL54 5DT (West Midlands)
Wartime in the Cotswolds 2015
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2015
Escape the Blitz by Steam Train!
Travel this beautiful heritage steam railway between Cheltenham Race Course and Toddington. Special intensive steam train timetable. Military camps on display. Air raid shelter experience. RAF plotting room experience. Wartime music and entertainment. Military and civilian vehicles. Home Front exhibitions. Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Flypast, booked (subject to weather conditions and availability. Narrow Gauge Railway. Traders. Plenty of FREE parking at Toddington and Cheltenham Race Course Stations. Cheltenham Race Course strongly recommended (plenty of hard standing)

Dress in period costume or come as you are.
Please note that Nazi and SS uniforms, swastika insignia of any sort and any other representations of German uniforms are NOT allowed. The carrying of firearms - replica or de-activated is not allowed unless authorised by the organisers in advance.

Queries email wartime@gwsr.com


For further information: contact 01242621405. Visit: www.gwsr.com




Events in April 2015


WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS 2015
Saturday - April 25 - 2015
Toddington Railway Station. B4077 Gloucestershire - Postcode: GL54 5DT (West Midlands)
TRADERS NEEDED
Traders needed for this successful wartime event. Two options available - hire an outdoor pitch (bring your own tent, etc.) or hire space in the Traders' Marquee.
Downloadable application form, with pitch prices, at www.gwsr.com or contact wartime@gwsr.com or sueandphil27@googlemail.com


For further information: contact 01242621405. Visit: www.gwsr.com




Events in May 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - May 01 - 2015
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. 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 £5, 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.
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 10629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in May 2015


FOUR ASHES IN THE FORTIES
Saturday - May 02 - 2015
Willenhall RUFC Bognop Road Essington Staffordshire - Postcode: WV112BA (West Midlands)
A 2 day charity event on 2nd and 3rd May 2015 in aid of SSAFA at our NEW VENUE which will have stalls, civilian and military displays, entertainment, vehicles both civilian and military. From 11.00 to 17.00 both days. We will be joined by Chamberlain, Monty, Lord Mountbatten, HRH Sir Winston Churchill and HRH King George. The weekend will be full of nostalgia, music, re-enactors and displays to remember those bygone days. 2015 6th May will be the 70th Anniversary of D Day. We will have those Yanks joining us along with our own lads making sure to keep those Germans in line. It is possible that at some point during the weekend there may be a skirmish and a flypast will be applied for later in the year. There will be food and drink supplied by the clubhouse including a possible beer festival and pig roast, and some old fashioned proper pie mash n liquor.
Whilst we encourage our German re-enactor friends please bear in mind that we would appreciate it if you don't attend in Black Allgemeine Uniforms SS and Death Skull insignia please. Evening Entertainment on Saturday will be announced closer to the date.
Camping and caravan spaces available (no electric hitch up) but full working showers and toilets available and for more information please call Sarah on 07813823533 or Phil on 07976134152


For further information: contact 07813823533.




Events in May 2015


OPERATION DYNAMO'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY THE EVACUATION OF DUNKIRK
Wednesday - May 20 - 2015
Margate And Ramsgate,Kent - Postcode: CT110HA (South East England)
Operation Dynamo's 75th Anniversary will extend from 20th - 25th May 2015 in Margate and Ramsgate in Kent
On Weds 20th May 15 there will be a Church Service at 11.30am in a marquee on the Harbour followed by a parade at 12:30 pm around the Royal Harbour of Ramsgate to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Operation Dynamo (the evacuation of Dunkirk). In the afternoon (approx 3pm) there will be a VIP inspection of over 50 Dunkirk Little Ships in the Harbour, hopefully accompanied by a display by a number of Spitfires and a couple of Hurricanes. On Thu 21st May 15 at approximately 8am (depending on the tide) the Little Ships will leave Ramsgate Royal Harbour and sail to Dunkirk. They will be piped out by a local piper and (Royal Navy permitting) will be accompanied by a gun salute from sea. On Mon 25th May 15 time TBC but in the afternoon, a smaller number of Litte Ships will return to Ramsgate Royal Harbour and be welcomed by (Army permitting) a gun salute off land.
From 10am to 5pm on Sat 23rd, Sun 24th and Mon 25th May 15, Government Acre Ramsgate CT110HA will be transformed into May 1940. In the evening of Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd and Sun 24th May 15 there will be outdoor concerts based on the music of the 1940s taking place where you will have to buy tickets to attend. Tickets will be extremely limited. Tickets will go on sale mid Nov 14 at £10 a head if bought in advance.

We are looking for 1940s re-enactors to dominate the Ramsgate area over the 5 day period. There will be free camping available in 1940s style or a separate area for modern day camping. All re-enactors must book to come along so that we can cater for the right numbers. There will be 1940s music concerts in the evenings of Fri 22nd May, Sat 23rd May and Sun 24th May and tickets will be on sale from mid Nov 14. £10 in advance. Please contact info@asenterprises.co.uk if you are interested in attending. We will have a specialist checking that outfits are appropriate and stay true to the event (no American or German re-enactors please)
For further information: contact 07788711522. Visit: www.operationdynamo75th.co.uk/




Events in May 2015


THE JACKFIELD WORLD WAR II WEEKEND
Saturday - May 23 - 2015
The Boat Inn Jackfield And Maws Craft Centre - Postcode: TF8 7LS (West Midlands)
Over 2 days, the 23rd and 24th May 2015.
At The Boat Inn and Maws Craft Centre, supporting Pilgrim Bandits Charity.
Recreating life during the war on the home front and in occupied Europe with re-enactors military and civilian, 40s entertainers, vintage and military traders, vintage vehicles, 40s food and more! Battles both days to take the German occupied bridge over the river. Free ID card and ration book for all attendees, get your ID stamped at the various check points.
Free entry to all the day time events!
Saturday night grand dance featuring the Blitz Dancers. £10.00 pp. which includes supper.
Camping available.
Re-enactors, traders, entertainers and vehicle owners please contact the organisers on 07830 434826

Jackfield is in the historic Ironbridge Gorge on the River Severn.
For further information: contact 07830434826. Visit: www.facebook.com/groups/1464557010438981/




Events in May 2015


EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAY'S 1940S WEEKEND
Saturday - May 23 - 2015
East Lancashire Railway - Postcode: BL9 0EY (North West England)
East Lancashire Railway's 1940s Event takes place on 23 - 25 May 2015.
Put on your glad rags and journey with us back in time to the fabulous forties! Our award-winning 1940s event is back for another year over the May Bank Holiday Weekend with more entertainment and activities than ever before, including; 1940s singers and musicians, battle re-enactments, vintage and military vehicles, forties fashion show, vintage make-overs, 'Allo, 'Allo characters, wartime workshops, VE Day celebrations and much more!
For more information visit www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk.


For further information: contact 01617647790. Visit: www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk




Events in May 2015


GODOLPHIN 1940'S VICTORY SHOW
Saturday - May 23 - 2015
Trewithen Farm - Postcode: TR13 9TH (South West England)
23rd and 24th May 2015
It will be 70 years since Victory in Europe was declared. Relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of the 1940's and enjoy the various displays.
We hope to have: - Home Front display, cars, Wartime Farming, Heavy Horses, miniature steam engine, military vehicles, vintage traders, food stalls, children’s games (Tug O' War with a vintage tractor), living history displays, Home Guard grenade throwing training, bayonet training, WWII weapon firing.


Visit: www.wwiireenactmentsouthwest.co.uk/godolphin/index.htm or www.wwiireenactmentsouthwest.co.uk/




Events in June 2015


BRIGHOUSE 1940S WEEKEND
Thursday - June 04 - 2015
Brighouse Town Centre - Postcode: HD6 1RW (North East England)
Friday 5th June 2015
Saturday 6th June 2015
Sunday 7th June 2015

The Brighouse 1940s Weekend takes over the whole town centre. Now established as the most popular 1940s event in the North of England by visitor numbers. Exhibitions, displays, vehicles, re-enactors, markets, dances, talks, theatre shows, cinema shows, 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 sit in a Spitfire, ride on a vintage bus, bake 40’s bread, see Churchill and King George VI, sing-along with George Formby, learn to dance the Lindy Hop, go to see a variety concert and dance at the Civic. This is just a flavour of the wonderful events taking place over this family fun weekend. The whole town centre will become the venue for a host of 1940’s events and displays from Spitfires to vintage vehicles, from home cooking to 1940’s dress and make up. Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town.

Dances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
See all the stars of the 1940s performing in a unique 40s variety show on Saturday night.

For further information: contact 01484722462. Visit: www.brighouse1940sweekend.co.uk




Events in June 2015


MID SUFFOLK VINTAGE FESTIVAL/D DAY COMMEMORATION
Friday - June 05 - 2015
Stonham Barns Leisure And Retail Village - Postcode: IP14 6AT (East of England)
Now in our second year and looking forward to making it bigger and better than 2014

Again we have 2 nights and 2 full days of entertainment with top acts and some of the best Dj's on the vintage scene for you to enjoy as well as a full main arena display programme.

Vintage Tattoo Studio
Hot rod/Rockabilly area
Re enactors Village
Shopping village
Food court
Fashion shows
Dance lessons
Military and civilian period vehicles
Full camping with some electric hook ups available.
Tickets on sale from 1st August
Check out the website for the latest developments and line up


www.midsuffolkvintage.co.uk

BBMF Flypast(TBC)
For further information: contact 07800562760. Visit: www.midsuffolkvintage.co.uk




Events in June 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - June 05 - 2015
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. 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 £5, 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 £5 includes parking, hot food and dancing to the Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/




Events in June 2015


AIRFIELD ANARCHY MUD FEST
Saturday - June 13 - 2015
Newark Showground - Postcode: NG242NY (East Midlands)
Hi all, Thank you so much to all the lovely people who turned up at last year’s event, I'm sorry I wasn't able to get round you all to say thank you in person, being our first event it was pretty manic. In our second year we are going bigger and have therefore moved onto the Newark Showground offering great facilities for all. We have also moved the event to 13th/14th June so the weather should hopefully be a bit more favourable (touch wood).

The event is a RAF themed mud run and music festival with our affiliated charity being the RAF Benevolent Fund. It will be a lively atmosphere with estimates of 10,000 people visiting over the weekend. There is free camping Friday and Saturday nights so you could make a weekend of it.

We are looking for all aspects military related to both World Wars, highlighting the people, vehicles and atmosphere. We really want to educate people on what our ancestors had to go through to enable us to live the lives we do today, especially in, but not limited to the RAF.

Please get in contact if you would like to come along to our event, so I can be aware of numbers and sort out free entry.

I look forward to hearing from you

Kind regards

Tom

RAF Benevolent Fund affiliated mud run and music festival
For further information: contact 07825221379. Visit: www.airfieldanarchy.com or www.facebook.com/airfieldanarchy




Events in June 2015


RAF COSFORD AIR SHOW
Sunday - June 14 - 2015
RAF Cosford - Postcode: WV7 3EX (West Midlands)
Sunday 14th June 2015

WWII Re-enactors & Vehicles required for a WWII Living History Area at the RAF Cosford Air Show 2015. Large area with multiple exhibits planned. Contact via email for interested parties please. Camping on Saturday night available.


Visit: www.CosfordAirShow.co.uk




Events in July 2015


1940S 4TH JULY DANCE
Friday - July 03 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, 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.
This is a Monthly Dance that sells out month after month. Tickets only!

Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in July 2015


YORKSHIRE WARTIME EXPERIENCE HANGAR DANCE
Saturday - July 04 - 2015
Hunsworth NR Bradford - Postcode: BD46RN (North East England)
The North's premier wartime experience 3-5th July 2015. Details to Follow. Saturday Night Hangar Dance featuring the Ashby Big Band and the fabulous Katie Mustang.
More details to follow.

Hangar Dance with Katie Mustang and the Ashby Big Band
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.nelz60.moonfruit.com/entertainment/4582109497




Events in July 2015


MELTHAM MEMORIES 1940'S WARTIME WEEKEND
Saturday - July 04 - 2015
Meltham Holmfirth - Postcode: HD9 4NP (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The event is taking place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 2015 in Meltham, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.
There will be a parade through the town led by the local brass band and the Huddersfield & District Army Veterans.
This will be the 7th event and we hope it will be the biggest and the best. With a fly past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
There will be stalls, battle re-enactment, entertainment.
The Greater Manchester Police Band will be performing for a dance on the Saturday night in the Church Hall.


For further information: contact 01484521760. Visit: www.melthammemories.co.uk




Events in July 2015


CENTENARY TEA DANCE
Sunday - July 05 - 2015
Hendon School - Postcode: NW4 2HP (Greater London)
4-7pm Tickets £12.
What better way to spend an afternoon than dancing to the wonderful Tea Dance Band. Quicksteps, Foxtrots, Waltz, Latin, Swing and Stroll. Tea and cakes included in the ticket price.

4-7pm Dancing to a live band - The Tea Dance Band
For further information: contact 02082029004. Visit: http://www.teadanceband.webs.com/




Events in August 2015


RAILWAY AT WAR
Saturday - August 01 - 2015
Mid-Norfolk Railway - Postcode: NR19 1DF (East of England)
Following our very successful event in 2014 we shall be holding our Railway At War weekend over the 1/2 August 2015. We shall be following a similar format to 2014 with some of the activities being held at different points along the line. We shall be retaining the skirmish at Dereham Station but with the addition of a mock battle in the afternoon at Wymondham.
New for 2015 will be a 1940's themed dance on Saturday night to be held at Dereham Memorial Hall. Please come in period dress.
Further details will be published when finalised on our web site: www.mnr.org.uk

1940's dance on the Saturday evening. Details later
For further information: contact 01362851723. Visit: www.mnr.org.uk




Events in August 2015


BASTON IN THE BLITZ
Saturday - August 01 - 2015
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincolnshire - Postcode: PE6 9PA (East of England)
BASTON in the BLITZ
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 2015 10am - 5pm
BLITZ DANCE Saturday 1st August 7.30pm - 11pm
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PA
Event officially opened by WINSTON CHURCHILL
Live all-day entertainment featuring KATIE MUSTANG, PAUL CASPER, HARMONY BELLE, SWINGTIME STEVE, IAN ROSE & THE TWEEDIE SISTERS
Demonstration dancing & Forties Favourites by THE BLITZ DANCERS
Plenty of undercover seating in our main marquee
Have your photo taken in the cockpit of a SPITFIRE MK.9
See the Spitfire's arch-enemy, the MESSERSCHMITT BF109E
Living History groups
Many Military & Home Front Re-enactors
Vintage vehicles
Military Vehicles & Equipment
Big variety of vintage Trader Stalls
1940's Hairdresser (Ladies, get your hairdo ready for our dance!)
Vintage Amusements
Punch & Judy show
Children's Play Area
Full range of catering
Fully Licensed Bar
Free Parking
See our website for more details & further updates: www.bastonblitz.org
Trader & Living History Group enquiries welcome
Contact: 01778 561148 enquiries@bastonblitz.org
www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz?fref=ts #sthash.HM4REsOF.dpuf


For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org or www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz?fref=ts #sthash.HM4REsOF.dpuf




Events in August 2015


BASTON IN THE BLITZ DANCE
Saturday - August 01 - 2015
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincolnshire - Postcode: PE6 9PA (East of England)
BASTON in the BLITZ Dance
1940’s Dance
Saturday 1st August 2015
7.30pm - 11.00pm
The Main Marquee
Brudenell Playing Fields
Main Street, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PA
Entertainment by KATIE MUSTANG & SWINGTIME STEVE
Dance to the sounds of all your Forties favourites
courtesy of the fabulous BLITZ DANCERS
Tickets £8 available from www.bastonblitz.org
enquiries@bastonblitz.org - 01778 561148
Come in your Forties finery or dress as you please!
Licensed Bar - Hot Food available - Free Parking


For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org/Prices.htm or www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz?fref=ts




Events in August 2015


BASTON IN THE BLITZ
Saturday - August 01 - 2015
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincolnshire - Postcode: PE6 9PA (East of England)
BASTON in the BLITZ
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 2015 10am - 5pm
BLITZ DANCE Saturday 1st August 7.30pm - 11pm
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PA
Event officially opened by WINSTON CHURCHILL
Live all-day entertainment featuring KATIE MUSTANG, PAUL CASPER, HARMONY BELLE, SWINGTIME STEVE, IAN ROSE & THE TWEEDIE SISTERS
Demonstration dancing & Forties Favourites by THE BLITZ DANCERS
Plenty of undercover seating in our main marquee
Have your photo taken in the cockpit of a SPITFIRE MK.9
See the Spitfire's arch-enemy, the MESSERSCHMITT BF109E
Living History groups
Many Military & Home Front Re-enactors
Vintage vehicles
Military Vehicles & Equipment
Big variety of vintage Trader Stalls
1940's Hairdresser (Ladies, get your hairdo ready for our dance!)
Vintage Amusements
Punch & Judy show
Children's Play Area
Full range of catering
Fully Licensed Bar
Free Parking
See our website for more details & further updates: www.bastonblitz.org
Trader & Living History Group enquiries welcome
Contact: 01778 561148 enquiries@bastonblitz.org
www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz?fref=ts #sthash.HM4REsOF.dpuf


For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org or www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz?fref=ts #sthash.HM4REsOF.dpuf




Events in August 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - August 07 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, 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.
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in August 2015


CRICH 1940S WEEKEND
Saturday - August 08 - 2015
Crich Tramway Museum - Postcode: DE45DP (East Midlands)
You may need your tin hat and gas mask if you visit Crich Tramway Village during its special August 1940s Weekend on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of August.
You can expect air-raid warnings and the sound of low flying aircraft and you will need your identity card for a real taste of life during the Second World War.
1940s music on both days by the Ashby Big Band on the Bandstand.
Policemen and members of the Home Guard will be patrolling the period streets and visitors must always be ready to show their identity card or risk being arrested as a spy! Beware the spivs selling black market goods and watch out for unexploded bombs. However the trusty ARP will be on hand to deal with any incidents including the incendiary bombs.
Historic wartime road vehicles will be on show and on the move, mingling with a range of vintage trams which visitors will be able to ride on as often as they like. Some trams will have blackout masks fitted along with anti-blast netting on the windows, blue coloured lamps and white steps. The indicator blinds will be blacked out too so as to confuse any enemy spies.

Tickets for the Saturday include entrance to the Saturday Night Dance 8-11pm with the Ashby Big Band - all of the Glenn Miller Favorites,
For further information: contact 01773854321. Visit: www.tramway.co.uk/events/august-1940s-weekend or www.ashbybigband.com




Events in August 2015


LUPTON HOUSE -VICTORY IN EUROPE WEEKEND
Saturday - August 08 - 2015
Lupton House Brixham Devon - Postcode: TQ50LD (South West England)
Lupton has changed its dates..Our 1940s weekend is now 8th and 9th of August 2015.. What better way to celebrate our 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe then a weekend at Lupton House
This is our 4th show at Lupton and we shall carry on the main theme.
Displays of Vintage, Military and Home front. A small Vintage Fun Fair. The main Manor House will be full of craft and vintage stalls,
Entertainment in the Beautiful Ball room during the day.Plus are now famous Victory Dance on Saturday night.
More details will be available on our web site. Plus updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages


For further information: contact 01803852608. Visit: www.lupton1940sweekend.co.uk




Events in August 2015


ISLAND AT WAR 2015
Saturday - August 22 - 2015
Isle Of Man Steam Railway - Postcode: IM1 5PT (North East England)
Isle of Man Railways presents Island at War, on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August 2015. A 1940s event on the steam railway.
More information early 2015.


For further information: contact 01624662525. Visit: www.iombusandrail.info or www.facebook.com/pages/Isle-of-Man-Railways-Island-at-War/410949625701112




Events in August 2015


RAUCEBY WAR WEEKEND 2015
Saturday - August 29 - 2015
South Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire - Postcode: NG34 8PT (East Midlands)
Rauceby war years Weekend 2015
This is a three day event August 29th, 30th, 31st 2015
Looking for somewhere to go this Bank Holiday Weekend then look no further. Travel back in time to see & hear what your parents, Uncles,Aunts and Grandparents did:
The Rauceby War Weekend is holding their 7th War Years weekend on the above date this year. We are a non profit making event so any monies raised after expenses will go to the charities, Air Ambulance, Royal British Legion and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Please visit our website below to have a look at what it’s all about, It is also to help keep people informed or you can phone 01529 488354 or 07713074418 to get further advice. We have a large marquee booked to hold a 1940’s Victory Ball for three hundred people on Saturday night with the Ashby Big Band and supported by Paul & Melissa Harper with singer Heather Marie in attendance, Paul being an ENSA entertainer and all backed by Music host DJ Woody's War Dept. This is a ticket only dance. Tickets are £15. The entertainment on Friday and Sunday night is free. The marquee will also be used for various demonstrations like fashion shows, hair demonstrations (have your hair done 40’s style for the evening dance), and dancing lessons with “AirRaid Jive”etc.
We will be having living history displays, Re-enactors (people promenading in all sorts of different uniforms), and a large selection of Military vehicles and Classic cars with various stall holders Military & Civilian selling their wares to keep the public entertained. We are also having an arena where we will be having a staged battle each day (can be quite noisy), Vehicle parades (Military & Classic cars), Military band playing and demonstrations involving the public. The Battle of Britain memorial flight has been
applied for. We have plenty of entertainment for the children with an old fashioned funfair,and some participation events for them to join in like Grenade throwing and rifle cum boot camp drill.
There is plenty of food sold on site with a NAAFI selling homemade wartime type sandwiches and cakes (unfortunately not 1940’s prices). There is also a bar selling real ales amongst other drinks to help quench your thirst. If you purchase a ticket for the Saturday night you have the chance to purchase real Ale at wartime price of 6d/pint (must produce 6 old pennies).
Come along to SEE, FEEL, SMELL & HEAR as well as talk to the living history display personnel to get a feeling as to what it was like. The Entry fee is £6/person/day . Children who are 12 and under are free. Veterans and all car parking is free. We have plenty of camping for Tents, Caravans, Motor homes (Must be pre-booked. £5/night or £15 Max for 3 or 4 nights. You will also have to purchase your day tickets).Where else can you get all this entertainment for just £6 (On the Gate). You can pre book your tickets and get them at £5/person/day with either a two day pass (£10) or three day pass (£15). This is all educational to certain school children as they do the WW2 at school. So, dig out your outfits from the loft, get dressed up and come and be part of this grand event and help raise for the above charities whilst having fun. Once you have been to one you will want to attend more. I hope that you can support us in some way.
Venue: South Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincs. NG34 8PT

William Elkington


For further information: contact 07713074418. Visit: www.raucebywarweekend@hotmail.co.uk




Events in September 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - September 04 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE4 3PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and includes FREE food (selected menu), ample free parking and 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 requests and dedications so please email in advance.
Live Band, 2 dance floors, hot food, free parking all for only £5!
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.youtube.com/watch?v=roe5RKPYzCk




Events in September 2015


HUGHENDEN'S WARTIME WEEKEND
Saturday - September 12 - 2015
Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire - Postcode: HP14 4LA (South East England)
EventPlan’s annual Home Front event at picturesque Hughenden, now increased in size and scope due to the popularity of previous shows! Staged on behalf of the National Trust and commemorating the Manor’s top secret war work and war effort in general, this year's main themes are the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 70th of victory over the Axis.

Enjoy music and song by The Spitfires, Ricky Hunter (also on trumpet) and Jayne Darling; dancing including demos and dance lessons by Chocs Away; fashion & lingerie show; talks & tours; tactical displays and weapons firing; living history and wartime exhibition. 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 70 years ago this year 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 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 and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

Living history and entertainments at this most secret of wartime establishments. Now bigger, louder and even more fun!
For further information: contact 01494755565. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden/




Events in September 2015


WIMPOLE AT WAR
Saturday - September 19 - 2015
The Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire - Postcode: SG8 0BW (East of England)
Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 September 2015, 11am to 5pm.
EventPlan’s popular annual Home Front event encompassing the Hall, gardens and working farm of the National Trust's Wimpole Estate.

Enjoy some great music and song from The Spitfires, other entertainments including a fashion show, the hilarious Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler, parades, military and civilian living history, weapons displays and firing, vehicles, traders and much more! Fly past applied for. Plus restaurant, shops and attractive parkland. For a wide selection of photos of our 2014 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 (including Germans/Italians as POWS). Pre-register for free entry if in Forties Home Front or Allied clothing or uniform (admission fee applies otherwise, free to National Trust members) and camping. Saturday evening dance for pre-registered participants only, modestly priced. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

Music, song, dance, fashion show, entertainments, living history, vehicles, military displays and traders. This year's main themes are the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 70th of victory against the Axis.
For further information: contact 01223206300. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk




Events in September 2015


ON THE HOME FRONT 1939-45
Saturday - September 26 - 2015
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottinghamshire - Postcode: NG22 9DF (East Midlands)
Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 September 2015, 11am to 5pm. EventPlan’s 8th annual Home Front event at this popular, attractive venue. Enjoy music and song, dancing and dance lessons, other entertainments including the hilarious Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler, military and civilian living history, ARP and fire services' response to an "air raid", tactical display, parades, vehicles, real wartime Russian T-34 tank and crew recreating a wartime war bonds tour. Fly past subject to confirmation. Plus '40s traders, restaurants and attractive parkland. FREE Saturday evening dance for pre-registered participants (only) with DJ Texas Tommy and live performance by the Ricky Hunter Big Band.

All Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors, vehicle owners and enthusiasts are warmly invited (including German/Italian POWs). FREE visitor admission, £5 parking fee applies. Pre-register for pre-event information but please note that due to a combination of overwhelming demand, increasing numbers of (sometimes huge) caravans & motorhomes, and limited space, for safety reasons on-site camping is now strictly reserved for contracted performers, display groups and selected individuals and is by invitation only. Costumed/uniformed promenaders and other visitors are extremely welcome at the show as day visitors but are respectfully advised to make other local overnight arrangements.

For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

Music and song, Living history, entertainments and displays, plus free Saturday evening dance. This year's key themes are the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 70th of victory against the Axis.
For further information: contact 01623821338. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk or www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/enjoying/countryside/countryparks/rufford/




Events in September 2015


VINTAGE SPORTS CAR FESTIVAL
Sunday - September 27 - 2015
Snetterton Circuit - Postcode: NR16 2JU (East Midlands)
The Vintage Sports-Car Club made their first foray to Norfolk in 2012, with an event on the 2 mile Snetterton '200' circuit. The VSCC was formed in 1934 with a cut-off date of vehicles manufactured by 1931 and you will see many fine vintage cars, plus a lot of post-vintage thoroughbreds - cars built between 1931 and 1940 but adhering to earlier standards - plus the best post-war cars such as the Grand Prix and sports racing cars of the 1950s.
With a huge entry list expected this weekend, 90 years of the Austin 7 will be celebrated, as well as the 50th running of the club's Spero and Voiturette Trophy Race for small capacity cars.
Pre 1931 racers will contest the illustrious Vintage Seaman Trophy, featuring a 24 litre Napier Bentley, amongst Morgan three wheelers, and 1950s Sports Racing Cars will recall the legendary Autosport 3 Hour Races. Also from that decade will be 500cc Formula 3 racers.
Don't miss a nostalgic throwback to a glorious bygone era!

LIVE MUSIC
To help put you in the vintage spirit, The Ashby Big Band will be playing sets throughout the day. The band is one of the best Glenn Miller/Swing When You're Winning tribute bands in the country.

For further information: contact 08434539000.




Events in October 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - October 02 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE4 3PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and includes FREE food (selected menu), ample free parking and 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 requests and dedications so please email in advance.
Live Band, 2 dance floors, hot food, free parking all for only £5!
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband@aol.com or www.youtube.com/watch?v=roe5RKPYzCk




Events in October 2015


PICKERING 1940'S WEEKEND SATURDAY EVE DANCE - FREE ENTRY! 2 ACTS!
Saturday - October 17 - 2015
PICKERING LODGES CLUB HOUSE - Postcode: YO18 7JP (Yorkshire and the Humber)
We have the ultimate in 1940's style variety and dancing on 2 very special evenings. On the weekend of Pickering 1940's weekend (The Saturday & Sunday)

Song, Dance, Humour and authenticity in Pickerings finest venue. Good space for dancers..or just come, sit and enjoy. Come join us for the party Sat eve, and if you are staying the extra night.. here is something to do near the lodges and 2 other campsites!

Renowned George Formby experience with Porl Casperooni to provide the variety and fun.. hosted by well known and lively 40's vocalist & Compere Pete Wayre.

All complete with 40's dance music in between!
Venue open for food & drinks 12PM. evenings show starts from 7PM - LATE. BOTH EVENINGS.

Pickering Pods & Lodges (Held in the club house)
YO18 7JP.
01751 472 630

FREE ENTRY ON BOTH EVENINGS.


For further information: contact 01751472630. Visit: www.1940singer.co.uk




Events in October 2015


PICKERING 1940'S WEEKEND SUNDAY NIGHT DANCE
Sunday - October 18 - 2015
PICKERING LODGES CLUB HOUSE - Postcode: YO18 7JP (Yorkshire and the Humber)
We have the ultimate in 1940's style variety and dancing on 2 very special evenings. On the weekend of Pickering 1940's weekend (The Saturday & Sunday)

Song, Dance, Humour and authenticity in Pickerings finest venue. Good space for dancers..or just come, sit and enjoy. Come join us for the party Sat eve, and if you are staying the extra night.. here is something to do near the lodges and 2 other campsites!

Renowned George Formby experience with Porl Casperooni to provide the variety and fun.. hosted by well known 40's vocalist & Compere Pete Wayre.

All complete with 40's dance music in between!
Venue open for food & drinks 12PM. evenings show starts from 7PM - LATE. BOTH EVENINGS.

Pickering Pods & Lodges (Held in the club house)
YO18 7JP.
01751 472 630

FREE ENTRY ON BOTH EVENINGS.


For further information: contact 01751472630. Visit: www.1940singer.co.uk




Events in November 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - November 06 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE4 3PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and includes FREE food (selected menu), ample free parking and 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 requests and dedications so please email in advance.
Live Band, 2 dance floors, hot food, free parking all for only £5!
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.youtube.com/watch?v=roe5RKPYzCk




Events in December 2015


1940S/50S CHRISTMAS DANCE
Friday - December 04 - 2015
Masson Millls, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, 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
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in December 2015


HAPPY FEET 1940'S CHRISTMAS SWING DANCE
Saturday - December 05 - 2015
Comberton Sports & Arts Centre, Cambs - Postcode: CB23 7DU (East Midlands)
After a busy year, we are hosting an evening to remember.
with 2014's sell out evening, we are showcasing yet another
new event and area.

Advanced booking will be required. Do book early as we sell out quite fast in the year.

An evening of 30's & 40's Swing music in a very large venue with full dance floor. a room of 17.8M X 26.2M. We will feature full stage lighting and atmospheric additions.

Currently booked for performance:
THE ASHBY BIG BAND
PETE WAYRE (VOCALIST & COMPERE)
PAUL CLAYDON (DJ)
More to be announced soon.

A very large capacity venue, but sales will be restricted
to allow comfort of seating and dancing. Tickets are available to book from Dec 1st 2014. Follow the link listed to our website where online purchase is possible. Any tickets remaining will be made available on the night.

Please call before you leave.

We are also hosting a NEW YEARS EVE dance at this venue feat> THE LAST CHANCE RAGTIME BAND, PETE WAYRE AND MORE TBC.



For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: http://1940sdance.weebly.com/




Events in December 2015


CHRISTMAS 1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - December 18 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, 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
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band. SORRY THE DANCE HAS SOLD OUT.
For further information: contact 01628760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in December 2015


NEW YEARS EVE HAPPY FEET 1940'S SWING DANCE
Thursday - December 31 - 2015
Comberton Sports & Arts Centre, Cambs - Postcode: CB23 7DU (East of England)
This is our ultimate event evening after several years of sell out summer & Christmas shows in Northants, Beds & Cambs. We have our stunning sized venue of 17.8M X 26.2M. full dance floor, staging, lighting, making it the best event for atmosphere and visuals. We give a full show, not just music in a room.

The event will feat:

THE LAST CHANCE RAGTIME BAND
renowned for pleasing all the dancers with their lively
Lindy Hop styles. A very popular band in the area.

PETE WAYRE
one of the UK's most well known solo 30's & 40's Vocalists
who will also be the Host & Compere for the evening.

PINBALL PAUL (DJ)
One of the best catering for dancers, the regular booked DJ at all of our events.

MORE TBC.

Book well in advance as this event a year early booked is expected to be a very busy one. We currently have a lot of interest. Tickets can be booked online via the website. Advanced booking required. Any unsold will be made available on the night, please call before leaving.


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: http://1940sdance.weebly.com/






News

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 Salisburyâs 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 âWartime in Llandudnoâ and the popular, âDig for Victoryâ 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
TRADERS NEEDED for our Vintage & Retro Fair 23rd February 2013 at The Octogan Live Sandbeds Keighley. Tables only are priced at £20 and a 6ft x 8ft area is only £40. A great day is planned Free Swing Jive lessons. Music from the 30's 40's and 50's with DJ 6-5000. Free workshops. Come and enjoy a great day out.



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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