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11 listings for this week...

March 25 - Saturday
Region - East Midlands
Spring Ball Ball - more info

March 25 - Saturday
Region - East Midlands
Afternoon Big swing Dance - Kalamazoo Dance Band - more info

March 25 - Saturday
Region - East of England
SWING DANCE - more info

March 25 - Saturday
Region - East of England
1940s Dance with Supper - 'March into the 1940s' - more info

March 26 - Sunday
Region - North West England
Public Open Day - more info

April 01 - Saturday
Region - West Midlands
Kalamazoo Dance Band - Crewe Hall Birthday Dance - ***Sold out*** - more info

April 01 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR - more info

April 01 - Saturday
Region - East Midlands
Big Band Swing Charity Dance - more info

April 01 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair - more info

April 01 - Saturday
Region - East of England
40's Big Band /Dancers / Fish and Chip Supper for charity - more info

April 02 - Sunday
Region - East of England
Colne Valley at War - more info



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Events in March 2017


Saturday - March 25 - 2017
SPRING BALL BALL
Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield - Postcode: S417SA (East Midlands)
Put on your dancing shoes for our Spring Ball featuring the Midland's premier dance band The Ashby "little" Big Band. The music will include timeless standards from the 20th Century, and dancing will be a balanced mixture of Ballroom (Quicksteps, Foxtrots, Waltz, Jive), Latin (Tango, Rhumba, Cha Cha Cha), and Sequence (Rhumba 1, Square Tango, St Bernards Waltz, Barn Dance etc).
Tickets £14 for dance only or £29 for Dinner/Dance. Ashby Big Band (8 Piece Dance Band with vocalists) Dancing 8-11pm. Large fully sprung dance floor and well stocked bar
For further information: contact 01245345222. Visit: http://www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk/shows/the-ashby-little-big-band.aspx#.V-b42fArLIU or http://www.ashbybigband.com/


Events in March 2017


Saturday - March 25 - 2017
AFTERNOON BIG SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Oakleigh Lodge Social, Highbury Road, Bulwell, Nottingham - Postcode: NG8 9DD (East Midlands)
Terry from the Oakleigh Lodge invites you- This is a cracking afternoon swing dance at The Oakleigh Lodge Social - a superb sprung dance floor - a great mix of swing dancing and music.

Dancing from 12 noon to 2.30pm
Tickets just £2 on the door
Dress in your best gear and enjoy the afternoon


For further information: contact 01159271542. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in March 2017


Saturday - March 25 - 2017
SWING DANCE
RED FEATHER CLUB HORHAM - Postcode: IP21 5DG (East of England)
If you've not been the Red Feather Club at Horham is probably one of the best dance venues in the East housed in the original buildings of the 95th Bomb Group. The venue as an amazing sprung wooden dance floor and is beautifully maintained by a dancer who loves Balboa..

At this event we are proud to welcome HOT CLUB .... "SWING MUSEUM" if you like Reinhardt and Grappelli your in for a treat with this four piece combo..... and Top Swing DJ PAUL CLAYDON

Starts at 7.30 till midnight

Licence bar

Please no stilettos Please

Tickets now available on line
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prohibition-swing-dance-tickets-30278902011?aff=es2

Tickets £10 in advance..for more information tel: 07788966640


For further information: contact 07788966640. Visit: http://95thbg-horham.com/wordpress/ or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prohibition-swing-dance-tickets-30278902011?aff=es2


Events in March 2017


Saturday - March 25 - 2017
1940S DANCE WITH SUPPER - 'MARCH INTO THE 1940S'
GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March, Cambs - Postcode: PE15 8AN (East of England)
1940s DANCE WITH SUPPER – WITH TELSTAR BIG BAND & DJ WOODY – ‘MARCH INTO THE 1940s’
SATURDAY 25TH MARCH 2017 - 6PM TILL MIDNIGHT at GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March, Cambs, PE15 8HS.
With Vintage clothes stall and Raffle in aid of Royal British Legion
SUPPER
Authentic 1940s catering (Chicken Stew or a vegetarian option) served from 6pm to 11pm by C&B Catering.

DANCE TICKETS £12.50 (INCLUDES SUPPER)

ENQUIRIES & TICKETS - DONNA: 07876 264613 or email donna.symonds@aol.com or www.germarch.co.uk


For further information: contact 07876264613.


Events in March 2017


Sunday - March 26 - 2017
PUBLIC OPEN DAY
Lytham St Annes Spitfire Visitor Centre, Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport - Postcode: FY42QY (North West England)
Running From 10:00am through to 16:00 (last entry 15:30) this will be the first opportunity for the Public to visit this original 1939 Bellman Hangar to see the renovation works carried out by our team of Volunteers through the Winter months. Visitors are encouraged to arrive on the Hour or Half hour (i.e. 10:00 am or at 10:30 for example) during the day to ensure they fall into the educational talks programmes which are being run during the day.

Visitors can sit in the cockpits of our replica Spitfires (£5 fee applies), view the progress of the Spitfire Air Combat Simulator and also view our collection of WW2 RAF memorabilia and Military vehicles. WW2 Living History Groups or individuals in uniform and period dress welcome

The Hangar can be cold in the Winter months so warm clothing is recommended. Please visit our Facebook and website for directions and further information. There is ample free parking, no pets allowed.

Entrance Fees: Adults £3.50, 10 - 16's £2.50 - under 10's free. Photos in cockpit £5.00 donation per person. Toilets and Food/Drink available in Hangar 8. Disabled facilities available.
For further information: contact 07516730643. Visit: www.spitfiredisplayteam.co.uk


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 01 - 2017
KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND - CREWE HALL BIRTHDAY DANCE - ***SOLD OUT***
Crewe Hall, Weston Rd, Haslington, Crewe. - Postcode: CW1 6UZ (West Midlands)
Private birthday party at Crewe Hall

For further information: contact 01270253333. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 01 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
Leeds City Market - Postcode: LS2 7HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Just before Christmas we were approached by Leeds Kirkgate Market who have asked us to host a regular monthly Saturday Vintage Fair in the new multi million pound refurbished area within the Market. It's located within the town centre and has excellent transport links having the bus and coach station right behind it and is within easy walking distance of the train station.
Trading is 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

There is a large entertainment space which is available to us and we intend to put this to good use with either singers, dancers, DJ's and/or vintage vehicles. We are happy to announce that for our first event we will be joined by DJ’s The Andersons who will be leading the 1940s music and dance throughout the day. Don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes!

Come along and savour the Best of Vintage with up to 40 of the finest Vintage Stallholders.


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


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 01 - 2017
BIG BAND SWING CHARITY DANCE
Doddington Village Hall - Postcode: PE15 0TG (East Midlands)
Big Band Swing Dance in aid of Meningitis Research Foundation at Doddington Village Hall near March, Cambs. Featuring The Huntingdon Big Band with support from The Blitz Dancers.
Tickets £15 inc fish supper. Raffle; licensed bar. A full evening of dance music starting at 7pm - 11:45pm.
Information and tickets: 07530822422 / 07815572397.


For further information: contact 07530822422.


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 01 - 2017
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire - Postcode: BD18 3JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS 9.30am - 4pm
Sat 1st April 2017:
With 40+ stalls of genuine vintage loveliness for you and your home including 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 - full of original vintage finds and not to be missed! Dedicated to true vintage since 2007, so we're celebrating our tenth year in the vintage business!
Tickets can be bought in advance for £2 from Rose & Brown Vintage. Call 07985 181120 or email roseandbrownvintage@yahoo.co.uk or buy from www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk Under 16's in FREE. Group discounts available.

10 years in the vintage business, our vintage fair in Saltaire is always a draw for the discerning vintage fan.
For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 01 - 2017
40'S BIG BAND /DANCERS / FISH AND CHIP SUPPER FOR CHARITY
Doddington Village Hall - Postcode: PE15 0TG (East of England)
Please come and support our 40's Charity do - Huntingdon Big Band / Blitz Dancers / local Fish and Chips (or Veggie burger)and raffle. All to raise money for Meningitis Research Foundation. See Poster, and please call me for tickets or more info - Matt

For further information: contact 07815572397.


Events in April 2017


Sunday - April 02 - 2017
COLNE VALLEY AT WAR
Colne Valley Railway - Postcode: CO9 3DZ (East of England)
The Colne Valley Railway is holding its "Colne Valley at War" event to recreate a country station during the war years. We offer unlimited rides on the trains, re-enactors portraying life as it was in the 1940's, vehicles from the era and at 3pm, we hold a short service of remembrance, assisted by the RBL, to remember the dead of all wars. Re-enactors, exhibitors and stall holders are welcome; please contact us on colnevalleyatwar@gmail.com to register.

For further information: contact 01787461174.


Events in April 2017


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

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


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 08 - 2017
ATHERSTONE 1940S DANCE NIGHT
Atherstone Memorial Hall - Postcode: CV91AX (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.30pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £12.

There is free parking, cheap bar and food available


Tickets £12 for this popular event. Ashby Big Band, Singers and Dancers!
For further information: contact 07974302910. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 08 - 2017
DIGBY VINTAGE DAY 2017
RAF Digby, Ashby-de-la-Launde, Lincolnshire - Postcode: LN4 3LH (East Midlands)
This event is open to the public, tickets cost £10 each. For further information or to book please e-mail tickets@digbyvintageday.co.uk

For further information: contact 07780436387.


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 08 - 2017
MISS MARINA MAE AT THE WATERFRONT INN
The Waterfront Inn, West Stockwith, Lincolnshire - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Miss Marina Mae performs at The Waterfront Inn, West Stockwith near Gainsborough.

8pm onwards


Visit: www.missmarinamae.co.uk or www.facebook.com/missmarinamae


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 08 - 2017
SUGAR RAY'S VOODOO LOUNGE
CANBERRA CLUB, SAMLESBURY AERODROME, BALDERSTONE. - Postcode: BB2 7LF (North West England)
Sugar Ray’s VOODOO LOUNGE!!!
YES!!.. BE AFRAID!!!...but NOT too afraid... to spend an enjoyable evening of music dance and entertainment!!...
DARE to step into the SpOOkY setting of the VOODOO LOUNGE...
8th APRIL 7.30 till 12pm at Salmesbury aerodrome.
Now we often get asked...but...”What to wear”?????
Ok so....Whilst The Gangster Squad endeavour to “Dress the venue” and try to create an atmosphere that suits the theme of the evening...We would like to say…
Ladies and Gents...ANY Vintage Finery, is always encouraged, but if you feel the urge to dress and run with the “Theme”.. ..whatever and however weird and wonderful it may be.. (as many of you lovely people already do) all the better!! as it just adds to the fun and enjoyment of the night!!
So what we are saying is...Please dress to please yourselves, anything goes we’ll never turn you away! 😊
Soooo..Get ur GadRags on and join in the FuN!!! The MORE THE MERRIER!!!
See you soon..
The Gangster Squad.

Shake ur BoNeS to music by The Kat-in-da-Hat KatzKorner!!!
plus.....
A special dance performance from..JuMpiNg-JoInTs..(the Fabulous Victory Girls!!)

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


Events in April 2017


Sunday - April 09 - 2017
1940,S RE-ENACTORS VINTAGE FAIR
Riccall Village Hall - Postcode: YO19 6QJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The Re-enactors Vintage Fair, at 12 Station Road, Riccall, Nr Selby. Selling 1940,s Re-enactors Vintage clothing & memorabilia. Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee & cake in the tea room - -hosted by Helen (separate charges apply) Doors open 10am till 4pm. ADMISSION £1. The event is being organized by re-enactors and not professional sellers. This is a non profit event, after costs, proceeds will then go to the organisers choice of charity




Events in April 2017


Thursday - April 13 - 2017
FABULOUS FORTIES NIGHT
Wednesbury Town Hall, Holyhead Road - Postcode: WS10 7DF (West Midlands)
Come and join us for a song and a dance down memory lane. Dust off your posh frocks and bow ties. (forties dress optional)

Confirmed acts the fabulous Kevin McCracken and Harmony Belle. The Tinker Belles.

Tickets £8 on a table. Balcony seats £5. Dancing free. On sale from 1st February from the town hall booking office 0121 556 4914. Open Monday's 10 till 2. Wednesday's 12 till 3. Friday's 10 till 2 or ticket source ref: wednesbury town hall events.

Bar and cheese cobs available.

Doors open at 6.30. Show finishes at 10pm.

Disabled access and facilities.
Minimum child age 12.

For further information: contact 01215564914.


Events in April 2017


Friday - April 14 - 2017
THE SEASIDE 1940S WEEKEND 2017
The North Euston Hotel - Postcode: FY7 6BN (North West England)
Get your diaries out....Easter 2017,
The Seaside 1940s Weekend !
The North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood, is proud to be hosting the first Seaside 40s Weekend, beautiful setting, overlooking Morecombe Bay, Grange-Over-Sands..Friday 14th April, sees the start of the fun, with the lovely 'Lancashire Belle Jane Francis', hosting the Welcome Night with a Good Old -fashioned Sing-along, Tickets only £7.50
Saturday 15th April, a busy packed day, with the Fabulous Forties Fashion Show presented by 'Reinvintaged', followed by our Afternoon Tea-dance with Vintage D.J Bazooka Joe, Coffee, Tea & Cake, Tickets £7.50
A Vintage Make-Up Artist will also be there, ready to do all your Authentic 1940s make-over, prices starting from as little as £5
Keep On Dancing ! 'The Saturday Night Palais !! 'Lilli De Carlo
& G.I.Jive, bringing you the Very Best Dance Music of the Era in our Beautiful Ballroom, Tickets only £7.50
Sunday 16th April, Join 'The George Formby Experience' 'Lilli De Carlo' 'Lancashire Belle Jane Francis', 'Vintage D.J Bazooka Joe'for a 40s fun packed afternoon.
Sunday Evening, More fabulous music for your Dancing Pleasure, with 'A-Train Swing, '
Monday 17th April ' The George Formby Experience' & the Vintage Vehicles Assoc.,a jam packed long weekend,bookings now being taken!!!
Whole Weekend Package £360 based on two guests in standard double rooms, includes Dinner, Bed, breakfast plus tickets to all the events & entry to the super Farmer Parrs Living History 1940s Museum.
Contact the North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood to book your place !!


For further information: contact 01253876525.


Events in April 2017


Friday - April 14 - 2017
A 1940S AFTERNOON TEA AT HOLKER HALL!
HOLKER HALL - Postcode: LA11 7PL (North West England)
Join us at one of Cumbria's most Historic Sites,the Glorious HOLKER HALL & GARDENS. An Afternoon Tea & Fizz,in the gorgeous ILEX BAR & BRASSERIE with 1940s style Swing Singer, "LILLI DE CARLO".
Starting at 2PM,You can enjoy our freshly made Cumbrian Afternoon Tea, with a glass of Prosecco, whilst being entertained with marvellous music from Lilli, all in the beautiful surroundings of HOLKER HALL & GARDENS. Tickets are £22.95 & are available by calling
015395 58999 or
email :- theilex@holker.co.uk.
Don't miss it! Book your place now!!


For further information: contact 01539558999. Visit: www.holkerhall.co.uk


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 15 - 2017
HANGAR 42 - BLACKPOOL AIRPORT - BIG SWING DANCE WITH THE KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool - Postcode: FY4 2QY (North West England)
Your opportunity to put on your 1940's Sunday Best and enjoy the spirit of the 1940's and experience the sound of the Big Band in an original WW2 RAF Hangar.
We are partnering up with the http://www.kalamazoodanceband.com/ to bring you the opportunity to take part in this first event at Hangar 42 Blackpool Airport. Spend the night reliving the spirit of the 40's in this atmospheric WW2 Hangar, dancing the night away, surrounded by Spitfires and Hurricanes. Period attire and uniform where possible please. No Axis forces uniforms.
Tickets are £15.00 per person,Includes light Finger Buffet as well - Bar and dancing till late.
To apply for tickets please send a cheque and self addressed stamped envelope for the total amount made payable to the LSA Spitfire Display Team. Please include the name of the dance and the dates with the cheque.
Payments can also be made via PayPal, by sending the total ticket amount plus £2 for the Paypal charge to john@spitfiredisplayteam.co.uk (please include address and contact telephone No.)
Tickets will be despatched at least 4 weeks before the dance. Please note that this event will be advance ticket sales only.
Our address: Hangar 42, c/o The Old Fire Station Yard, Blackpool Airport, Squire's Gate Lane, Blackpool, Lancs, FY42QY


For further information: contact 07967724588. Visit: http://www.spitfiredisplayteam.co.uk/events-diary/events-list/category/88-hangar-42-open-day or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in April 2017


Sunday - April 16 - 2017
COTTON TOWN HOT CLUB EASTER TEA DANCE
The Church Of St John The Divine,St John St (off Gooder Lane), Brighouse, - Postcode: HD6 1HN (All areas)
Tea Dance 2pm to 5pm
Its Easter so too get in the mood with a home made Easter Bonet and all so Easter Basket and PRIZES TO BE ADD as well
£5 per person, pay on the door.
(Note; Although it is pay on the door, it is advisable to reserve your place in advance via email, text or facebook pm.
Your reservation will then be held until 2-15)

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

Cotton Town Hot Club will be playing all your favourite tunes from the swing era to cater for a variety of dances including:-
Swing jive,Rock n Roll, Charleston, Balboa, Ballroom, Latin and sequence.

Contact; Cotton Town Hot Club on Facebook or Paul 07886530992 or dapperdan2011@btinternet.com


For further information: contact 07886530992.


Events in April 2017


Sunday - April 16 - 2017
EASTER SUNDAY VINTAGE SWING
The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester - Postcode: M4 2BS (North West England)
Vintage Easter Swing is back in it's 14th Year presented by Katz Korner and The Printworks.
Sunday 16th April - 12.00 noon until 5.00 pm
Forget Bunnies and Chocolate - The Printworks Vintage Swing event is the only place to spend your Easter Sunday.

Your Host Katz Korner and the fabulous Jackson Sloan playing live music to all your favourite sounds. Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a fabulous afternoon.

Guest DJ's "Poor Boy Paul" and "Sideburn Steve".

For more information please contact 07703 461833

Everybody welcome - Admission: FREE


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in April 2017


Sunday - April 16 - 2017
MISS MARINA MAE AT CRICH TRAMWAY MUSEUM
Crich Tramway Museum - Postcode: DE45DP (East Midlands)
Miss Marina Mae will appear again at the Crich Tramway Museum on Sunday 16th- Monday 17th April (Easter Sunday and Monday)

Visit: www.missmarinamae.co.uk or www.facebook.com/missmarinamae


Events in April 2017


Sunday - April 16 - 2017
SUNDAY LUNCH WITH BRANDYN SHAW & HIS RADIO RHYTHM MAKERS
HIDEAWAY, 2 Emire Mews, Streatham, London - Postcode: SW16 2BF (Greater London)
Leading his Radio Rhythm Makers dance band, with its authentic dynamic style and sound, Brandyn Shaw celebrates the glamour, elegance and verve that became the Golden Era of British Dance Bands, with his authentic recreation of an early 1940s live radio broadcast from one of London’s famed ballrooms.

Listen to hits by Roy Fox, Lew Stone, Henry Hall, Harry Roy and many more, with vocal tributes to Al Bowlly, Val Rosing, J. Pat O'Malley, Sam Browne and even the cheeky novelty vocals of Harry Roy.

Before the show begins there will be a special screening of 2 classic Laurel and Hardy 'shorts'.

An Easter Sunday Lunch treat for the whole family to enjoy.
Viv the Spiv is your host and compare for the afternoon.

For further information: contact 02088357070. Visit: https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/brandyn-shaw-sunday-16th-april-2017


Events in April 2017


Friday - April 21 - 2017
40S NIGHT
Sutton Coldfield Football Club Coles Lane, - Postcode: B72 1NL (West Midlands)
Dance the night away
to the sounds of
DJs DEK & DAVE
in co-operation with MIRA Group

TIME: 8 ‘til late
ENTRY: £6 on the door or
£5 early bird tickets

For further information and early bird tickets please contact JDL events on 07971249788



For further information: contact 07971249788.


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 22 - 2017
SPRING JIVE NIGHT
THE OCTAGON LIVE, BRADFORD ROAD, SANDBEDS, KEIGHLEY - Postcode: BD20 5LY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
SPRING JIVE NIGHT with the fantastic CUE BALL KATZ & supporting DJ, playing all your favourite music from the 40's & 50's to keep you on the dance floor all evening.
TICKET ONLY EVENT - £8.00 - available directly from the Octagon or from Sue at the dance classes at the Octagon on Wednesdays or at King Cross WMC, Warley Road, Halifax HX1 3SU on Tuesdays.
If by post contact Nigel on 07745117619 or Sue on 07771863283 for details. Visit the website www.jiveclass.co.uk for further info.
Doors open at 7.30pm & first stroll at 8.00pm


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


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 22 - 2017
WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS 2017 EVENING DANCE
The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire - Postcode: GL54 5DT (West Midlands)
WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS 2017 EVENING DANCE
SATURDAY 22nd APRIL 2017
Dance the night away to Kal's Kats in the entertainment marquee.
Doors open 19:00 until 23:00
Kal's Kats and DJ.
Tickets £10 available online at
http://www.gwsr.com/planning-your-visit/2017-events-calendar/wartime-in-the-cotswolds/saturday-evening-dance.aspx
Marquee bar and food available from the Flag and Whistle at extra cost


For further information: contact 01242621405. Visit: http://www.gwsr.com/planning-your-visit/2017-events-calendar/wartime-in-the-cotswolds/saturday-evening-dance.aspx or https://www.facebook.com/wartimeinthecotswolds/


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 22 - 2017
WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS 2017
The Railway Station, Toddington - Postcode: GL54 5DT (West Midlands)
Wartime in the Cotswolds 2017
Saturday 22nd April and Sunday 23rd April
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway's 1940s weekend.
A light hearted and nostalgic look at Britain in the 1940s. Special intensive steam train timetable. Military camps, RAF plotting room, air raid shelter experience, military and civilian vehicles, wartime music, singers and entertainers, including Kalamazoo Band. King George VI, Monty and Churchill. Full size static replica spitfire, with working engine and propeller. Saturday night dance with Kal's Kats (extra cost)

Replica full size static spitfire display, with working engine and propeller.
For further information: contact 01242621405. Visit: http://www.gwsr.com/planning-your-visit/2017-events-calendar/wartime-in-the-cotswolds.aspx or https://www.facebook.com/wartimeinthecotswolds/


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 22 - 2017
WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
GWR - Toddington Station, Gloucestershire - Postcode: GL54 5DT (West Midlands)
Afternoon Tea Dance - 3.30pm - 5.30pm


What's happening where
TODDINGTON STATION
Located at Toddington will be the main exhibits, the entertainment marquee, traders, WW2 memorabilia, children's activities, RAF Plotting Room, 1940's hair and beauty salon, and narrow gauge railway. Tea dance on Saturday and Sunday 15:30 to 17:30 in the entertainment marquee with Glenn Miller style 1940s tunes played by the Kalamazoo Dance Band. Hot food, drinks and light refreshments will be available at The Flag and Whistle café. The station has modern toilet facilities, with baby changing, and a children's play area.

In the Entertainment Marquee on Saturday 22nd April 2017 - 19:00 to 23:00
dance
Dance the night away to Kal's Jump, Jive and Swing Band
Food and drink at extra cost
Tickets for the dance are £10:00 available on a first-come, first-served basis only through the GWSR web site.


For further information: contact 01242621405. Visit: http://www.gwsr.com/Wartime_in_the_Cotswolds--post--13.html or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 22 - 2017
GWR WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS - KAL'S KATS BIG SWING DANCE
Great Western Railway, Toddington Station, Gloucestershire - Postcode: GL54 5DT (West Midlands)
Saturday night Big Swing Dance Dance - 19.00 - 23.00 with Kal's Kats (sister band of The Kalamazoo Dance Band)

In the Entertainment Marquee on Saturday 22nd April 2017 - 19:00 to 23:00
dance
Dance the night away to Kal's Jump, Jive and Swing Band
Food and drink at extra cost
Tickets for the dance are £10:00 available on a first-come, first-served basis only through the GWSR web site.

What's happening where
TODDINGTON STATION
Located at Toddington will be the main exhibits, the entertainment marquee, traders, WW2 memorabilia, children's activities, RAF Plotting Room, 1940's hair and beauty salon, and narrow gauge railway. Tea dance on Saturday and Sunday 15:30 to 17:30 in the entertainment marquee with Glenn Miller style 1940s tunes played by the Kalamazoo Dance Band. Hot food, drinks and light refreshments will be available at The Flag and Whistle café. The station has modern toilet facilities, with baby changing, and a children's play area.


For further information: contact 01242621405. Visit: http://www.gwsr.com/Wartime_in_the_Cotswolds--post--13.html or www.kalskats.com


Events in April 2017


Sunday - April 23 - 2017
GWR WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND AFTERNOON SWING/TEA DANCE
GWR Toddington Station, Gloucestershire - Postcode: GL54 5DT (West Midlands)
What's happening where Sunday 23rd April - from 3.30 - 5.30pm

TODDINGTON STATION - Following on from The Kal's Kats big swing dance, come along on Sunday afternoon for another Swing/Tea Dance with The Kalamazoo Dance Band (sister band of Kal's Kats)

Located at Toddington will be the main exhibits, the entertainment marquee, traders, WW2 memorabilia, children's activities, RAF Plotting Room, 1940's hair and beauty salon, and narrow gauge railway. Tea dance on Saturday and Sunday 15:30 to 17:30 in the entertainment marquee with Glenn Miller style 1940s tunes played by the Kalamazoo Dance Band. Hot food, drinks and light refreshments will be available at The Flag and Whistle café. The station has modern toilet facilities, with baby changing, and a children's play area.


For further information: contact 01242621405. Visit: http://www.gwsr.com/Wartime_in_the_Cotswolds--post--13.html or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 29 - 2017
WELSHPOOL SPRING 1940S BIG BAND DANCE
Welshpool Town Hall - Postcode: SY217JQ (Wales)
Top tunes from the 1940s from the Ashby "little" Big Band and vocalists. There will be dancing to suit all tastes including swing, ballroom and a little sequence.

The Welshpool 1940s Dance welcomes all, whether you want to dance or just sit back and listen to the fabulous music. Period dress is welcome but not essential.

Steve and Sue the Ashby Big band Dancers will be giving free dance lessons from 7.30 until the band starts at 8.15 and again during the interval.

There's free parking and a cheap bar. Entrance is by Ticket only at £11, available from Welshpool Jewellers or by calling 01686 614555. Numbers will be limited to just 120.

Live music from the Ashby Big Band and Singers, free dance lessons from the Ashby Big Band Dancers all for just £11!
For further information: contact 01686614555. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/


Events in April 2017


Saturday - April 29 - 2017
1940S SPRING BIG BAND DANCE
Welshpool Town Hall - Postcode: SY21 7JQ (Wales)
Enjoy a 1940s dance with the Ashby Little Big Band plus dance instructors Sue & Steve Mace.

Large sprung dance floor. Bar available.

Raising monies for Welshpool 1940s Weekend (29th Sept-1st Oct 2017)

Vintage dress welcome but not compulsory.

Tickets £11 available from : Theatre Hafren Box Office 01686 614555 www.thehafren.co.uk


For further information: contact 01686614555. Visit: www.facebook.com/welshpoolfortiesweekend/ or www.thehafren.co.uk


Events in April 2017


Sunday - April 30 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Scarborough - Postcode: YO11 2HD (Yorkshire and the Humber)
60+ Stalls of Pure Vintage
Live Entertainment from the lovely Natasha Harper and Stephen Howell
Hair Salon
Social Dancing Area
NAAFI Cafe
Vintage Tearoom
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Proud to Support Cancer Research

The Spa, South Bay, Scarborough. YO11 2HD.
10am - 5pm
Add £3 / Conc £2 / U12s Free

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


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


Events in May 2017


Monday - May 01 - 2017
1940'S KNEES UP - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Nottingham Castle Bandstand, Castle Place, Nottingham - Postcode: NG1 6EL (East Midlands)
The Kalamazoo Dance Band are delighted to once again bring you some wonderful music of the 40's and swing era - we'll bring you a lovely mix of dance styles for everyone.
Last year it rained cats and dogs, but no problem, we brought everyone in under the covered bandstand with us and everyone danced like crazy right there.
We'll be there playing from 11am - right through to 4pm.
Look forward to catching up with all you lovelies - and please do pop along and say hello and get a few snaps with the band - would be great to see you.


For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in May 2017


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

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

Tickets are only available from the link below.

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

Ashby Big Band, singers and dancers

SORRY - SOLD OUT

For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/specsavershangarball


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Saturday - May 06 - 2017
LOCH EWE WWII FESTIVAL
Loch Ewe - Poolewe & Aultbea - Postcode: IV22 2LD (Scotland)
6th-7th May 2017. The Loch Ewe WWII Festival promises to be an exciting weekend of music, dancing, re-enactment, film shows, 1940s makeovers, and much more. Fun for all the family. Get into the spirit of the 40s and dress for the occasion (prizes for the best dressed). Lots more to be announced on the Festival Website so watch this space for updates. Tickets are available in our online shop, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Attractions include the D-Day Darlings, the Northern 40s Re-enactment Group, the Vintage Beauty Parlour, and the Highland Swing Band.
For further information: contact 07733058971. Visit: http://theracproject.org/festival/index.php or https://www.facebook.com/events/194512957674041/


Events in May 2017


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

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

Tickets are only available from the link below.

An evening jam-packed with 1940s style entertainment featuring The Ashby Big Band and much more.

SORRY. SOLD OUT

For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/specsavershangarball


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 06 - 2017
VE DAY CELEBRATION
Museum Of Cannock Chase - Postcode: WS12 1TD (West Midlands)
Join in the celebration with re-enactors, vehicles, 1940s radio roadshow, art and craft activities, costumed characters in the galleries, rationed food, dig for victory corner, wartime choir, vintage stalls and fashion. Plus more to be announced.
11am - 4pm

Re-enactors/groups wishing to attend please contact the museum to reserve your space (if needed) and welcome pack including vouchers.

FREE entry, small charges for some activities. Buy your ration book programme at reception, with coupons to join in with activities.
For further information: contact 01543877666. Visit: http://www.facebook.com/museumofcannockchase or http://www.museumofcannockchase


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 06 - 2017
HANGAR 42 - BLACKPOOL AIRPORT - BIG SWING DANCE WITH THE KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool - Postcode: FY4 2QY (North East England)
another of our great Big Swing dances at Hangar 42 at Blackpool airport - your chance to dance and swing the night away in front of the Spitfire fighter planes and recreate that buzzing 40's era - we'll be there in our US Army Air Force uniforms playing all the greats and whipping up a frenzy as always.

The "Second Light Bash" is the next of Seven 40's style Big Band Dances scheduled through 2017. Tickets £15.00 per person, over 18's only. Apply in writing to the LSA Spitfire Team at our website address, enclosing a post dated cheque for the full amount, the names of those attending and your preferred Dance date and second choice if applicable. Tickets strictly advance sales only.


For further information: contact 07516730643. Visit: http://www.spitfiredisplayteam.co.uk/events-diary/events-list/event/54-hangar-42-first-light-bash-big-band-dance or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 06 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
Leeds City Market - Postcode: LS2 7HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Just before Christmas we were approached by Leeds Kirkgate Market who have asked us to host a regular monthly Saturday Vintage Fair in the new multi million pound refurbished area within the Market. It's located within the town centre and has excellent transport links having the bus and coach station right behind it and is within easy walking distance of the train station.
Trading is 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

There is a large entertainment space which is available to us and we intend to put this to good use with either singers, dancers, DJ's and/or vintage vehicles.

Come along and savour the Best of Vintage with up to 40 of the finest Vintage Stallholders.


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


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 06 - 2017
VE DAY CELEBRATION DANCE
Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team, Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport - Postcode: FY42QY (North West England)
Another of our great Big Swing dances at Hangar 42 at Blackpool Airport - your chance to dance and swing the night away in front of the Spitfire & Hurricane Fighter planes as seen in "The Halcyon Hotel" ITV Series. help us recreate that buzzing 40's era - The Kalamazoo Dance Band will be leading the night in their 8th US Army Air Force uniforms playing all the greats and whipping up a frenzy as always.
During the breaks Louis Catnap's Swingtime Disco will keep your in the mood with regular sets and requests.

The "VE Day celebration Dance" is the second of Three 40's style Big Band Dances scheduled through 2017. Tickets £15.00 per person, over 18's only. Cheques made payable to LSA Spitfire Display Team and posted with a Self Addressed stamped envelope to

LSA Spitfire Display Team, Hangar 42, c/o The Old Fire Station Yard, Blackpool Airport, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, Lancs, FY42QY.

Paypal payments to john@spitfiredisplayteam.co.uk - £16 per ticket to cover paypal fee and postal charges please.

Include names of guests and Dance date required. 1940's attire please, no axis forces or jeans/trainers.
Tickets strictly advance sales only.

For further information: contact 07516730643.

Hangar doors open at 19:00 - Midnight. Licensed Bar.
For further information: contact 07516730643. Visit: www.spitfirdisplayteam.co.uk or https://m.facebook.com>lytham.spitfire


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 06 - 2017
1940S VE DAY TEA DANCE
Howden Shire Hall - Postcode: DN14 7BJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Join us for our first 1940s Vintage event... An afternoon of dancing, live DJ, stalls, traditional Afternoon Tea - best dressed competition.

For further information: contact 01430432510. Visit: www.howden-shire.co.uk


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 13 - 2017
'THE WORLD WAR 2 EXPERIENCE'
The Keep, Bedford Road,Kempston Bedford, - Postcode: MK42 8AJ (East of England)
Back by popular demand, 'The World War 2 Experience' Will take place for the 3rd and final time at The Keep Kempston with the fantastic songstress 'Luna Nightingale' singing hits from the era and our resident D.J playing music from the 40s and 50s. The Keep is a beautiful nostalgic venue with a large well stocked bar, a large dance floor and delicious catering. Food will be served on the night and is included in the price. Come and join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane and let us transport you back to the 1940's. 7pm-late! Tickets £15 pp. All money raised is for charities. Contact pauladriani9029@gmail.com 07746916556 for details.
'The WW2 Experience' with forces favourite, 'Luna Nightingale' singing hits from the era and our D.J providing 40's and 50's music through the night.A fantastic Nostalgic venue with dancing and entertainment. Food included. 7pm-late. Tickets £15pp, contact Paul 07746916556 or pauladriani9029@gmail.com
For further information: contact 07746916556.


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 13 - 2017
THE 1940S RELIVED
Brooklands Museum - Postcode: KT13 0QN (South East England)
Join us at Brooklands Museum as we turn back the clock to the decade of fashion, commemoration, style and celebration at our annual 1940s Relived event!

This is a chance to put your hair up, grab your best period outfit and lace up the dance shoes.

Stock up on vintage gear at our extensive vintage market, featuring some of the best vintage sellers around, providing everything from hats, suits and shoes to accessories, books and original memorabilia.

Around the site you will find all the usual Museum exhibits, but you will never know what is around the next corner - you may find the Home Guard on parade or manning the Pill Box, an RAF Fighter Command Control Centre or US airborne troops carrying out demonstrations of infantry weapons and fire power.

If all this activity gets a bit much head into the Dance Marquee which is back by popular demand behind the Motoring Sheds, where you will be able to refresh yourself with some food and drink, listen to live music, take part in a dance lesson, or put your Jive, Jitterbug and Lindy Hop into practice.

This is a premium event with prices as follows:
Adults £13 (£11 in advance)
Seniors & Students £12 (£10 in advance)
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £34 (£30 in advance)
Children £6.50 (£6 in advance)

Tickets are available from www.brooklandsmuseum.com and the Museum Shop.

Last entry 6pm and the marquee will remain open until 10pm.


For further information: contact 01932857381. Visit: www.brooklandsmuseum.com or www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/the-1940s-relived


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 13 - 2017
MISS MARINA MAE AT THORNE 1940'S EXTRAVAGANZA
Thorne, Near Doncaster - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Venues TBC

Visit: www.missmarinamae.co.uk or www.facebook.com/missmarinamae


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 13 - 2017
MID-MAY 40S WEEKEND
East Anglia Transport Museum - Postcode: NR33 8BL (East of England)
Weekend event on Saturday 13th (11am - 6pm) and Sunday 14th (11am - 5pm) May

Join us once again for a wonderful look back at the roaring 1940’s. There will be a free park and ride service and bus services running to Lowestoft and Beccles using period buses, along with visiting vehicles of the era on both days.

There will be trade stands and our BBQ in the park, plus the early evening running of our vehicle fleet on Saturday in the unique setting of the museum, as well as the sounds of the music playing and dancing. This is a weekend of fun and nostalgia not to be missed and there will be a price concession for those coming in costume.

Concession for those coming in period costume.

There is a free bus service to and from Lowestoft and Beccles.

Car parking will not be available at the museum for the duration of the event (including disabled). However, there will be a free park & ride service that is fully disabled accessible.

For further information: contact 01502518459. Visit: http://eatransportmuseum.co.uk/visit-us.html


Events in May 2017


Friday - May 19 - 2017
2ND GENERAL VINTAGE FESTIVAL - 1940S, 50S & 20S
Canberra Club, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Balderstone, Nr Blackburn, Lancashire - Postcode: BB2 7LF (North West England)
DETAILS OF THE FESTIVAL:

HOTSY TOSTY'S - Friday Night 7.30pm till Late
1920s Speakeasy BAND: Lazy River Jazz Band

THE SAVOY - Saturday afternoon 2pm till 5pm 1940s Tea Dance
BAND: Ashby Tea Dance Band

HEP CAT HOP - Saturday Night 7.30pm till Late
1950s Rock n Roll BAND: The Original Replica

DANCE EVENTS: £10 each or £25 for a weekend pass.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vintage-festival-the-2nd-annual-general-vintage-festival-tickets-31150411720?aff=eac2

VINTAGE STALLS - Saturday Day

MAKEOVER - Friday & Saturday

Free Outside Performances - Saturday Day

Pet Parade - Saturday Day

Outdoor DJ - Saturday Day

MODS AND ROCKERS RIDEOUT - Sunday

FOOD AND DRINK

HUGE PARKING SPACE

HOW TO FIND US - Canberra Club, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Balderstone, nr Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 7LF

BY CAR: We are on the A59 just off Junction 31 of the M6.

ORGANISERS: Anthony & Stephanie - www.JazzSwingDance.co.uk

THE SAVOY - Saturday 20th May - afternoon 2pm till 5pm 1940s Tea Dance
BAND: Ashby Tea Dance Band

For further information: contact 07902342448. Visit: www.generalvintage.co.uk or www.facebook.com/#!/events/562556823943625/


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 20 - 2017
THE 40'S DANCE
Haworth Village Hall (formerly The Community Centre) - Postcode: BD22 8QJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Haworth Village Hall are pleased to announce that the 40's Dance is returning, bigger and better than ever.

Come along and dance to

The Ashby Little Big Band + Guests

1900 - 2330

Only £10 a ticket (limited numbers)
Tickets through eventbrite here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-40s-dance-tickets-32798932490

Real Ale bar available
Free parking available for ticket holders

We do allow you to bring food in, but only alcohol purchased from our bar as this contravenes our premises license.


Visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-40s-dance-tickets-32798932490 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/1026829527361905/


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 20 - 2017
REGENCY DANCE CENTRE - CHARITY DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Regency Dance Centre, Market Place, Sutton In Ashfield, Notts - Postcode: NG17 1AQ (East Midlands)
A really lovely evening of dancing for everyone in this lovely lovely dance venue with what must be the best sprung dance floor in the Midlands.
Come join us and dance the night away including strict tempo ballroom, sequence, Latin and swing/rock n roll.
Will include a very nice hot buffet as well.
Tickets available as per the web site below


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


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 20 - 2017
BLYTH BATTERY GOES TO WAR 2017
Blyth Battery, The Links Blyth Beach Blyth. - Postcode: NE24 3PJ (North East England)
2 day event. With WW1 and WW2 living history displays. Military vehicles, weapons displays,live entertainment and much more.
Come along and join in the event all free.

Living history displays.
For further information: contact 01670368816. Visit: www.blythbattery.org.uk


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 20 - 2017
SWINGIN' RECORD HOP
Parkside Social Club,Butt Lane, Haworth,Yorkshire - Postcode: BD22 8QJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
A swingin' record hop brought to you by COTTON TOWN HOT CLUB
7.30pm to 11.30pm
Tickets £8
Cotton Town Hot Club will be on the decks playing swing music from 20s to 50s for dancing.
Full bar facilities, wooden dance floor, carpark
For tickets contact
Windy Text 07512739985 Email: CTHC@sky.com
Dapper Dan Text: 07886530992 Email :dapperdan2011@btinternet.com
Or Facebook Cotton Town Hot Club

Since this is the Haworth 1940s weekend it's advisable to purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 20 - 2017
1940S EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE
Alford Corn Exchange - Postcode: LN13 9EB (East Midlands)
Join us on Saturday 20th May at Alford Corn Exchange (Lincs) for an evening of music and dancing provided by brilliant singing duo The DreamBelles accompanied by The Blitz Dancers.
19:30-22:00; ticket details - see poster. Includes ration snack pack. 1940s dress optional. Bar available.


For further information: contact 07923543504.


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 20 - 2017
1940'S EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE
Alford Corn Exchange - Postcode: LN13 9EB (East Midlands)
1940's Evening
of
Music and Dance
Entertainment provided
by
The DreamBelles and The Blitz Dancers

Join Us and Have Fun

Saturday May 20th 2017
19:30hrs to 22:hrs
Advance Tickets £12/UNDER 16s £5/on the Door £14
includes Ration Snack Pack
1940's Dress Optional
Bar Available

Tickets available from JB Flowers, South Street, Alford
or Contact; Patricia Davis;07923543504




For further information: contact 07923543504. Visit: www.facebook.com/AlfordCornExchange/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel or http://www.alfordcornexchange.co.uk/WhatsOn.php


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 20 - 2017
1940'S WEEKEND
KENT & EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY - Postcode: TN30 6HE (South East England)
ALSO SUNDAY 21st MAY 2017

Take a step back in time with a visit to the annual 1940’s Weekend at the Kent & East Sussex Railway on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2017. Admission includes unlimited train travel on the day of your visit. On arrival at Tenterden collect your free identity card before immersing yourself in the nostalgic 40’s atmosphere created by the re-enactors, live performers and authentic 1940’s displays.

On both days there will be an exciting Spitfire flying display* at Tenterden station.
Visiting locomotive ‘Foxcote Manor’ will be one of the steam locomotives taking passengers between Tenterden and Bodiam stations with services leaving every 45 minutes.
A variety of attractions are planned for each station, and re-enactors and 1940’s singers will be performing throughout the weekend, including ‘Viv the Spiv’ with his black market goods.

Activities at Tenterden Station will include singing from popular 40’s group ‘My Favourite Things’ and energetic dancing from the Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers. Visit vintage stalls selling authentic 40s clothes and accessories and perhaps book an appointment with the guest hairdresser and barber to complete your 1940s makeover (additional cost applies). Visit the RAF station operations room to see how the plotting table would have been operated during the Battle Britain. Learn how Air Sea Rescue helped airmen forced to ditch in the Channel, and talk to the ARP Air Raid Precaution teams for an insight into life on the home front. Vintage military and civilian vehicles and re-enactors add to the atmosphere.

There will be singing at Northiam Station and the station shop will be open with an opportunity to purchase a well-earned cup of tea!

At Bodiam Station there are interactive land army displays and activities, and vintaghe tractors! The younger members of the family will enjoy the arts and crafts and can even learn how to milk a cow! Costumed re-enactors, military and civilian vehicles all add to the atmosphere. Explore the Desert Rats encampment display filled with authentic kit, weapons and a variety of jeeps. Listen to popular tunes from the era sung by two 40’s singers Pete Wayre and Miss Holiday Swing. Vintage Allsorts will provide a pop up tearoom and a free Heritage Bus Service will run between Bodiam Station and Bodiam Castle.

* Flying display subject to weather conditions
Every effort will be made to provide the attractions as advertised; but unforeseen
circumstances may result in alteration or cancellation at short notice.

SPITFIRE DISPLAY
LIVE MUSIC ALONG THE LINE
VINTAGE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN VEHICLES

For further information: contact 01580765155. Visit: www.kesr.org.uk


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 20 - 2017
OXENHOPE BLITZ 1940'S RECORD HOP
OXENHOPE COMMUNITY CENTRE, OXENHOPE - Postcode: BD22 9LH (Yorkshire and the Humber)
During the Haworth 1940's Weekend. DJ 6-5000 will be playing all your favourite Jive, Stroll & Social Dance music in a lovely hall, creating a traditional bygone era. Large car park.
Although the dancing will start at 7.30pm, we will be open from 6.30pm for tea/coffee & cakes when you can freshen up & have a rest after your hectic day in Haworth.
Tickets essential £5.00 & available from Sue's dance classes at King Cross WMC, Halifax HX1 3SU on Tues evenings or The Octagonlive, Keighley BD20 5LY on Weds evenings.
If by post please contact Nigel 07745 117619 or Sue 07771 863283

Tea/Coffee & cakes available from 6.30pm
For further information: contact 07771863283. Visit: www.jiveclass.co.uk


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 20 - 2017
THE 1940'S DANCE
Haworth Village Hall - Postcode: BD22 8QJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Haworth Village Hall are pleased to announce that the 40's dance is returning, Bigger and Better than ever.

Come along and dance to the Ashby Little Big Band & Guests

£10.00 per ticket

Real Ale Bar

Free parking for ticket holders.

Tickets available from Eventbrite

This event is taking place during the popular Haworth 1940's weekend
Visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-40s-dance-tickets-32798932490


Events in May 2017


Sunday - May 21 - 2017
FLYING HOME AGAIN
Parkside Social Club,Butt Lane, Haworth,Yorkshire - Postcode: BD22 8QJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
4pm to 8pm £5 pay on the door

Come and join Cotton Town Hot Club for a sizzling’ record hop to round off your Haworth 1940s weekend.
Dress code is cool and relaxed because the music’s going to be red hot swing for dancing;
Jump jive, Balboa, Charleston, Lindy Hop, Shag etc

Full bar facilities
Feel free to bring your own food.
Wooden dance floor
Carpark

Contact Cotton Town Hot Club on Facebook or;
Windy 07512739985 0r Paul 07886530992


For further information: contact 07512739985.


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Friday - May 26 - 2017
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Victoria Function Rooms, Batley - Postcode: WF17 8PA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The always popular curtain raiser to Vintage Day. What better way to get "in the mood" than evening of dance, fun and laughter.

Tickets are expected to be priced at £10.00

There is no supper included/provided but please feel free to bring along your own ration book refreshments.

As in previous years the entertainment will be a specialist 1940s DJ with a live vocalist. More details to follow, but keep your eyes peeled because this dance always sells out.


Visit: www.batleyvintageday.co.uk


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Saturday - May 27 - 2017
BATLEY VINTAGE DAY
Batley Town Centre - Postcode: WF17 5DA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Ladies and Gentleman it is time to pick your best vintage outfit, shine those 40s shoes and come along and enjoy all the fun, because Batley Vintage Day is back for it's 4th year on 27 May 2017 from 10:00 until 17:00

Celebrating everything about the roaring forties, the fabulous fifties and the swinging sixties. With music and dance, comedy and song, vintage stall holders, food and drink, vintage vehicles, fun and laughter and much much more.

Join us as we turn back the clock to when suits were sharp and petticoats pristine. When Glenn Miller and Vera Lynn topped the hit parade, and you could swing, jive and lindy hop the night away.

The day takes place once again in the Market Place and up through into the Memorial Gardens, where you will find the legendary NAAFI tent for a refreshing cuppa and a piece of cake.


Live 1940s music and dance, with specialist DJs and acts throughout the day.
Visit: www.batleyvintageday.co.uk


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
THE IRONBRIDGE GORGE WWII WEEKEND
Ironbridge - Postcode: TF8 7EG (West Midlands)
On the River Severn in the World Heritage Site of the Ironbridge Gorge.
Over 2 days, the 27th and 28th May 2017.
At Dale End Park Ironbridge and in Ironbridge town 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 and fire power displays both days.
Free entry to all the day time events!
Saturday night grand dance, entry by ticket, supper available.
Plenty of camping space available.
Re-enactors, traders, entertainers, campers and vehicle owners please call 07470 831484


For further information: contact 07470831484. Visit: www.ironbridgeww2weekend.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/groups/1464557010438981/


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
TUTBURY CASTLE, FESTIVAL OF THE FORTIES - KALAMAZOO BIG BAND DANCE
Tutbury Castle,Castle St, Burton Upon Trent, Tutbury - Postcode: DE13 9JF (East Midlands)
Come and join the Kalamazoo Dance Band for a great evening of 40's and swing music at the Tutbury Castle Festival of the Forties.
Plenty of great music and dancing for everyone.


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


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
TUTBURY CASTLE, FESTIVAL OF THE FORTIES - KALAMAZOO BIG BAND DANCE
Tutbury Castle Castle Street, DE13 9 Burton Upon Trent - Postcode: DE13 9JF (East Midlands)
Tutbury Castle will be staging the nostalgic 1940’s era - ‘Operation Tutbury Castle’ - for one of our biggest events of the year, with hundreds of enactors dressed in 1940’s uniforms and civilian dress.
British, American, German and Russian soldiers will create displays, show armaments and stage battle re-enactments and skirmishes. Military vehicles will bring the war times to life and fantastic 1940’s music will keep your feet tapping throughout the day and the home fires burning.
Living history groups will demonstrate how life was during the war years. Stallholders will be selling civilian and military memorabilia and there will be a fantastic fashion show of clothes of the time as well as and ENSA show for those who can remember them. A great day out for all the family.
The Kalamazoo Dance Band will recreate the superb sounds of the 40's and swing era and even look perfect in their US 40's army air force uniforms.


For further information: contact 01283812129. Visit: http://www.tutburycastle.com or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS POP-UP VINTAGE FAIR
BATLEY MARKET SQUARE - Postcode: WF17 5DA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The AdVintageous Team are delighted to have been invited back to provide the Vintage Stalls in Batley Market Square (outdoor event) for its 4th year.

There will be musical entertainment on the main stage and the crowds will be treated to music from across the decades from the 1920s through until late 1950s rock 'n' roll. Vintage vehicles will hot foot it into town again from 1920s roadsters, military vehicles, 1950s American muscle cars and many many more.

The Vintage DJs will set themselves up in the NAAFI tent and dance area where you can have a boogie, grab a nice cup of tea and a slab of cake! There will be a host of activities throughout the day and we can definitely say it was a day to remember so don't forget to put that in your diary!


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


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
1940S WEEKEND
East Lancashire Railway - Postcode: BL9 0EY (North West England)
It’s a long road to Tipperary so why not stop along the way and get into the swing of things at the East Lancashire Railway's award-winning 1940s Weekend on 27, 28 and 29 May 2017. This incredibly popular vintage spectacular returns with more entertainment and activities than ever before, including battle re-enactment, ENSA entertainers, vintage and military vehicle displays, plus lots, lots more.

So dig out that polka dot dress, practice your victory curls and put on your dancing shoes for a weekend of all singing, all dancing, all action fun!


For further information: contact 01617647790. Visit: www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/events-activities/2017/5/1940s-weekend.aspx


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
WORKS IN WARTIME! LIVING HISTORY & VINTAGE FAIR
The Long Shop Museum, Leiston, Suffolk - Postcode: IP16 4ES (East of England)
Keep calm and carry on down to The Long Shop Museum and experience this unique industrial factory in wartime! Meet Home Guard reenactors and try your hand at drill, see military and vintage vehicles, dance the day away to Chocks Away for Dancing, try wartime food on a ration, and be surrounded by steam with our wonderful working engines including Sirapite Shunting engine well worth a ride on!

Visitors are encouraged to come in your glad rags and allied uniform, and join us in our vintage pop up tearoom as well - no rations found in there! Plus don't miss the chance to grab a bargain in our vintage market, with traders and stalls throughout the museum site!

Event runs from 10am-4pm.
Adults £8, Young People (16-21) £6, Children £4, under 4s FREE.

If you would like to attend with a vehicle or with a re-enactment group please contact tabitha.runacres@longshopmuseum.co.uk for more information.
Part of a Leiston Town Wide Wartime celebration during the weekend.

Working Engines, dancing, military and vintage vehicles, performances, tea room.
For further information: contact 01728832189. Visit: www.longshopmuseum.co.uk/works-in-wartime-living-history-and-vintage-fair/


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
JUMPIN' JIVE
Ramsbottom Civic Hall,Market Place, Ramsbottom, Lancs - Postcode: BL0 9AJ (North West England)
A Rockin' night of Jumpin' Jive with music from late 40s and 50s.
Rockabilly Fever, authentic 50s style dance band, will be playing their blend of rock n roll and rockabilly. DJ Dapper Dan will be manning the decks whilst the band takes a break to keep the dance floor bouncing.
7.30pm to 11.30pm
Tickets £10 (advance booking highly recommended.
For tickets contact;
Cotton Town Hot Club (Find us on Facebook)
Tel: 07886530992
Email; dapperdan2011@btinternet.com


For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
SWING SESSION
Bury Masonic Hall,Parsons Lane, Bury, Lancs, - Postcode: BL9 0LY (North West England)
7.30pm to 11.30pm
Tickets £8
DJ Windy will be playing Swinging dance music from 20s, 30s, 40s
Lindy hop, Balboa, Charleston, swing jive, Shag plus some ballroom
Taking you back to the Golden Age of Swing
(ample free parking after 6pm)
Full bar facilities
For tickets contact Cotton Town Hot Club (Find us on facebook)
Tel/ Text; 07512739985
Email; CTHC@sky.com


Advance booking advisable.
For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in May 2017


Sunday - May 28 - 2017
HAWAIIAN SWING DANCE
Ramsbottom Civic Hall,Market Place, Ramsbottom, Lancs - Postcode: BL0 9AJ (All areas)
Cotton Town Hot Club invite you to join us for a Hawaiian themed swing dance.
Dig out your flowery shirt, grass skirt and leis for a night full of music, dancing, fun and frolics.
Think Hula, nautical, sailor, Pearl Harbor etc and dress the part to get in the swing.
Tickets £7 available in advance (or pay on the door if not sold out) from: -
Ian. Text 07512739985 Email. CTHC@sky.com
Or
Paul Text 07886530992 Email. Dapperdan2011@btinternet.com
Or Facebook Cotton Town Hot Club


For further information: contact 07512739985. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/564783293685909/


Events in May 2017


Sunday - May 28 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Bridlington - Postcode: YO15 3JH (Yorkshire and the Humber)
50+ Stalls of Pure Vintage
Live Entertainment
Hair Salon
Barber
NAAFI Cafe
Vintage Tearoom
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Proud to Support St Catherine's Hospice

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

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


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


Events in May 2017


Sunday - May 28 - 2017
HAWAIIAN THEME SWING DANCE
Ramsbottom Civic Hall - Postcode: BL0 9AJ (All areas)
Hawaiian theme swing dance with Cotton Town Hot Club. At Ramsbottom Civic Hall.SUNDAY 28th May 2017 7.30pm till 23.30pm . We will be playing swing music from the 20s to 50s . So dress cool cos the music will be hot . Think Hula , Tikki ,Nautical ,Pearl Harbor etc . For tickets( £8.00 each ) please call/text windy 07512739985 OR Dapper Dan 07886530992 Email CTHC@sky.com OR dapperdan2011@btinternet.com

For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in May 2017


Sunday - May 28 - 2017
1940'S DANCE
William Burt Centre, West Winch, Norfolk. - Postcode: PE33 0JY (East of England)
7.30pm til 11.30pm
Music & Dancing with period dress encouraged.
Tickets £11 each,
This includes freshly cooked chip supper choice of fish/fishcake/sausage or vegetarian option.
Bring your own drinks.

Dancing to Major Swing!!
Supporting Girlguiding Anglia!

For further information: contact 07578828529.


Events in June 2017


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

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


Events in June 2017


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

RELIVE THE EXPERIENCE OF WARTIME BRITAIN

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


For further information: contact 01509632323.


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 02 - 2017
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY 1940'S DANCE NIGHT
Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton - Postcode: YO17 7LX (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Come and dance or enjoy listening to a wide variety of music from the 1940's and beyond.

Dances include Jive, Lindy Hop, Social Ballroom, Strolls, Palais Glide, Square Tango, Sequence and more ............

Vintage dress appreciated but not essential

Tickets £10 each in advance

For further information or to book ring the Milton Rooms on 01653 696240

E mail: info@themiltonrooms.com
www.themiltonrooms.com

The Rhythm Exchange Band
Vocal Harmony Trio -The Alka Seltzer Sisters &
D J Rosie

For further information: contact 01653696240. Visit: www.themiltonrooms.com


Events in June 2017


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

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


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 03 - 2017
GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY 40'S WEEKEND - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
GCR Quorn Station - Quorn, Leicestershire - Postcode: LE12 8AG (East Midlands)
***NEW FOR 2017*** We are delighted to announce our Saturday night headline act for the main marquee in Quorn - Kalamazoo Dance Band will be playing for your entertainment at various intervals during the evening alongside other artists (to be confirmed) We are SOOO excited! Get your dancing shoes on!!

For further information: contact 01509632323. Visit: http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/find-us/ or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 03 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
Leeds City Market - Postcode: LS2 7HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Just before Christmas we were approached by Leeds Kirkgate Market who have asked us to host a regular monthly Saturday Vintage Fair in the new multi million pound refurbished area within the Market. It's located within the town centre and has excellent transport links having the bus and coach station right behind it and is within easy walking distance of the train station.
Trading is 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

There is a large entertainment space which is available to us and we intend to put this to good use with either singers, dancers, DJ's and/or vintage vehicles.

Come along and savour the Best of Vintage with up to 40 of the finest Vintage Stallholders.


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


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 03 - 2017
ROTHERHAM'S VINTAGE HOP
Rotherham Town Centre - Postcode: S60 1PW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Rotherham's Vintage Hop
Saturday 3rd June, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Rotherham Town Centre

CALLING ALL NOSTALGIA JUNKIES...
It's time to dust down your glad rags and practise your dance moves as the Vintage Hop returns to Rotherham!

Now in its fourth fabulous year the Vintage Hop offers live entertainment throughout the day including The Mee Kats, Lula & the Bebops, The George Formby Experience and A Salute to Vera Lynn. Plus, vintage market, children’s entertainment, vintage vehicle display, dance and much more!

More entertainment line-up information coming soon!

Vintage attire is strongly encouraged…prizes for best dressed!

Rotherham's Vintage Hop is now in it's fourth fabulous year and it's free!
For further information: contact 01709255500. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/695183137326174/


Events in June 2017


Sunday - June 04 - 2017
PUBLIC OPEN DAY
Lytham St Annes Spitfire Visitor Centre, Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport - Postcode: FY42QY (North West England)
Running From 10:00am through to 16:00 (last entry 15:30) this will be the first opportunity for the Public to visit this original 1939 Bellman Hangar to see the renovation works carried out by our team of Volunteers through the Winter months. Visitors are encouraged to arrive on the Hour or Half hour (i.e. 10:00 am or at 10:30 for example) during the day to ensure they fall into the educational talks programmes which are being run during the day.

Visitors can sit in the cockpits of our replica Spitfires (£5 fee applies), view the progress of the Spitfire Air Combat Simulator and also view our collection of WW2 RAF memorabilia and Military vehicles. WW2 Living History Groups or individuals in uniform and period dress welcome.

The Hangar can be cold in the Winter months so warm clothing is recommended. Please visit our Facebook and website for directions and further information.

Hangar 42 is available for Hire for Private Functions.

There is ample free parking, no pets allowed.
Entrance Fees: Adults £3.50, 10 - 16's £2.50 - under 10's free. Photos in cockpit £5.00 donation per person. Toilets and Food/Drink available in Hangar 8. Disabled facilities available.
For further information: contact 07516730643

For further information: contact 07516730643. Visit: www.spitfiredisplayteam.co.uk or https://m.facebook.com>lytham.spitfire


Events in June 2017


Sunday - June 04 - 2017
VINTAGE SUMMER TEA DANCE
Redbourn Club Scunthorpe - Postcode: DN16 1NU (East Midlands)
We are very excited to announce that we will be holding a Summer Vintage Afternoon Tea Dance, at Redbourn Club on Cemetery Road Scunthorpe from 12pm-4 pm on Sunday 4th June 2017
Come and dance along to the ever popular Major Swing and Kitty, who will be playing those all -time favourite’s tunes for you to dance to. Cherie Lawrence will be warming the event up with some of those nostalgic tunes for you to dance to
While there why not peruse a small selection of Vintage stalls.
Raffle tickets will be available at £1.00, and there are some lovely prizes to be won.
Our Vintage Tearoom will be serving Afternoon Tea between 1.00 and 3.30 at £4.50 per person.
This is set to be a wonderful fun afternoon, so why come along and join us. Pop on your dancing shoes and take to the floor.
Tickets are available online at www.lindseylodgehospice.co.uk selecting free delivery
Telephone 01724 854824 between 9am-4pm Monday- Friday
Tickets are also available in all of our shops
This is a ticket only event.


For further information: contact 01724854824. Visit: http://www.lindseylodgehospice.co.uk/p/4431/Vintage-Summer-Afternoon-Tea-Dance-Web-Offer or https://www.facebook.com/VintageFair16/


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 10 - 2017
THE DIG FOR VICGTORY SHOW
North Somerset Show Ground, Bathing Pond Fields, Wraxall - Postcode: BS48 1NE (South West England)
10 & 11 June 2017

The Dig For Victory Show is a fantastic 1940’s themed family festival held in the beautiful North Somerset countryside. We aim to bring history alive and the generations together for a weekend of learning, remembrance and fun!

The festival has close links to the local community and has raised £11,500 for charity to date. It is run by volunteers and attracts all ages from across the South West.


For further information: contact 01275873107. Visit: www.digforvictoryshow.com


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 10 - 2017
1940S CHARITY DANCE
The Star Inn, 17 Westgate, Bridlington Old Town - Postcode: YO16 4QF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Featuring The Alka Seltzer Sisters and DJ Murray (without the jeep this time!) you can guarantee that this will be a night of non-stop dancing! Whether you want to jive, Lindy, stroll or sequence/social dance you will get the Old Town 1940s weekend off to a great start at the Star Inn.

The Star Inn is in the heart of Bridlington Old Town, with a large function room, a big car park and bar meals available to purchase. The venue also has 10 en suite rooms. The Star Inn can be contacted on 01262 606174 for further details about accommodation, food and parking.

Tickets are £7 each and are available by emailing york40sdance@gmail.com or by ringing/texting Murray on 07889065737. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Society

The dance will start at 8pm and go on until late



For further information: contact 07889065737. Visit: www.tengreatestdays.co.uk


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 10 - 2017
WICKSTEED AT WAR - VICTORY PARTY DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Wicksteed Park,Barton Rd, Kettering - Postcode: NN15 6NJ (East of England)
Victory Party

An explosive 1940s party with live music, singing and dancing until the early hours featuring the Bombshell Belles, the Kalamazoo Dance Band and 1940’s DJ Major Swing & Kitty. Tickets are £12.50 each. Dress to impress! Food is available to purchase on the evening.


For further information: contact 01536512475. Visit: http://wicksteedpark.org/events/ or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 10 - 2017
WARTIME BRIDGEND 1940S DAY
Bridgend Town Centre - Postcode: CF31 4WB (Wales)
Wartime bridgend are hosting thier 1st 1940s day.
Featuring Entertainment with:
* Crooner Bill Bennett
* 1940s Sweetheart Amanda Beaumont
* International Vintage Vocalist and trumpeter Ricky Hunter
* Vale of Glamorgan Brass Band
* Sir Winston Churchil and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery


Visit: Www.facebook.com/wartimebridgend


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 10 - 2017
MISS MARINA MAE AT THE BULL & SUN BRIDLINGTON 1940'S WEEKEND
The Bull & Sun Inn, Baylegate, Bridlington - (North East England)
Miss Marina Mae will be performing at The Bull & Sun on Baylegate in Bridlington as a warm up for their 1940's festival in the old town on the Sunday at which she will also be appearing!
Free entry. 8pm start.


Visit: www.missmarinamae.co.uk or www.facebook.com/missmarinamae


Events in June 2017


Sunday - June 11 - 2017
BRIDLINGTON OLD TOWN 1940S FESTIVAL 2017
Dads Army Film Location -Bridlington Old Town YORKSHIRE COAST - Postcode: YO15 1HD (Yorkshire and the Humber)
SATURDAY NIGHT 10th June CONCERT AT OLD TOWN's 900YR OLD PRIORY CHURCH.
DETAILS BEING FINALISED.(Last year John Miller Orchestra)

SUNDAY 11th June -GREAT LARGE FESTIVAL AREA FROM PRIORY GREEN UP THE LONG GEORGIAN HIGH STREET INTO MARKET PLACE & WESTGATE PARK.
JUST 1.5 miles from seafront -SUPERB HERITAGE LOCATION.

Fantastic Entertainment Programme.
HEADLINING in 2017 -LOLA LAMOUR & 'THE GEORGE FORMBY EXPERIENCE'
Also Incl MADELINE BROWN,MARINA MAE,BEVERLEY STRUMMERS UKELE ORCHESTRA,COASTAL VOICES,THE JULIE HATTON DANCERS & 'The Evacuees.
JESSICA LIVERSIDGE, & MUCH MUCH MORE..
Street Dancing to Murray Rose and his American Jeep
OVER 80 STALLS OF FABULOUS FOOD & 1940'sVintage
HOME GUARD- PONTEFRACT - HAWORTH & REDCAR
Vintage Vehicles including Half Tracks
Great Pubs,Tearooms & restaurants.
Morning Parade at 10.30 a.m.
Captain Mainwaring,Churchill & General Patten.
Walmington On Sea Town Crier (David Hinde From Dads Army Movie)
Vintage Bus and Car Park
LOADS OF CAMPSITES WITHIN 5 MILE RADIUS & HERITAGE COAST CLIFF WALKS AND BEAUTIFUL BEACHES CLOSE BY-IDEAL FOR A WEEKEND BREAK.
WEBSITE www.bridlingtonoldtown1940sfestival.com

DADS ARMY MOVIE 2016 LOCATION FOR WALMINGTON ON SEA(universal pictures)AND THE BIG St GEORGES DAY PARADE...
(Catherine ZETA JONES WALKED HERE & SO DID MANY OF THE STARS FROM THE FILM -Bill Nighy,Toby Jones,Sir Michael Gambon,Tom Courtenay,Felicity Montagu,Daniel Mays,Sarah Lancashire,Annette Crosby)

For further information: contact 01262851445. Visit: www.bridlingtonoldtown1940sfestival.com


Events in June 2017


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

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


Events in June 2017


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

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

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

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


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 17 - 2017
WARTIME IN THE VALE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND BIG SWING DANCE
Ashdown Farm, Badsey, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire - Postcode: WR11 7EL (South West England)
It's one of the largest WWII military vehicle (450 booked in 2016) and re-enactment event in the country, so please come and join us and soak up the wonderful 40's atmosphere. Its a great family show with a mix of military and vintage civilian displays at our WWII camp.
Visitors very welcome in period dress.

Come and dance the night away on Saturday night to the excellent Kalamazoo Dance Band in their US Army Air Force uniforms and getting everyone up to dance.


For further information: contact 07899025091. Visit: http://www.ashdowncamp.com/events.html or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 17 - 2017
1940'S WEEKEND
Keith And Dufftown Railway - Postcode: AB554BA (Scotland)
THIS EVENT RUNS FROM THE 17TH - 18TH JUNE 2017

Re-enactors are at both stations and on the trains, now in its 5 th Year this is becoming one of the premier 1940's events in the North of Scotland
Normal fares apply and all trains run to the usual time table,
We seek living history displays and encourage everyone to come along in period costume,
For more information call the organizer, Nigel Bodiam on 01340 820794

Military displays at Dufftown Station and life on the home front at Keith Town station, On board the trains, you will be entertained byo our Spiv, outr old time copper and the kids can hunt the enemy spy on board, The NAAFI wagon will be open as will the resteraunt at Dufftown
For further information: contact 01340820794. Visit: www.keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk


Events in June 2017


Sunday - June 18 - 2017
WARTIME IN THE VALE - AFTERNOON TEA/SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Ashdown Farm, Badsey, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire - Postcode: WR11 7PA (South West England)
It's one of the largest WWII military vehicle (450 booked in 2016) and re-enactment event in the country, so please come and join us and soak up the wonderful 40's atmosphere. Its a great family show with a mix of military and vintage civilian displays at our WWII camp.
Visitors very welcome in period dress.

Come and dance the afternoon away on Sunday to the excellent Kalamazoo Dance Band in their US Army Air Force uniforms and getting everyone up to dance.


For further information: contact 07899025091. Visit: http://www.ashdowncamp.com/events.html or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in June 2017


Thursday - June 22 - 2017
GOODNIGHT MR TOM
Theatre On The Steps, Briddgnorth, Shropshire - Postcode: WV16 4BD (West Midlands)
6 performances - 22nd to 24th June and 29th June to 1st July - 7.30pm

A THEATRE ON THE STEPS PRODUCTION

GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM

Adapted by David Wood
From the novel by Michelle Magorian



One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood – the UK’s ‘National Children’s Dramatist’ (The Times). Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned by his mother back to London.


Goodnight Mister Tom is a tale of two broken souls at very different ends of the age scale that celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers.

‘…works like a charm…the play will speak to children, without question – but it may well be adults, looking back at a long-ago England while catching reactions of their own younger, fearful selves, it moves the most. Recommended.’ Daily Telegraph.



‘…tugs the heart strings…moments of enchanting comedy…splendidly faithful to the book…a big success.’Independent



‘It ends as children’s theatre should: adults audibly snivelling and children breathlessly attentive. ’ The Times



For further information: contact 01746766477. Visit: www.theatreonthesteps.co.uk


Events in June 2017


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

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

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


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


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 23 - 2017
1940'S HANGAR DANCE
T2 Hangar, Ellough Airfield, Beccles, Suffolk. - Postcode: NR34 7XD (East of England)
'Palliative Care East' 1940's Hangar Dance on Friday 23rd - Saturday 24th June 2017. 8.00am to late (11.45)
Established 17years and well known on the 1940's circuit, these dances are well supported, Saturday evening especially sells out very quickly.
Music from the 18 piece 'Super Swing Big Band' plus vocalists, playing all the standards from the 1940's era.
Military vehicles - re-enactors - large well stocked bar (real ales) hot food - raffle. Lyndy Hop dancing display.

Ellough, Station 132, is still an active airfield, the dances being held in one of two original type T2 hangars. Period dress is encouraged. Come and soak up the atmosphere and nostalgia by dancing or just listening to the music of a big band playing in an original second world war T2 hangar.

All proceeds from the evenings to 'Palliative Care East' (The Louise Hamilton Centre, James Paget University Hospital)


Tickets: £15.00 Friday - £17.00 Saturday, available from the 2nd May 2017.
Contact Maxine Taylor 01493 453348. email for booking form: palliative-care-east@jpaget.nhs.uk

For further information: contact 01502511944. Visit: www.palliative-care-east.org.uk/the-louise-hamilton-centre


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 23 - 2017
BARNARD CASTLE 1940S WEEKEND
Barnard Castle - Postcode: DL12 8AA (North East England)
Barnard Castle 1940s Weekend 23-25 June 2017 incorporating Armed Forces Day. Weekend of commemorative events, open-air re-enactment and 1940s style entertainment and music. Events at Woodleigh and in the Market Place are admission free. Live music and dancing on both Friday and Saturday evenings, these are ticketed indoor events contact events@barnardcastle.gov.uk for details. Re-enactors and military/pre-1950 vintage vehicles welcome. Contact organisers for booking forms. Activities taking place throughout the town, foot parade and Act of Remembrance in Bowes Museum Park on Sunday morning.
1940s Swing Dance on Saturday Night with Hog Roast Supper. At the Parish Hall, Newgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8NQ Tickets £15
For further information: contact 01833690970. Visit: www.barnardcastletowncouncil.gov.uk or www.ww2ops.org.uk


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 24 - 2017
NEWBIGGIN BY THE SEA 1940 A TOWN AT WAR.
Newbiggin By The Sea - Postcode: NE64 1AA (North East England)
To include a Dig for Victory allotment with Flower and Veg show.
WI show best Jams, Cakes ect.
Military Transport, Classic cars.
Living history displays.
Stalls
1940 live music. More to be added when confirmed.

If you want to get involved pleased email the team on newbigginportaspilot@hotmail.com

2 day event Sat 24th Sunday 25th June



PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

Dig more Victory flower and veg show.2 day event Sat 24th and Sunday 25

THIS EVENT IS CANCELED




Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 24 - 2017
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR (TWO-DAY EVENT)
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire - Postcode: BD18 3JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS 9.30am - 4pm. £3 admission (on the door), £2 concessions. U-16's free.
Sat 24 & Sun 25 June 2017:
A whole two days to enjoy Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair! With 40+ stalls of genuine vintage loveliness for you and your home including 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 - full of original vintage finds and not to be missed! Dedicated to true vintage since 2007, so we're celebrating our tenth year in the vintage business!
Tickets can be bought in advance for £2 from Rose & Brown Vintage. Call 07985 181120 or email roseandbrownvintage@yahoo.co.uk or buy from www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk Group discounts available.

On both Sat 24th & Sun 25th June!
For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 24 - 2017
KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND - AFTERNOON 40'S SWING DANCE 12-2PM
Oakleigh Lodge, Highbury Road, Bulwell, Notts - Postcode: NG6 9DD (East Midlands)
An afternoon of dancing - tons of 40's and swing dancing with The Kalamazoo Dance Band.
Large Dance floor and lovely venue - will include a light buffet.
Come along in your best vintage gear to help swing the mood.
The arranger Terry is a great guy and just wants to have a lovely afternoon.
Tickets just £2 on the door.


For further information: contact 01159271542. Visit: https://www.ents24.com/nottingham-events/oakleigh-lodge-social-club or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 24 - 2017
HANGAR 42 - BLACKPOOL AIRPORT - BIG SWING DANCE WITH THE KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport - Postcode: FY4 2QY (North West England)
The "Next Light Bash" is the next of Seven 40's style Big Band Dances scheduled through 2017. Tickets £15.00 per person, over 18's only. Apply in writing to the LSA Spitfire Team at our website address, enclosing a post dated cheque for the full amount, the names of those attending and your preferred Dance date and second choice if applicable. Tickets strictly advance sales only.


Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team Ltd
C/O John Coombes FEC
Hangar 42, The Old Fire Station Yard, Blackpool Airport, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2QY
Mobile: 07967 724588


For further information: contact 07967724588. Visit: http://www.spitfiredisplayteam.co.uk/contact-us or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 24 - 2017
POP-UP VINTAGE FAIR - SCARBOROUGH ARMED FORCES DAY
SCARBOROUGH SOUTH BAY - Postcode: YO11 1PP (Yorkshire and the Humber)
We are very pleased to have been asked by Scarborough Borough Council to bring back the Vintage Market to this annual event now in its 8th year. The Vintage Village will form part of the attractions along Scarborough's South Bay. The action is continuous all day along the entire length of the sea front. 2016 attracted over 25,000 people into Scarborough. More details to follow for 2017...

Lots of Vintage Stalls. Live Entertainment.

10am - 5pm. FREE.


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


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 24 - 2017
THE BLACK OUT BALL 2017
Kidderminster Town Hall Vicar St., Kidderminster - Postcode: DY10 1DB (West Midlands)
Back by popular demand, Brandyn Shaw and His Rhythm Makers Dance Band play again at the 1940s Weekend Saturday Night Dance with the return of The Black Out Ball.

Coinciding with the Severn Valley Railway's 1940s weekend again this year, the event will be held at the local Kidderminster Town Hall.
on Saturday 24th June 2017.

8.00pm – 12.30 am
Doors open at 7.00pm.

A truly memorable night to dance once again to some of your favourite hits of the 1930s and 1940s authentically recreated as only Brandyn and His Rhythm Makers can. Special Guest vocalist, Natasha Harper, will provide additional vocal refrain in her own inimitable style. Mark & Hoc Ewing will be entertaining you all with their unique tuition and performance of the novelty dance, 'The Black-Out Stroll'. A great chance for all levels of dancers to take to the floor and have fun!

Subscribers to the Palais de danse website receive a code entitling them to a £5 discount off the 'on the door' price.
For further information: contact 01562732158. Visit: https://www.palais-de-danse.co.uk/palais-de-danse-black-out-ball


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 24 - 2017
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY 1940'S DANCE NIGHT
Huntington WMC - Postcode: YO32 9QS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Sat 24th June 2017

7.30 - 11.30pm

At Huntinton Club, North Moor Lane,

Huntington, York, YO32 9QS

Join us for another great night of entertainment, live music, dance and fun.

Although there will be a special emphasis on the 1940s, we will also be playing popular tunes from the 1930s, 50s & beyond, with:

The Rhythm Exchange Band,
Vocal Harmony Trio - The Alka Seltzer Sisters
& DJ Big George Anderson

There is a full bar available.

1940's or Vintage dress is really appreciated but not essential. No German Dress or Axis uniforms please.

The raffle money raised at this event will be dontated to Cancer Charities.

​Tickets - £10 per person, and must be booked in advance. Please ring Tina on 01904 765780 or Judith on 01904 594592, or email us from the contact page. Doors open at 7.00 pm.

There is a very large car park on site, with easy access. or take a No 5 bus (Firstgroup Strensall Service) from the city centre.

The Rhythm Exchange Band,
Vocal Harmony Trio - The Alka Seltzer Sisters
& DJ Big George Anderson

For further information: contact 07763698445. Visit: www.yorkvintagedance.co.uk


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 24 - 2017
VICTORY SWING DANCE
King Charles 1 School (near Severn Valley Railway) - Postcode: DY101XA (West Midlands)
Come and join us once again at our annual Victory Swing Dance that is not to be missed. Back at its original venue King Charles 1 school Comberton Road Kidderminster DY10 1XA we have all the sounds of the era provided by Woody's War Department.

This is a charity dance with all the proceeds going to charity, doors open 7:30pm till 11:30pm and tickets are just £7.00 in advance and £8.00 on the door. Bring your own rations of food and drink and dance the night away to one of the best DJ's in the business or after a long day at the Seven Valley Railways war weekend simply come along and enjoy the atmosphere as we turn back the clock to the 1940's.
This is a fantastic night with great music and an amazing vibe you are sure to have an enjoyable night.
A big thanks to everyone who has come along and supported the event since it started, we look forward to seeing you and your friends there again.

For tickets contact Chris on 01384 827637 or email c-leonard@blueyonder.co.uk alternatively contact Jacky on 01746 710949 or mobile 07708 318336

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE BACK AT OUR ORIGINAL VENUE KING CHARLES 1 SCHOOL.
For further information: contact 01746710949.


Events in June 2017


Sunday - June 25 - 2017
FABULOUS FORTIES DINNER DANCE
Barnstaple Pannier Market, Butcher's Row, Barnstaple, Devon - Postcode: EX31 3RX (South West England)
A terrific 1940's themed dinner dance event to commemorate Armed Forces Day 2017 and to raise funds for The Veterans Charity to help provide immediate needs support to Veterans facing hardship and distress.

Live entertainment
Military and period displays
Dinner and cash bar
Dancing
Charity raffle/auction
VIPs including many Veterans from WW2 and later

Corporate and group table bookings available at discounted rates.

Open to families
Concessions for Armed Forces personnel and Veterans
Group booking discounts
All funds go to The Veterans Charity

For further information: contact 01271859211. Visit: www.veteranscharity.org.uk


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 30 - 2017
OPERATION HOME GUARD
Ingleton North Yorkshire - Postcode: LA6 3DA (North West England)
Ingletons 1940s weekend is set to take place over the weekend starting 30 June 2017 with a Friday night dance and then Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July will be packed with the usual music dancing and displays. We are booking a flypast by the BBMF as well as a Parachute Display be the Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars. Saturday night will include the annual dance with the Mike Brown Swing Band and we are booking a Fait Ground which will operate throughout the event. More information will be on our website in due course as arrangements are confirmed.

For further information: contact 01524241015. Visit: www.ingleton40s.co.uk or www.facebook.com/ingleton1940sweekend


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 30 - 2017
SUMMER 1940S SWING DANCE
Parkway Sports & Social Club, Peterborough - Postcode: PE1 2AS (East of England)
Are you in the mood for our 1940s Swing Dance at the Parkway Club, Peterborough? We're delighted to welcome Kalamazoo, an excellent 9-piece Dance Band bringing the very best of Big Band and swing music, the band will be accompanied by The Blitz Dancers and Miss Cherry Retro pop-up shop.


Large Dance Floor
FREE Parking
Cheap Bar
Prize Raffle
Hot Food

Advance tickets £12 or £15 on the night available via
Venue: Parkway Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough
Telephone: 07788 931633
Email: info@truly-scrumptious-events.co.uk
Website: www.truly-scrumptious-events.co.uk


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


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 30 - 2017
PARKWAY CLUB 40'S SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Parkway Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough - Postcode: PE1 2AS (East of England)
1940s swing dance on fri 30th june 2017

1940s Swing Dance - 8 - 11.45pm

Are you in the mood for our 1940s Swing Dance at the Parkway Club, Peterborough? We're delighted to welcome Kalamazoo, an excellent 9-piece Dance Band bringing the very best of Big Band and swing music, the band will be accompanied by Red & Ginger fabulous swing dancers! Advance tickets £12 or £15 on the night available from Parkway Club or by telephoning 07788 931633 or via online booking.

Large Dance Floor

Cheap Bar

Hot Food

Free Parking

Music Genres: Swing


For further information: contact 01733561677. Visit: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Peterborough/Parkway-Sports-%26amp%3B-Social-Club/1940s-Swing-Dance/12878636/ or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 30 - 2017
OPERATION HOME GUARD (INGLETON 1940S WEEKEND)
Ingleton Village - Postcode: LA6 3DA (North West England)
Starting with live music from Hep to the Jive on the evening of Fri 30the June and running over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July. As well as the Saturday night dance (ticket only) we have all of the usual entertainment packed into the event. This year we have once again asked for a parachute display from the Royal Logistics Corps Silver Stars and we will have all the fun of the fair provided by a 40s themed funfair which will have all of your favourite rides and attractions, something for all of the family.

Come along and have a great time.

Saturday night dance, Funfair, Parachute Display.
For further information: contact 07782351796. Visit: www.ingleton40s.co.uk or www.facebook.com/ingleton1940sweekend


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 01 - 2017
MELTHAM WARTIME WEEKEND 2017
Meltham West Yorkshire - Postcode: HD9 4AE (Yorkshire and the Humber)
1st & 2nd July

Reenactors attending in 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Axis-Allied reenactment group will be attending on both 1st and 2nd July 2017. Find out more about the group at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/axallied/?fref=ts

Whilst Axis-Allied are a newly formed group, many of them have attended Meltham Memories Wartime Weekend over previous years, now refreshed and with new members and equipment, it promises to make the event bigger and better than previous years!

Parade at Noon on Saturday 1st July all genuine reenacators very welcome.

Please visit facebook page for up to date information





Trade stalls and vintage vehicle booking forms can be found on our website. Please like our facebook page to get up to date information.Re-enactors very welcome to attend.




Begins with the raising of the flag followed by a Grand 1940’s and Military parade with vintage vehicles, WW11 re-enactors, veterans, forces cadets, a pipe band, and brass band.

Lots of entertainment all weekend, free dance lessons with the Backstep Boogie Club. Marina May, George Formby, Tuxedo Junction, Jump Jive and Swing, The Barn Howlers.

Many Food outlets, Real Ale, Hog Roast, Stalls and our usual Fly Past.

Homefront Exhibition and Living History displays and a chance to fly around the area.

Saturday Evening

The Victory Ball with the Greater Manchester Metropolitan Police Big Band (always a sell out, get you tickets early!!)

Sunday

1940,s Family Gala with Inter pub Tug o’ War. Come along, bring the kids and join in the fun. Entertainment and events all afternoon.

For further information: contact 07841 42694. Visit: http://melthammemories.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/melthammemories1940s/


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 01 - 2017
LEICESTER VINTAGE CARNIVAL - KAL'S KATS SWING DANCE
Leicester Racecourse Co Ltd, Oadby, Leicester - Postcode: LE2 4AL (East Midlands)
The Vintage Carnival is coming to Leicester in Summer 2017!
Fun for all the family at our vintage one dayer!

HUGE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE
We’ve got big indoor marketplaces selling vintage clothing, home, collectables, crafts & reproduction. Interested traders email hello@thevintagecarnival.com

FOOD & DRINK
We have a real mixture of cuisine being served from vintage vehicles in our food forceourt. You can also grab cocktails, real ales and other drinks from one of our quirky bars! Both elements will be increased in numbers to avoid any queuing this time

AFTERNOON TEAS
We’ll be serving proper afternoon teas as well as ‘cake tapas’ where you can try all flavours and share with your party. An email for reservations will be add here soon.

BANDS & ACTS - Kal's Kats
Our stages will feature a full line up of vintage style singers, bands and acts for the day as well as DANCE INSTRUCTERS and our BEST DRESSED, BEST VEHICLE and DANCE COMPETITIONS

VINTAGE BEAUTY
Our on site beauty salon and barbers will be taking care of all of your beauty & grooming needs for the day. To make an advance appointment please emai *coming soon*

CLASSIC CARS
There will be tonnes of classic cars on show from local enthusiasts. If you’re a lover of cars prepare to be wowed as we have some beautiful vehicles booked in. If you’d like to show your own pre 80s vehicle please email hello@thevintagecarnival.com. Spaces are limited.

FUNFAIR
We’ll have some old fashioned amusements and vintage rides for the little ones.

WORKSHOPS
The event will also feature a series of workshops and activities to take part in, including dance, craft workshops, etc.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
More info coming soon.
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TICKETS
There are a small number of early bird tickets available (£5). After these are gone general admission increases.
Gate tickets are £10 so take advantage of the early bird tickets whilst you can. Discounts are available for children, Students & OAPs


For further information: contact 01162716515. Visit: http://thevintagefair.com/event/the-vintage-carnival-leicester-racecourse/ or www.kalskats.com


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 01 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
Leeds City Market - Postcode: LS2 7HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Just before Christmas we were approached by Leeds Kirkgate Market who have asked us to host a regular monthly Saturday Vintage Fair in the new multi million pound refurbished area within the Market. It's located within the town centre and has excellent transport links having the bus and coach station right behind it and is within easy walking distance of the train station.
Trading is 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

There is a large entertainment space which is available to us and we intend to put this to good use with either singers, dancers, DJ's and/or vintage vehicles.

Come along and savour the Best of Vintage with up to 40 of the finest Vintage Stallholders.


Visit: www.advintageous.co.uk


Events in July 2017


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

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


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 08 - 2017
THORPE CAMP 'WE'LL MEET AGAIN' EVENT
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre - Postcode: LN4 4PL (East Midlands)
Thorpe Camp 1940's event
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe
Lincolnshire
LN4 4PL
July 8th/9th 2017
Now in our 12th year. Museum open, Ham Radio shack(military radio's)RAF cadet's museum, Re-enactors, military & civilian stalls, military & civilian vehicles, scenarios, demonstrations, NAFFI, beer tent & hot food, singers, Marlainer Rube, Bomber County Evacuees, The 40's Home Front Dancers Amanda & Steve, Stuart Lowther (aka George Formby)BBMF. Friday Night Sing-Song & Saturday Night Dance on camp. Sunday Service at the memorial on site & much much more.













Re-enactors & trade stalls, log on to www.1940weekend.co.uk to download a registration form.
john@spitfire24.plus.com wingdown617@gmail.com

For further information: contact 01673849393. Visit: www.1940weekend.co.uk or www.thorpecamp.org


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 08 - 2017
YORKSHIRE WARTIME EXPERIENCE HANGAR DANCE
Hunsworth Near Bradford - Postcode: BD46RN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Full details to follow. Featuring the Ashby Big Band with Paul and Melissa Harper
Big Band Dance featuring the Ashby Big Band and guests
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/ or http://nelz60.moonfruit.com/


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 08 - 2017
1940S WARTIME WEEKEND & VINTAGE FAYRE
Kelham Island Museum - Postcode: S3 8RY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
1940s Wartime Weekend & Vintage Fayre
Kelham Island Museum

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2017

Celebrate Holidays at Home and experience life on the Home Front!

Reminisce the wartime years with live music & dancing, living history re-enactments, vintage vehicles, military and weaponry displays. Including the UK's No1 George Formby Experience, Pete Jones sings the wartime classics and vintage vocalist Natasha Harper. Also vintage, antique and craft stalls, wartime cafe and more!

Further details to follow! For stallholder, performer or re-enactment information please contact 0114 272 2106 or events@simt.co.uk


For further information: contact 01142722106. Visit: http://www.simt.co.uk/kelham-island-museum/whats-on/8th-1940s-wartime-weekend-vintage-fayre


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 15 - 2017
BCLM 1940'S WEEKEND - AFTERNOON TEA/SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Black Country Living Museum -Tipton Road, Dudley, - Postcode: DY1 4SQ (West Midlands)
Afternoon Tea/Swing Dance - Kalamazoo Dance Band

15 July - 16 July 2017
Spend the weekend in wartime Britain at Black Country Living Museum’s highly popular 1940s Weekend.

For an entire weekend the Museum will be transformed, recreating an electric wartime atmosphere of vintage entertainment, food and fashion!

Explore 26 acres filled with vintage vehicles, 40s civilians and army personnel
Use your identity card to move through checkpoints across the Museum
Take part in austerity-busting workshops
See ‘fashion on the ration’ in vintage clothes displays
Listen to Churchill’s stirring speeches performed live by a re-enactor
Experience an ‘air raid scenario’ in the Museum’s village
Keep an eye out for spivs touting questionable ration cards – redeemable for spam fritters, bread pudding and other wartime classics
We welcome all visitors to take part and dress 1940s, however please respect that this is a homefront event - Allied Forces only.


For further information: contact 01215579643. Visit: http://www.bclm.co.uk or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 15 - 2017
BCLM 1940'S WEEKEND - BIG SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands - Postcode: DY1 4SQ (West Midlands)
Evening Big Swing Dance - Kalamazoo Dance Band from 8pm

15 July - 16 July 2017
Spend the weekend in wartime Britain at Black Country Living Museum’s highly popular 1940s Weekend.

For an entire weekend the Museum will be transformed, recreating an electric wartime atmosphere of vintage entertainment, food and fashion!

Explore 26 acres filled with vintage vehicles, 40s civilians and army personnel
Use your identity card to move through checkpoints across the Museum
Take part in austerity-busting workshops
See ‘fashion on the ration’ in vintage clothes displays
Listen to Churchill’s stirring speeches performed live by a re-enactor
Experience an ‘air raid scenario’ in the Museum’s village
Keep an eye out for spivs touting questionable ration cards – redeemable for spam fritters, bread pudding and other wartime classics
We welcome all visitors to take part and dress 1940s, however please respect that this is a homefront event - Allied Forces only.


For further information: contact 01215579643. Visit: http://www.bclm.co.uk or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 15 - 2017
617 SALUTE BALL
The National Golf Centre The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire - Postcode: LN10 6PU (North East England)
Brandyn Shaw and His Rhythm Makers Dance Band are again playing live at the Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival Saturday Night Dance.
This year, the event will be held at The National Golf Centre - Hotchkin Suite on Saturday 15th July 2017.

Relax from 6pm and enjoy a pre-show dinner*. Then prepare to be entertained as you listen and dance to the most authentic live dance band show in the country, lead by Brandyn Shaw.
A chance for historical enthusiasts and re-enactors to help create a truly authentic evening of music and dance, as we also pay tribute to the men and women of the RAF 617 Squadron - who sacrificed so much to keep our country safe and free.

A truly memorable night to dance once again to some of your favourite hits of the 1930s and 1940s authentically recreated as only Brandyn and His Rhythm Makers can. Special Guest vocalist, Natasha Harper, will provide additional vocal refrain in her own inimitable style.
N.B. Tickets are restricted to 100 Guests ONLY and each table seats up to 10 Guests.

*Optional Ticket for Pre - Show Dinner - (2 Course plus Tea or Coffee) Entry from 6pm - 7.30pm. See full details on website.


BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR BOOKING - REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE PALAIS DE DANSE WEBSITE FOR YOUR ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT OFFER CODE IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO.
For more details visit www.palais-de-danse.co.uk

For further information: contact 07973753161. Visit: https://www.palais-de-danse.co.uk/617-salute-ball


Events in July 2017


Sunday - July 16 - 2017
BCLM 1940'S WEEKEND - AFTERNOON TEA/SWING DANCE - KAL'S KATS
Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands - Postcode: DY1 4SQ (West Midlands)
Afternoon Swing Dance - Kal's Kats Sunday 16th July

15 July - 16 July 2017
Spend the weekend in wartime Britain at Black Country Living Museum’s highly popular 1940s Weekend.

For an entire weekend the Museum will be transformed, recreating an electric wartime atmosphere of vintage entertainment, food and fashion!

Explore 26 acres filled with vintage vehicles, 40s civilians and army personnel
Use your identity card to move through checkpoints across the Museum
Take part in austerity-busting workshops
See ‘fashion on the ration’ in vintage clothes displays
Listen to Churchill’s stirring speeches performed live by a re-enactor
Experience an ‘air raid scenario’ in the Museum’s village
Keep an eye out for spivs touting questionable ration cards – redeemable for spam fritters, bread pudding and other wartime classics
We welcome all visitors to take part and dress 1940s, however please respect that this is a homefront event - Allied Forces only.


For further information: contact 01215579643. Visit: http://www.bclm.co.uk or www.kalskats.com


Events in July 2017


Friday - July 21 - 2017
FESTIVAL OF THE FORTIES WORLD WAR TWO SHOW 2017
Grounds Event Site, Knights End Road, March, Cambridgeshire - Postcode: PE15 0YR (East Midlands)
Now the largest WW2 weekend event in the eastern region. Set in 40 acres of green parkland this is the event to attend.
Starting on Friday 21st July through to Sunday 24th July you will see, hear, relive the battlefronts and soldiers of WW2

The complete weekend of nostalgia rolled into a true historic experience....

With Swing dances, Live artistes through the day, Falconry, Horse riding and dog displays in the main arena. Filmshows, Competitions, dance lessons and more 1940s performers in the big marquees onsite what more do you want??

How a bout Folk dancing, Real Ales, Ciders, and a vintage / military market and childrens area .

It just has to be done!!!!!

Battle Re-enactments on both days, Historic Aircraft Flypasts, Military Vehicles, and our big Homefront Displays.
Night time dances:- German Bier Keller Evening and the Dogtags and Dames USO Show and the big Final night Party GREAT NIGHTS INDEED


Come and join us.

For further information: contact 01733204353. Visit: www.1940sfest.org or https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/63768/chk/bdb1


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 22 - 2017
LEYBURN 1940'S WEEKEND
Leyburn Market Town - Postcode: DL85JU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The event is taking place on Saturday 22nd & 23rd July 2017 and is now in it's 10th year!

Over the years the event has not only been great fun – it’s also been tremendously educational and an important reminder that we should try never to forget, the few that did so much for so many!

This very popular event (now in its 10th year) in Leyburn’s Events and Festival calendar continues to grow and 2017 looks to be even better than previous years.

Over the weekend Leyburn will turn back the clock to the 1940s. In the Market Place, Thornborough Hall and throughout the town there will be a host of entertainment for you to take part in and enjoy.

The shops too dress their windows with memorabilia and fully enter into the spirit
of the event.

The Market Place in the centre of town becomes an arena for all things 1940s with:

Music,singing and dancing
Stalls selling an array of goods
All manner of vehicles including military vehicles, farm machinery,
buses, vintage cars,steam traction engines.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary in Leyburn Market Town.
For further information: contact 07500533863. Visit: http://www.leyburn1940sweekend.org/


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 22 - 2017
THE GREAT SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR (WHITBY) 2017
Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3EN. 9.30am - 4pm (both days)

Two-Day Vintage Fair on both Sat 22 & Sun 23 July 2017!
Back for the seventh year with a vintage fair with a SEA VIEW!!! Now with more than 50 stalls of genuine vintage from the 20's to the 80's in the spacious Northern Lights Suite of the Pavilion with spectacular sea views, in the lovely seaside town of Whitby. £2 on the door / £1.50 concessions.

Under 16's FREE.

A Vintage Fair with a sea view!
Both days of the weekend!

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


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 22 - 2017
SWINGTIME RE
Throgmorton Hall, Culme Way, Dunkeswell, Honiton - Postcode: EX14 4JP (South West England)
What Ho!

Do you Love the music of the big band Era?
Do you Love to Dance the night away?

why not come to our amazing dance on Saturday 22nd July. Tickets are £7 for adults and £4 for children At the Throgmorton Hall In Dunkeswell Nr Honiton.

This night is to raise funds for an amazing charity The Upottery Heritage Trust.

Our dance features International Vintage Act Ricky Hunter who has been wowing audiences around the Europe and will be performing hits for all you Crazy Kats to Dance to!

But don't forget to come dressed for the night and don't forget your dancing shoes!!

There will be music from Swing Big Band to songs for you dancers including Lindy and Jive!

There Will Be Food and A Bar supplied by The 1940s Roadshow.
So Come Dance With us and let the good time roll !

Toodle Pip!


For further information: contact 01404890174.


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 29 - 2017
PATELEY BRIDGE 1940S WEEKEND 29TH & 30TH JULY 2017
Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire - Postcode: HG3 5AW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Pateley Bridge set in and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just outside of Harrogate in North Yorkshire is hosting it's fourth 1940's weekend.

The dates are Saturday 29th July and Sunday 30th July 2017.

This beautiful town lends itself to such an event with it's beautiful countryside traditional High Street, independent businesses, a community who offer friendship and hospitality to all visitors.

There will be re-enactors, displays, land girls, 1940s military & civilian vehicles, singers, home guard, an evening dance, aircraft displays plus lots more!

The event is suitable for all age groups young or old, for people to have fun and experience what it was like to live in that period.
Lots of indoor and outdoor stalls selling vintage clothes & memorabilia.

Described as one of the most welcoming, friendly events and most probably the best setting for a 1940s event in the whole country!

More details to follow or please follow Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PateleyBridge1940sWeekend


For further information: contact 07552769000. Visit: www.nidderdale.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/PateleyBridge1940sWeekend/


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 29 - 2017
THE SAND DANCE CHARITY FUNDRAISER FOR CARE FOR CASUALTIES
Haddiscoe Village Hall - Postcode: NR146PN (East of England)
The Baker Boy Collective' invite you Jump jive, swing and balboa the night away as we transport you to the 'desert' at Haddiscoe village Hall in honour of the 75th anniversary of El Alamein. so put on your best summer uniforms or finery and your dancing shoes because it's going to be Hot on the dance floor.

The charity we are fundraising for at this event is CARE FOR CASUALTIES
(reg.charity no 1119061 and reg. Trust charity no 1119071)

Our two resident dj's (plus guest tba) will keep you on the fantastic dance floor all night with 40/50's swing/boogie-woogie and R&B.
Free tea/coffee or b.y.o.
Only £5pp (pay on door)
On-site parking
7.30pm - 11.30pm
Come along and help us raise funds for a fantastic charity.

We look forward to seeing you all In The desert!

CHARITY FUNRAISER Care for Casualties C4C
For further information: contact 01493722551. Visit: Www.facebook.com/thesanddance or Www.facebook.com/baker boy-jump,jive&swing


Events in August 2017


Friday - August 04 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby "little" Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be planty of 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, Strollers and Ballroom. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2.

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

Special Guests PAUL, MELISSA and NATASHA HARPER and BRANDYN SHAW. Ticket £6 includes parking, hot food and dancing to the Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/


Events in August 2017


Friday - August 04 - 2017
PACIFIC SWING
Friezland Church Hall, Oaklands Road, Greenfield, Nr Uppermill - Postcode: OL3 7LE (North West England)
Put on your Naval Uniforms, Hawaiian Shirts, Dresses and Garlands but most importantly put on your dancing shoes for a night of Swing and nostalgia.

Your Host and DJ - Katz Korner

Bring your own drinks and a picnic for a night of dancing and fun.

Tickets £6 per person - 7.30 pm 'til 11.30 pm

For more information or to book please send email to:
info@katz-korner.com



For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 05 - 2017
YANKS ARE BACK IN SADDLEWORTH
Saddleworth School Uppermill - Postcode: OL36BU (North West England)
WW 2Events.co.uk are very proud to present this years "Yanks are back in
Saddleworth" on the 5th & 6th August 2017.

An unforgettable day out and
fantastic experience for the everyone as the "Yanks" set up camp in the grounds
of Saddleworth School in Uppermill, Saddleworth.

This very popular annual
event was first staged 15 years ago to celebrate the local filming of the
Hollywood movie "YANKS" in 1979 starring Richard Gere. Many locations in
Uppermill and neighbouring Dobcross were used in the film. Just like the movie
set, living history reenactors and vintage military vehicles owners recreate an
atmosphere of Wartime Britain. Lots of wartime entertainment, period stalls,
dancing, military vehicle parade and much, much more...!

Any Vintage vehicles,static displays, vintage craft or militaria traders please visit our website for booking forms.

An action packed
weekend with something for everyone! Check out the listings of events. This
year's event promises to be the best ever...this is an event you cannot
miss!!!

Open to all Military & Classic Vehicles from
1914 to the Gulf war.
You will see, Military Vehicle Encampment, Militaria &
Vintage stalls, Mr Churchill, & General Patton will be Visiting the troops,
1940's Tea room and Cafe, British and American Classic Cars, WWII 36.7 litre there will be
musical entertainment on the field all weekend provided by 'Homefront
Entertainments' topping the bill will be Katie Mustang, other entertainers will be announced shortly, and there will also be FREE dance lessons with the Backstep Boogie Club.

Sunday you will see most of the above and more plus the Mayor of Oldham will be hosting a coffee morning with the Normandy Veterans,Cadets and Re-enactors,
followed by the Military Parade & Convoy AT 12 NOON IN UPPERMILL VILLAGE then on through Saddleworth.

** Please can we ask that all genuine re-enactors take part in the parade. Please form up at 11.45am on Bridge street.

GERMAN RE-ENACTORS:
NO BLACK (SD) ALLGEMEINE SS UNIFORMS WITH
RED ARM BAND. RE-ENACTORS WITH WAFFEN SS COMBAT UNIFORMS ARE WELCOME AS LONG AS
SS INSIGNIA IS NOT DISPLAYED!!

UPDATES AS OF 12/11/2016** Please visit our facebook page to download booking forms for indoor or outdoor traders,Military vehicles and Reenactors wrist bands for free admission to the main event at Saddleworth school and refreshments(all we ask is that reenactors take part in the parade on the Sunday of the event)

Trade & general enquiries Paul "Dogtags"
07709052501 or e-mail pdt3945@hotmail.co.uk

Please visit our facebook page and website for regular updates and some footage of the The Kalamazoo Dance Band.

*** Update*** A free bus service has been booked from the Camp Site at Well-i-hole Farm and will also pick passengers up at Greenfield railway station. Further details via our facebook page!

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14/11/2016: Campsite and rates have been confirmed at Well'i'hole farm and campsite
£18 per night Motorhomes and Caravans with Electric.
£13.00 """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" without Electric
£6 per person per night for tents.
Showering facilities available(subject to availability)
He did say that further improvements will also commence from March 2017.
He also has a singer booked for the bar and there is a mobile breakfast/Burger van on site.
If you wish to book please contact Debbie McDonald 07719 628439 email debbie9868@gmail.com

For further information: contact 07709052501. Visit: http://www.ww2events.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/416876551672249/?fref=ts


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 05 - 2017
BASTON IN THE BLITZ
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincolnshire - Postcode: PE6 9PA (East Midlands)
BASTON in the BLITZ
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August 2017 10am - 5pm
BLITZ DANCE Saturday 5th August 2017 7.30pm - 11pm
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PA
Event officially opened by WINSTON CHURCHILL
BBMF flypasts requested
All-day live entertainment including PAUL CASPER
Forties music by THE BLITZ DANCERS
Static aircraft displays
Have your photo taken in the cockpit of a SPITFIRE
Experience the roar of the mighty MERLIN engine!
Firepower Demo & Battle Re-enactment both days
Many Military & Home Front living history displays & re-enactors
Vintage cars, lorries & tractors
Military Vehicles & Equipment
Post-war/Cold War displays
Big variety of vintage trade stalls
1940's Hairdressers (Ladies, get your hairdo ready for our dance!)
Punch & Judy show
Children's play & picnic area, and amusements
Plenty of undercover seating in our main marquee
Interest invited from living history display groups
All enquiries to 01778 561148 or enquiries@bastonblitz.org
For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org or www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz?fref=ts #sthash.HM4REsOF.dpuf

Firepower Demonstrations & Battle Re-enactments both days
For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org or https://www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz/?fref=ts


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 05 - 2017
1940'S WEEKEND
Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham Station,Norfolk - Postcode: NR19 1DF (East of England)
This event will run for the weekend 5th & 6th August. Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to all those who supported the event in 2016. It was tremendous with an increase of over 70% in public attendance.

We can promise you that 2017 will be even bigger and better, and, once we have finalised details we will update this space.

Please also note that the Dance will be held on the Saturday evening. This again is proving popular so advance booking is suggested.


For further information: contact 01362851723. Visit: www.mnr.org.uk


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 05 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
Leeds City Market - Postcode: LS2 7HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Just before Christmas we were approached by Leeds Kirkgate Market who have asked us to host a regular monthly Saturday Vintage Fair in the new multi million pound refurbished area within the Market. It's located within the town centre and has excellent transport links having the bus and coach station right behind it and is within easy walking distance of the train station.
Trading is 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

There is a large entertainment space which is available to us and we intend to put this to good use with either singers, dancers, DJ's and/or vintage vehicles.

Come along and savour the Best of Vintage with up to 40 of the finest Vintage Stallholders.


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


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 05 - 2017
SPITFIRE BOUNCE
Friezland Church Hall, Oaklands Road, Greenfield, Nr Uppermill - Postcode: OL3 7LE (North West England)
Once again we are back with the Spitfire Bounce to relive the era of the war years in this authentic village hall.

Bring your own drinks and picnic.

Your Host and DJ Katz Korner.

7.30 pm until 11.30 pm - £7.50 per person

For more information or to book please send email to:
info@katz-korner.com


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 05 - 2017
PEAK RAIL 40S WEEKEND
Peak Rail Rowsley Station - Postcode: DE4 2LF (East Midlands)
PEAK RAIL 1940S WEEKEND
Saturday – Sunday - August 5th - 6th - 2017
Peak Rail Rowsley Station, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire. - Postcode: DE4 2LF (East Midlands)
Peak Rail is a Steam Railway running from the middle of Matlock to Rowsley in delightful Derbyshire Countryside. This event is a unique opportunity to experience life in World War 2 from civilian and military perspectives. There will be non stop period entertainment in the marquee from a variety of performers. These include cabaret artist Paul Harper, Natasha Harper, The Ashby (little) Big Band (playing hits from the 40s), swing dancers, and more. Visit the French café in occupied France and look out for the French Resistance on the trains. Across the lines opposing German and Russian forces will be dug-in in the woods. Interact with British and US forces as they prepare to defeat the 3rd Reich. Expect them to come under attack through the day from snipers, and injured troops return to a US field hospital. Each day reenactors will stage a battle featuring Russian, American, and German forces, culminating in German surrenders. Home Front re-enactors will recreate scenes from WW2, exhibits include an Anderson Shelter, and local Spitfire Fundraising. There will be a wide range of civilian and military vehicles and equipment from the period. Vintage traders will be at Rowsley. Travel down the line through Darley Dale station. Matlock Station at the end of the line is right in the middle of Matlock, and it’s a short walk up the main street where there are many vintage and antique shops.


For further information: contact 01629580381. Visit: www.peakrail.co.uk


Events in August 2017


Sunday - August 06 - 2017
1940'S DAY AT THE DRAINAGE ENGINE MUSEUM, PRICKWILLOW.
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum - Postcode: CB74UN (East of England)
We have 1940's hair and make up, 1940's food, music, dancing. We would like vehicles from the 1940's, memorabilia etc. The drainage engines will be running throughout the day.
Come and enjoy a forties day at a unique setting in the Fens.
Visit: www.prickwillowmuseum.com


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 12 - 2017
HANGER DANCE AND MILITARY VEHICLE WEEKEND
Norfolk Tank Museum - Postcode: NR16 1HZ (East of England)
Swing Machine Big Band
Come along and Jive, Jitterbug and Swing to the music of Swing Machine Big Band

Music from 7.30, dance until late, Licensed bar.

Come dressed in your 1940’s gear and bring along your sweetie as we transform our hangar and recreate the atmosphere of the Big Band Era.

Dance the evening away with music like Yankee Doodle Dandy, American Patrol, In The Mood and many more classic’s from the 1940s.

Make sure to buy your tickets early before they sell out!

To Purchase tickets please go to our website

Norfolk Tank Museum. 12th August 2017 40's Hanger Dance with the swing machaine Big Band and licensed Bar. £12.00 per ticket. 1940's dress code optional but preferred. Bandside tables (10) on a first come first served basis.
For further information: contact 01508532650. Visit: www.norfolktankmuseum.co.uk or http://norfolktankmuseum.co.uk/12th-august-hangar-dance/


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 12 - 2017
HOOTON PARK 1940S HANGAR BALL
Hooton Park, Ellesmere Port - Postcode: DE6 1BW (North West England)
Full details to follow
Ashby Big band, Paul and Melissa harper
For further information: contact 07875703969. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.facebook.com/bookmarks/groups


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 12 - 2017
AYSCOUGHFEE HALL MUSEUM AND GARDENS 1940S WEEKEND
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum And Gardens - Postcode: PE11 2RA (East Midlands)
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August 2017
Join us for our popular 1940s event at Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
We would love to hear from you if you are a re-enactor, or have a period vehicle, and would like to be part of our weekend. We also have space in our beautiful Hall for displays of themed photographs and memorabilia.

There'll be lots going on over the weekend in both the Hall and Gardens with re - enactors, memorabilia displays, demonstrations, stalls, themed crafts .
Cherie Lawrence returns to sing on both days, as well as period dancers, who will be helping you to have a go.
Join us on Sunday 13th for the Annual Remembrance Parade from 2.30pm in the Peace gardens.
This event will be set in our beautiful Grade 1 listed Hall and Gardens located close to the town centre.
FREE ENTRY!
We'd love to see you in 1940s style !
This is a Home Front and Allied Forced event.
If you would like to help make this next event an even bigger success please get in touch, we would love to hear from you - Thank you.

Please email: Museum@sholland.gov.uk and address it to Julia or telephone 01775 764555 - Wednesday - Sunday 10.30am-4pm.
Thank you.


For further information: contact 01775764555. Visit: www.ayscoughfee.org


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 12 - 2017
NEWARK 1940'S FESTIVAL
Newark Air Museum - Postcode: NG242NY (East Midlands)
Come join us at Newark Air museum on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August 2017 to celebrate our 1940's festival. With a large range of aircraft to explore, 1940's trade stalls, military displays, dancing, singers, re-enactors, cafeteria and much more it's set to be a great day for a stroll in your finery. A wonderful location Newark Air Museum is looking forward to its se nod year of hosting a celebration of the 1940's. We welcome support from reenactors, trade stands, displays and entertainers to help make this event a success for this and future annual 1940's events. Without you we cannot make this possible so please come along and help us make this a 'must do' event in the forties calendar. For further information please contact Colin Savill on 07776 193253 . We looking forward to meeting you .

For further information: contact 07904979361.


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 12 - 2017
KAL'S KATS - WEDDING SWING DANCE PARTY
Jacksdale Miner's Welfare, Main Road, Nottingham - Postcode: NG15 6HR (East Midlands)
Private wedding party in Swing style

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


Events in August 2017


Friday - August 18 - 2017
YORK IN THE BLITZ - BIG SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
York In The Blitz - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Come and join us for the evening Big Band swing dance on Friday night
- Don't forget the afternoon Tea/swing dance on the Saturday and the Saturday evening swing Dance with Kal's kats


For further information: contact 07541313520. Visit: www.kalskats.com


Events in August 2017


Friday - August 18 - 2017
HULA HOP AT LYTHAM
Victory Hall, St Cuthbert's Church, Church Lane, Lytham - Postcode: FY8 5QL (North West England)
Once again we are back at Lytham for the fantastic Hula Hop so come and join us for a fun evening of Swing Music and Dancing with
"Katz Korner" playing all your favourite hitz from the blitz.

Don't forget bring your own drinks and picnic.
Great dance floor. 8.00 pm 'til late.
Admission: £6.00 per person

For more information or to book please contact: info@katz-korner.com



For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in August 2017


Friday - August 18 - 2017
LYTHAM FORTIES ON FRIDAY
Lytham Green - Postcode: FY8 5LD (North West England)
Friday 18th August 2017

Join us on Friday evening for music and memories as Lytham gears up for its annual popular 1940’s Wartime Weekend. Pete Wayre has established himself over the years as one of the most recognised solo vocalists on the prominent 1940’s circuit and is ranked highly amongst his peers, having worked alongside some of the best names in 40’s entertainment. He holds his own and really encapsulates the romance of the era. Get set to join in as Pete always involves an audience in his performance, so a fun filled in evening is guaranteed.

Also joining us at the event is singer Claire Louise who will be presenting popular wartime hits including songs made popular by Vera Lynn and the Andrews Sisters

We look forward to welcoming you to the Lytham Forties on Friday. Fun and laughter guaranteed.

Please note this event takes place in the Lytham 1940’s marquee on Lytham Green and there is unreserved seating and a Licensed bar.


For further information: contact 01253658436. Visit: https://lowtherpavilion.co.uk/show/lytham-forties-on-friday or www.visitlythamstannes.co.uk


Events in August 2017


Friday - August 18 - 2017
''WELCOME TO LYTHAM 40S NIGHT !''
Lytham Green 1940s Marquee ! - Postcode: FY8 5QQ (North West England)
A Family Fun Welcome Night, in the Main Event Marquee on Lytham Green. Join us to get the ball rolling, with your Host & Compere,
Mr Pete Wayre. Pete with his fun personality & rich vocals, will lead you through all those favourite Sing-Alongs, guaranteed to raise the Marquee roof ! Joining Pete, to keep you with your singing heads on, is Miss Claire-Louise, with many more of those super duper melodies, for you to sing-along with.
There is a dance floor too with a full onsite bar & other refreshments.
7.30pm start til' late
Adults £15 Seniors/Children £12.50
This is a ticketed event, you can buy online from :-
boxoffice@lowtherpavilion.co.uk or call :- 01253 794221


For further information: contact 01253794221. Visit: www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 19 - 2017
RAMSEY 1940S WEEKEND
The Camp. Wood Lane, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambs - Postcode: PE26 2XB (East of England)
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017
Celebrating our 15th 1940s weekend on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017. Join us at our unique site as we turn back time. An original search light battery unit, The Camp is situated on the outskirts of the town of Ramsey. The Camp, a ten acre site, will hold everything 40s. Immerse yourself with all the sights, sounds and tastes of the era. Living History displays are situated amongst the original wooden buildings with vintage military, civilian and commercial vehicles exhibited all around. Re-enactors mingle with visitors and add to the atmosphere. This year we are once again very fortunate to have the original Jones’ van from the Dads Army BBC Television series at the Camp for the whole weekend. A lovely addition which fits in so well with the wartime setting. The Drill Hall will be one of the areas used for entertainment where DJ Woody from Woodys War Department will be overseeing music throughout the weekend. Demonstrations will be given on war time cooking by Family at War and period hairdressing by the ladies from Hairaid Shelter who will also be organising a fashion show depicting clothes and trends of the 1940s. There will be numerous musical performances both days to suit everyone. The parade ground will be the setting for the bands appearing during the event. The canteen (NAAFI) will be open for spam sandwiches, bread pudding and anything else not on ration, with the 1940s garden being central to the Home Front displays.
In the adjacent 20 acre grass field we will again have the Big Top Circus tent just one of the available venues. All musical entertainment will be compared by DJ Major Swing aka Tim Handley. Musical interludes will take place here too between dance demonstrations and exhibitions given by the Cambs Beds and Lindy Experience (CABLE). This year our entertainment team consists of Adam Hoffman, Ian “Rosie” Rose, Paul Casper “aka George Formby” and joining us for the first time The Polkadot Dolls. Children are catered for too by Captain Silly Billy who will make sure that there will be lots of fun and laughter whenever he is performing. Spend your old pennies in the Vintage Penny Arcade. An arena will be situated in the events field where displays will take place throughout the weekend. A cavalcade of vintage vehicles will parade around the ring allowing visitors a closer glimpse of wonderful machines.
Each day between 2.00 pm and 2.30 pm there will be a battle re-enactment at the rear of the event field complete with firepower and visual effects.
Take time and meander between the trade stands and stalls selling their wares including vintage clothing, military and home front memorabilia and collectors’ items. You will also find the catering and licensed bar facilities here along with the funfair and displays of post 1940s classic vehicles. A free vintage omnibus will shuttle people to and from the town to the event site over the weekend for those who wish to visit Ramsey.
Not to be missed
Saturday 19th August 2017
Saturday Evening Big Band Dance in the Big Top
Dancing to the sounds of the Memphis Belle Orchestra. Tickets are £15.00 each in advance. Period dress encouraged but not essential. Over 12s only. A great evening with all dance styles catered for. Ticket numbers are limited so please buy early to avoid disappointment. On sale either directly from the website or locally in Ramsey from Carousel, Great Whyte, Ramsey.
Sunday 20th August 2017
Drum Head Service Sunday morning at 11.00am Ramsey 1940s will host the moving Drum Head Service commemorating and remembering all those who fought and died in world conflicts.

Booking forms for anyone wishing to be part of our 1940s Weekend (Living History Displays, Re-enactors, Vintage vehicles and Stall holders) will appear on our website before the end of 2016
Further information
ramsey1940s@gmail.com www.ramsey1940s.co.uk 07881 730047

Saturday Night Big Band Dance with the Memphis Belle Orchestra
For further information: contact 07881730047. Visit: www.ramsey1940s.co.uk


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 19 - 2017
YORK IN THE BLITZ - AFTERNOON TEA/SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
York In The Blitz - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Following the big swing dance on the Friday night- here we go with an afternoon Tea/Swing dance - don't forget to join us in the evening as well for the Big Swing Dance

For further information: contact 07541313520. Visit: www.kalskats.com


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 19 - 2017
YORK IN THE BLITZ - BIG SWING DANCE - KAL'S KATS
York In The Blitz - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Following the Friday night Big Band dance with our sister band The Kalamazoo Dance Band then the Saturday afternoon Tea/Swing dance with The Kalamazoo Dance Band, we now go to the Saturday big swing dance with the mighty Kal's Kats

For further information: contact 07541313520. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com or www.kalskats.com


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 19 - 2017
THE ORIGINAL 1940S PROMENADE BALL
The Inn On The Prom Hotel - Postcode: FY8 1LU (North West England)
For Lytham 1940s Festival 2017,
THE INN-ON-THE-PROM HOTEL is delighted to be hosting :-
'THE ORIGINAL 1940's PROMENADE BALL!' in their beautiful NORMANDY BALLROOM, which comfortably holds 250 ppl, still retaining the ballroom floor for dancing !
An evening of Marvellous Music, Dance & Song, brought to you by the Masters of 1940s Dance, the Fabulous G.I.JIVE, the Ultimate1940s Swing, Big Band Singer LILLI DE CARLO, the Delightful Chanteuse Lancashire Belle JANE FRANCIS,
the Golden Voice of HEATHER-MARIE & the Rich Tones & Glorious Personality of Mr PETE WAYRE !
A Complimentary Glass of Sparkling Wine on Arrival,
The Very Best Music of the Era for your Dancing Pleasure,
Prizes for the most Handsomely Dressed Gent & the Most Resplendent Glamorous Lady. Super ballroom, Onsite bars - The Inn On The Prom was fittingly first established in 1945 as The Fernlea & is to this day, still run by the same family, the Grand Children & Great Grand Children !
This gorgeous hotel is situated right on St.Annes Promenade, a short distance of just over 1 mile to Lytham Green for the daytime Lytham 40s Festival. The Hotel has its own large free car park ....& a large Swimming pool, Gym, Beauty Parlour, Restaurant, Superb accommodation!
7.30pm - 11pm
Tickets for this fabulous evening are just £14 pp, & for the dance only, available from
:- ektimeless@gmail.com
For accommodation & dance contact the Inn On The Prom 01253 726726
11-17 South Promenade
St.Annes -on-Sea
Lancashire
FY8 1LU
http://www.innontheprom.co.uk/


For further information: contact 01253726726.


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 19 - 2017
BLITZ BOOGIE
Victory Hall, St Cuthbert's Church, Church Road, Lytham - Postcode: FY8 5QL (North West England)
Once again we are back with the Blitz Boogie so come and join us for a fun evening of Swing Music and Dancing with "Katz Korner" playing all your favourite hitz from the blitz.

Don't forget bring your own drinks and picnic.
Great dance floor. 8.00 pm 'til late.
Admission: £7.50 per person

For more information or to book please email: info@katz-korner.com


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 19 - 2017
BLITZ N PIECES VINTAGE FAIR
Wigston Liberal Club - Postcode: LE18 1PA (East Midlands)
Sat 19th Aug | 10am - 3pm | Free Entry | Free Parking
Wigston Liberal Club, Bull Head Street, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 1PA

Indoor Vintage Fair with 30+ stalls offering all manner of affordable vintage wares from the best vintage traders Leicestershire has to offer.

Items include Vintage Clothing & Accessories, Jewellery, Homewares, Books, Furniture, Vintage Crafts, Glass, China, Kitchenalia, Collectables and much more!

Try your luck in our Charity Tombola, raising funds for Leicestershire & Rutland charity, Hope Against Cancer.

Back by popular demand - our pop up Tea Shop (also known as 'The Man Creche!) serving light refreshments.


For further information: contact 07542845706. Visit: www.blitznpieces.co.uk or www.facebook.com/blitznpiecesvintage


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 19 - 2017
LYTHAM 1940'S WARTIME WEEKEND
Lytham Green - Postcode: FY8 5LD (North West England)
The 1940's brought to life with a bang on Lytham Green and in Lytham Towne Centre! From the dark days of Dunkirk, through the blitz and hard times on the home front to D-Day and victory in Europe and Asia, come join in the atmosphere and immerse yourself in a brilliant weekend of music, song and dance, battle re-enactment and have-a-go fun!

Historic Vehicles, music and dance, memorabilia, thrilling battle re enactments, educational talks and demonstrations plus living history camp!

Music from Pete Wayre, Claire Louise, George Formby (Colin Bourdiec), Winston Churchill (Derek Herbert), Lilli De Carlo, Jane Francis (Lancashire Belle), Flanagan and Allen, The Cottontown Hot Club, Heather Marie Little

Replica Spitfires, Merlin Engine, MVT display

Why not pick up the latest war winning gardening and food tips or join the Home Guard?!? Why not hire your 1940s costume and join in the fun.

Parking available on Lytham Green (charge applies)

Also takes place on Sunday 20 August
Free entry

For further information: contact 01253658436. Visit: http://www.visitlythamstannes.co.uk/whats-on/lytham-1940s-wartime-weekend-p578420 or http://www.facebook.com/lythamwartime/


Events in August 2017


Sunday - August 20 - 2017
LOUGHBOROUGH LOVES VINTAGE - KAL'S KATS
Prestwold Hall - Postcode: LE12 5SQ (East Midlands)
Come and join Kal's Kats for an afternoon of swing dancing and tuition to get you moving and really get you into the vintage style of dancing - We be playing all the fantastic tunes of the swing and rock n roll era and if any of our recent vintage events are anything to go by, then you really don't want to miss this :-)

For further information: contact 01509880236. Visit: www.kalskats.com


Events in August 2017


Sunday - August 27 - 2017
DIG FOR VICTORY
Markeaton Park - Postcode: DE22 4NH (East Midlands)
Festival depicting the 1940's war years in Derby and Markeaton Park. Markeaton Park was commandeered by the army and housed barracks and a parade ground. We are looking for reenactment groups and other 1940's displays/demonstrations to help bring the event alive.

For further information: contact 07875998247. Visit: http://www.fomp.org.uk/


Events in August 2017


Sunday - August 27 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Bridlington - Postcode: YO15 3JH (Yorkshire and the Humber)
50+ Stalls of Pure Vintage
Live Entertainment
Hair Salon
Barber
NAAFI Cafe
Vintage Tearoom
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Proud to Support St Catherine's Hospice

The Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington. YO15 3JH.
10am - 4pm
Add £3 / Conc £2 / U12s Free

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


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


Events in September 2017


Friday - September 01 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Karen or Andrew on 01629 760208.

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

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


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 02 - 2017
HOLMFIRTH WAR WEEKEND
Sands Recreation Ground - Postcode: HD9 3JL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The 4th Year of this annual celebration and spectacle. Come and join us to celebrate and commemorate our glorious past.

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

1.15pm Parade and Drumhead Service.

Flyby by Period Aircraft TBC

For further information: contact 01484682373. Visit: http://www.holmfirthwarweekend.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/events/310570752610455/


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 02 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
Leeds City Market - Postcode: LS2 7HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Just before Christmas we were approached by Leeds Kirkgate Market who have asked us to host a regular monthly Saturday Vintage Fair in the new multi million pound refurbished area within the Market. It's located within the town centre and has excellent transport links having the bus and coach station right behind it and is within easy walking distance of the train station.
Trading is 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

There is a large entertainment space which is available to us and we intend to put this to good use with either singers, dancers, DJ's and/or vintage vehicles.

Come along and savour the Best of Vintage with up to 40 of the finest Vintage Stallholders.


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


Events in September 2017


Sunday - September 03 - 2017
HOLMFIRTH WAR WEEKEND
Sands Recreation Ground - Postcode: HD9 3JL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The 4th Year of this annual celebration and spectacle. Come and join us to celebrate and commemorate our glorious past.

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

1.15pm Parade and Drumhead Service.

Flyby by Period Aircraft TBC

For further information: contact 01484682373. Visit: http://www.holmfirthwarweekend.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/events/310570752610455/


Events in September 2017


Friday - September 08 - 2017
COSBY VICTORY SHOW FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER DANCE
Victory Show, Cosby - Postcode: LE91SG (East Midlands)
Due to the speedy sell out of the Saturday Night Dinner Dance, we are delighted to announce that we will be running a NEW Dinner Dance on Friday 8th September 2017!

If you would like to attend the FRIDAY night Dinner Dance, please email dinnerdance@thevictoryshow.co.uk ASAP!!

We are commited to offering you the very best in entertainment for our dinner dances so we are pleased to announce that this year we have the fantastic Ashby Big Band. They will be joined by Paul, Natasha and Melissa Harper to give you a night of entertainment that is second to none on the 1940s scene.


Ashby Big Band, Paul and Natasha Harper
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in September 2017


Friday - September 08 - 2017
VICTORY SHOW - RE ENACTORS FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Victory Show, Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leicestershire - Postcode: LE9 1SG (East Midlands)
The Kalamazoo Dance Band resplendent in US army Air Force uniforms are going to lift the lid on the marquee for the Friday night Re enactors dance - you are in for a treat folks - guaranteed to have a fantastic night for all you hard working re enactors who help make all these shows what they are. Looking forward to a great time with you all - and we'll do it all again on the Saturday night.
Thanks Steve and Natali for inviting us to play both nights


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


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 09 - 2017
VICTORY SHOW - RE ENACTORS SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Victory Show, Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leicestershire. - Postcode: LE9 1SG (East Midlands)
The Kalamazoo Dance Band resplendent in US army Air Force uniforms are going to lift the lid on the marquee for the Friday and Saturday night Re enactors dances - you are in for a treat folks - guaranteed to have a fantastic night for all you hard working re enactors who help make all these shows what they are. Looking forward to a great time with you all - and we'll do it all again on the Saturday night.
Thanks Steve and Natali for inviting us to play both nights


For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com or www.kalskats,com


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 09 - 2017
VILLAGE AT WAR WEEKEND
Stoke Bruerne - Postcode: NN12 7SE (East Midlands)
A 40s weekend set on the atmospheric Grand Union Canal along with historic narrowboats, live music, vintage market, re-enactments, living history groups, displays, tea dances, swing dances, Battle of Britain flypasts, dance classes, fashion parade, Sunday church parade, boat trips...and much much more.

Events for re-enactors start on Friday night.

Dates for public are Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September.

Camping is available.

Booking Forms available on website (see link below)


For further information: contact 01604862229. Visit: www.friendsofcanalmuseum.org.uk/village-at-war-2017


Events in September 2017


Friday - September 15 - 2017
GRASSINGTON1940S WEEKEND
Grassington - Postcode: BD235AT (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Starts Friday night 15/9/2017 and followed for the following two days




Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 16 - 2017
BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY 40'S HANGAR DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
HANGAR 42, SQUIRES GATE LANE, LYTHAM ST ANNES, BLACKPOOL - Postcode: FY4 2QS (North West England)
celebrate the Official Battle of Britain Day with an RAF themed 1940's Hangar Dance. Featuring the Kalamazoo Big Band and Louis Catnap 40's DJ you will dance the night away WW2 style with Spitfire and Hurricane figters as your backdrop. Do you have a period WW2 uniform or are a WAAF living history fan? Then why not come along and re-live the feel of the 40's at RAF Squires Gate where almost 12,000 RAF personnel trained during the War Year. For just £15.00 you will get a night of Music and dancing with a light buffet and licensed bar. Tickets are available in advance only by sending a cheque for the total made payable to the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team along with the date of the event and names of the guests. Please remember to include a stamped, self addressed envelope.

For further information: contact 07516730643. Visit: http://www.spitfiredisplayteam.co.uk/events-diary/events-list/event/59-the-battle-of-britain-big-band-ball or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 16 - 2017
AEF VICTORY DANCE
Holt Community Centre Holt - (East of England)
Join Major Swing and Kitty to dance the night away in this super hall. Nice sized dance floor, good parking, full bar.
we will be playing dance music mainly from the thirties and forties and a little early fifties jump jive for your dancing feet.......
including foxtrots/quicksteps/waltzes, party/novelty dances,
as well as hot lindy/shag/balboa.......definately something for everybody..........

please dont bring booze as the bar is open and raises funds for the venue, you can of course bring your own nibbles/food.....
there will be a raffle in aid of the venue as well......

tickets are £7 in advance £8 on the door if not sold out.....
for tickets call 01476 565199

dancing starts at 7.30 and ends at 11.00


For further information: contact 01476565199.


Events in September 2017


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

For further information: contact 07570051155.


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 23 - 2017
CROWLE AND EALAND 40'S WEEKEND, AFTERNOON TEA DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Crowle And Ealand, 7 Lakes,Wharf Road, Crowle, North Lincolnshire - Postcode: DN17 4JS (North East England)
Last year was a stormer and this will be as well.
Come and join us for an afternoon Tea/Swing dance with the Kalamazoo Dance Band and then with Kal's Kats for the big swing dance in the evening.
You're in for a treat folks !!!


For further information: contact 01724711814. Visit: http://www.7lakes.co.uk or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 23 - 2017
CROWLE AND EALAND 40'S WAR WEEKEND - KAL'S KATS SATURDAY NIGHT BIG SWING DANCE
Crowle And Ealand, 7 Lakes,Wharf Road, Crowle, North Lincolnshire, - Postcode: DN17 4JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Come and join us after the afternoon Tea/Swing Dance with our Sister band The Kalamazoo Dance Band for a great evening of swing and jump jive with Kal's Kats
Last year was a monster and we'll up the ante even further this year. You do not want to miss this - Loads of folks come along later in the evening having heard we were playing that night and said it was a fantastic night with us (not our words I promise, thats the feedback we received)


For further information: contact 01724712211. Visit: http://www.7lakes.co.uk or www.kalskats.com


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 23 - 2017
CROWLE AND EALAND 1940'S WEEKEND
7 Lakes Country Park - Postcode: DN17 4JS (North East England)
Join us this year September 23rd and 24th for our second event. Set to be bigger and better than last years! Including stall traders, vintage car collections, vintage fun fairs, living history displays, battle reenactments and live entertainment all at a perfect venue, The 7 Lakes Country Park. Also takes place in the village market place with live entertainment and a great community spirit!

Find us on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Crowle-and-Ealand-1940s-Weekend-1687122181578707/

And visit our website: www.crowle-ealand1940s.co.uk

If you wish to trade or find out more simply visit our website and keep checking for updates every week.


For further information: contact 07725851938. Visit: https://m.facebook.com/Crowle-and-Ealand-1940s-Weekend-1687122181578707/ or www.crowle-ealand1940s.co.uk


Events in September 2017


Friday - September 29 - 2017
WELSHPOOL 1940S WEEKEND
Welshpool TOWN CENTRE - Postcode: SY21 7UJ (Wales)
Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October 2017.

3 whole days of non stop 1940s nostalgia. Now in its 3rd year and getting bigger and better every year.

Re-enactors, Military & Civilian vehicles, Spitfire, Vintage & Militaria Traders, displays, exhibitions,Dance Tuition, Vintage Hairdresser, Mr Churchill, General Montgomery.

Entertainers to date include: George Formby Experience, Bluebird Belles, Moonlight Serenade, Pete Wayre,

Enjoy a 1940s variety show with Andy Eastwood, Maggie O'Hara & Pete Lindup.

Enjoy a Blitz Ball with Ashby Little Big Band.

Enjoy a Tea Dance or a 1940s film in the Church Hall.

Sunday night concert with Shawbury Military Wives Choir & Porthywaen Silver Band

New for 2017 - Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway 40s experience.
For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: www.facebook.com/welshpoolfortiesweekend/


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 30 - 2017
BLITZ BALL
Welshpool Town Hall - Postcode: SY217JQ (Wales)
The Ashby Big Band return to Welshpool for another Blitz Ball as part of the Welshpool 1940s weekend.

A fun filled night of nostagia, hits from the swing era and songs from the blitz. A great mixture of ballroom, latin, old time, swing and stroll. Music that's gueranteed to get your feet tapping.
There will also be free dance instruction from the Ashby Big Band dancers before the band and during the interval.

further details to follow

Ashby Big Band, Singers and dancers
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in October 2017


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


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


Events in October 2017


Friday - October 06 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Karen or Andrew on 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in October 2017


Saturday - October 07 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
Leeds City Market - Postcode: LS2 7HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Just before Christmas we were approached by Leeds Kirkgate Market who have asked us to host a regular monthly Saturday Vintage Fair in the new multi million pound refurbished area within the Market. It's located within the town centre and has excellent transport links having the bus and coach station right behind it and is within easy walking distance of the train station.
Trading is 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

There is a large entertainment space which is available to us and we intend to put this to good use with either singers, dancers, DJ's and/or vintage vehicles.

Come along and savour the Best of Vintage with up to 40 of the finest Vintage Stallholders.


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


Events in October 2017


Friday - October 13 - 2017
AVA WW2 DANCE & PARTY NIGHTS WITH DJ LYNNE & HOST TERRY
The Engine Shed, Steam & Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Rd, Pickering - Postcode: YO18 7JW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
PICKERING 2017 WAR WEEK-END

AvA WW2 Dance & Party Nights
with DJ Lynne and Host Terry
(formerly of Wrelton Party Nights)

Friday & Saturday 13th/14th October 2017

The Engine Shed
Steam and Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 7JW

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

If you want great fun – this is definitely the place to come!

After entertaining at WW2 events in Wrelton Village Hall over the previous 13 years, in 2016 DJ Lynne and Host Terry took their extremely popular nostalgic WW2 Dance and Party Nights - with music and fun from the War Years - to a new venue at The Engine Shed in Pickering and the change was an enormous success !

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

Because there will be a fully licensed bar, own drinks are no longer be permitted.

With the price of tickets remaining yet again at just £15 per ticket, this represents excellent value for nearly four hours’ entertainment in a fantastic venue that is located very close to Pickering Showground with generous parking facilities, a good size dance floor, a great buffet and the added benefits of a fully licensed bar and of being entertained in a very friendly atmosphere!

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

You can now even e-mail the Organisers in advance with your own ideas for dances or even maybe to volunteer a cabaret act to: avaww2parties@outlook.com.

Tickets are available from 1st February 2017 ONLY direct from the Organisers by sending them a stamped/addressed envelope after calling 01751 432811 or e-mailing for further details to the above address (payment by cheques only in favour of Mrs Lynne Wallis or direct into a bank account).

Just a reminder that Pickering Tourist Information Centre is now closed.

Early advanced booking is STRONGLY recommended to avoid disappointment.

Net proceeds will benefit again the Registered charity, Marie Curie – in 2016, a sum of £1,250 benefited this very worthy charity from these events.

Tickets £15 (no change from previous years!)
FREE parking
Delicious buffet
Fully Licensed bar
Fab WW2 dancing!

EARLY BOOKING IS RECOMMENDED TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

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


Events in October 2017


Friday - October 13 - 2017
PICKERING WAR WEEKEND - ANDERSON'S FRIDAY BIG SWING DANCE - KAL'S KATS
Kirkby Misperton Village Hall, High Row Off Main Street Kirkby Misperton North Yorkshire - Postcode: YO17 6XL (North East England)
For the last few years we (Kalamazoo Dance Band and Kal's Kats ) have been delighted to work with The Anderson's for their 40's big swing dance - This year we will be Kal's Kats and in time honoured fashion will bring you a great mix of ballroom, sequence, Latin and swing music for dancing for everyone.
This is tickets only and is always sold out months in advance
Don't delay


For further information: contact 07740432020. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com or www.kalskats.com


Events in October 2017


Friday - October 13 - 2017
ANDERSONS 1940S DANCE
KIRBY MISPERTON - Postcode: YO17 6XL (North East England)
Andersons Pickering War Weekend Dance

Tickets on sale from the 1st February
Friday 13th - October - 2017 Pickering war weekend
Live music at Kirkby Misperton 4 miles south of Pickering .Tickets £11
THE ANDERSONS bring you Kals Kats a great swing band in the Glen miller style . Our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your favourite music of the 1940's to dance to: Jive, Strolls, Swing, Ballroom, Lambeth Walk, Palais Glide, Barn Dance, Military Two Step, Jitterbug,
Shim Sham and many more...
Doors open at 19.00pm dance starts at 19.30pm till 23ish pm.
Ticket event only no admittance at the door. No refund on ticket but can be transferred. Over 16years of age only
NO BAR please bring your own refreshments.
Village Hall, High Row, off Main Street, Kirkby Misperton, North Yorkshire - Postcode: YO17 6XL.
Kirby Misperton is just passed the Show Ground towards Malton 4 miles south of Pickering, turn off to Flamingo Land then turn left at roundabout.

For more info or tickets please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 / 07740432020 email:ambrose@1940s.info 0r George on 01924 370464 / 07847118889 -email:george@1940s.info
If answer phone please leave details we will return your call.
Visit: www.1940s.info

For further information: contact 01924370464.


Events in October 2017


Friday - October 13 - 2017
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY 1940'S DANCE NIGHT
Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton - Postcode: YO17 7LX (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Cone and join us or enjoy listening to a wide variety of music from the 1940's and beyond

Dances include Jive, Lindy Hop, Social Ballroom, Strolls, Palais Glide, Square Tango, Sequence and more .................

Vintage dress appreciated but not essential

Ticket £12 each in advance

For further information or to book ring the Milton Rooms on 01653 696240

E mail: info@themiltonrooms.com

www.themiltonrooms.com

The Rhythm Exchange Band
Vocal Harmony Trio - the Alka Seltzer Sisters &
D J Rosie

For further information: contact 01653696240. Visit: www.themiltonrooms.com


Events in October 2017


Saturday - October 14 - 2017
WHITBY SPIRIT OF THE 40'S BIG SWING DANCE - KAL'S KATS
Whitby Metropole, Argyle Road, Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3HU (North East England)
Delighted to play once again for this excellent big swing 40's event.
We alternate each year with Kalamazoo Dance Band and Kal's Kats

Whitby spirit of the 40s & swing era At the Met Ballroom Argyle road Whitby

Saturday 14th of October 2017
7.00pm till late late.
Kal's Kats, Jump Jive & swing Band. (we alternate every year between The Kalamazoo Dance Band and Kal's Kats (Vintage Swing Band)

Tickets available from Linda Cudworth Tel (01947 605407 ) or the Met( 01947 820652)
£15 per person for two night ticket (or) £10 person for one night ticket,civilian or Allied dress optional.
Raffle prizes , bar and large dance floor.
All proceeds to charity.
Tickets also available from www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk
Or email Linda at heathfieldlinda@aol.com, or Tel 01947 605407


For further information: contact 01947820652. Visit: http://www.whitbyevents.co.uk/index.php?com=detail&eID=3360 or www.kalskats.com


Events in October 2017


Saturday - October 14 - 2017
ANDERSONS 1940S DANCE
KIRBY MISPERTON VILLAGE HALL - Postcode: YO17 6XL (North East England)
Andersons Pickering War Weekend Dance
Tickets on sale from the 1st February
Saturday 14th - October - 2017 Pickering war weekend
Live music at the Village Hall, Kirkby Misperton 4 miles south of Pickering, Tickets £10
THE ANDERSONS bring you The Bowker Family a sensational singing group. Our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your favourite music of the 1940's to dance to: Jive, Strolls, Swing, Ballroom, Lambeth Walk, Palais Glide, Barn Dance, Military Two Step, Jitterbug, Shim Sham and many more...
Doors open at 19.00pm dance starts at 19.30pm till 23ish pm.
Ticket event only no admittance at the door. No refund on ticket but can be transferred. Over 16years of age only
NO BAR please bring your own refreshments.
Village Hall, High Row, off Main Street, Kirkby Misperton, North Yorkshire - Postcode: YO17 6XL.
Kirby Misperton is just passed the Show Ground towards Malton 4 miles south of Pickering, turn off to Flamingo Land then turn left at roundabout.


For more info or tickets please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 / 07740432020 email:ambrose@1940s.info 0r George on 01924 370464 / 07847118889 -email:george@1940s.info
If answer phone please leave details we will return your call.
Visit: www.1940s.info

For further information: contact 01924370464.


Events in October 2017


Saturday - October 14 - 2017
CAFE FROG - AFTERNOON TEA/SWING DANCE - THE KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Cafe Frog, 2 Burgate, Pickering - Postcode: YO18 7AU (North East England)
Hey folks,
Take a load off and come and enjoy a cream Tea at Cafe Frog or dance away to the glorious sounds of The Kalamazoo Dance Band - Playing the greats from the 40's and Swing era.
This is free to attend from 1pm to 3.30pm

This superb swing band will be playing for your delight before they head across to Whitby Metropole for the Big Swing Dance.


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


Events in October 2017


Sunday - October 15 - 2017
'THE FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR DANCE' 2017
The Recreation Club - Postcode: YO18 7DB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
WE'RE BACK AGAIN ! AFTER ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL,ENJOYABLE EVENING,LAST YEAR,ROUNDING OFF PICKERING WAR WEEKEND.
A FUN,FRIENDLY EVENING,IS ALWAYS THE ON THE MENU AT THE
'FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR' DANCE, HOSTED BY THE ULTIMATE 40s SWING/BIG BAND SINGER 'LILLI DE CARLO'.
THIS YEAR,LILLI IS DELIGHTED HAVE THE VERY ELEGANT, DAPPER VINTAGE D.J,'MR MURRAY ROSE',PROVIDING THOSE SPIFFING DANCE HIT TUNES OF THE ERA,GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU SPINNING AROUND THE DANCE FLOOR.
MURRAY PLAYS TOE-TAPPING, JUMPIN' JIVIN' MUSIC,AT VARIOUS'40s EVENTS, FROM HIS RATHER SMART JEEP & DONATES HIS FEES TO THE ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY. HE HAS RAISED TO DATE, A SPECTACULAR 18K !
SO WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND YOUR LAST NIGHT OF PICKERING WAR WEEKEND, DANCING TO THE MUSIC YOU LOVE, WITH ALL YOUR 40s CHUMS.
THE RECREATION CLUB, OFFERS A SPACIOUS SEATING AREA & DANCE FLOOR, ONSITE BAR, PLENTY OF FREE PARKING & IS A STONES THROW FROM PICKERING TOWN CENTRE, EASY WALKING DISTANCE. TICKETS FOR THIS EVENING ALWAYS SELL QUICKLY, SO DON'T MISS OUT THIS YEAR !
Doors open at 7.30pm, Dance 7.45pm - 11pm
TICKETS £10 ONLY FROM :- ektimeless@gmail.com
or Tel:- 07837 388096 for details


For further information: contact 01751473317.


Events in October 2017


Saturday - October 21 - 2017
GLENN MILLER AUTUMN BALL
Uttoxeter Town Hall - Postcode: ST147HP (East Midlands)
Let the Ashby Little Big Band take you back to the 1940s for a superb Glenn Miller inspired 1940s dance. There will be plenty of ballroom, Stroll, Swing, Latin and Old time dancing to keep you on the floor all night.
Tickets will be limited for this event and are bookable in advance or available on the door (subject to availability) at only £6.

Steve and Sue the Ashby Big Band dancers will be there to show you some new moves before the band starts and during the interval.

Ashby"little" Big Band, singers and dancers
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in October 2017


Saturday - October 21 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Scarborough - Postcode: YO11 2HD (Yorkshire and the Humber)
60+ Stalls of Pure Vintage
Live Entertainment from the lovely Natasha Harper
Hair Salon
Social Dancing Area
NAAFI Cafe
Vintage Tearoom
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Proud to Support Cancer Research

The Spa, South Bay, Scarborough. YO11 2HD.
10am - 4pm
Add £3 / Conc £2 / U12s Free

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


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


Events in November 2017


Friday - November 03 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Karen or Andrew on 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in November 2017


Saturday - November 04 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
Leeds City Market - Postcode: LS2 7HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Just before Christmas we were approached by Leeds Kirkgate Market who have asked us to host a regular monthly Saturday Vintage Fair in the new multi million pound refurbished area within the Market. It's located within the town centre and has excellent transport links having the bus and coach station right behind it and is within easy walking distance of the train station.
Trading is 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

There is a large entertainment space which is available to us and we intend to put this to good use with either singers, dancers, DJ's and/or vintage vehicles.

Come along and savour the Best of Vintage with up to 40 of the finest Vintage Stallholders.


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


Events in November 2017


Saturday - November 11 - 2017
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY 1940'S DANCE NIGHT
Huntington WMC - Postcode: YO32 9QS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Sat 11th November 2017

7.30 - 11.30pm

'Sentimental Journey'1940's/Vintage Dance

Huntinton Club, North Moor Lane, York YO32 9QS

Join us for another great night of entertainment, live music, dance and fun.

Although there will be a special emphasis on the 1940s, we will also be playing popular tunes from the 1930s, 50s & beyond, with our own resident band:

The Rhythm Exchange,
Vocal Harmony Trio - The Alka Seltzer Sisters &
DJ Murray

There is a full bar available.

1940's or Vintage dress is really appreciated but not essential. No German Dress or Axis uniforms please.

The raffle money raised at this event will be dontated to Cancer Charities.

Tickets - £10 per person, and must be booked in advance. Please ring Tina on 01904 765780 or Judith on 01904 594592, or email us from the contact page. Doors open at 7.00 pm.

​There is a very large car park on site, with easy access. or take a No 5 bus (Firstgroup Strensall Service) from the city centre.

The Rhythm Exchange Band,
Vocal Harmony Trio - The Alka Seltzer Sisters &
DJ Murray

For further information: contact 07763698445. Visit: www.yorkvintagedance.co.uk


Events in November 2017


Sunday - November 12 - 2017
CAISTOR SWING DANCE WITH MAJOR SWING AND KITTY
Caistor Town Hall, North Street, Caistor, Lincolnshire - Postcode: LN7 6QU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Tickets £7, including tea / coffee. Please bring your own refreshments. Vintage dress is optional. Music and dances are from the usual brilliant Major Swing collection. For tickets please send a cheque made payable to "Hope Community Village". Envelope address "Margaret Dennis, 36, Nettleton Road, Caistor, Market Rasen, Lincs. LN7 6NJ. Either send a SAE or tickets can be held on the door for you.
Telephone 01472 852211 or 07909222253

A short Remembrance reflection will start the dance.
For further information: contact 01472852211.


Events in November 2017


Friday - November 24 - 2017
IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS 1940S SWING DANCE
Parkway Sports & Social Club, Peterborough - Postcode: PE1 2AS (All areas)
Join us for our end of year 1940s event with the biggest band from the smallest county, the excellent Rutland Big Band, a full 18-piece Big band. The band will be accompanied on stage by Dennis Hannant performing a whole range of Rat Pack swing style favourites, the Blitz Dancers and Miss Cherry Retro pop-up shop.


Large Dance Floor
FREE Parking
Cheap Bar
Prize Raffle
Hot Food

Advance tickets £12 or £15 on the night available via
Venue: Parkway Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough
Telephone: 07788 931633
Email: info@truly-scrumptious-events.co.uk
Website: www.truly-scrumptious-events.co.uk


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


Events in December 2017


Friday - December 01 - 2017
CHRISTMAS BALL
Masson Mills - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Karen or Andrew on 01629 760208.

Dancing over 2 floors to the Ashby "little" Big Band, Free Food and Free Parking all for £6 - These events sell out every Month
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in December 2017


Saturday - December 02 - 2017
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
Leeds City Market - Postcode: LS2 7HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
We were approached by Leeds Kirkgate Market who have asked us to host a regular monthly Saturday Vintage Fair in the new multi million pound refurbished area within the Market. It's located within the town centre and has excellent transport links having the bus and coach station right behind it and is within easy walking distance of the train station.
Trading is 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

There is a large entertainment space which is available to us and we intend to put this to good use with either singers, dancers, DJ's and/or vintage vehicles.

Come along and savour the Best of Vintage with up to 40 of the finest Vintage Stallholders.


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


Events in December 2017


Saturday - December 16 - 2017
BOOGALOO JUMP JIVE WEEKENDER - TORQUAY - KAL'S KATS
Victoria House Hotel, Belgrave Rd, Torquay TQ2 5HL - Postcode: TQ2 5HL (South West England)
The Victoria Hotel, Torquay
Friday 15th – 18th December 2017 from £199 pp 3 nights half board in standard accommodation.

This will be our second year at The Victoria Hotel. Located in the heart of the English Riviera, the Victoria Hotel is part of family owned hotel group TLH, boasting four hotels on a single 7 acre site with outstanding leisure facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa and gym, games room and its own pub! The Victoria Hotel is a popular venue for dance events as it has two beautiful ballrooms, one with a sprung dance floor and the second with a cushioned floor – perfect for dancing. The value price includes three nights half board, all the bands, dance classes and a mulled wine reception. A fabulous pre-Christmas treat!

Booked so far:

Si Cranstoun & His Band
Kal’s Kats
Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift
Ding Dong Daddios
Rockin’ The Joint
Sweet Georgia Boys
MC/DJ: Terry Elliot (tbc)

Dance classes with:
Mike & Mel of Swingsters
Alan & Lisa of SwingStyle
Steve & Tara of JiveRevive

Watch this space for further details!

TO BOOK:

Boogaloo are taking the bookings for this weekend. We will add a booking form as soon as available. In the meantime, to make a booking please email info@boogaloopromotions.com, or ring us on 01252 793430.


For further information: contact 01252793430. Visit: http://www.boogaloopromotions.com or www.kalskats.com


Events in December 2017


Friday - December 22 - 2017
1940S CHRISTMASBLACK TIE DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock Bath - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Karen or Andrew on 01629 760208.

Dancing on 2 floors to the Ashby "little" Big band, free parking and food all for £6. These dances sell out every month!
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in December 2017


Saturday - December 23 - 2017
PAT DA KAT - HOLLYWOOD BOOGIE XMAS PARTY WITH KAL'S KATS
The Royston Ballroom, Penge, London SE20 7QW - Postcode: SE20 7QW (Greater London)
Kal's Kats are delighted to be invited by Pat da Kat to play for the 2017 Christmas swing dance - we're going to blow the roof off the joint!!!

About - Hollywood Boogie
Social dances organised by Pat da Kat, bringing you the dancers a unique blend of music to suit all tastes from Jumpin Jive to Swing, Boogie Woogie to Motown and everything in between. Everyone welcome!

What to expect?
As well as great venues with rockin’ music, you will find yourself surrounded by friends, old and new. After all, at Hollywood Boogie we say a stranger is just a new friend you are about to meet. The crowd is one of the friendliest you will find in any club and you will feel like it is a home from home in no time.

Thought Behind the Events
Pat da Kat is keen to keep quality social dancing events in and around South London and Kent. He has been running the Royston Ballroom’s monthly vintage dance night since November 2010.
The Royston offers

Free Parking, Social Club Bar Prices , Reasonable Entry Charges



For further information: contact 07956569279. Visit: http://hollywoodboogie.com/about/ or www.kalskats.com


Events in December 2017


Sunday - December 31 - 2017
KAL'S KATS - CARDING SHED NEW YEARS EVE BIG SWING DANCE
The Carding Shed, Washpit Mill, Choppards Lane, Holmfirth - Postcode: HD9 2RW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Kal's Kats will absolutely rock the joint at the new home base for the Carding Shed.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to play at this Swing Dance Mecca.


For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.thecardingshed.co.uk or www.kalskats.com


Events in September 2026


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

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

Dressing up very much encouraged

You may pay on door.

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




News

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



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



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



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



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




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



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




11/02/2013
TRADERS NEEDED




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




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



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





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