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



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



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



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




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



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




11/02/2013
TRADERS NEEDED
TRADERS NEEDED for our Vintage & Retro Fair 23rd February 2013 at The Octogan Live Sandbeds Keighley. Tables only are priced at £20 and a 6ft x 8ft area is only £40. A great day is planned Free Swing Jive lessons. Music from the 30's 40's and 50's with DJ 6-5000. Free workshops. Come and enjoy a great day out.



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




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



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









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Events in August 2014


BARRY WARTIME WEEKEND
Saturday - August 30 - 2014
Barry - (Wales)
The Barry Wartime Weekend will this year commemorate the Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

We will also have the traditional 1940s feel, with period entertainers. we`ve provisionally booked Paul / Natasha Harper and Sandy Sparkle.

There will be an evening 1940s party on Sat 30th Aug

Details will appear here and on the website.

Contact us to express an interest.


For further information: contact 07930874161. Visit: www.wartimeweekend.co.uk




Events in August 2014


QUORN JUMP JIVE & SWING 'SUGAR RAY'S LUCKY STRIKES
Saturday - August 30 - 2014
Quorn Village Hall, Leicester Road, Quorn. Leicester - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
supported by DJ Savoy Jump
Quorn Village Hall, Leicester road, Quorn. Leicester LE12 8BB
'Tickets ALWAYS recomended' £10 /door £12
7.30pm - late. Adults only. Bring Your Own Drinks.
Contact LIN-D-HOP 0116 230 2828






Events in August 2014


ECHOES OF THE PAST VINTAGE WEEKEND
Saturday - August 30 - 2014
Rougham Control Tower Museum - Postcode: IP30 9XA (East of England)
Rougham Control Tower Museum,
Rougham Industrial Estate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP309XA.
Echoes of the Past, Vintage weekend Press Release
30th and 31st August 2014
10am – 5 pm both days
Saturday - Adults £3.50 Under 16s free
Sunday – Adults £5.00 Under 16s free
All proceeds will go to the upkeep of the Tower Museum, Grounds & associated buildings.
Step back in time at Echoes of the Past at Rougham Control Muse-um. Sample some wartime cooking or visit Mrs sew and Sew to dis-cover how the British housewife had to make do and mend in order to survive.
Take a wander around the Military vehicles, Classic cars, Vintage Tractors and Motor bikes.
Living history displays, a vintage Fete and lots of free competitions will keep the children young and old entertained for the whole day with Refreshments, beer tent or B.B.Q available to keep you fed and watered.
Texas Tommy will be providing us with vintage music and dance demonstrations (Sunday only) and the Wartime Control Tower mu-seum with revamped displays is always worth a visit.
Visiting Museum stands, Trade stalls, an Obstacle course, Charity stalls finish off the action on offer.
For info call Shirley on 07976 670679
or Email us on roughamcontroltowermuseum@gmail.com
Or find us on Facebook – (bellow) Or www.rougham.org (Below)

Free entry for anyone who comes along in period dress. Book in to receive your free drinks token.
For further information: contact 07976670679. Visit: www.rougham.org or www.facebook.com/roughamtowerassociation




Events in August 2014


MILTON KEYNES MUSEUM CELEBRATES THE 1940'S
Saturday - August 30 - 2014
Milton Keynes Museum - Postcode: MK125EL (South East England)
30th-31st August 2014
Join us as we celebrate our 5th 1940's event, at this lovely Museum in the heart of Milton Keynes. Where you will be transported back to the days of WW11. Enjoy a stroll in the wartime garden and have a seat in the Anderson shelter, where you will hear the bombs dropping and the sirens wailing.Enjoy the demonstrations of life on the home front. Take a walk down the cobbled street of shops, bustling with visitors and re enactors, stop for a beer, or buy some veg from the market barrow. Enjoy a cup of tea in our vintage tea room where you can get up and have a dance or listen to our special guest Miss Lola Lamour. Visit our many displays, Granary tea room, and museum visit and don't forget to visit the traders coupons at the ready!

opening hours 11am-4.30pm Weather permitting Sunday 31st Auguts BBMF Lancaster fly past.
For further information: contact 01908316222.




Events in August 2014


DARWEN 1940'S DAY
Saturday - August 30 - 2014
DARWEN 1940’S DAY - Postcode: BB31BH (North West England)
Market Square Darwen
10am Start
Vocalists: Linda Dee
Ricky Lee
Vicky Rothwell
Bethany Turnbull
Attractions:
Sniper Alley
WW2 Vehicles
RAF Fuel Browser
1949 Bristol Car
British Legion
Punch and Judy
Magic Show
And much more....
FREE PARKING
For more information Contact Tracy on 07708 939644
or 01254 704563


For further information: contact 07708939644.




Events in August 2014


RICKY HUNTER LIVE AT BARRY WARTIME WEEKEND
Saturday - August 30 - 2014
Barry Island Friars Rd, Barry, Vale Of Glamorgan - Postcode: CF62 5TR (Wales)
Ricky Hunter will be performing back in Wales as part of the Barry At War weekend
This year`s Barry Wartime Weekend looks to be the biggest and best event yet, commemorating both the First & Second World Wars, with living history encampments for both periods and aerial displays at Barry Island on both days.
The RED ARROWS will be displaying over Barry Island Beach on Saturday 30th August.  The BBMF Dakota will also be making an appearance on Sunday 31st.( Times TBC).
The Barry Wartime Weekend will take place both at the Hood Road events field at Barry Waterfront, and at Barry Island Railway Station. The venues will be linked by a  vintage train.
The event is a joint venture between Barry at War and Barry Tourist Railway.
Period entertainers Sandy Sparkle, and Ricky Hunter will be performing live throughout the weekend, and at the ‘Back to 44′ evening of nostalgia on Saturday evening. (Tickets Required).
There will be an aerial display at Barry Island on both Sat 30th and Sun 31st.
Wartime Weekend is supported by the Vale of Glamorgan and Barry Town Councils.  Admission to the event is FREE.


For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.barryatwar.info/wartime-weekend/




Events in August 2014


FOXTROT & QUICKSTEP CLASS
Sunday - August 31 - 2014
THE OCTAGON LIVE - Postcode: BD20 5LY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Ever been to a 1940's Jive dance,the music changes & the Foxtrotters & Quicksteppers strut their stuff & you have thought ' wish I could do that'? Well now you can !
Come along to my Foxtrot & Quickstep class & learn the basic steps; enough to get you dancing round the floor with confidence.
Lesson 7.00pm - 9.00pm followed by an hours practice until 10.00pm
£5.00 per person and all proceeds go to Cancer Research.
Pie & Pea supper available too!
Please contact me to book a place ( you will need a partner ) as I am restricing numbers, so you have lots of room on the dancefloor.


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




Events in September 2014


BIG BAND EVENING FEATURING RICKY HUNTER & HIS BIG BAND - 2 SEPT
Tuesday - September 02 - 2014
Oakleigh Lodge Social Club 1 Highbury Rd, Nottingham - Postcode: NG6 9DD (East Midlands)
Join Ricky Hunter & his Big Band as they bring you the hits from the Big Band and Swing era.

Featuring the stunning vocals of top 1940's entertainer Jayne Darling this is a great mid-week night out to brush up your dance skills or just enjoy the music.

Tickets are £5 for non members of Oakleigh Lodge and £2.50 for club members and it's pay on the door.

This is the only event in Nottingham that features a full sized Big Band.

Oakleigh Lodge Social Club is a stunning venue with large dance-floor and stage on the outskirts of Nottingham with easy access from the motorway and all major routes in Nottingham.

There is plenty of free-parking on site and the venue has modern facilities and is disabled friendly.

Featuring a large wooden dance-floor and great acoustics making this a night not to be missed.

This venue is fully disabled friendly.
For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or www.rickyhunter.co.uk/events-diary-the-ricky-hunter-big-band.html




Events in September 2014


GLENN MILLER AT THE PRIORY
Thursday - September 04 - 2014
The Priory Nanapantan Rd Loughborough - Postcode: LE11 3YD (East Midlands)
Jazz at the Priory is a regular event dedicated to trad jazz. Once a year the Priory welcome the popular Ashby Big band to give a concert of the very best of swing. This event sees the regular 9 musicians of the little big band joined by the superb vocalist Sarah Woodall for an unforgettable celebration of the 1940s.
Ashby Big Band 8.30pm - 11pm. Entrance £8
Glenn Miller, Ella, Sinatra, Darin, Ellington, Dorsey etc

For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/index.html or www.jazzpriory.co.uk/




Events in September 2014


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - September 05 - 2014
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests.
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in September 2014


GI JIVE SOCIAL DANCE NIGHT
Friday - September 05 - 2014
Drax Sports & Social Club, Nr Selby, North Yorkshire - (North East England)
GI Jive is coming to Drax Sports & Social Club, on Friday 5 September from 7.30pm - 11.30pm to entertain dancers for the evening. Entry £12.50 including a marvelous supper. Ticket only - on sale now. Ring 07738051814 or 07872067593 to organise purchasing your tickets. Drax Sports & Social Club has a sprung wooden dance floor, full air conditioning and bar. It is a friendly environment, everyone welcome. Period dress optional.





Events in September 2014


BLITZ TEA ROOM 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Friday - September 05 - 2014
The Blitz Tea Room & Jazz Lounge - Postcode: NN15 0AY (East Midlands)
Pete Wayre returns for another show at the tea rooms hosting an evening extravaganza of Swing & Jazz music! Featuring Luna Nightingale.
Following the massive success and large attendance the Blitz would like to follow up on the previous "The Yanks are Coming, 4th July celebrations" with ANOTHER inside and outside 40's party! BBQ, Bar, Cocktails, Tea and coffee..what ever you fancy!
The best in Swing & Jazz of the 30's & wartime era with some
added 20's populars. A great night for all!
This is the 1 year anniversary since opening.. so come down and celebrate with us all. Call us at the Blitz Tea Rooms for info.. the last event was FREE ENTRY.


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




Events in September 2014


BLACK TIE BALLROOM CLUB
Friday - September 05 - 2014
London Welsh Centre - Postcode: WC1X8UE (Greater London)
10 October
7 November
5 December

Ballroom dancing in black tie, evening dress and vintage clothes to pre war strict tempo dance records and live music from the eight piece Kewdos Dance Orchestra. Plus guest vocalist Alistair Sutherland on the voice trumpet. Dances will include slow waltz, quickstep, tango, rumba, Viennese waltz, cha cha, samba and Charleston. Fully licensed bar at pub prices. Interactive social activities such as 'snowballs', 'excuse me dances', 'Paul Jones' and a bus stop. One simple sequence dance with ten minutes of instruction beforehand, One hour basic ballroom class for beginners from 7 pm to 8 pm included in ticket price of £10. Large sprung dance floor,and plenty of space for partnered dancing.
Tickets available from 'we got tickets'under 'Black Tie Ballroom Club'

Vintage ballroom dancing in black tie
For further information: contact 02085421490.




Events in September 2014


ROOM21 BIG BAND DANCE
Friday - September 05 - 2014
Retford Town Hall - Postcode: DN22 6DB (East Midlands)
A night of 40s and 50s music with the ever popular Room21 Big Band. Put on your dancing shoes and come on down!

For further information: contact 01777706411. Visit: www.room21.org.uk or www.facebook.com/Room21BigBand




Events in September 2014


BASTON IN THE BLITZ VILLAGE DANCE
Saturday - September 06 - 2014
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincolnshire - Postcode: PE6 9PA (East Midlands)
Baston in the Blitz Village Dance
Saturday 6th September 2014
7.30pm - 10.30pm
The Big Marquee, Brudenell Playing Fields
Main Street, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PA
Entertainment by Harmony Belle
Dance to the sounds of all your Forties favourites!
Licensed Bar
Free parking
Admission by ticket only (strictly limited) - £7 each
Tickets available from www.bastonblitz.org
enquiries@bastonblitz.org
01778 561148
Come in your Forties finery or dress as you please!


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




Events in September 2014


HOLMFIRTH WAR TIME WEEKEND
Saturday - September 06 - 2014
Holmfirth - Postcode: HD9 3JL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
September 6th and 7th,
Holmfirth war time weekend, Sands recreational ground, Holmfirth,
Troops, military equipment, vehicles, displays, demonstrations, memorabilia, Royal British legion, RAFA, army veterans, Army, Air cadets, scouts, guides, and youth groups,
Parade, military service, Lancaster fly past, all allied troops in uniform
All persons in period dating costumes most welcome,
Stalls available for vintage ect, bookings to 07525 941117,
General event enquiries to 01484 683147,
Caravan and camping available close to the event

Lancaster fly past,
Parade,

For further information: contact 01484683147.




Events in September 2014


BASTON IN THE BLITZ
Sunday - September 07 - 2014
BASTON, Brudenell Playing Fields - Postcode: PE6 9PA (East of England)
Be entertained throughout the day by the fabulous Miss LOLA LAMOUR, the inimitable GEORGE FORMBY (aka Paul Casper) and Ian 'Rosie' Rose!
Event opened by Prime Minister, the Rt.Hon. WINSTON CHURCHILL
Rub shoulders with living history re-enactors
Vintage car display
Military vehicle and equipment displays
Military re-enactors
Vintage Traders
Kiddie Rides
Beer Tent, full range of catering.
Trader and Re-enactor group enquiries all welcome. Very low pitch rates for trading stalls.
Free parking in village close to venue.
Admission £5 per adult, half-price if wearing Forties costume. Free entry for children under 16 (must be accompanied by adult).
Come and experience life during the war years!


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




Events in September 2014


A RATHER EXCLUSIVE VINTAGE TEA DANCE
Sunday - September 07 - 2014
Little Budworth Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Budworth, Cheshire - Postcode: CW6 9BP (North West England)
A-rain Swing Club will be hosting a vintage afternoon tea dance in the delightful village of Little Budworth in leafy Cheshire. DJ Windy will be playing music from the Golden Age of Swing for your dancing pleasure.
ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY.
£8 entry includes afternoon tea, music and dancing.
To book your place contact Windy;
Tel 0751 273 9985
email; wingtipwindy@sky.com
Facebook A-Train Swing Club

This is a quality not quantity event and numbers are strictly limited so book early to ensure your place.
For further information: contact 07512739985.




Events in September 2014


WINDYHOP WEDNESDAY
Wednesday - September 10 - 2014
Failsworth Home Guard Club, Poplar St, Failsworth, Manchester - Postcode: M35 0HY (North West England)
A-Train Swing Club host a monthly social gathering for all those with an interest in the Swing Era.
Come along and join our relaxed friendly group. Listen and dance
to the music from the golden age of Swing or just watch and chat.
DJ Windy playing swing music from 1920s to 1950s for your dancing pleasure.
Second Wednesday each month
7.45 till 11.00
just £4, pay on the door.


For further information: contact 07512739985.




Events in September 2014


1940'S AND 50'S EVENING DANCE WITH LIVE SINGERS SINCERELY YOURS.
Friday - September 12 - 2014
Rolls-Royce Pavillion, Moor Lane, Derby - Postcode: DE24 9HY (East Midlands)
Relive the spirit of the forties with singers Sincerely Yours. Step back in time with singers Jeanette and Tiffany for an evening of nostalgia as we sing the classics and take to the dance floor.
1940's and 1950's dress welcome.
For tickets contact Janet James on 01332 573350.
Tickets £5.00 per person.
Time 7.30-11pm
At Rolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane Derby.
Get your dance shoes at the ready. (Best venue and dance floor in Derby!)


For further information: contact 01332573350.




Events in September 2014


BIG JIVE HERTS, JIVE,ROCK N ROLL, JAZZ N SWING
Friday - September 12 - 2014
Club De Havilland, - Postcode: AL10 9EU (South East England)
The BIG JIVE SPECTACULAR
FEATURING The Jive Aces + Cody Lee and The Retro Boys
(tickets £12.540 adv from www.bigjiveherts.eventbrite.co.uk or £15 on door) Plus DJ Paul "Get In The Swing" Jackson, dance lesson from www.JiveSwing.com and Cody "boogie Boy" Lee
Here is a young performer that has been playing the piano for most of his life. His audience and popularity continues to surge in London and the UK and Cody Lee has stopped many a show when he has performed with his own band The Retro Boys and the ever popular King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys and The Jive Aces.
Expect great singing and showmanship, with boogie woogie, rock and roll, and rhythm and blues performed at lightning speed.


For further information: contact 01707281144. Visit: www.facebook.com/theretroboys or www.bigjiveherts.eventbrite.co.uk




Events in September 2014


SWINDON & CRICKLADE RAILWAY WARTIME WEEKEND
Saturday - September 13 - 2014
Swindon & Cricklade Railway - Postcode: SN25 2DA (South West England)
Saturday 13th & Sun 14th September 2014.
Re-enactment battles/skirmishes.
Living history groups.
Military vehicles.
Ticket price includes unlimited train rides on newly extended line.
Bar & food.
Trade stands.
Homeguard drill demonstrations.
Air Training Corps drum band.
Flypast by either a Hurricane,Spitfire,Lancaster or Dakota depending on serviceability and weather conditions.
The railways own wartime museum.
Discounted entry for those public who turn up in appropriate period costume.
This is not just a 1940,s event, it covers different periods of wartime including an American civil war display upto modern day.
E-mail wartime@swindon-cricklade-railway.org for further information.


Visit: www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org




Events in September 2014


WIMPOLE AT WAR
Saturday - September 13 - 2014
The Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire - Postcode: SG8 0BW (East of England)
Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 September 2014, 11am to 5pm.
EventPlan’s popular annual Home Front event encompassing the Hall, gardens and working farm of the National Trust's Wimpole Estate. Enjoy some great music and song from The Spitfires, other entertainments including a fashion show, the hilarious Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler, parades, military and civilian living history, weapons displays and firing, vehicles, traders and much more!
Saturday evening dance for pre-registered participants only, modestly priced. Plus restaurant, shops and attractive parkland. All Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors, vehicle owners and enthusiasts are warmly invited (including Germans/Italians as POWS). Pre-register for free entry if in Forties Home Front or Allied clothing or uniform (admission fee applies otherwise, free to National Trust members) and camping. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

Music, song, dance, fashion show, entertainments, living history, vehicles, military displays and traders.
For further information: contact 01223206300. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk




Events in September 2014


STARS AND STRIPES 2014
Saturday - September 13 - 2014
RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre - Postcode: WA5 9YZ (North West England)
This event is 13th and 14th September 2014 A weekend to commemorate the personnel who were stationed at RAF Burtonwood from 1940 till 1993.
This weekend is presented by the RAF Burtonwood Association to raise funds for the centre it includes a fun filled vintage weekend with Static displays, Classic vehicles, Music and Dancing, Living History Groups. Ticket prices are £3.00 pp or £10.00 for a family of 4 starting at 10.00 am till 5.00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night is a DANCE NIGHT with Sunnyside Swing a live band Black Cat Trio this costs £8.00 pp book tickets in advance no ticket sales on the door. Tickets can be booked by emailing rafburtonwood@yahoo.co.uk or telephoning Roy 07585609781.
Camping facilities are available cost is £10.00 for the weekend no electrical hook up also Hotel on site can be booked a special rate can be obtained by quoting BWD01 hotel details 01925 230088 (Gulliver's World Hotel.)


For further information: contact 07585609781. Visit: www.rafburtonwoodbase.org




Events in September 2014


VILLAGE AT WAR WEEKEND
Saturday - September 13 - 2014
Stoke Bruerne - Postcode: NN12 7SE (East Midlands)
For the seventh successive year, The Friends of The Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne are staging their highly successful Village at War weekend on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th September.
During WWII the canal at Stoke Bruerne played an important role in the transportation of coal from the pits in the Midlands to service the London area. Story has it that part of our Gold Reserve was shipped from the Bank of England to Liverpool by canal during the invasion scare of 1940, while the narrowboat Sculptor, berthed outside the Museum, was used as a fire boat in London during the Blitz.
During the weekend, the Northampton Home Guard, originally called the Local Defence Volunteers, will be ‘On Parade’ along with the Army Cadet Force and other re-eactment groups from all around the country. George Formby aka Paul Casper and Lola Lamour will be entertaining. The village school will be transformed into ‘Lyons Tea Rooms’, Alan ‘Ruzzit Buzzit’ will be hosting dance classes and a Tea Dance at the village hall and there will be a 40s fashion parade at the Church. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be calling in (weather permitting) and all sorts of military vehicles will be on display.
There will be a black market and a welcome newcomer to the weekend is beauty and fashion writer and all-round domestic goddess Marjorie Cartwright-Jones presenting her make-do-and-mend cabaret show.


For further information: contact 01604862229. Visit: www.friendsofcanalmuseum.org.uk/village-at-war-2014




Events in September 2014


RICKY HUNTER & JAYNE DARLING LIVE AT WIMPOLE AT WAR
Saturday - September 13 - 2014
Wimpole At War
  Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire - Postcode: SG8 0BW (East Midlands)
Wimpole at War
Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire SG8 0BW
On the A603 near the M11, 6 miles North of Royston and 8 miles South West of Cambridge. 
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September 2014, 11am to 5pm
All Home Front British or Western theatre Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors, dancers, vehicle owners
and enthusiasts are warmly invited to participate*.
Free admission if pre-registered
Step back in time to the 1940s at this extremely popular annual event at Wimpole’s magnificent hall, gardens and working farm!
Enjoy some great music, song and a fashion show by The Spitfires, Also Featuring Jayne Darling And Vocalist & Trumpeter Ricky Hunter.
We have military and civilian living history, arena displays with weapons firing, vehicles, Home Guard drill (and an opportunity to try it yourself), a visit by “Winston Churchill”, the story and science of the Dam Busters’ raid, wartime food, rationing and farming, entertainments such as the hilarous Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler, vehicles, ‘40s market and Saturday evening dance for registered participants with tickets on sale during the day.


For further information: contact 01509815645. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or www.eventplan.co.uk




Events in September 2014


1940S CHARITY DANCE NIGHT
Saturday - September 13 - 2014
Spalding Grammar School, Spalding Pe11 2xh - (East Midlands)
CHARITY DANCE NIGHT WITH MAJOR SWING AND singer ALAN JACKSON
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AND BE ENTERTAINED, BYO RATIONS, GREAT MIX OF MUSIC FOR ALL DANCERS INC HOT SWING, SOCIAL BALLROOM,PARTY/NOVELTY DANCES.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FROM THE HOSPICE OR BY CALLING VIKKI ON 07435 753098 A LITTLE DANCE TUITION ON THE NIGHT.....


For further information: contact 07435753098.




Events in September 2014


DOMINIC HALPIN AND THE HONEY BS
Sunday - September 14 - 2014
The Oil Can Cafe/Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Butt Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West York’s HD9 1AF 01484 680400 Www.thecardingshed.co.uk - Postcode: HD91AF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Two shots of Dean Martin,
A slice of Frank Sinatra, with
A dash of Elvis Presley
Shaken and Stirred
7.00 doors open
7.45 First Set
8.30 Supper
9.30 Second Set
10.30 Dance Music - requests taken
11.00 bar closes
Pay bar, Dance floor and seating for x 150
Tickets in advance, £15, tel. 01484 680400


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




Events in September 2014


COUNTRYSIDE AT WAR
Sunday - September 14 - 2014
Museum Of East Anglian Life - Postcode: IP14 1DL (East of England)
What do you think it was it like to live, work and play in the Suffolk countryside during the Second World War?
Why not come along to our 3rd annual Countryside at War event on Sunday 14th September and find out!
Watch our Steam Team and Land Army Girls as they demonstrate steam thrashing and wartime farming. Join our costumed staff and volunteers as we help bring history to life. Get involved as you collect your identity card, join the Home Guard for drill practice, and learn how to put out fires with a stirrup pump!
On the domestic side, why not visit our rationed cooking demonstrations and get a real taste for the 1940s, or find out about fashion, hair and make-up on the Home Front.
You could also make the most of the Holidays at Home Scheme as the fairground comes to town!
+9Don’t forget to listen out for the air raid warning and be prepared to take cover – it could go off at any time!
Lisa Harris, Curator, says: ‘The Second World War is a period that fascinates many of our visitors, young and old alike. The chance for older generations to share their own memories with children and grandchildren becomes more valuable as those children grow up.
With our volunteers keen to demonstrate equipment from this period, we expect it will be a fun, family orientated day out with local history at its very heart!’
You could even bring your picnic rations and make a day of it!

Watch our Steam Team and Land Army Girls as they demonstrate steam thrashing and wartime farming. Join our costumed staff and volunteers as we help bring history to life. Get involved as you collect your identity card, join the Home Guard for drill practice, and learn how to put out fires with a stirrup pum
For further information: contact 01449612229. Visit: www.eastanglianlife.org.uk/whats-on/2014/09/14/countryside-at-war.html




Events in September 2014


A SALUTE TO VERA LYNN
Monday - September 15 - 2014
Consort Hotel, Thurcroft, Rotherham. - (North East England)
with Lorrie Brown. UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute
Lunch and Show 2.30pm start
For further information: contact 01709579599.




Events in September 2014


1940'S WEEKEND BREAK
Friday - September 19 - 2014
SHERINGHAM 1940'S WEEKEND - Postcode: NR11 7PJ (East of England)
1940'S WEEKEND BREAK - SHERINGHAM, NORFOLK

Why not enjoy a 1940's Weekend Break 19th - 22nd September 2014
Get a coach party together to witness this fabulous atmosphere created in beautiful North Norfolk
To include:
3 Nights B & B
Friday - 1940's Evening with 1940's style meal, Max Miller Tribute and Dancing
Saturday - Enjoy the 1940's Weekend and Train journey from Sheringham - Holt & Weybourne
Evening - Dinner
Sunday - Enjoy the Sheringham 1940's Weekend during the day, evening dinner and tickets for the Annual Variety Show organised by the Grand Order of Water Rats.

Transport will be provided for the evening events.

PLEASE NOTE TRAIN TICKETS AVAILABLE AT AN EXTRA COST
1940'S STYLE DRESS CODE A MUST FOR THIS FABULOUS WEEKEND

COST PER PERSON: £265

Please book early to avoid disappointment


1940's WEEKEND BREAK IN BEAUTIUL NORTH NORFOLK
For further information: contact 01263768076.




Events in September 2014


GRASSINGTON 1940S WEEKEND
Friday - September 19 - 2014
Grassington, North Yorkshire - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
This is a three day event from Friday 19th September 'til Sunday 21st 2014
More details to follow






Events in September 2014


MATLOCK DANCE
Friday - September 19 - 2014
Edgefold Club, Matlock - Postcode: DE43NJ (East Midlands)
A dance catering for all dance styles to the very best tunes of the 40s. A real 1940s atmosphere with 1940s dress encouraged but not essential.
Plenty of free parking, cheap bar, sprung dance floor and 3 hours of music from the Ashby "little" Big Band.
Tickets (£6) are limited to 150 and are available from the Club, the Band or the Matlock dance website (see link below)

Ashby Big Band 8-11pm Tickets only £6.
For further information: contact 01629584232. Visit: www.matlock1940sdance.webs.com/ or www.ashbybigband.com/index.html




Events in September 2014


MATLOCK DANCE NIGHT
Friday - September 19 - 2014
Edgefold Club, Matlock - Postcode: DE43NJ (East Midlands)
Dancing to the fabulous Ashby "little" Big Band.
This is a regular event that has music and dancing for everyone.
Starting with In the Mood and ending with Sing, Sing, Sing the 2 hours of live music in the middle has instantly recognisable tunes from the 1920s through to the early 50s.
Dances are Ballroom, Swing and stroll with old favorites like the Veleta, Palais Glide and Barn Dance thrown in.
It is a fun night of social dancing where vintage dress is welcome. Come in a group and make a party of it or come alone and join in the friendly atmosphere.

Live 8 piece Band, great dance floor, cheap bar and free parking all for £6.
The event will sell out so book your ticket by phone or buy from the website

For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.matlock1940sdance.webs.com/ or ww.ashbybigband.com/index.html




Events in September 2014


AUTUMN SWINGING BALL
Friday - September 19 - 2014
The Longfield Suite, Prestwich, Manchester - Postcode: M251AY (North West England)
The Ding Dong Daddios and The Swing Commanders with GI Jive present a great evening of swinging music. Magnificent large dance floor, free parking and great music. Doors 7.30 till midnight. Tickets from Ian on 0161 973 0529 or on line at www.swingcommanders.eventbrite.com. £15 in advance (£17 on the door if available). Our last two dances here sold out.

For further information: contact 01619730529.




Events in September 2014


AUTUMN SWING BALL
Friday - September 19 - 2014
The Longfield Suite, Prestwich, Manchester - Postcode: M25 1AY (North West England)
The Swing Commanders with The Ding Ding Dadios plus GI Jive play great music for dancing. Large beautiful dance floor, free parking, close to Prestwich metro and super period music. Tickets £15 in advance (£17 on the door if available).
To book on line www.swingcommanders.eventbrite.com
For further information: contact 01619730529. Visit: www.swingcommanders.com




Events in September 2014


GRASSINGTON1940S WEEKEND
Friday - September 19 - 2014
Grassington - Postcode: BD235AT (Yorkshire and the Humber)
19th/20th/21st September
This is our 3rd year and we have this year a tank ,re-enactors camps , vintage market ,Paul Harpers. Mickey Ramsbottom and the alkelzelzer sisters along with others
On the Friday night we have swing city big band with shak shakin jack and back by popular demand on the Saturday night Echo 42 Big band
There will also be vintage vehicles dotted about our cobbled streets and a tea dance is on Saturday and Sunday afternoon 2pm till 4pm.
Tickets are advisable for all the dances you can download a booking form from our website and return with a cheque or ring Julia on 01756753537 during the day

Friday night swing city big band
For further information: contact 01756753537. Visit: www.grassington1940s.co.uk




Events in September 2014


MAJOR SWINGS WARTIME DANCE SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Holt Community Centre, Holt - (East of England)
JOIN MAJOR SWING AND KITTY AT HOLT COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR OUR WARTIME DANCE,FEATURING PARTNERED DANCING TO ALL THE GREAT ENGLISH DANCE BANDS FROM THE EARLY THIRTIES THROUGH TO THE FORTIES, AS WELL AS ALL THE GREAT AMERICAN BIG BAND GREATS, GREAT SELECTION OF DANCES, TO INCLUDE, FOXTROT,WALTZ,BALBOA.SHAG, QUICKSTEP, LINDY, WARTIME PARTY/NOVELTY DANCES, CHARLESTON, PEABODY, PALAIS GLIDE, PALAIS STROLL,BREAKAWAY BLUES, SQUARE TANGO, ST BERNARDS WALTZ, BOSTON 2 STEP, PARK PARADE,BARNDANCE......AND MORE,
ALL MIXED UP THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, ALSO A COUPLE OF VERY QUICK LESSONS TO ENABLE EVERYBODY TO LEARN A NEW WARTIME VINTAGE DANCE!! WE HAVE A FULL LICENSED BAR AND ALSO FINGER FOOD AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT, PLEASE DONT BRING YOUR OWN AS ALL BAR/FOOD MONEY IS GOING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, MANY THANKS!!!! WE PROMISE YOU A GREAT NIGHT!!!!!
ENTRY IS BY TICKET ONLY AND DANCING STARTS AT 7.30 TILL 11.00, PLEASE
CALL 01476 565199 FOR TICKETS, NUMBERS ARE LIMITED!!! NICE BIG DANCE FLOOR AND WE WONT BE OVERCROWDING THE VENUE SO LOTS OF ROOM FOR EVERY BODY TO DANCE.......... £7.00 per ticket in advance.......

WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT, MANY MANY THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

TICKET ONLY IN ADVANCE PLEASE DONT LEAVE IT TOO LATE AS WE HAD TO TURN FOLKS AWAY LAST YEAR............
PLEASE E MAIL DANCE TRACK REQUESTS/BIRTHDAY DEDICATIONS ETC ETC TO timbohandley@gmail.com
PLEASE NOTE ONLY 20 TICKETS REMAINING ON SALE.........

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




Events in September 2014


HUGHENDEN'S WARTIME WEEKEND
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire - Postcode: HP14 4LA (South East England)
EventPlan’s annual Home Front event at picturesque Hughenden, staged on behalf of the National Trust and commemorating the Manor’s top secret war work, the role of local people and general war effort.
Enjoy music and song by The Spitfires, Ricky Hunter (also on trumpet) and Velvet Divine, fashion show, entertainments, weapons firing, living history and wartime exhibition at this picturesque location, which was a centre for vital map making for crucial RAF air raids including the Dam Busters, the sinking of the Tirpitz 70 years ago this November, and the bombing of Berchtesgarden. Restaurant and shop on site.
All British, Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors & promenaders(especially RAF), vehicle owners and enthusiasts are warmly invited to participate. Sorry, no Axis impressions. Pre-register for free entry (admission fee applies otherwise, free to National Trust members) and camping. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

Living history and entertainments at this most secret of wartime establishments.
For further information: contact 01494755565. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden/




Events in September 2014


LUPTON HOUSE 1940S WEEKEND
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Lupton House, Brixham, Devon - Postcode: TQ5 0LD (South West England)
Sept 20th & 21st (10am -5pm)
Victory Dance on Saturday night. Tickets £12 in advance, via our website below. This is our 3rd year. Its a charity event, all run by volunteers. It looks like being another great weekend.

Trade space is still available for the Lupton house 1940s event. Craft and vintage inside space. A few spaces for outside military traders.
We also have space for a 1940s hairstylist
Please see website for all details
or email: lupton1940s@sky.com


Visit: www.lupton1940sweekend.co.uk




Events in September 2014


DESBOROUGH 40S DAY
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Desborough, Northamptonshire - Postcode: NN14 2RS (East Midlands)
Experience life in 1940s Desborough.
A fun filled day for all the family, come along and join in.
Cavalcade of military vehicles
Street games of the period
Extracts from Workers Playtime radio show by D4D
Music, songs and dancing from the 40s
Homemade cosmetics
1940s Pathe newsreels in the Heritage Centre
Taste food from the period
Vintage Fair and Handmade Craft in The Ritz,
Station Road
In the evening a 1940s Dinner & Dance at The Ritz
Music by Sonnie and the Honey Dippers
2 course Dinner with tea or coffee £21.50
Tickets from Gillian Green (01536 763510) or
events@ketteringvenues.co.uk

All military vehicle drivers free tea and coffee as well as soup and rolls for lunch
For further information: contact 07747107760.




Events in September 2014


BRITISH RESISTANCE ARCHIVE @ LUPTON 1940'S WEEKEND, DEVON.
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Lupton House, Brixham, Devon - (South West England)
We are displaying at the Lupton House 1940's Weekend on 20th & 21st September 2014.
Find our more about the British Resistance movement, known as Auxiliary Units and how Devon was involved.
On September the 20th and 21st the house and magnificent grounds will once again become host to a 1940's themed weekend. Journey back in time and experience a re-enactment with loads of family fun.
As well as many people getting in the mood with period costume, we also have displays of military vehicles, educational talks and demonstrations, craft stalls, vintage fair, vintage vehicles plus lots more, creating a fun weekend for all ages!
See more at http://www.coleshillhouse.com/british-resistance-archive-at-lupton-1940s-weekend-2014.php


Visit: www.coleshillhouse.com/british-resistance-archive-at-lupton-1940s-weekend-2014.php




Events in September 2014


1940S WEEKEND
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Lupton House - Postcode: TQ50LD (South West England)
Please see new flyer for updated information

Visit: www.lupton1940sweekend.co.uk




Events in September 2014


DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY 1940S SWING DANCE
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Victoria Function Room, Stocks Lane, Batley - Postcode: WF17 8PA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
What are you doing on Saturday 20 September? Do you fancy putting on your glad rags and having a dance?
Well if you do we are hosting a 40s dance at Victoria Function Room, Stocks Lane, Batley WF17 8PA Doors open at 7:00p.m, with the music and dancing beginning at 7:30p.m. and we will be going strong until 11:30p.m.
Featuring specialist 1940s DJ Big George and the fabulous footwork of the Andersons, and live music from one of the best 1940s vocalists around, the sensational Miss Cherie Lawrence the night is sure to be one to remember.
With the music and songs that defined the 1940s and which remain as popular today as they were then, to get people up on their feet and dancing the night away. None dancers can sit back, and enjoy the atmosphere, and maybe enjoy a drink or two.
With a large dance floor and a fully licensed bar this is a night to enjoy with friends old and new. The dress code is simply dress to impress. So pull on your dancing shoes, grab your gas mask and leave the everyday world behind, as we take you back to the 1940s.
Tickets are only £10.00 for the dance. And why not add a ration box supper for only £2.00 to keep your energy levels up for all that dancing. (Suppers must be ordered in advance when buying tickets)
All previous dances have completely sold out in advance, so don’t be disappointed and book quickly.

Miss Cherie Lawrence
DJ Big George and the Andersons

For further information: contact 07880745000. Visit: www.batleyvintageday.co.uk/dance.php




Events in September 2014


SALUTE TO THE 40S
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Dockyards At Chatham - Postcode: ME44TE (Greater London)
A Two Day Event
Britain's most entertaining 1940s Home Front Event. From 10am - 6pm on the 20th and 21st September 2014. See attached poster for details:


For further information: contact 01634823816. Visit: www.thedockyard.co.uk/salutetothe40s




Events in September 2014


BUBBLE & SQUEAK
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Gnosall Memorial Village Hall, Lowfield Lane, Gnosall, Staffordshire - Postcode: ST20 0ET (West Midlands)
This play, for all the family, follows a WWII evacuee as he arrives and settles in to rural Yorkshire. His story finishes on a high note but takes us on a journey of tears and tragedy, humour, anger, jealousy and love. Written and directed by international award-winning playwright Sam Simkin and beautifully performed by Gnosall Players.
Tickets and further information are available from the Box Office 07925 011114, or if you are in Gnosall from The Bakery (Wharf Rd) or the Post Office (High Street).
Facebook, Twitter, http://gnosallplayers.wix.com/gnosall-players


Visit: www.gnosallplayers.wix.com/gnosall-players




Events in September 2014


FABULOUS FORTIES NIGHT
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Redbourn Club, Scunthorpe - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Room21 Big Band will be staging one of their ever popular Fabulous Forties Nights at the Redbourn Club in Scunthorpe DN16 1NU on Saturday 20 September 2014 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8.00 and include a pie and pea supper. Call Kate on 01652 658398 for tickets. Prizes for best dressed in 40s style and for best dancers, raffle and games. The night is to raise funds for the Victim Support charity www.victimsupport.org.uk which helps victims and witnesses of crime and violence. So get out those dancing shoes, slip in to your glad rags and swing by the Redbourn Club - it's going to be a fabulous night!

For further information: contact 01652658398. Visit: www.room21.org.uk or www.facebook.com/Room21BigBand




Events in September 2014


SHERINGHAM VICTORY SWING DANCE
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
SHERINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL - Postcode: NR26 8ND (East of England)
7.30PM - 11.30PM
HOLT ROAD, SHERINGHAM
3 TOP DJS
"MARK KICKIN THE BOOGIE"
"VINTAGE ROB"
HOST "TEXAS TOMMY"
FREE TEA, COFFEE AND DONUTS
BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS
LARGE DANCE FLOOR
AND LARGE CAR PARK
TICKETS STILL ONLY £6 EACH
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS BY PHONE OR EMAIL AND PAY ON THE NIGHT
TEL: 01473 635176
EMAIL: esthersewing@gmail.com

STILL THE ORIGINAL AND BEST DANCE IN TOWN!!! NOW IN IT'S 8TH YEAR!!
BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

For further information: contact 01473635176. Visit: www.cactuspromotions.co.uk




Events in September 2014


BRATTON AT WAR "OPERATION OMEGA " STEP BACK IN TIME
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Bratton, Wiltshire - (South West England)
We are hosting a show at Bratton Wiltshire over the weekend 20.21st,September 2014, The show ground will be open to set up on the Friday. The show is to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Arnhem,(Market Garden) A large number of troops left the nearby airfield at Keevil, We are covering two aspects in the show. Bratton at war, obviously militaria, Step back in time has a large number of civvy vehicles, and historic groups ranging from Archers to households and allsorts in between. There are the inevitable forms available to download from our webpage below.

Visit: www.wiltshirehomeguard.co.uk




Events in September 2014


1940S HALLWAY REQUIRED FOR FILMING IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
London Area Or South East Preferably - Postcode: TW11 9NQ (South East England)
We are making a documentary based on a book of World War II poetry involving interviews and poetry recitals by WWII veterans and need to do a small re-enactment scene in a 1940s style hallway.
If you have a 1940s period hallway in your home that is painted/ wallpapered in the style of the 1940s as well, we'd love to hear from you! Ideally the exterior front of the house would also be 1940s. We would be able to pay around £100 in hire.
Please go to our website for more details about the film. You can see a taster clip there as well as access our Facebook site for more information.


For further information: contact 02086141916. Visit: www.poemsfromthedesert.com or www.facebook.com/pages/Poems-from-the-Desert/712278498817758




Events in September 2014


SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR (TWO-DAY SPECIAL DURING SALTAIRE FESTIVAL)
Saturday - September 20 - 2014
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, - Postcode: BD18 3JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Also on 21st September.
Only £2 Entrance Fee,
U-16's Free.

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




Events in September 2014


CAISTOR TEA DANCE
Sunday - September 21 - 2014
CAISTOR TOWN HALL, NORTH STREET, CAISTOR, LINCS - Postcode: LN7 6QU (East Midlands)
DANCING TO MAJOR SWING
BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS - TEA/COFFEE PROVIDED
FREE ADMISSION - DONATIONS TO
"HOPE COMMUNITY VILLAGE, KERALA INDIA"

TICKETS LIMITED
PLEASE CONTACT JANETT ON 01507 463293 or

Email: janett.thorn@googlemail.com




Events in September 2014


THE MATINEE SWING DANCE
Sunday - September 21 - 2014
The Rivoli Ballroom Brockley - Postcode: SE42BY (Greater London)
Sizzlin' Jim presents the return of The Matinee Swing Dance at the Rivoli Ballroom on Sunday 21st September 1-6. Headline act-The Jive Aces with dj's Sizzlin' Jim and Tim Hellzapoppin and a dance lesson to start things of by Wireless.
Proceeds are supporting Mons2014.co.uk 's charity WW1 in aid of Help for Heroes.
Tickets are £12 in advance from mons2014.eventbrite.co.uk or £14 on the door.
More info on 07568339786 or @matineeswing or on Facebook Matinee Swing Dance

Starring The Jive Aces and DJ's Sizzlin' Jim and Tim Hellzapoppin
For further information: contact 07568339786. Visit: www.mons2014.co.uk




Events in September 2014


A SALUTE TO VERA LYNN
Thursday - September 25 - 2014
Garrison Hotel, Hillsborough, Sheffield - (North East England)
with Lorrie Brown. UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute
Lunch and Show. £14. 12-4pm
For further information: contact 01142763633.




Events in September 2014


CAISTER LIFEBOAT GOES BACK IN TIME 1940'S/50'S CHARITY DANCE
Friday - September 26 - 2014
Caister Lifeboat Station, Tan Lane, Caister, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk - Postcode: NR30 5DJ (East of England)
£5 per ticket, all proceeds to the caister lifeboat charity - helping to save lives on the east coast.
We are hosting a night of 40/50's dance music to get your toes tapping in this unique venue against the splendour of the Caister sands and the floodlit lifeboats on display. Refreshments are available, plenty of parking.the Fabulous dj's of the Baker Boy Collective, will be their on the night vying against each other to get the most feet on the floor in their sets... So come along and vote with your feet! Is it the Baker Blo Himself, Honey hush or Regimental Ralfie who gets your boat afloat!!
Fri 26th sept 2014. 7.30- late
40's/50's dress encouraged but not vital!

All proceeds for the Caister life boat charity, the uk's only independent inshore lifeboat,
For further information: contact 01393369110. Visit: www.caisterlifeboat.org.uk




Events in September 2014


ON THE HOME FRONT 1939-45
Saturday - September 27 - 2014
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottinghamshire - Postcode: NG22 9DF (East Midlands)
Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 September 2014, 11am to 5pm.
EventPlan’s seventh annual Home Front event at this popular, attractive venue. Enjoy music and song by Marina Mae, Sincerely Yours, Ricky Hunter & Velvet Divine (all both days)and The Three Belles (Sunday), dancing, other entertainments including the hilarious Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler, military and civilian living history, ARP and fire services' response to an "air raid", tactical display, parades, vehicles, "Soviet soldiers" and a real wartime Russian T-34 tank recreating a war bonds tour, traders and more, with restaurants and attractive parkland. Free Saturday evening dance for pre-registered participants (only). Flypast requested.
All Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors, vehicle owners and enthusiasts are warmly invited (including German/Italian POWs). Free visitor admission, £5 parking fee applies. Pre-register for free participants' camping. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

Music and song, Living history, entertainments and displays, plus free Saturday evening dance.
For further information: contact 01623821338. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk or www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/enjoying/countryside/countryparks/rufford/




Events in September 2014


1940'S WEEKEND
Saturday - September 27 - 2014
Avon Valley Railway - Postcode: BS30 6HD (South West England)
1940s Weekend.1940s Weekend Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September
Join us for our 1940s Weekend to relive what life was like during the war years. A mixture of displays and hands-on activities will portray what the war meant to the everyday lives of the civilian, military personnel and, of course, the railway.
While not compulsory, visitors are encouraged to dress up in period costume or allied military dress and soak up the atmosphere.
Remember to bring your National Registration Card and ration book. Travel and food may be refused with out it!
Things to see and do:
•Steam trains
•War Department shunting engine used during the Normandy invasion
•Sentry box
•Bombed out house
•An unexploded bomb
•Search lights and medical tent
•Display of military vehicles
•Bristol Air Cadets Force (Cadbury Heath Detachment) (Saturday only)
•1940s Beauty salon – ladies get your hair done, 1940s style!
•Get your picture in a 1940s newspaper (Sunday only)
•Fry’s chocolate factory display – chocolate making during the war
•1940s music
•Children’s arts and crafts – make your own gas mask box
•Look out for some characters from the war – war reserve policeman, land girls, ARP and a spiv to name a few
Some activities may involve a small additional charge but these will be made clear on the day.

Re-enactors, exhibitors, history groups or community groups
If you would like to help support this event by appearing as an exhibitor, re-enactment group or community group please complete the interest form below and return it to Bitton Station.


For further information: contact 01179325538. Visit: www.avonvalleyrailway.org/events/1940s-weekend or www.avonvalleyrailway.org/files/1940s%20Weekend%20Exhibitor%20form.pdf




Events in September 2014


FORT IN THE FORTIES - GRAVESEND'S WARTIME WEEKEND
Saturday - September 27 - 2014
New Tavern Fort, Fort Gardens, Milton Place, Gravesend - Postcode: DA12 2BT (South East England)
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014
10.00a.m. to 5.00p.m.
This year's two day event will feature Wartime entertainment, tea and cakes, NAAFI wagon, Vintage beauty parlour, Fashion show, Exhibitions and displays, re-enactors, Living history and Vintage vehicles.
Both the Chantry and fort magazines will be open to visitors.
Bookings and enquiries to Wil Hornett 07513694346
Keep a Look-out for updates on facebook fortintheforties2014

Sorry: No tracked vehicles or axis re-enactors allowed.
For further information: contact 07513694346. Visit: n/a




Events in September 2014


MEMORIAL TO GENERAL STANISLAW SOSABOWSKI.
Sunday - September 28 - 2014
Leven, Fife - (Scotland)
An invitation is extended to Polish and British para re-enactors to attend the unveiling of a memorial to General Sosabowski who commanded the Polish 1st Independent Parachute brigade that trained along the east coast of Fife, Scotland, in WW2.
A parade will be held by various associations and appropriately kitted re-enactors are invited to join with prior notification.
Further details will follow.






Events in September 2014


SWING SOCIAL TEA DANCE
Sunday - September 28 - 2014
Christ Church United Reform Church Hall - Postcode: LE3 2EG (East Midlands)
From the creators of Swing Social comes the Swing Social Tea Dance!
Lindy, Balboa, Shag, Social Foxtrot etc in the upstairs room of the church hall.
Quick Step lesson at 2.00pm plus live vocal delights from Lizzy Rushby
Free tea, coffee and biscuits. Cake donations very welcome
Book your tickets (only £4.50 per person including the booking fee) via eventbrite http://tinyurl.com/swingsocialtdsept14]]]. If we have tickets available you'll be able to buy them on the door on the day or pop down to Swing Social on the 3rd September (at the Crumbulin'Cookie in Leicester) and get one in person for the discounted price of £4.

Dress up in your best vintage party wear and dance the afternoon away to music from the 20s to the 40s.
Tickets available via Eventbrite or in person at Swing Social.

For further information: contact 07966912374. Visit: www.facebook.com/events/254870461304028/?ref_dashboard_filter=hosting or www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/swing-social-tea-dance-tickets-12641471983?utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventurl_text#




Events in October 2014


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - October 03 - 2014
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests

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

For further information: contact 01628760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in October 2014


LIFE ON THE HOLME FRONT
Saturday - October 04 - 2014
Holme Village - Postcode: PE7 3PA (East of England)
Held on Sat & Sunday 4th & 5th October 2014 10.am - 4.00pm.
Life On The Holme Front
Holme 1940’s Weekend. In association with Holmewood Hall
4th and 5th October 2014 10.am-4.00pm Daily
Free Event Entry with ample parking- for which a charge of £2.00 per vehicle is payable.
This includes a programme.
Life on the Holme came into this “world” through a conversation over a beer! (as mad ideas always do) and from then on this wonderful event held within the local Village of Holme Cambridgeshire has risen to be one of the most popular events in the calendar.
It is particularly special to this village as during WWll the Operations Special Services were based at Holmewood Hall and over 200 men were billeted in what is affectionately known as the Camp (now domestic housing) the service men played a significant role in packing airborne containers which were parachuted into occupied Europe. Area H as it was labelled was a top secret location and operations centre and is noted for being the first joint British and American operation. Little was known of the activities until the lifting of the 50 year information ban. We recently had a visit from the 457th Bomb Group who were based at Glatton, just 4 miles away and the veterans there had no idea that Holmewood Hall existed or of the activities taking place and as such we are still learning each day!!
So with the village celebrating its history during this period with the involvement of the Land, Sea and Air operation as well as the local Agricultural history it is the perfect backdrop for this wonderful event.
With re-enactor’s transporting this beautiful sleepy village in the Cambridgeshire fens back in time to the 1940’s, the military life, living displays, and the wonderful 1940’s costumes that a lot of visitors love to wear, it truly is a wonderful event to come and see either one day or both as it is a really affordable event for all the family.
Visitors can meander around the village and see the display’s vehicles and stalls all around the village and interspersed in the village, on the field and driveways and can then wander up to Holmewood Hall where again there are camps all the way along the drive and then throughout the beautiful grounds where there are more stall and exhibitions including more wonderful Vintage Cars, and hopefully this year a single gauge railway. Visitors can then take the opportunity to visit the Hall itself which hosts history exhibitions, Home front living displays and many other exhibitors and also enjoy the Vintage Tea rooms which serves traditional recipe cakes and refreshment’s with a few modern options available as well.
There will also be, on both days, a free Tea Dance in the Village hall between 1.00pm and 3pm. and on the Saturday evening the very popular Dance which this year is the 457th Fireball Dance, the tickets for the dance are very limited and are available now!
The organisers of this event give their time freely and with such enthusiasm and hopefully we will again be blessed with the “Indian” summer weather” that we have had over the past few years!
Contact Paul Archer on 07860342163 , Chris Cardell 07887817031 and Re-enacting groups. Contact Tom Cardell 01487830760


For further information: contact 07860342163. Visit: www.holmewoodhall.co.uk/holmefront




Events in October 2014


2ND SHOP 'N' BOP
Sunday - October 05 - 2014
Botany Bay, Canal Mill, Botany Brow, Chorley, Lancashire - Postcode: PR6 9AF (North West England)
Afternoon Swing Dance 12noon to 4pm.
Four floors of retail outlets selling an eclectic range of goods. When you have had enough, come and relax in the function room on the 4th floor and join A-Train Swing Club for an afternoon of swing music and dancing. Full bar, Restaurant and café facilities available.
£4, pay on the door.


For further information: contact 07512739985.




Events in October 2014


RICKY HUNTER BIG BAND NIGHT
Tuesday - October 07 - 2014
Oakleigh Lodge Social Club 1 Highbury Rd, Nottingham - Postcode: NG6 9DD (East Midlands)
Come and dance the night away with Ricky Hunter & his Big Band and vocalists Jayne Darling
and Ricky Hunter at this amazing Big Band night.

This venue has a stunning stage and plenty of room for dancing but also plenty of seats to enjoy the great music by this up and coming Big Band based in Nottingham.

Price is £5 to non members and £2.50 to club members of Oakley Lodge Social Club payable on the door or Skiddle.com Search " Ricky Hunter Big Band "

This 18 piece band plays great music from Swing to Rock N Roll to Jazz and many others
including Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey etc

The band features 40's Vocalist Jayne Darling who performs a great array of songs with the band including: I know why and so do you, Sentimental Journey, Summertime and many more.


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




Events in October 2014


MISS MARINA MAE PICKERING PERFORMANCES 2014:
Wednesday - October 08 - 2014
The Black Swan Inn At The Top Of Smiddy Hill - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Wednesday 8th October- 8pm onwards. Marina kicks of the weekend with an evening of songs from the 50's to the present day- incuding her Marilyn Monroe tribute. Join her for something a little bit different from this versatile vocalist before the wartime fun starts!

Thursday 9th October- The Black Swan Inn 8pm onwards- Marina brings you the first of her fabulous wartime shows. Expect 3 x 30 minutes of wartime songs where dancing and singing from the audience is encouraged.

Friday 10th October- Pickering WMC 8pm onwards- Marina is delighted to announce her first performance at Pickering WMC. Expect more glam original 40's costumes and a large dancefloor so you can jive the night away.

Saturday 11th October- Back to The Black Swan from 8pm- Marina's biggest and best night in Pickering. Last year she went on til 2am, performing 3 x 30 minutes of 40's songs and finishing up with another 30 minutes of songs from the 50's & 60's for a bit of a boogie to finish the night. Get there before 7pm if you would like a table and get there before 8pm if you want to get through the door at all! Last year it was packed, which always makes for a great atmosphere and great fun!

For more information:
Email: missmarinamae@aol.co.uk Visit: www.missmarinamae40s.co.uk or www.facebook.com/missmarinamae




Events in October 2014


WELCOME TO PICKERING WAR WEEKEND !
Friday - October 10 - 2014
THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB - Postcode: YO18 7AE (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB, PICKERING, ONCE AGAIN HOSTS THIS FRIENDLY, RELAXED EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT AT THE START OF THE WAR WEEKEND & ARE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THEIR REGULAR 40's ENTERTAINER, BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE ULTIMATE 40's SWING,BIG BAND SINGER
'LILLI DE CARLO', TAKING YOU THROUGH A CALVACADE OF SONG - COLE PORTER, GERSHWIN, HOAGY CARMICHAEL, LOUIS JORDAN & MANY MORE, PLUS SOME FAVOURITE SING-A-LONGS TOO.IT'S A GREAT ATMOSPHERE.....AND....
IT'S FREE ADMISSION !!!!!!!!


For further information: contact 01751472633.




Events in October 2014


PICKERING
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Pickering, North Yorkshire - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The Pickering War Weekend will take place over the weekend of the 10th - 12th October 2014. See web site below.

Visit: www.nymr.co.uk




Events in October 2014


PICKERING WARTIME WEEKEND
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Pickering Wartime Weekend Pickering, North Yorkshire. - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Fri 10th –Sun 12th Oct 2014. Pickering Wartime Weekend, Pickering, North Yorkshire. A full on Wartime Weekend at Pickering, with Steam Trains running from the Station and a large number of trade stands in and around the Town! 1,000’s of re-enactors dressed in period uniforms and Civilian dress
For more information about the show visit www.nymr.co.uk (link below) And for the New Trading area at the far end of the Train Station at the
Pickering Trout Lake then please visit the following for more info,
directions and photos

Visit: www.nymr.co.uk or www.pickering-warweekend.co.uk




Events in October 2014


2014 WAR WEEK-END PARTY DANCE
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Wrelton Village Hall, Pickering - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
If you want great fun – this is the place to come! Again, by very popular demand, DJ Lynne and husband Terry are presenting another of their nostalgic Parties of music and fun from WW2 Years in Wrelton Village Hall (2 miles from Pickering). Whilst the event will include original soundtrack reflections of selected events from those WW2 years, the main focus will be Party Fun and Dancing to your favourite music of this era that will include waltzes, foxtrots, swing, jitterbug, the valeta, St Bernard Waltz, military two step, cha cha cha, barn dance, cokey cokey, charlston etc - as well as some surprises, as usual, thrown in by DJ Lynne and Terry (and maybe even the odd party game!) Plus, of course, a delicious buffet! As always, DJ Lynne will endeavour to accommodate your favourite dance music upon request, and you can now e-mail her in advance with your ideas to avaww2parties@outlook.com. The Party will also comprise some WW2 community singing plus other reflections of those good old days, concluding 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! There will be a limited bar (excluding spirits). Own drinks are optional – as long as you do not sell them! At just £15 per ticket (no price increase), this represents excellent value for three and a half hours’ entertainment in a warm traditional local village hall that has reasonable parking facilities, a good dance floor, a great buffet and the added benefit of being entertained in a very friendly atmosphere! Many will be meeting here again after many previous years’ highly enjoyable experiences – so come in your uniforms and 1940’s attire (important) and join us ! !
Tickets are now available from the Organisers by calling 01751 432811 for payment details and will be available from the Pickering Tourist Information Centre - which will accept credit/debit cards – by calling 01751 473791 from 14th February 2014 onwards. Early advanced booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.Net proceeds will benefit again the Registered charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care.




Events in October 2014


PICKERING WARTIME & 1940'S WEEKEND
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Pickering Showground - Postcode: YO18 8EA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
10/10/2014
11/10/2014
12/10/2014
Pickering ‘Wartime & 1940’s’ Weekend
Friday 10th – Sunday 12th October 2014
Come along and join us at Pickering Showground for a Great weekend filled with Fun & Entertainment, we have a fantastic weekend planned including:Military & Vintage Trade Stalls, WWII Re-enactment Battles, Singers & Dancers, Cabaret Show, Afternoon Tea Dance, Hair & Beauty Parlour, Vintage Vehicle & Living History Displays, Vintage Burlesque Workshop, Evening ‘Big Band’ Dances, Onsite Camping Hot Food, Churchill Bar, and much more…….
Live performances from Pete Jones, Cherie Lawrence, Ricky Hunter & Jayne Darling, Lancashire Belle, Micky Ramsbottom & The Alka Seltzer Sisters
‘FREE ENTRY’
Come along on Saturday afternoon and join in our Cocoa City Cabaret Show, Afternoon Tea Dance & Best Dressed Competitions
Ample Car Parking available at the Showground &Shuttle Bus Service from the Showground to Eastgate Car Park will be operating throughout the weekend, Charges may apply to some attractions
Evening ‘Big Band’ Dances
Friday 10th & Saturday 11th October
‘The Mike Brown’ Big Band & 1940’s DJ UXB will again be returning this year for 2 Fantastic evenings of great music and dancing!!
The dance hall this year will again be heated and draped, with 2 x licensed bars and have a café facility selling hot food.
Tickets are £15 per person
Onsite Camping
Don’t miss out on any of the fun and action by camping onsite with us!! Camping is £45 for any 3 consecutive nights with additional nights available at £15 per unit.
Bookings can be made online at www.pickeringshowground.co.uk alternatively email enquiries@pickering-elv.com for a booking form
For further information please call 07870 210365, Don’t miss out on a great weekend for all the family


For further information: contact 07870210365. Visit: www.pickeringshowground.co.uk or www.facebook.com/PickeringWartimeand1940sWeekend




Events in October 2014


ANDERSON 1940S SOCIAL DANCE
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Thornton-le Dale - Postcode: YO18 7LG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE ANDERSONS 1940'S DANCE NIGHT at Thornton le Dale, Nr PICKERING
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton le Dale, Nr Pickering. YO18 7LG. (opposite Classic Car Garage)
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 the new 1939 dance The Park Parade and many more... Doors open at 19-00 dance starts at 19.30pm til 23.00pm.
Ticket event only NO admittance at the door. Don't be dissapointed as so many were last year.
NO BAR please bring your own DRINKS & REFRESHMENTS. You know it's cheaper that way.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW. £7.00p
Please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email: ambrose@1940s.info
or George on 01924 370464 - email: george on george@1940s.info If answerphone please leave details and we will return your call.


For further information: contact 01924370464.




Events in October 2014


DANCES AT PICKERING – 2014 WAR WEEK-END
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
Wrelton Village Hall (2 Miles From Pickering) - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
If you want great fun – this is the place to come! Again, by very popular demand, DJ Lynne and husband Terry are presenting another of their nostalgic Parties of music and fun from WW2 Years in Wrelton Village Hall (2 miles from Pickering). Whilst the event will include original soundtrack reflections of selected events from those WW2 years, the main focus will be Party Fun and Dancing to your favourite music of this era that will include waltzes, foxtrots, swing, jitterbug, the valeta, St Bernard Waltz, military two step, cha cha cha, barn dance, cokey cokey, charlston etc - as well as some surprises, as usual, thrown in by DJ Lynne and Terry (and maybe even the odd party game!) Plus, of course, a delicious buffet! As always, DJ Lynne will endeavour to accommodate your favourite dance music upon request, and you can now e-mail her in advance with your ideas to avaww2parties@outlook.com (Below). The Party will also comprise some WW2 community singing plus other reflections of those good old days, concluding 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! There will be a limited bar (excluding spirits). Own drinks are optional – as long as you do not sell them! At just £15 per ticket (no price increase), this represents excellent value for three and a half hours’ entertainment in a warm traditional local village hall that has reasonable parking facilities, a good dance floor, a great buffet and the added benefit of being entertained in a very friendly atmosphere! Many will be meeting here again after many previous years’ highly enjoyable experiences – so come in your uniforms and 1940’s attire (important) and join us ! !
Tickets are now available from the Organisers by calling 01751 432811 for payment details and will be available from the Pickering Tourist Information Centre - which will accept credit/debit cards – by calling 01751 473791 from 14th February 2014 onwards. Early advanced booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Net proceeds will benefit again the Registered charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Email: avaww2parties@outlook.com




Events in October 2014


THE OCTOBER SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR 2014 (WHITBY) TWO-DAY EVENT!
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
Whitby Pavilion, Exhibition Hall, West Cliff, Whitby, - Postcode: YO213EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE OCTOBER SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR 2014
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October
£2 / £1.50 entry
Exhibition Hall, Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3EN.
9.30am - 4pm (both days)
A vintage fair with a SEA VIEW!!! 25 stalls of genuine vintage from the 20's to the 80's in the lovely seaside town of Whitby, in a venue with spectacular sea views. £2 on the door / £1.50 concessions.
Under 16's FREE.

2-day event.
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October 2014.

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




Events in October 2014


WHITBY 40S NIGHT
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
The Met Ballrooom, Whitby - Postcode: YO213HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Whitby 40s night
Katie Mustang & Esk valley concert band.
Saturday 11th of October 2014 7.30 pm till
At the Met Ballroom Argyle Road
Tickets available from Linda Cudworth Tel (01947 605407 ) or the Met( 01947 820652)
£6 per person 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


For further information: contact 01947605407. Visit: www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk




Events in October 2014


ANDERSON 1940S SOCIAL DANCE
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
Thornton-le Dale - Postcode: YO18 7LG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE ANDERSONS 1940'S DANCE NIGHT at Thornton le Dale, Nr PICKERING
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton le Dale, Nr Pickering. YO18 7LG. (opposite Classic Car Garage)
Starring that fantastic trio The Honeybirds and 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 the new 1939 dance The Park Parade and many more... Doors open at 19-00pm dance starts at 19.30pm til 23.00pm.
Ticket event only NO admittance at the door. Don't be dissapointed as so many were last year.
NO BAR please bring your own DRINKS & REFRESHMENTS. You know it's cheaper that way.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW. £10.00p
Please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email: ambrose@1940s.info
or George on 01924 370464 - email: george on george@1940s.info. If answerphone please leave details and we will return your call.


For further information: contact 01924370464.




Events in October 2014


'SATURDAY NIGHT PALAIS'
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
THE RECREATION CLUB, MILL LANE, PICKERING - Postcode: YO18 7DB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The Recreation Club is once again hosting a great Saturday night dance for Pickering War Weekend this year. The Ultimate 1940s Swing Singer
'LILLI DE CARLO' will be with us again, singing you through all those foot-tapping tunes & the fabulous 1940s RADIO ROADSHOW will be providing the authentic music of the day, with those dance band hits ! A lovely club, plenty of space to spread out, bar onsite & a tasty buffet.The Recreation Club, is a stones throw from Pickering town centre, plenty of free parking or take a leisurely 5 mins stroll !
Tickets are now on sale, £15 each, available from the Pickering Information Centre, The Ropery, Pickering, YO18 8D1 01751 473791 OR 01751 476899.Just give them a ring, you can buy online.


For further information: contact 01751473317.




Events in October 2014


'THE FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR DANCE' 2014
Sunday - October 12 - 2014
The Recreation Club, Mill Lane, Pickering - Postcode: YO18 7DB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR THE 3RD YEAR & AFTER A MARVELLOUS EVENING LAST YEAR - AS THE PANTOMIME SAYING GOES,
'WE'LL HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN THEN !
THE FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR DANCE, IS THE PERFECT WAY TO CLOSE A GREAT WEEKEND IN PICKERING, FRIENDLY & RELAXED, A SUPERB EVENING OF 1940s CHARM & STYLE, WITH YOUR HOST & SONGSTRESS, THE ULTIMATE 1940s
SWING,BIG BAND SINGER 'LILLI DE CARLO' TAKING YOU BACK IN TIME WITH THE BEST MUSIC OF THE ERA, PLUS THE ABSOLUTELY 'SPIFFING' MAJOR SWING & KITTY, KEEPING YOU ON YOUR TOES, WITH ALL YOUR FAVOURITE DANCES.
BAR ONSITE & PLENTY OF FREE PARKING, JUST A STONES THROW FROM THE CENTRE OF PICKERING.
ENTRY,TICKET ONLY - £10, DOORS OPEN 7.15pm, Dance 7.45pm - 11pm
FOR TICKET PURCHASE,PLEASE EMAIL Eden Kay at :- ektimeless@gmail.com


For further information: contact 07837388096.




Events in October 2014


A SALUTE TO THE 1940‘S
Wednesday - October 15 - 2014
Princess Theatre, Hunstanton Norfolk - (South East England)
The ultimate 40's variety show packed full of tributes to the stars from the 1940's inc George Formby, Gracie Fields, The Andrews Sisters, G.I Frank Sinatra and featuring Lorrie Brown. The UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute as voted for by the Agents Association of Great Britain
The show starts at 2.30pm
For further information: contact 01485532252.




Events in October 2014


GLADY'S' CLAM HOUSE, A NIGHT OF JUMP, JIVE AND SWING
Friday - October 17 - 2014
Burgh Hall, Burgh Castle, Gt Yarmouth, - Postcode: NR31 9EP (East of England)
the Baker Boy Collective' present their second dance at Burgh Hall after their inaugural BLITZ dance sold out and everyone had a fabulous night! This ones glitz not blitz !
GLADYS' CLAM HOUSE - if this be sin, let's dance, jive and swing!
Fully licensed bar, plenty of parking, air conditioned dance floor
Guest Dj .....Jeff two tone Boogie of the acclaimed Spitfire Bounce!
House dj's the Baker Boy, Honey Hush, Regi-Mental Ralfie, and shotgun Donny,
All playing the best dance beats from the 40/50's to get your toes tapping so much that's your body won't help but follow up onto the dance floor!
Get your tickets early as the blitz sold out early! £5
with proceeds going to 4 charity's chosen by Jeff Two tone!

Please contact any of the baker boy collective for tickets or come along to our social evening on Mondays at burgh hall and collect tickets in person, or leave us a message on fb. The baker boy, jump, jive&swing
For further information: contact 01493722551.




Events in October 2014


RICKY HUNTER BIG BAND DANCE
Friday - October 17 - 2014
Polish Eagle Club, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham - Postcode: NG7 6JN (East Midlands)
Come to the new home of the Ricky Hunter Big Band for this great dance.

The venue has an amazing dance floor and the night will feature Nottinghams up and coming big band run by musical director Ricky Hunter and featuring vocalist Jayne Darling.

The band will be playing music from swing to rock & Roll and everything in between.
so come and dance the night away with Ricky and the band.

Tickets are £5 per person and available online or by Calling ricky on 07821951214
or tickets can be bought online
http://www.skiddle.com/e/12238137/


For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or www.skiddle.com/e/12238137/




Events in October 2014


VINTAGE A-FAIR - LINDSEY LODGE HOSPICE
Saturday - October 18 - 2014
Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Why not come to Lindsey Lodge Hospice’s Vintage A-fair and browse around 35 stalls of vintage delights. Live music will be played all day by The 1940’s UK radio station and singing from Miss Marina Mae, Cherie Lawrence and Don Gentile. Kingston Swing will be showing any willing volunteers how to Lindy Hop in an exciting workshop. We will have a vintage hairstylist and make-up artist at hand for all you ladies wanting that perfect vintage look! The Blitz Café will be offering hot and cold snacks and drinks throughout the day too. There will be a display of Vintage vehicles, outside on the green.
18th October, 2014 at Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NU. 10am until 4pm £1 entry and under 16’s free


For further information: contact 01724854824.




Events in October 2014


RUSHDEN STATION’S 1940S’ HOME FRONT WARTIME WEEKEND
Saturday - October 18 - 2014
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden - Postcode: NN10 0AW (East Midlands)
A popular two-day family event, Saturday 18th October & Sunday 19th October 2014. A nostalgic Home Front Weekend at an historic LMS Branch Line Railway Station, *featuring a steam-hauled passenger service, steam-driven road & rail vehicles, 1940s’ civilian and military vehicles, living history displays, archive film shows, live music with The Blitz Sisters and the Mainline Big Band and a memorial service on Sunday. Alleviate the wartime rationing with hot & cold food served from our 5-Star rated railway buffet car and, of course, our CAMRA award-winning bar. Free admission for re-enactors. Adults: £2; Senior Citizens £1.50; Children over 5 £1. (Entrance fee shared between Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, The Merchant Navy Association & RHTS)
Further information Tel: 01933 779403/07722 191742; website:www.rhts.co.uk
(*all attractions subject to availability)

Free Admission for Re-enactors
For further information: contact 01933779403. Visit: www.rhts.co.uk




Events in October 2014


VINTAGE DANCE - LINDSEY LODGE HOSPICE
Saturday - October 18 - 2014
Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Lindsey Lodge Hospice are holding their first Vintage Dance with a pie and pea supper or vegetarian lasagne with salad. Miss Marina Mae will be performing her tribute act as Marilyn Monroe! Cherie Lawrence, Don Gentile and The UK 1940’s Radio Station will be appearing too and there will be a chance to learn how to Lindy Hop with help from Kingston Swing.
18th October, 2014 at Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NU
7.30pm until 11.30pm
£8 per ticket
Get your tickets quick before they sell out! Available at any of our Lindsey Lodge Hospice shops or by contacting Christa on (01724) 854824 or email christa.stephenson@nhs.net


For further information: contact 01724854824.




Events in October 2014


OPERATION DANCE
Saturday - October 18 - 2014
JOHN WHITE GOLF CLUB RUSHDEN - Postcode: NN10 0SA (East Midlands)
OPERATION DANCE
Saturday October 18 2014
John White Golf Club, Bedford Road, Rushden NN10 0SA (East Midlands)
On the Saturday evening of Rushden Historic Transport Society’s (RHTS) 1940s’ Weekend (http://www.rhts.co.uk/events.htm).
Station 109 is pleased to present a night of 1940s’ entertainment and dance at the John White Golf Club. The event takes place from 7.30pm until 11.30pm and tickets are available at £20 each with meal included or £15 without meal. The show is hosted and entertainment provided by that well-known and accomplished 1940s’ vocalist Peter Wayre supported by 1930s’/40s’ DJ D-Day Darren, with most of the Big Band, Swing and Lindy Hop numbers being spun from 78 shellac!!
Screened vintage film footage of the bands of the day, the dance halls, civilian life in wartime Britain and 1940s’ fashion, plus a 1940s’ raffle and on-site photography studio ~ so dress to impress! Dance class and dance performance (TBC). Excellent dance floor, loads of parking, licensed bar and an optional meal. Attend the RHTS’ 1940s’ event during the day; call in at Station 109 Vintage Emporium across the road from the 40s’ event site and then join us in the evening for live entertainment and dancing. Tickets: £20 to include meal / £15 without meal. For further information and ticket sales, telephone: 01933 419516; or visit our website at www.station109.com; or www.facebook.com/station109.Tickets available in person from Station 109 Vintage, 1 East Grove, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0AP or through the post. Payment via PayPal or good old-fashioned cheque/cash.
Step Back in Time with Station 109


For further information: contact 01933419516. Visit: www.station109.com




Events in October 2014


MARCH INTO THE 1940’S - DANCE WITH SUPPER
Saturday - October 25 - 2014
GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March, Cambs - Postcode: PE15 8HS (East of England)
1940’S DANCE WITH SUPPER- 6PM TILL MIDNIGHT
ENTERTAINMENT
40’s music by the fabulous DJ Woody
Appearances by the lovely Miss Luna Nightingale & Mr Pete Wayre singing wartime songs
Vintage clothes stall
Raffle in aid of Royal British Legion
Short 40’s films/clips (from 6pm)
40’s Royal Navy Warship Model’s display

DANCE DRESS CODE -'40s preferred but not essential.
SUPPER
Authentic 1940's catering (Chicken Stew, Sausage & Mash and a vegetarian option) serve from 6pm to 11pm by C&B Catering. There will be a bar at the event. Please do not bring your own drinks or food to the event.
EVENING DANCE TICKETS £12 (INCLUDES SUPPER)
ENQUIRIES & TICKETS - DONNA: 07876 264613 or email donna.symonds@aol.com


For further information: contact 07876264613.




Events in October 2014


THE WARTIME PORT
Saturday - October 25 - 2014
National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port - Postcode: CH65 4FW (North West England)
The Wartime Port returns on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2014 at the National Waterways Museum. Two days of high quality 1940s entertainment with a Homefront and maritime focus. Featuring Paul and Natasha Harper, afternoon Tea dances on both days and a Victory Party on Saturday evening. Each day will be brought to life with displays & scenarios, civilian and military vehicles, period traders and visiting dignitaries. Normal museum entry fees apply. Pre-booked re-enactors will receive complimentary entry passes (re-enactor, vehicle and trader application forms available on Facebook ‘The Wartime Port’ or contact Mark Downes – 07552 727325). Tea dance midday – 3pm, £3 entry. Victory Party 7pm – 11pm, £8 per person, tickets available in advance via Skiddle http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Chester/National-Waterways-Museum/The-Wartime-Port-Victory-Party/12225448/
or see Facebook page


For further information: contact 01513555017.




Events in October 2014


ALL OUR YESTERDAYS...
Saturday - October 25 - 2014
Pinxton Village Hall, Derbyshire - Postcode: NG16 6NA (South East England)
All Our Yesterdays...1914-1945
Swing dancing, live music from Johnny Victory & Velvet Divine.
Afternoon teas, craft stalls, vintage vehicles, military displays and lots more.
Free Entrance.

If anyone has anything that they wish to bring to our event please contact Helen on 0773 181 4905
Visit: www.pinxtonevents.co.uk




Events in October 2014


WW2RAFGROUP 1940S EVENING
Saturday - October 25 - 2014
Salwarpe Village Hall, Droitwich - Postcode: WR9 0AH (West Midlands)
Dance the night away to your favourite 40s music provided by the Worcester 20 piece band.
Buffet is included. On-site bar (try our "Tally Ho!" beer).
Raffle Prizes! 40s Quiz!
Also, singalong during an Air Raid!
Doors open 7:30p.m til Late.
Tickets £11 each. Tel: Barry 0121 603 6062 or Sue 01886 821 038
Directions to Salwarpe Village Hall can be found on our website
www.ww2rafgroup.org


For further information: contact 01216036062.




Events in October 2014


THE FORTIES TO NOUGHTIES BAZAAR
Sunday - October 26 - 2014
NE6 Suite, Scrogg Road, Newcastle, Upon Tyne - Postcode: NE6 2PR (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The NE6 Suite, formerly an Art Deco cine-variety theatre, will be open from 9.30 to 3.30 £2.00 adult admission. Vintage, retro, recyclers/up-cyclers, home-wares, jewellery, glass, china, fashions, etc., and gorgeousness. Live entertainment, refreshments, and other “attractions”. Free local parking, and only 1 ½ miles from Newcastle city centre (buses numbers 39 and 40) virtually to the door, and metro nearby.
Stand bookings and all information from BR Events
For further information: contact 07779342782. Email: website@brevents.co.uk Visit: www.brevents.co.uk




Events in November 2014


THE ANDERSONS 1940'S DANCE NIGHT
Saturday - November 01 - 2014
Blackburn Hall, Commercial Street, Rothwell, Leeds West Yorkshire - Postcode: LS26 0AW (West Midlands)
THE ANDERSONS are due to popular demand, bringing back The Swing Commanders. 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 18.30pm dance starts at 19.00pm til 23.00pm.
Ticket event only no admittance at the door.
Saturday 1st November 2014. Tickets without meal £13, a meal (Gledhill's award winning pies include: Meat & Potato, Pork Pie or Vegetarian Pie all served with peas and gravy) £3.50p extra, if ordering a meal please state which pie you would like. NO BAR please bring your own refreshments.
Our charity for the night is Macmillan Cancer Support.

For more info or tickets (when available early September) please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email: ambrose@1940s.info or George on 01924 370464 - email: george below. If answerphone please leave details on our web site below and we will return your call.
Email: george@1940s.info Visit: www.1940s.info or www.40s-events.co.uk/calendar.php#901




Events in November 2014


1940'S SWING DANCE
Saturday - November 01 - 2014
British Legion Hall, Newland Street, Witham, Essex. - Postcode: CM8 2AZ (South East England)
Our 1940's Dance in aid of Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Saturday 1st November 2014. 7.30pm - 11.30pm
British Legion Hall, Newland Street, Witham, Essex. CM8 2AZ
DJ 'Texas Tommy'
No bar, bring own drinks & nibbles. Free tea, coffee & doughnuts.
Tickets £8 in advance only - sorry but non refundable. No ticket sales on door.
Allied/civilian dress much appreciated.

For more details or to book tickets call Chris & Steve. 01621 840077
Gill from 'Hairaid Shelter' will be in attendance.
Always a 'sell out.'





Events in November 2014


HALLOWEEN SWING BALL
Saturday - November 01 - 2014
Westenhanger Castle - Postcode: CT21 4HX (South East England)
In association with Tacky Annies Dance Club, Hythe, Westenhanger Castle present
Halloween Swing Ball
Tickets £17.50 each to include
Dancing from 7pm to midnight
Hot Buffet
Your first bar drink FREE
DJ's Mr Ghost
LIVE MUSIC FROM SUGAR FOOT STOMP
Dress to Impress

Dancing to DJ Mr Ghost and SUGAR FOOT STOMP
For further information: contact 01303640011. Visit: www.facebook.com/events/760744077315446/ or www.westenhangercastle.co.uk/events/




Events in November 2014


NORTHERN MILITARY EXPO
Sunday - November 02 - 2014
Newark Showground, Newark - Postcode: NG24 2NY (East Midlands)
Admission £5 (under 14’s go free)
Militaria and Vintage Fair, including traders selling Military Vehicles, Vehicle Spares, Uniforms, Vintage Fashion, Books, Medals, Stencils, Patches, Vintage Housewares and everything in between.

Contact : Jeep Promotions 01302 739000
Email: info@northernmilitaryexpo.co.uk




Events in November 2014


A SALUTE TO THE 1940’S
Thursday - November 06 - 2014
Wentworth Garden Centre, S.Yorks - (East Midlands)
The ultimate 40's variety show packed full of tributes to the stars from the 1940's inc George Formby, Gracie Fields, The Andrews Sisters, G.I Frank Sinatra and featuring Lorrie Brown. The UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute as voted for by the Agents Association of Great Britain
Evening meal and show
For further information: contact 01226744842.




Events in November 2014


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - November 07 - 2014
Masson Millls, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests

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

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




Events in November 2014


THE RICKY HUNTER BIG BAND REMEMBRANCE EVENING DANCE
Friday - November 07 - 2014
Mapperley Social Club, Plains Rd, Nottingham - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
Come and be part of this great event at Mapperley Social Club, Nottingham

Featuring Ricky Hunter & his Big Band and vocalist Jayne Darling

Tickets are £10 each And £3 from each ticket will be donated to The British Legion Poppy Appeal.

We will also have DJ Jive performing music of the 40's Era

The night is for every one who loves the music of the Big Band Era and pay resepct to the fallen men and women of WW2.

Featuring music of Glenn Miller, Gene krupa, Benny Goodman to name a few so came and dance the night away.

40's clothing not essentail

Tickets available online at Skiddle.com Search Ricky Hunter Big Band or call 07821951214
Limit tickets available to purchase


For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk




Events in November 2014


1940'S EVENING
Saturday - November 08 - 2014
Shoulder Of Mutton Pub - Market Harborough - (East Midlands)
The pub is holding a 1940's theme evening to coincide with Remembrance Day. The pub will be decorated with flags and all that kind of thing! Also they are looking at doing 40's styled food on the menu.
They are hoping people will dress in the period and come along.
Entertainment will be by Pete Wayre (www.vintagevocalist.co.uk)
providing the hits from the 30's & 40's.

Contact us: 01858 465142 or at 4 The Green, GREAT BOWDEN, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7EU




Events in November 2014


THE FESTIVAL SWING DANCE SOCIETIES ANNUAL DANCE
Saturday - November 08 - 2014
Triple 'S' Club, Mansfield Rd. Skegby, Sutton In Ashfield, Notts - (East of England)
One again, for the twelve successive year the Festival Swing Dance Society will be holding its annual dance at the Triple 'S' club.
All the best swing dance music provided by the foremost 40's DJ, Texas Tommy.

40's dress preffered, dancing 7.30pm till late. Doors open 7pm. Bar provided Tickets only £5 each
Ring 01623 456101 to reserve yours now.





Events in November 2014


EASINGTON SWING DANCE
Saturday - November 08 - 2014
Easington Social Welfare - Postcode: SR8 3PL (North East England)
SWING DANCE at Easington Social Welfare Hall on Saturday 8th November 2014. A beautiful period venue built in the 1930’s with the largest sprung dance floor in the North East. It holds around 300 people. There’s also a cheap bar. Come and Dance the night away to the sounds of the 1930’s 40’s and early 50’s. Dress optional and its only £2.00 on the Door. All proceeds go to Charity. Great Music and everyone welcome. 7.30 – Late. Just 5 minutes from A19. Easington Social Welfare Hall, Easington Colliery, Peterlee, Co Durham, SR8 3PL. For further details Tel : Paula 07847330027.

For further information: contact 07847330027.




Events in November 2014


AN EVENING OF DANCE WITH LOLA LAMOUR & THE BLUE LIGHT BOYS
Saturday - November 08 - 2014
The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Butt Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West York’s HD9 1AF 01484 680400 - Postcode: HD9 1AF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
7.00 doors open
DJ The Maverick
8.30 Supper
9.15 First set
10.00 DJ
10.15 Second Set
11.00 DJ
12.00 Bar Closes
Pay bar, Dance floor and seating for x 150
Tickets in advance, £15, tel. 01484 680400


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




Events in November 2014


DANCE BACK TO THE 1940'S
Sunday - November 09 - 2014
The Lincoln Dancentre - Postcode: LN5 8LD (East Midlands)
THE LANCASTERS invite you to Dance Back to the 1940's
with DJ Major Swing & kitty At The Lincoln Dancentre Sincil Bank Stadium LN5 8LD on Sunday 9th November 2014, 2pm-6pm, Doors Open 1.30pm
Nellie & Gerties World famous Tea Rooms will serve tea/coffee & homemade cakes, Bring your own additional Refreshments.
1940's Dress Encouraged, No Axis or Comedy, No Stilettos Please
Tickets for this event sell very quickly so please book early
Tickets £6.00 each
All Proceeds for Charity. Non Refundable

Telephone Keith on 01522 887805 or Dave on 01522 826759
email: kcpotts@aol.com

For further information: contact 01522887805.




Events in November 2014


A SALUTE TO THE 1940’S
Monday - November 10 - 2014
Pastures Lodge, Mexborough, Doncaster - (North East England)
The ultimate 40's variety show packed full of tributes to the stars from the 1940's inc George Formby, Gracie Fields, The Andrews Sisters, G.I Frank Sinatra and featuring Lorrie Brown. The UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute as voted for by the Agents Association of Great Britain
Lunch and Show
For further information: contact 01709579599.




Events in November 2014


RIVIERA SWING
Friday - November 14 - 2014
The Victorian Hotel, Torquay - (South West England)
RIVIERA SWING is a unique and small 30's and 40's long-weekender dedicated to providing the very best AUTHENTIC period entertainment, with a British slant. We pride ourselves on hosting the UK's greatest swing orchestras and dance bands playing music of those eras, all in the beautiful art-deco Victoria Hotel in stunning Torquay 'The English Riviera'. This Riviera Swing incredibly stars THE NEW SQUADRONAIRES, THE ALEX MENDHAM ORCHESTRA and DUNCAN GALLOWAY'S RHYTHMIC SIX.

Whatever your dance style – whether it's Quickstep, Fox Trot, Waltz,
Riviera Swing is November the 14th to the 17th

Lindy, or Balboa – our top DJs OKAY FOR SOUND, ROB BE-BOP and RICK'S COMMUNITY SWING will cater to all period styles. We may even throw in some period party dances – ever fancied trying your hand at the Palais Glide? The Valeta? How about The Lambeth Walk? Dance teachers MARK & HOC EWING, aided and abetted by Bryan & Lou Webb and Rob Be Bop & Julie, who will be on hand to show you how.
Enjoy authentic and elegant period tea dances every afternoon with our top DJ's, or gather round the piano for daily lunchtime sing-a-longs with the wonderful DEREK WEBBER. Also enjoy large-screen showings of expertly-curated classic vintage cinema by Paul Cotgrove of THE WHITE BUS, or browse clothes, shoes, music, accessories and more at the big vintage market all day Saturday (open to the public). And don't forget that we go through 'til Monday so the party will still be going strong on Sunday night! And it's all hosted by the legendary VIV THE SPIV!

For booking inquiries visit our web site below or call Tony on 07966 390802


Visit: www.rivieraswing.co.uk




Events in November 2014


SINGING FOR VICTORY
Wednesday - November 19 - 2014
The Senators In Stockton-On-Tees - Postcode: TS19 0QB (North East England)
Singing For Victory - with Lancashire Belle, Miss Jane Francis on the
19 November 2014, from 7.30pm to late at The Senators, Stockton-On-Tees, Jane's third and final visit to The Senators during 2014 will once again see Marston's offering 'Lancashire Belle' bitter - named in honour of Jane, and pulled from hand pumps featuring her distinctive logo. Jane's regular visits to the venue are always highly anticipated by the locals and visitors alike, with many travelling a long way to enjoy her fabulous vocals. A night of 1940s nostalgia will finish with Jane's trademark flag-waving finale. Not to be missed.


Visit: www.lancashirebelle.co.uk




Events in November 2014


BLACKPOOL JUMP JIVE & SWING WEEKEND 2014
Friday - November 21 - 2014
Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool - (North West England)
FRIDAY 21ST – MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2014: Following on from last year’s very successful inaugural Jump Jive & Swing Weekend, here at Venture Away Music Weekends we are delighted to announce that this event is returning once again in 2014. The Norbreck Castle Hotel has one of the very best Large Sprung Dance Floors in the UK today, which was enjoyed by all persons who attended the 2013 event. In addition to the Dance Floor we had superb music from a host of bands including the quite outstanding Swing Commanders & The Fabulous Boogie Boys! All rooms at the hotel are en-suite and the breakfast and evening meal is included in the price for 3 nights.
The 2014 Line Up sees the following bands already booked for the weekend:
The Swing Commanders
The Fabulous Boogie Boys
The Revolutionaires
King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys
Plus DJ Ian Hartley & Dance Tuition from the excellent – G.I Jive

We have Doubles, Twins & Single Rooms available for the weekend – all priced at £189 per person. Deposit payment to reserve a room is £40 per person. No single supplements.
To Book your place for the 2014 Blackpool Jump Jive & Swing Weekend please call us on 01305 750797 or

Email: paul@ventureawaymusicweekends.co.uk




Events in November 2014


1940S CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE
Saturday - November 22 - 2014
STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY VILLAGE HALL - Postcode: ST18 0LG (West Midlands)
1940s CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE SATURDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2014, 2 - 7.30PM AT STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY VILLAGE HALL, STATION ROAD, STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY, STAFFORDSHIRE. ST180LG. TICKETS ARE £4.00. MUSIC BY SWING PATROL. 40s THEMED SECRET SANTA RAFFLE, ALL PROCEEDS FROM RAFFLE GOING TO BRITISH LEGION. PLEASE BRING A PLATE OF FOOD TO FORM CHRISTMAS BUFFETT. TEA/COFFEE PROVIDED(FREE). 40s DRESS PREFERRED. FOR TICKETS/INFORMATION CONTACT KAREN ON 01785255368

For further information: contact 01785255368.




Events in November 2014


HOLLYWOOD BALL BLACK & WHITE SWING NIGHT
Saturday - November 22 - 2014
The Longfield Suite, Prestwich, Manchester - Postcode: M25 1AY (North West England)
Katz Korner once again present the sensational Suburban Swing Orchestra for a fabulous glamorous night of dancing, in an amazing ballroom with a fantastic dance floor.
Katz Korner will be spinnin' the sounds from the 20's, 30's and 40's
Dress Code: Glamorous, glitzy, black and white, Top Hat & Tails (optional), evening dress.
Ticket Price: £15
Commencing: 7.30 pm - Carriages: Midnight


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




Events in November 2014


SWING RENDEZVOUS
Sunday - November 23 - 2014
Netherwood Hall, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria - Postcode: LA11 6ET (North West England)
An Exclusive & Stylish Event of Swing Dance An Exclusive & Stylish Event of Swing Dance, Music & Glamour - An All Inclusive Three Day Event - £259 per person
23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th November 2014
Lord & Lady Netherwood cordially invite you to their pre-Christmas Soiree at their extensive
Country Estate, Netherwood, situated on the edge of the Lake District National park in the Edwardian town of Grange over Sands, overlooking the spectacular Morecambe Bay.
Step back in time to the fabulously decadent period between the wars -think Gosford Park, Brideshead and all that jazz.
Two fabulous Bands and lots of surprises:
We present the superb sounds of the fabulous ‘ Leeds City Stompers’ and 'Louis, Louis, Louis'

For more information contact: 07703 461833 or 0161 736 9948


For further information: contact 07703461833. Visit: www.netherwood-hotel.co.uk




Events in November 2014


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

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

Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS 9.30am - 4pm

With 40+ stalls of vintage loveliness for you and your home including genuine vintage fashion, such as 1940's tea dresses, 1950's prom gowns, jewellery, accessories, furniture, homewares, vintage vinyl, toys, books, kitchenalia and collectables, all from the 1920's to the 1980's.... Not forgetting wonderful teas from Interlude Tea Room & Emporium, This is our BIGGEST and most established event - not to be missed!
Tickets can be bought in advance for £2 from Rose & Brown Vintage Home. Call 07985 181120 or email roseandbrownvintage@yahoo.co.uk) Under 16's in FREE. Group discounts available.


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




Events in November 2014


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


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




Events in November 2014


1940S POP UP TEA ROOM AND RECORD HOP
Sunday - November 30 - 2014
Market Weighton Community Hall - Postcode: YO43 3AX (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Come and join Helen and Stephanie, The Vintage Tea Girls at their popular Vintage Pop Up Tea Room and Record Hop.
Music by Major Swing and Kitty to help you dance the afternoon away in the relaxed atmosphere of our pop up tea room. Relax, chat, drink tea and partake in our delicious home made cakes.
Major Swing and Kitty will be on hand to teach you some new dances, and will be playing all your favourite music from the 30s, 40s and early 50s.
All dance levels catered for at this friendly, social event. So whether you like to waltz, quickstep, lindy, balboa or just watch and enjoy, this is the place for you.
Vintage dress is encouraged but not essential.

A friendly vintage event with something for everyone. Delicious homemade cakes and unlimited tea and coffee included in the ticket price, which is £7.50. 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Sunday 30th November 2014.
The ticket price is £7.50 and our email is teateatime@hotmail.co.uk

For further information: contact 07971079468.




Events in December 2014


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




Events in December 2014


SWING INTO CHRISTMAS
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and ballroom dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests- please email before the event.
Special night starting with In the Mood and American Patrol and ending with Sing Sing Sing. The very best of the 1940s and 50s will fill our evening along with popular christmas tunes.

Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band. All music is "live" no supporting DJ. LIVE BAND NO RECORDS, SINGERS SINGING ALL NIGHT TO A LIVE BAND NOT BACKING TRACKS.
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in December 2014


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


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




Events in December 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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




Events in December 2014


PETE WAYRE PERFORMS JAZZ & SWING OF THE 20'S-60'S
Saturday - December 06 - 2014
The Blitz Tea Room Kettering - Postcode: NN15 0AY (East Midlands)
Pete Wayre returns to the Blitz after his 3 sell out shows 2013, and early 2014. Bringing his unique brand of participation and personality based 20's, 30's 40's swing & jazz.
Book early as spaces are limited.
Tickets only £5 and always sell out early!


Visit: www.the-blitz.com/contact-us/




Events in December 2014


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


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




Events in December 2014


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

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

For further information: contact 07719907818.




Events in December 2014


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




Events in December 2014


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

Call 07738631288 or email below for tickets & info.

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




Events in December 2014


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


Visit: www.re-museum.co.uk




Events in December 2014


BEATS & BURLESQUE WARTIME CHRISTMAS DANCE
Saturday - December 13 - 2014
Bromham Village Hall - Postcode: MK43 8JP (East Midlands)
Following several very successful shows over a 3 year period,
This is the culmination of a busy year for all! This event promises to be a Christmas extravaganza showcasing not just one act or a band like many events..but several Artistes! Bigger than 2013's Christmas Show! A night of Jazz, Swing, Big Band classics. By June this year..all ready 30 tickets have sold so it isn't ever to early to book!
Vocalists Confirmed are LUNA NIGHTINGALE, PETE WAYRE (also compere)
Our DJ for the evening is to be our man that can PINBALL PAUL.
Starting the evening will be renowned Burlesque and Vocals -
KITTEN VON MEW. On arrival you will be entertained with some "stride" piano and lounge music from master organist on the piano MR MATTHEW BASON for the early part of the evening and to set the mood. Not many shows provide 5 top class performers in one evening! And possibly there is more on the way!! Making this THE show to be at to celebrate Christmas.
Tickets will be £12.50
7PM Open doors.
Bar available.
Ample parking.
Large dance floor.
11.30 bar & music finish.
Vacate room by 12.
Period dress encouraged.
Advice is to book now as tickets for the Xmas shows go very fast! Limiting this event to 175 spaces.
Call: 077 386 312 88 or email: petewayre@hotmail.co.uk
ADVANCED BOOKING FOR ENTRY REQUIRED. any remaining unsold places come the evening will be made available on the door. (please confirm before travel) We operate a guest list system. Once booked via phone, and paid, you are added to the list.


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: www.1940singer.co.uk/midlands-1940s-dancesour-ticketed-shows/




Events in December 2014


CHRISTMAS DANCE 1940S STYLE
Friday - December 19 - 2014
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests

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

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




Events in December 2014


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

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

There is plenty of free parking at the venue!

For further information: contact 07920424884.




Events in February 2015


1940'S MUSIC AND DANCE WEEKEND
Friday - February 06 - 2015
Burgess Hall, Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambs - Postcode: PE27 6WU (East of England)
Friday 6th February 2015.
Come along and join us for an evening of lively entertainment with THE SWING COMMANDERS. A fantasic band playing an exciting mix of Boogie Woogie, Swing and 50's jump jive. Supported by DJ PINBALL PAUL.
Allied uniforms/ period dress encouraged but not essential.
Cabaret style seating - no reservations.
Also available are Vintage Stalls, Period Vehicles and attractions.
Tickets cost £11 and are on sale from Friday 1st August 2014 and available to purchase from One Leisure St Ives on 01480 388500 or book online at www.burgesshall.net

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




Events in February 2015


1940S VALENTINE DANCE
Friday - February 13 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and, Ballroom and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests, just email the band before the event.
Ticket £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in February 2015


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

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




Events in March 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - March 06 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and, Ballroom and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests, just email the band before the event.
Ticket £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in April 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - April 03 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and, Ballroom and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests, just email the band before the event.
Ticket £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in April 2015


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

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

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

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

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

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


All details correct as at 28/08/2014

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

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

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

For further information: contact 07736299854. Visit: http://www.colwynbaybusiness.co.uk/events.htm or https://www.facebook.com/FortiesFestival




Events in May 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - May 01 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and, Ballroom and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests, just email the band before the event.
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 10629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in May 2015


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


For further information: contact 07813823533.




Events in May 2015


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

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




Events in June 2015


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

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

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


www.midsuffolkvintage.co.uk

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




Events in June 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - June 05 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby "little" Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be planty of 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, Strollers and Ballroom. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2.

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

Ticket £5 includes parking, hot food and dancing to the Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/




Events in July 2015


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


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




Events in July 2015


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

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




Events in August 2015


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


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




Events in August 2015


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


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






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