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6 listings for this week...

January 29 - Thursday
Region - North West England
Swing Dance Classes - Katz Korner Klub - more info

January 31 - Saturday
Region - East of England
BLITZ JANUARY DANCE - more info

January 31 - Saturday
Region - East Midlands
QUORN JUMP JIVE &SWING - more info

January 31 - Saturday
Region - North West England
SWING DANCE - more info

January 31 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair - more info

January 31 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Friarage Fundraiser - more info



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Events in January 2015


Thursday - January 29 - 2015
SWING DANCE CLASSES - KATZ KORNER KLUB
Swinton Palais Dance Centre, 11a Station Road, Swinton, Manchester - Postcode: M27 6AH (North West England)
Come and join us for Swing Dance Classes every Thursday from 7.00 pm until 8.30 pm
With social dancing from 8.30 pm until 11.00 pm with Host and DJ Katz Korner
£5 per person
For more information: 07703 461833 or 0161 736 9948
Lindyhop, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Balboa


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in January 2015


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


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


Events in January 2015


Saturday - January 31 - 2015
QUORN JUMP JIVE &SWING
Quorn Village Hall, Leicester Road, Quorn. Leicester - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
We welcome back THE INTELI-GENTS as part of their Farewell Tour! Supported by resident DJ Savoy Jump.
TICKETS..highly recommended £10 On the door £12
7.30 - late
NO BAR bring your own...adults only!

This EVENT is SOLD OUT!!!
For further information: contact 01126203838.


Events in January 2015


Saturday - January 31 - 2015
SWING DANCE
The Poplar Club - Postcode: BB5 2NJ (North West England)
The Rotary Club of Church & Oswaldtwistle present a Swing Dance with GI JIve playing music of the 30s, 40s and 50s for dancing. At The Poplar Club, Accrington.
£7 on the door or £6 tel - 01254-886995. 7.30pm to 11.30pm
Always a fun night.





Events in January 2015


Saturday - January 31 - 2015
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, - Postcode: BD18 3JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
30+ 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 + Interlude Tearoom. Call 07985 181120 or email roseandbrownvintage@yahoo.co.uk

Opening Times: 9.30am - 4pm
Entry Fee: £2, concessions £1.50 for the January event. (Under 16s free)


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


Events in January 2015


Saturday - January 31 - 2015
FRIARAGE FUNDRAISER
Recreation Hall, Friairage Hospital Northallerton - Postcode: DL6 1JG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
It’s a vintage celebration for scanner
A SPECIAL celebration dance is being held at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, for one night only on Saturday 31 January, 7pm until late
The truly vintage evening with a brilliant 1940's/1950's atmosphere will be held in the hospital’s recreation hall in aid of the Friarage Hospital’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner appeal.
Come and dance the night away to your favourite 40's and 50's music. Tickets, at £25 per person are selling fast and include a hot and cold buffet and welcome drink. A licensed bar is also available.
Entertainment includes singer, Samantha Holden, a live jive demonstration by Diane Darville, Colin Bourdiec appearing as George Formby and DJ Gramophone with original ‘78’ records..
Also attending the fun event will be members of the Northern World War 11 Association and Dave Dee will be bringing military vehicles to add to the atmosphere.
Come along and join us for a fun evening and support a local good cause at the same time. For tickets and further information contact email judith.masterman@stees.nhs.uk or contact the appeal office on 01609 764936


For further information: contact 01609764936. Visit: www.friaragescannerappeal.org.uk/


Events in February 2015


Friday - February 06 - 2015
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE4 3PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and includes FREE food (selected menu), ample free parking and wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play requests and dedications so please email in advance.
Live Band, 2 dance floors, hot food, free parking all for only £5!
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.youtube.com/watch?v=roe5RKPYzCk


Events in February 2015


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

EARLY BIRD PRICES: If you book before 15th November for both Friday and Saturday's events you will get the Early bird price of £20! After the 15th November the price will return to £25.
DANCE WORKSHOPS FROM 2-6PM, The Peabody, Jitterbug Stroll, Collegiate Shag and Lindy Hop. £6 per 50 minute workshop OR £20 for all 4!! A few spaces still available - Book now!!
UKULELE WORKSHOPS. AM-30minute taster sessions £4. PM-50 minute workshops £6.
TO BOOK PLEASE CONTACT JACQUIE LAWRENCE 01480 388514 or email Jacquie.lawrence@huntsdc.gov.uk OR CALL OUR OUR BOOKING OFFICE 01480 388500

For further information: contact 01480388514. Visit: www.burgesshall.net


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 07 - 2015
1940'S USO AFTERNOON
Northgate Church Bistro - Postcode: CH1 4EF (North West England)
We are a group of Events Management students from the University of Chester, and as part of our course we are required to host our own event in order to raise money for a charity of our choice. We have chosen to hold a 1940's USO style afternoon to raise money for Help for Heroes. The afternoon will include swing dancing, music and food and drink is included in the price of the ticket. Tickets are available to buy now for £10 and are also available on the door for £12.
Doors open: 2:30pm
Starts: 3:00pm
Ends: 6:00pm

For further information: contact 07962161116. Visit: www.encore-events.wix/1940uso


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 07 - 2015
LULLABELLE'S SECRET VINTAGE FAIR
Burgess Hall, Westwood Road, St Ives Cambbridgeshire - Postcode: PE27 6WU (East of England)
LULLABELLE'S SECRET VINTAGE FAIR

To be held on Saturday 7th February, in association with the
ST IVES MUSIC AND DANCE WEEKEND.
Selling everything from Vintage Clothing, Jewellery, Kitchenalia and Militaria,
You can shop whilst listening to live 1940s performers or the ladies can treat themselves to a Fourties hair-do.
Doors open from 10am-4pm.
Licensed bar and food available

SSSSHHH!!!
THE Next Secret Vintage Fair is Here!!

For further information: contact 01480388500. Visit: www.burgesshall.net or www.secretvintagefair.com


Events in February 2015


Friday - February 13 - 2015
1940S VALENTINE DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. 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


Friday - February 13 - 2015
JUMP 'N' JIVE - VALENTINE SWING DANCE - FEB
Mapperley Plains Recreation & Social Club, Plains Road, Mapperley, Nottingham, - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then Friday 13th February is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Mapperley Social Club Monthly Dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at Mapperley Social Club.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Nottingham Jazz Vocalist Jayne Darling - 1940s & Vintage Singer and Cardiff's own Jazz Vocalist & trumpeter Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or to reserve tickets contact ricky on 07821951214 or Email: ricky@gethappyentertainment.co.uk


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


Events in February 2015


Friday - February 13 - 2015
BLACK TIE BALLROOM CLUB VALENTINE DANCE
London Welsh Centre - Postcode: WC1X 8UE (Greater London)
The Black Tie Ballroom Club 2015.
The Black Tie Ballroom Club Valentine Dance will be on Friday the 13th February at the London Welsh Centre, 157 to 163 Grays Inn Road WC1X 8UE. There’s a very large sprung wooden dance floor and the place is arranged for plenty of space on the floor for partnered dancing. The ten piece Kewdos Dance Orchestra will play, and operatic baritone Alistair Sutherland will sing through the voice trumpet, two sets of strict tempo vintage dance music. The rest of the evening will be pre war mainly English Dance Band records for slow waltz, slow foxtrot, Quickstep, tango, rumba, swing, jive, Viennese waltz, and the odd Charleston and cha cha.
A free dance lesson in rumba for beginners is included in the ticket price of £10. Five male and female taxi dancers will be available for all guests at no extra charge. Your hostess, Jean Bentley, will help newcomers to ballroom dancing and will arrange interactive social activities such as ‘excuse me’ dances and a ‘bus stop’ throughout the evening. There will be one only simple sequence dance of ‘rumba one ‘with ten minutes of instruction beforehand.
Dress code is black tie for men, evening gowns (or black tie) for women, or vintage dress. A fully licensed bar upstairs sells drinks at pub prices- for example- it’s £18 for a bottle of Prosecco and £4 for a pint of Welsh Real Ale. This event is designed to cater for those who wish to dress up in evening wear and meet other ballroom dancers, newcomers and experienced, in a socially interactive atmosphere. There are candlelit tables and chairs if you are not a dancer and just want to watch. If you are a dancer, both beginner and experienced ballroom dancers will be welcome and catered for. The beginners’ dance lesson is from 7.15 pm to 7.55 pm. The main dance is from 8pm to 11pm. Tickets are available now through ‘we got tickets’ for only £10, and will be limited to 100 number, to ensure enough room on the dance floor. Any questions please phone George on 020 8542 1490.

Black tie Valentine Dance with candlelit tables, live ten piece strict tempo dance orchestra, operatic baritone and pre 1940s dance records
For further information: contact 02085421490. Visit: www.facebook.com/blacktieballroomclub or www.meetup.com/black-tie-ballroom-club


Events in February 2015


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

For further information: contact 07847330027.


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 14 - 2015
1940'S LAND ARMY GIRLS VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE
Scothern Village Hall, Main Street, Scothern, Lincolnshire, - Postcode: LN2 2UJ (East Midlands)
This is a fundraising event in aid of the revitalisation of Scothern Village Hall. Please come and join us for an evening of Nostalgia and Dance featuring Major Swing and Kitty.
Tickets £6.50 pre-bookable from Gail on 01673 862680 or Polly on 01673 861932
Doors open 7.30
Major Swing & Kitty 7.30-10.30
Bar 7.30-11.15
Doors close 11.30
Raffle
Dress optional/Allied Uniforms only
Nibbles on table but feel free to bring your own food rations. Drinks only from the licensed bar.


For further information: contact 01673862680.


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 14 - 2015
THE MAYOR OF SWANSCOMBE'S VINTAGE VALENTINE EVENING
Swanscombe Leisure Centre - Postcode: DA10 0LP (South East England)
The Town Mayor of Swanscombe and Greenhithe, Councillor Sue Butterfill, invites you to her Mayor's charity fund event: A Vintage Valentine Evening on Saturday 14th Feruary 2015: 7:30 - 11pm.

Dancing to Brandyn Shaw and His Rhythm Makers, playing hit dance and novelty tunes from the 20s, 30s and early 40s. Empire Radio will also be providing the latest gramophone recordings for your listening and dancing pleasure.

The event will take place at Swanscombe Leisure Centre, Craylands Lane, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0LP.

The event has a fully licensed bar. Nibbles are included.

Tickets are £15 per person and are available from Sue Butterfill.

Contact: sue.butterfill@ntlworld.com

T:01322401765
M:07757494621


For further information: contact 07757494621.


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 14 - 2015
ST VALENTINES DAY MASSACRE - PRINTWORKS BOARDWALK
The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester - Postcode: M4 2BS (North West England)
The Printworks and Katz Korner present the prohibition themed Valentines party - St Valentines Day Massacre Friday – Feb 14 - 2015 The PrintWorks, Manchester - Postcode: M4 2BS (North West) A fabulous afternoon of dance and live music from the fabulous “Prohibition Swing Club” and special guest vocalist Miss Bexi Owen. Your host and DJ Kat in the Hat on February 14th 2015. From 12.00 pm until 4.00 pm. Everyone welcome – ADMISSION FREE For further information: contact 07703 461833. Email: info@katz-korner.com



For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 14 - 2015
1940S SWEETHEART BALL
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall - Postcode: BS37 6AD (South West England)
1940s Sweetheart Ball

Including live music from the fabulous Dixie Belles
Live cabaret
40S DJ
Photo booth
Other surprises on the night!

Dress to impress vintage style
Tickets available from ticket source

For further information: contact 07739364911. Visit: www.stagestylecostumes.co.uk or www.sodburyevents.com


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 21 - 2015
100TH MISSION DANCE
Holme Village Hall - Postcode: PE7 3PA (East of England)
Holme 1940's dance to raise monies towards the running costs of the 1940's weekend which is being held on 3rd & 4th of October 2015. The dance is being help on the Saturday 21st Feb 2015 at Holme Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start till late. Swing to the sound of Miss Luna Nightingale and the famous D J Woody. Licensed Bar. and Hot food available to purchase.
Tickets £10.00 each. Limited availability ....
Contact Paul Archer on 07860342163 or Chris Cardell on: 07887817031.


Many thanks as always;
Paul


For further information: contact 07860342163.


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 21 - 2015
1945 CELEBRATION DANCE
Corn Exchange, Bourne, Lincs - Postcode: PE10 9EF (East Midlands)
Enjoy the music and dancing of the 1930s and 40s at the Corn Exchange, Bourne. Raising funds for Bourne Lions and Dare to be Different. Entertainment provided by The Blitz Dancers and The Tweedie Sisters. 1940s style dress desirable but not necessary.
Tickets £15 inc. fish/chip supper available from Harrison & Dunn, North St, Bourne or contact Lynne Roberts 07862226501.


For further information: contact 07862226501.


Events in February 2015


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

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

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

For further information: contact 07971079468.


Events in February 2015


Friday - February 27 - 2015
BLITZ DANCERS 1940S DANCE
Parkway Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough - Postcode: PE1 2AS (East Midlands)
The Parkway Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS, Friday 27th February. An evening of 1930s and 40s music from the golden age of dance and the swing era with The Blitz Dancers. Enjoy the large dance floor with swing, ballroom and communal dancing. You may bring your own food but drinks available only from the licensed bar please. Catering may be arranged on the night. Doors open 7pm. Tickets are £4 from the club; call 01733 561677/560869, or pay on the door.

For further information: contact 01733561677.


Events in February 2015


Friday - February 27 - 2015
FEBRUARY SWING BALL
The Longfiels Suite, Prestwich, Manchester - Postcode: M25 1AY (North West England)
The Swing Commanders, The Revolutionaires and GI Jive present a night of jumpin' swingin' music at The Longfield Suite. Two great bands, wonderful dance floor, large free car park, near Metro stop and great music for dancing.
£15 (£17 on the door if available). Doors 7.30 till midnight.
Tickets on-line at www.swingcommanders.eventbrite.com or contact Ian on 0161 973 0529


For further information: contact 01619730529.


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 28 - 2015
YORK 40'S CHARITY DANCE
Melodie Park Celebration Ground - Postcode: YO32 2RJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Hi All, I am very proud to have been asked to provide some of the dance music for the evening and am therefore keen to help support the event promotion:

YORK 40S CHARITY DANCE
York40s dance are holding their next charity dance on Saturday February 28th 2015
Melodie Park - Postcode: YO32 2RJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)

Featuring :
* our fantastic jive and lindy band, Kal's Kats,
* plus the Alka Seltzer Sisters, Mickey Ramsbottom
* Big George Anderson.
Bar provided but bring your own supper.

Tickets are £10 each from york40sdance@gmail.com or by ringing/texting 07889065737

All proceeds to Breast cancer charities

For further information: contact 01904690421. Visit: www.tengreatestdays.co.uk

Featuring :
* our fantastic jive and lindy band, Kal's Kats,
* plus the Alka Seltzer Sisters, Mickey Ramsbottom
* Big George Anderson.
Bar provided but bring your own supper.

All proceeds to Breast Cancer Charities

For further information: contact 01904690421. Visit: www.tengreatestdays.co.uk


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 28 - 2015
1940 S DANCE
Historic Assembly Rooms, Queen Street,barton Upon Humber,north Lincs. - Postcode: DN18 5QP (Yorkshire and the Humber)
1940"s Dance with "major swing". 7.30 till 11.00 sat 28th Feb. 2015. Always popular , excellent venue, large dance floor and viewing balcony. Bring your own food and drink. (NO BAR) Tickets priced at £5 per person. Available at Partners Tea Room,77a high street, Barton upon Humber.DN18 5PU. Or Euronics, George street, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5ES. Contact Angela on 07517938992 or 07759778053. 1940"s dress encouraged. Have a good evening.
1"st floor Dance Floor with lift available.
For further information: contact 07759778053.


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 28 - 2015
YORK 40S CHARITY DANCE
Melodie Park - Postcode: YO32 2RJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
York40s dance are holding their next charity dance on Saturday February 28th 2015 at Melodie Park, Wiggington Road, York.

Featuring our fantastic jive and lindy band, Kal's Kats, the Alka Seltzer Sisters, Mickey Ramsbottom and Big George Anderson. Bar provided but bring your own supper.

Tickets are £10 each from york40sdance@gmail.com or by ringing/texting 07889065737

All proceeds to Breast cancer charities


For further information: contact 01904690421. Visit: www.tengreatestdays.co.uk


Events in February 2015


Saturday - February 28 - 2015
1940'S EVENING
The Vine Inn Darlaston - Postcode: WS10 8EN (West Midlands)
We are holding a 1940's evening with the excellent 30's 40's singer Pete Wayre. A host of swing from the period, and some knees up to start.A new idea for the venue, trying it out, so do come show your support! Period dress encouraged, but is optional.

8PM - 11.30PM


For further information: contact 07702156008. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheVineDarlaston


Events in March 2015


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


Events in March 2015


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


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in March 2015


Saturday - March 07 - 2015
ASHBOURNE 1940S DANCE
Hulland Ward Village Hall - Postcode: DE63EA (East Midlands)
Top tunes from the 1940s from the Ashby "little" Big Band and vocalists. There will be dancing to suit all tastes including swing, ballroom and a little sequence.

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

Steve and Sue from Nottingham Shag will be giving a free swing dance lesson from 7.30 until the band starts at 8.15 and again during the interval.

There's free parking and a cheap bar. Entrance is by Ticket only at £6, available from the website below. Numbers will be limited to just 120.

Live music from the Ashby "little" Big Band, free swing dance lesson all for just £6!
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: http://ashbourne1940sdance.webs.com/ or http://www.ashbybigband.com/


Events in March 2015


Saturday - March 07 - 2015
1940S DINNER & DANCE
KELHAM HALL & COUNTRY PARK - Postcode: NG23 5QX (East Midlands)
AFTER OUR SELL-OUT 1940s EVENING AT KELHAM HALL LAST YEAR,WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR OUR SECOND 1940s DINNER & DANCE, AT THIS MAGNIFICIENT VICTORIAN HOUSE, SET IN 42ACRES OF GARDENS & PARKLAND, NR; NEWARK-ON-TRENT, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. NO RATIONS ON THIS SPECIAL EVENING !! A DELICIOUS DINNER AWAITS YOU, SERVED BY THE KELHAM HALL CHEFs', ALONG WITH A FULLY LICENSCED BAR. DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH 'LIVE' PERFORMANCES FROM OUR TOP 1940s ENTERTAINERS
'LILLI DE CARLO' & BRANDYN SHAW, SUPPORTED BY OUR VINTAGE D.J TOO.
THIS SPECIAL EVENING, STARTS AT 6.30PM TIL' 12.30AM. EASY ACCESS from the A1 & M1, ON SITE CAMPING, MANY LOCAL HOTELS & GUESTHOUSES.
TICKETS ARE JUST £25 PER PERSON & AVAILABLE ONLY IN ADVANCE FROM
www.1940sevent.co.uk TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, BOOK NOW, TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST ALREADY !


For further information: contact 07837734372. Visit: www.1940sevent.co.uk or www.turn-back-time.co.uk


Events in March 2015


Friday - March 13 - 2015
JUMP 'N' JIVE MONTHLY SWING DANCE - MARCH
Mapperley Social Club, Plains Road, Mapperley, - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then Friday 13th March is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Mapperley Social Club Monthly Dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at Mapperley Social Club.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Nottingham Jazz Vocalist Jayne Darling - 1940s & Vintage Singer and Cardiff's own Jazz Vocalist & trumpeter Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or to reserve tickets contact ricky on 07821951214 or Email: ricky@gethappyentertainment.co.uk


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


Events in March 2015


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

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


Events in March 2015


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

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

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For further information: contact 01723366123.


Events in March 2015


Saturday - March 14 - 2015
BLYTH BATTERY PRESENTS A NIGHT OF 1940 ENTERTAINMENT.
Blyth Sports And Social Club - Postcode: NE244RP (North East England)
A night of 1940 style entertainment to include sketches, singing and fun. From 7.00 pm to 11.30pm. Buffet, raffles and tombola. Tickets £10.00 each. Phone 01670368816 or email bbv1916@hotmail.co.uk

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


Events in March 2015


Saturday - March 21 - 2015
MARCH IN TO THE 1940'S SWING DANCE - CAMBRIDGESHIRE
GER Sports Club - Postcode: PE15 8HS (East Midlands)
Feat. DJ Woody Woody's War Dept spinning the classic swing tunes of the era. Pete Wayre & Luna Nightingale with guest spot on vocals.
Authentic period food, raffle for RBL, Bar available, Vintage clothing stalls, 40's exhibition.

6PM-MIDNIGHT.





For further information: contact 07876264613. Visit: www.germarch.co.uk


Events in March 2015


Saturday - March 28 - 2015
JUMP JIVE AND LINDY SWING GANGSTERS AND MOLLS NIGHT
Kidsgrove Masonic Hall, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke On Trent - Postcode: ST7 4EH (West Midlands)
Kidsgrove Masonic Hall is delighted to host the 'Gangsters and Molls fancy dress night' featuring the superb Kal's Kats - an evening of top quality jump jive, Lindy/Swing and R&R dancing - with some of the finest tunes ever recorded - Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Jive aces, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus plenty of swing from Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Woody Herman - and tons more - This is open to anyone to attend and will be even more buzzy with everyone in gangster and molls fancy dress - yeah!!! speakeasy time !! :-)
Also, we are delighted to have the excellent swing dancer From coloured movement school of Dance (Hanley) - Kelly Bates who will take you through her swingbop routines at 7pm !! Don't miss that
Tickets - £15
Contact - Andy or Danielle Martin - 01782 782102

There will be good food provided and ample parking on site


For further information: contact 01782782102. Visit: goto kal's Kats on facebook


Events in March 2015


Saturday - March 28 - 2015
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, - Postcode: BD18 3JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
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 + Interlude Tearoom. Call 07985 181120 or email roseandbrownvintage@yahoo.co.uk

Opening Times: 9.30am - 4pm Entry Fee: £3 (£2 concessions), under 16s free.


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


Events in March 2015


Saturday - March 28 - 2015
1940S ANNIVERSARY DANCE
The Birches - Postcode: PE31 6RH (East of England)
2015 sees the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 70th anniversary of VE Day and to mark the occasions why not join us for a 1940s dance with music by local band "Timescape". Saturday 28th March 7pm till 10.30pm.

The venue, larger than last year, is "The Birches" former Officers' Mess on the old WW2 airbase of RAF Bircham Newton. Add to the atmosphere and help us to bring a part of the airbase to life by coming dressed in period costume. Entry is by ticket only, £12 each. Fully Licensed bar.

To get your tickets ring
Paul Hewitt on 01485 518560
Helena Aldis on 01485 518659
or email paul.hewitt540@btinternet.com

Those of you who would like to come or if any of your family or friends would like to come but may have to travel some distance, The Birches offers weekend accommodation. Please book with them direct on 0800 2804343 or see http://www.citb.co.uk/the-birches/accommodation-rates/ for more details.


For further information: contact 01485518560. Visit: www.dockingheritage.org.uk


Events in March 2015


Saturday - March 28 - 2015
OPERATION LIGHTFOOT
Montgomery Hall, Wath, Rotherham - Postcode: S63 7RD (Yorkshire and the Humber)
"Operation Lightfoot" 40s dance, for its fifth year are hosting the entertaining:
"G.I. Jive accompanied by the Fantastic "Swing Commanders"
The Montgomery Hall is a great venue with full bar service, lots of parking, you can bring your own rations ( Black pudding optional )
Tickets only available from Ian (G.I.Jive) or direct from :
Andy Boothroyd 01709 879523, or Pat Bentley 01709 894668.
Limited ticket , so get em quick.

G.I. Jive accompanied by the Fantastic "Swing Commanders"
Tickets only available from Ian (G.I.Jive) or direct from :
Andy Boothroyd 01709 879523, or Pat Bentley 01709 894668.
Limited ticket , so get em quick.

For further information: contact 01709879523.


Events in March 2015


Sunday - March 29 - 2015
ADVINTAGEOUS POP-UP VINTAGE FAIR
The Ridings Shopping Centre - Postcode: WF1 1DS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Following on from the massive success of our shopping centre ventures at The Ridings, Wakefield 2014 which saw well over 20,000 people through the doors on the day, we'd like to invite you to join us for what we hope will be a bigger and better occasion on not one, but two levels of the shopping centre. We will once again be able to utilize any empty shops and put them to good vintage use. Entertainment will be provided on both levels by the lovely Natasha Harper; Mickey Ramsbottom; Paul Casper aka The George Formby Experience and wonderful DJ's The Andersons. There will also be a Best Dressed Competition with some fantastic prizes!
Popping up in a shop will be the Vintage DJs and along with the 40s crowd you can learn the love for social dancing. This is open to everyone, so get your dancing shoes on! The Hair & Beauty Parlour will be poised and ready for Victory Rolls, the Barber on hand for a cut throat shave. Various workshops will take place throughout the day, the ever popular vintage automobile will be in situ! We will gather 60+ purveyors of vintage from far and wide with an eclectic array of goodies. Fashions for both from all era's, furniture, homeware, jewellery, vinyl, ephemera and everything inbetween. If you fancy something sweet we also have a cupcake stall.
FREE ENTRY
10.30am - 4.30pm


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


Events in April 2015


Friday - April 03 - 2015
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. 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


Sunday - April 05 - 2015
EASTER WW2 HOME FRONT
Crich Tramway Village - Postcode: DE4 5DP (East Midlands)
We kick off our 2015 event calendar 1940s style with our Easter WW2 Home Front 1940s event on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th April.
You can expect air-raid warnings and the sound of low flying aircraft and you will need your identity card for a real taste of life on the home front during the Second World War.
Policemen and members of the Home Guard will be patrolling the period streets and visitors must always be ready to show their identity card or risk being arrested as a spy! Beware the spivs selling black market goods and watch out for unexploded bombs. However the trusty ARP will be on hand to deal with any incidents including the incendiary bombs.
Some trams will have blackout masks fitted along with anti-blast netting on the windows, blue coloured lamps and white steps. The indicator blinds will be blacked out too so as to confuse any enemy spies.
Historic wartime road vehicles will be on show and on the move, mingling with a range of vintage trams which visitors will be able to ride on as often as they like. Some trams will have blackout masks fitted along with anti-blast netting on the windows, blue coloured lamps and white steps. The indicator blinds will be blacked out too so as to confuse any enemy spies. Wartime songs will be belted out by an authentic concert party throughout the event.

Re-enactor and vehicle forms can be found on our website.
For further information: contact 01773854321. Visit: www.tramway.co.uk/events/ww2-home-front


Events in April 2015


Saturday - April 11 - 2015
THE ANDERSONS BRING THE 1940’S DANCE HALL EXPERIENCE BACK TO BLACKBURN HALL
Blackburn Hall, Rothwell - Postcode: LS26 0AW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The Andersons bring the 1940’s Dance Hall experience back to Blackburn Hall, Rothwell, with The Fabulous Mike Brown Band and the great DJ Major Swing and Kitty, Dances like: The Palais Glide, Jive, Jitterbug, Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Strolls,
All the Social Dances of the 1940’s plus that great big dance band sound.
Blackburn Hall, Commercial St. Rothwell, Nr Leeds, West Yorkshire. LS26 0AW
Saturday 11th April 2015 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission by ticket only. Doors open at 6.30pm. All seat reserved.
Tickets £13.50, Pie & Pea Supper £3.50 extra, Gledhill’s (award winning pies). Choice of pie:
Meat & Potato Pie, Pork Pie or Vegetarian Pie (choose pie(s) when booking tickets).
NO BAR Please bring your own refreshments.
For tickets or information call Ambrose on 01977 790630 or George on 01924 370464 or visit www.1940s.info
Tickets non-refundable but transferable
Our chosen charity is Macmillan Cancer Support

The Fabulous Mike Brown Band DJ Major Swing and Kitty
For further information: contact 01924370464. Visit: www.1940s.info


Events in April 2015


Friday - April 17 - 2015
JUMP ' N ' JIVE SWING BAND MONTHLY DANCE - APRIL
Mapperley Social Club, Plains Road, Nottingham - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Mapperley Social Club Monthly Dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at Mapperley Social Club.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Nottingham Jazz Vocalist Jayne Darling - 1940s & Vintage Singer and Cardiff's own Jazz Vocalist & trumpeter Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or to reserve tickets contact ricky on 07821951214 or Email: ricky@gethappyentertainment.co.uk


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


Events in April 2015


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


All details correct as at 18/11/2014

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

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

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

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

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


Events in April 2015


Saturday - April 18 - 2015
QUORN JUMP JIVE & SWING
Quorn Village Hall, Leicester Road, Quorn. Leicester - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
Resident DJ Savoy Jump & Guest DJ Vintage Rob
No bar..bring your own
Adults only
Tickets £7
Contact Lin 01162302828

We recommend you get tickets!
For further information: contact 01162302828.


Events in April 2015


Saturday - April 18 - 2015
AN EVENING OF 30'S, 40'S SWING WITH PETE WAYRE
The Blitz Tearoom & Jazz Lounge - Postcode: NN16 0AY (East Midlands)
Back due to demand we have Pete Wayre returning again to the Blitz
performing great swing tracks of the 30's & 40's, with some later additions. A brilliant Singer that always has the place jumping.
Space is limited for sales and always a sell out well in advance, so it is advised to book asap. Tickets available now,
call the listed number
Allan@the-blitz.com


For further information: contact 01536510070. Visit: www.the-blitz.com/


Events in April 2015


Friday - April 24 - 2015
SOUTHWOOD 1940'S WAR WEEKEND
Southwood Club Birdcage Lane - Postcode: HX30JQ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
24/25/26 April
70 year anniversary of the end of WW2
Living History - Vintage Stalls - Military Vehicles - WW2 US military camp and displays
Friday night 1940's Dinner Dance with the fantastic Katie Mustang and DJ Ronnie Rocket.
How to do Vintage / hair put ups
Saturday night Dance with DJ Ronnie Rocket
Entrance includes T Dance on Saturday and Sunday with free swing jive lesson (Optional) Adults £4 and children£3
Sunday service- Patton meets Sgt Gander- Natasha Harpers Dance class present Bugsy Malone.......and much much more
An interesting and fun day out for all the family

Living History - Katie Mustang - Vintage Stalls -T Dance - Free Swing Jive Lesson-
For further information: contact 07787734870.


Events in April 2015


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

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


Events in April 2015


Saturday - April 25 - 2015
1930'S EVENING
Hanging Heaton WMC - Postcode: WF12 7HF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
with the Palm Court Dance Orchestra with Paul and Natasha Harper

For further information: contact 01132936585. Visit: www.palmcourt.org.uk


Events in April 2015


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

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


Events in April 2015


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

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

Queries email wartime@gwsr.com


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


Events in April 2015


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


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


Events in April 2015


Saturday - April 25 - 2015
BIG JIVE NOTTS
Festival Hall Lesuire Centre, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Nottingham - Postcode: NG17 7DJ (East Midlands)
BIG JIVE NOTTS
Festival Hall Leisure Centre, Hodgkinson Road,
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 7DJ
This amazing night will feature up and coming Nottingham 18 piece big band The Ricky Hunter Big Band and Vocalist Jayne Darling.
This night will feature great music from jazz and big band hits from 40s to modern day arrangers including Gordon Goodwood, Neal Hefti and Sammi nestico.
The Ricky Hunter Big Band are proud to be the Support band to the International phenomenal THE JIVE ACES.
The Venue has a Large dance floor, free parking – 7.30pm
Tickets £14 advance from Ticket page at http://bigjivenotts.eventbrite.co.uk/ or £15 on door


For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.bigjivenotts.eventbrite.co.uk/ or www.rickyhunter.co.uk


Events in May 2015


Friday - May 01 - 2015
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. 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


Saturday - May 02 - 2015
FOUR ASHES IN THE FORTIES
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


Sunday - May 03 - 2015
TEA DANCE FOR HOPE
St.Michael's Church Hall, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge - Postcode: HX7 5DS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Tea Dance from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Major Swing. Music from early 30's to 50's including period ballroom, swing jive, party and communal dances. Vintage dress optional. Informal dance lesson from 2 p.m. for those needing refreshing.
Tickets £7 including refreshments with an array of delicious cakes.
Phone :01422 844117 for details.

Renowned DJ Major Swing and Kitty
In aid of Hope Community Village, a Children's Home in Kerala, India.

For further information: contact 01422844117. Visit: www.hopeindia.org


Events in May 2015


Sunday - May 03 - 2015
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Scarborough - Postcode: YO11 2HD (Yorkshire and the Humber)
60 Stalls of pure Vintage
Live Entertainment from the lovely Natasha Harper
Hair & Beauty
Naafi Cafe
Vintage Tea Room
Social Dancing Area
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Supporting St Catherines Hospice & The Little Foot Trust

The Spa
South Bay,
Scarborough,
North Yorkshire
YO11 2HD

10am - 5pm
Adm. £2.50 / Conc £2 / U12s Free


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


Events in May 2015


Sunday - May 03 - 2015
FRIENDS OF METHERINGHAM AIRFIELD OPEN WEEKEND
Metheringham Airfield - Postcode: LN4 3BQ (East of England)
Open Day 3rd and 4th May 2015
Airfield Bus Tours
Military Vehicle
Aircraft Cockpits
Re-enactors with Displays
Trade Stands andf Much more
BBMF Flypast (weather permitting)
Contact Foma@btconnect.com


For further information: contact 01526378604. Visit: www.metheringhamairfield.com


Events in May 2015


Friday - May 08 - 2015
JUMP 'N' JIVE MONTHLY SWING DANCE - MAY
Mapperley Plains Recreation & Social Club - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then this is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Mapperley Social Club Monthly Dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at Mapperley Social Club.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Nottingham Jazz Vocalist Jayne Darling - 1940s & Vintage Singer and Cardiff's own Jazz Vocalist & trumpeter Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or to reserve tickets contact ricky on 07821951214 or Email: ricky@gethappyentertainment.co.uk


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


Events in May 2015


Friday - May 08 - 2015
VE DAY CELEBRATION DINNER PARTY
The Weston Rooms, Hickman Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - Postcode: DN21 2DZ (East Midlands)
Join us for a fantastic evening and celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day in true 1940's style. An evening of quality food and entertainment, brought to you by Gainsborough & District Heritage Centre.
Authentic 1940's meal and dancing to The fabulous Room 21 Big Band.
1940's dress is encouraged, but not compulsory and there will be prizes for the Best Dressed and Best Dancers. A raffle will also be held.
Tickets: £20 (includes entry and meal.) bar facilities are available at the venue.
The event is held to raise funds for the Gainsborough Heritage Centre, an entirely volunteer managed and led Heritage Centre, Archives and research facility in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Gainsborough & District Heritage Association, Registered Charity No. 1077538.

Tickets: £20 (includes entry and meal) and are available from:
Gainsborough Heritage Centre, North Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Pink Orchid, Heaton Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
By emailing exhibitions@gainsboroughheritage.com or phoning 07958643915

Visit: www.gainsboroughheritage.com


Events in May 2015


Saturday - May 09 - 2015
VE DAY VICTORY KNEES UP
Coronation Hall, Woodhall Spa - Postcode: LN10 6PZ (East Midlands)
Major Swing and the Lancasters Celebrate VE Day, 70 year on. To be held on Sat 9th May 2015, 7.30pm - 11.00pm. doors open 7.00pm. There will be Music, Dancing, Fun & Games. Period Dress is encouraged but please no axis or comedy. Please bring your own refreshments. Entry will be by ticket only at a cost of £7.00 each. Please book early. For tickets please Telephone Keith on 01522 887805 or Dave on 01522 826759.

For further information: contact 01522887805.


Events in May 2015


Saturday - May 09 - 2015
VE DAY 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Boston Rugby Club, Princess Royal Sports Arena, Great Fen Road, Boston, Lincs. - Postcode: PE21 7PB (East Midlands)
Come and join us for a day packed full of exciting attractions. These include Spitfire fly past, vintage and craft market, living history groups, period traders, vintage make up and hair, vintage vehicle display. Day ends in a 1940's dance to The Bluestones Swing Band, 20 piece swing band and hog roast. All proceeds to Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.
If you would like any further information please Email ssndj@aol.com details, including tickets for the dance.
Any period traders or living history groups who are interested in attending please contact Richard at thecammacks@talktalk.net.


For further information: contact 01205368353. Visit: www.facebook.com/pages/VE-Day-Anniversary-Celebration-9515/721325211317126?sk=timeline


Events in May 2015


Saturday - May 16 - 2015
BLYTH BATTERY GOES TO WAR 2015
Blyth Battery. - Postcode: NE243PQ (North East England)
A two day event 16th and 17th may 2015. To take place at Blyth Battery to include skirmishes, army drill, living history displays, military vehicals, 1940 style live entertainment. All re-enactors welcome. For more details contact 01670368816


For further information: contact 01670368816. Visit: wwwblythbattery.org.uk


Events in May 2015


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

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


Events in May 2015


Wednesday - May 20 - 2015
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EVACUATION OF DUNKIRK
Ramsgate Royal Harbour - Postcode: CT11 9LQ (South East England)
20-25th May 2015
20th May - 11am onwards Church service, military parade, VIP Inspection of 60+ Dunkirk Little Ships with flypasts of Spitfires and Hurricanes over Ramsgate Royal Harbour
20th May - 1940s Play Spitfire Solo Margate Theatre Royal
21st May - 8am - 10am - wave goodbye to the Dunkirk Little Ships as they set sail for Dunkirk
22nd May - 7.30 pm - 1940s Open Air Big Band Concert on Government Acre Ramsgate
23rd - 25th May - 11am onwards Free family events including Traditional funfair, Operation Dynamo Museum, 1940s Tea Dances throughout the day, 1940s Big Band concerts, 1940s Fashion show, make up and hair,community stage, lovely food and drink
24th May - ENSA Production in the Winter Gardens Margate

Come and pay tribute to the Dunkirk Little Ships and the Dunkirk Survivors
For further information: contact 01843230779. Visit: www.operationdynamo75th.co.uk


Events in May 2015


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


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


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


Events in May 2015


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


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


Events in May 2015


Saturday - May 23 - 2015
OPERATION DYNAMO TEA DANCE
Ramsgate Royal Harbour - Postcode: CT11 9FT (South East England)
From 10am to 5pm Ramsgate Royal Harbour will be transformed into May 1940. There will be tea dances every day at 12o'clock, 2pm and 4pm with great dancers and some great music from the "TEA DANCE BAND"; ticket will go on sale in Jan 2015)

Dances will be held in a large marquee with a capacity of 300.

Tea Dance Band at Noon, 2pm and 4pm. Put on your dancing shoes!
Visit: http://www.operationdynamo75th.co.uk/ or http://teadanceband.webs.com/


Events in May 2015


Sunday - May 24 - 2015
TELSTAR BIG BAND CONCERT - OPERATION DYNAMO
Government Acre Ramsgate - Postcode: CT110HE (South East England)
A concert to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Operation Dynamo.

Details to follow

Tickets available from the website from January 2015

Telstar Big Band in Concert

Tickets £10 available in January 2015

Visit: http://www.operationdynamo75th.co.uk/ or http://www.telstarband.com/


Events in May 2015


Sunday - May 24 - 2015
OPERATION DYNAMON TEA DANCE
Ramsgate Royal Harbour - Postcode: CT11 9FT (South East England)
From 10am to 5pm Ramsgate Royal Harbour will be transformed into May 1940. There will be tea dances every day at 12o'clock, 2pm and 4pm with great dancers and some great music from the "TEA DANCE BAND"; ticket will go on sale in Jan 2015)

Dances will be held in a large marquee with a capacity of 300.

Tea Dance Band at Noon, 2pm and 4pm. Put on your dancing shoes!
Visit: http://www.operationdynamo75th.co.uk/ or http://teadanceband.webs.com/


Events in May 2015


Sunday - May 24 - 2015
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Bridlington - Postcode: YO15 3JH (Yorkshire and the Humber)
60 Stalls of pure Vintage
Live Entertainment from the lovely Natasha Harper & Paul Casper aka The George Formby Experience
Hair & Beauty
Naafi Cafe
Vintage Tea Room
Social Dancing Area
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Supporting St Catherines Hospice & The Little Foot Trust
The Spa
South Marine Drive,
Bridlington
YO15 3JH
10am - 5pm
Adm. £2.50 / Conc £2 / U12s Free


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


Events in May 2015


Monday - May 25 - 2015
OPERATION DYNAMO TEA DANCE
Ramsgate Royal Harbour - Postcode: CT11 9FT (South East England)
From 10am to 5pm Ramsgate Royal Harbour will be transformed into May 1940. There will be tea dances every day at 12o'clock, 2pm and 4pm with great dancers and some great music from the "TEA DANCE BAND"; ticket will go on sale in Jan 2015)

Dances will be held in a large marquee with a capacity of 300.

Tea Dance Band at Noon, 2pm and 4pm. Put on your dancing shoes!
Visit: http://www.operationdynamo75th.co.uk/ or http://teadanceband.webs.com/


Events in May 2015


Friday - May 29 - 2015
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Victoria Function Rooms, Batley - Postcode: WF17 8PA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
As a curtain raiser to Batley Vintage Day we present a night of 1940s dance and music. Taking you back to yesteryear with the music and dances that remain as popular today as they were then.
We are delighted to be able to repeat the dance that proved so popular before last year's Vintage Day, with a return headline performance from the fabulous Miss Natasha Harper. And the dance would not be complete without Big George on the decks, and the fancy footwork of the Andersons.
Tickets are only £12.50 each with includes a hot supper - meat free option available. With a large dance floor and a fully licensed bar what more could you possibly need to help get ready for the fun of Vintage Day.
So grab your dancing shoes and come along for an evening of fun with friends old and new. And if dancing is not your thing, then sit back relax and enjoy the music and atmosphere.
This dance sold out completely last year so early booking is strongly recommended. We look forward to seeing you there.

A great night out with live music from Miss Natasha Harper and Big George on the decks. Guaranteed to keep you out of your seat and on the dance floor.
for tickets, further details or enquiries email 1940sdance@gmail.com

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


Events in May 2015


Saturday - May 30 - 2015
ADVINTAGEOUS POP-UP VINTAGE FAIR
Batley Vintage Day - Postcode: WF17 5DE (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The AdVintageous Team are delighted to have been invited back to provide the Vintage Stalls in Batley Market Square.
This year we will be adding more stalls to the previous 30 strong vintage stallholders.
It was a day the like of which Batley had never seen before, well not since the 1940s at least. On 31 May, 2014 the clock was rolled back, as were the decades and the vintage years came back to town. And what a fantastic day it was. The weather was certainly kind and the sun kept shining all day long. With a footfall estimated at around 10,000 people for the day, the town centre was packed with people and full of things to see and do. Lots of people came along in vintage dress which added to the atmosphere.
There will be musical entertainment on the main stage and the crowds will be treated to music from across the decades from the 1920s through until late 1950s rock 'n' roll. Vintage vehicles will hot foot it into town again from 1920s roadsters, military vehicles, 1950s American muscle cars and many many more.
The Vintage DJs will set themselves up in the NAAFI tent and dance area where you can have a boogie, grab a nice cup of tea and a slab of cake! There will be a host of activities throughout the day and we can definitely say it was a day to remember so we're doing it all again on 30 May, 2015, don't forget to put that in your diary.


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


Events in May 2015


Saturday - May 30 - 2015
BATLEY VINTAGE DAY
Batley Town Centre - Postcode: WF17 5DA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
It was a day the like of which Batley has never seen before, well not since the 1940s at least. On 31 May, 2014 the clock was rolled back, as were the decades and the vintage years came back to town. And what a fantastic day it was.
So good, that we just had to do it all again. Only bigger still this year.
With the main stage in the Market Place, we are delighted to confirm the return of Mr Paul Harper as our compere for the day. With his own unique mix of music, comedy and banter Paul is sure to keep everyone entertained. And joining Paul we have the fantastic Miss Natasha Harper, back to wow the crowds again. This year as well as her ever popular 1940s tunes, Natasha will also be appearing with her 1960s band the 60s Gems.
Also returning are Batley favourites Lula and the Bebops. All of you who saw their sets last year will agree that these guys are simply not to be missed.
Add to that line up Mr Brandyn Shaw. This is Brandyn's first appearance at Vintage Day, and we are delighted to have one of the most sort after performers around on the bill.
More acts to follow.
The entertainment continues at the NAAFI tent in the memorial gardens. The place to be at last years event, with music all day long from specialist Vintage DJs Big George and the Andersons, and Major Swing and Kitty. Plus some guest spots from the main stage performers. Mrs M, Mrs T and the NAAFI tent ladies will be back providing tea and buns to keep everyone going.
Our specialist vintage market, organised by the lovely Debi and Kat from AdVintageous returns with even more stalls than before. See the separate listing on this calendar page.
With even more vintage vehicles, free arts and crafts workshops in the library and lots of fun activities, make sure you get there early so you have time to see and do everything.
Oh, and keep an eye to the skies!

A fun packed day of free vintage fun, with music, dance, vehicles, workshops and more.
email 1940sdance@gmail.com for further details or enquiries

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


Events in May 2015


Saturday - May 30 - 2015
VINTAGE NOSTALGIA SHOW
Stockton Park, Stockton Near Warminster Wiltshire - Postcode: BA12 0SP (South West England)
The Vintage Nostalgia Show is the festival to be at this year! A hidden gem held at Stockton Park, Stockton Wiltshire in an area of outstanding natural beauty its the perfect place to relax and "Live Life through Rose Tinted spectacles for the weekend". The festival focuses on the past and offers visitors a unique experience, with live music, vintage trade stands, air display, classic, vintage car display, hotrods, automotive memorabilia, antiques, kitchenalia, traditional crafts and various period exhibits from the turn of century through to the 1980's.



You can visit for the day on the 30th & 31st May or stay for the whole weekend and camp over with a weekend ticket from the 29th May).
Ringwood Brewery are back for 2015 as one of our key sponsors of the event. 1000's of vintage and classic car enthusiasts will be in attendance and there will be 100's of cars on display over the weekend from the 1920's to the 1970's. To get a flavour of the festival go to www.vintagenostalgiashow.co.uk or visit our face book page.

Everyone is welcome its a real fun filled family event! You can enter our "Best Dressed Competition" Learn to Jive, enjoy the Victorian theatrics of Mr Alexander, get busy in the children's activity area or just sit back and relax with a Pimms at the cocktail bar and watch the Tiger Moth aerial display (Saturday only)

We have a fabulous line up of live music and dance acts over the weekend including: The Obscuritones playing fast paced rock and roll, My Favourite things 1940's harmony group, Sticky Toffee Jazz, The Ace Trio and many more!

The Vintage Nostalgia Festival is a quintessential English weekend away! We have received rave reviews in the Vintage Life publication, Classic car buyer Magazine, Classic car magazine, classic car Weekly, Wiltshire View, Salisbury Life Magazine and various other national and local publications.


Tickets are Limited so booking in advance is recommended, hope to see you there!




Buy tickets now online at www.vintagenostalgiashow.co.uk/tickets


Live Music, Cocktail Bar, Classic cars, camping on site, Real Ale bar, Tiger Moth air display
For further information: contact 01985850970. Visit: www.vintagenostalgiashow.co.uk or www.vintagenostalgiashow.co.uk/tickets


Events in June 2015


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

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

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

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


Events in June 2015


Friday - June 05 - 2015
MID SUFFOLK VINTAGE FESTIVAL/D DAY COMMEMORATION
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


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

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

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


Events in June 2015


Friday - June 05 - 2015
JUMP 'N' JIVE MONTHLY SWING DANCE - JUNE
Mapperley Social Club - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Mapperley Social Club Monthly Dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at Mapperley Social Club.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Nottingham Jazz Vocalist Jayne Darling - 1940s & Vintage Singer and Cardiff's own Jazz Vocalist & trumpeter Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or to reserve tickets contact ricky on 07821951214 or Email: ricky@gethappyentertainment.co.uk


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


Events in June 2015


Saturday - June 06 - 2015
GCR WAR WEEKEND DANCE
Great Central War Weekend - 40's Dance - (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then this is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Great Central Railway War Weekend Saturday night dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at this fabulous event.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Cardiff's own Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
For More Information contact Great Central Railway


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


Events in June 2015


Friday - June 12 - 2015
EYES FRONT WITH ISLA ST CLAIR
Church House Welshpool - Postcode: SY21 7DP (Wales)
On Friday 12th June, the legendary Isla St Clair, brings her "Eyes Front" show as part of the town's 70th anniversary of the end of World War2 events.
Isla brings "an exciting combination of live performance and film about the effect of music in wartime."
Singer and song writer Isla St Clair presents and performs a selection of popular songs, classics of their times, and tells the story behind them.
Features archive film footage from the war years.
Admission £5.


For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: www.whatsonwelshpool.blogspot.co.uk


Events in June 2015


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

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

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

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

I look forward to hearing from you

Kind regards

Tom

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


Events in June 2015


Saturday - June 13 - 2015
FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT
Biggin HIll Airport - Postcode: TN16 3BH (Greater London)
This is the 2nd in the series of air shows at Biggin Hill after they ceased in 2010. This years show will have an attendance of 18,000 which is capped following a sell out in 2014.

The focus of the event is the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain at the most famous of all Battle of Britain RAF airfields. We intend to create a 1940's village within the showground and are looking for individuals/groups of reenactors to join us.

If you are interested please email info@bhfof.com for full details.

This show will feature a unique Red Arrows, BBMF, Typhoon Display as well as a simulted bombing of the airfield and fighter scramble.
For further information: contact 01689300005. Visit: www.bhfof.com or https://www.facebook.com/LBHACommunity


Events in June 2015


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

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


Visit: www.CosfordAirShow.co.uk


Events in June 2015


Friday - June 19 - 2015
THE FRONTLINE
The Frontline Held At Kirkleatham Show Field, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 5NW - Postcode: TS10 5NW (North East England)
The Frontline Redcar is the North Easts Newest Battle Reenactment Show and Living History Display a 3 day event19/20/21 19th being a schools Living History Display day and half price day till ends 4pm 20 and 21 2 Reenactment battles a day done by the northen ww11 association will be Military Rescue Dogs
Northern WW2 Association
Northern Military Vehicle Club
Military Vehicle Trust
redcar home guard
30+ Living History Displays
they 1930/40 cars fire engine and many more attractions
looking for more Reenactment and sellers ww2 items


For further information: contact 07923576318. Visit: www.thefrontline-redcar.co.uk/


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Saturday - June 20 - 2015
THE GRAND NORTH PIER 1940S WEEKEND
NORTH PIER, THE PROMENADE, BLACKPOOL - Postcode: FY1 1NE (North West England)
A GRAND SEASIDE DAY OUT, FOR A WHOLE WEEKEND ! For the first time ever in Blackpool,NORTH PIER is hosting a 1940s Weekend, full of seaside fun, as it was in the '40s. Starting Friday Evening 19th June,with a 'Welcome Night' in our Carousel Bar. Our Glamourous Songstress, Miss Nancy Lee, will be leading you thru' a rip-roaring sing-along, Bazooka Joe, our Vintage D.J will be playing all those Jiving Swinging 40s hits to get you on your feet & Trevor Raven Snr, our resident Organist will be playing those wonderful seaside tunes of the era. Starting 10.30am,Sat & Sunday the weekend continues till tea-time 21st June.
The fabulous P.E.CASPER as 'GEORGE FORMBY', will be 'Turning Out Nice Again' for this special weekend. Blackpool girl,'Sand Grown 'Un, the Ultimate 1940s Swing, Big Band Singer, 'LILLI DE CARLO' will be swinging you thru' those foot-tapping melodies. Lancashire Belle, 'MISS JANE FRANCIS' with her classy presentation, will be singing those favourites & lilting tunes of the era. MAL JACOBS, Super Spiv, Compere & Ventriloquist, will be keeping everything running smoothly & paying tribute to MR FRANK RANDLE,a huge Star in Blackpool during the 40s thru' to the 50s & 60s too. MR MERVYN FRANCIS will be presenting his special brand of song,gentle humour & characterisations.
KINGSTON SWING, the Superb Dance Team from Hull, bringing their own brand of Lindy Hop, Jive & some surprises too ! ROBERT HOWARD our Vintage D.J, playing those marvellous musical delights from the Era of Swing. MISS LUCY LANE & MISS NELL BLINCOW, comparing our 1940s Talent Show for all age groups, plus showing off their own talents too. THOSE FABULOUS FORTIES FASHION SHOW ! A SATURDAY NIGHT PALAIS in the Super Large Sun-Lounge,with MUSICMAKER ROBERT HOWARD, SPINNING THE TUNES & MISS SWING, 'LILLI DE CARLO', plus KINGSTON SWING ! Onsite Bars, Vintage Tea-Room, Café, Stalls, Vintage Amusements, Crazy Golf !!!!
Get your bucket & spade at the ready, for a true SEASIDE 1940s WEEKEND, A GRAND DAY OUT FOR A WHOLE WEEKEND !!
Prices for the Dance/Weekend/tickets soon to be listed !
Stall-holders interested in presenting at this weekend, please contact
Christine :- bijouandvintage@gmail.com
facebook Christine BijouandVintage
Watch out for progress details on facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-North-Pier-1940s-Weekend/777789412263978?fref=ts

19/20/21st June, 2015
For further information: contact 01253623304.


Events in June 2015


Saturday - June 20 - 2015
WAR ON THE LINE
Mid Hants Railway, Alresford, Hants - Postcode: SO24 9JG (South East England)
JUNE 20 - 21 2015

World War II is well underway and all along the railway there is hectic activity! Service men and women are dashing about, loved ones are saying goodbye to each other and evacuees are boarding trains. 'Spivs' are seen peddling their black market wares whilst trying to avoid the police. The Bomb Disposal Unit is kept very busy as planes fly overhead*, and there are even rumours of an inspection by Churchill himself!

Find out about life on the Home Front, join in a '40's Jive and get a taste of railway life during the war.

*details nearer the event.

Re-enactors can apply for complimentary travel tickets by completing the application form. We also invite groups or individuals who will add to the event by means of a display or period vehicle to complete the application form. Please be aware that evidence of a PLI may be requested by the event organiser.

Keep up-to-date with the latest War on the Line news by "liking" us on Facebook.

We actively encourage stalls at the event, any traders wishing to join us in June please contact the event organiser.
For further information: contact 01962733810. Visit: http://www.watercressline.co.uk/product.php/26/war-on-the-line


Events in June 2015


Saturday - June 27 - 2015
PALAIS DE DANSE: 1940S BLACK OUT BALL
Kidderminster Town Hall - Postcode: DY10 1DB (West Midlands)
A truly special way to spend the night of Saturday 27th June 2015 – ‘The Black-Out Ball’ at Kidderminster Town Hall.

Coinciding with and in support of the Severn Valley Railway 1940s Weekend - and the Royal British Legion, Brandyn Shaw and His 6 piece Rhythm Makers will get you dancing the night away to dance and novelty hits of the period.

Special guest artistes, Natasha and Paul Harper, provide additional vocal refrain and entertainment in their own inimitable style. Mark & Hoc Ewing will also be adding their famous 'Social & Novelty' dance demonstration and tuition.

For this evening in particular, the ‘Palais de Danse’ actively encourages historical enthusiasts and re-enactors to help create a truly authentic evening of music and dance, as we also pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed so much to keep our country safe and free.

Kidderminster Town Hall opened its doors in 1855 and since then has been at the heart of the district's social calendar. This landmark building has played a central role in the town's historical events and welcomed many royal visitors and dignitaries. Speeches of eminent leaders such as a young Winston Churchill, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, explorer Earnest Shackleton and women's rights campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst have echoed off its walls.


During the 1930s and through the Second World War years, Kidderminster Town Hall became a popular dance hall and many local couples met whilst gliding round the dance floor in the Music Room.



Dress Code: Strictly Evening Wear and/or Allied Forces Military Dress Uniforms. No Fancy Dress or AXIS Uniforms will be admitted. The event has a fully licensed bar.


For further information: contact 07505912096. Visit: www.palais-de-danse.co.uk/#!palais-de-danse-black-out-ball/csxp


Events in June 2015


Saturday - June 27 - 2015
1940'S DANCE
Apollo Club, Mendham Lane, Harleston, Norfolk - Postcode: IP20 9DN (East of England)
100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum are holding a 1940's Dance
27th June, 2015
Dancing to 'The Super Swing Big Band'
7.30 - 11.30 p.m.
Tickets £12.50 (on sale from 1st March)
to be held at at the Apollo Club, Mendham Lane, Harleston, Norfolk. IP20 9DN
Licenced Bar with Bar Meals available to 9.30 pm
Tickets available from
100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, Common Road, Dickleburgh, Nr Diss, Norfolk IP21 4PH either in person or by post. If by post please enclosed a SAE

OR Telephone 07771534199

Museum Opening Times are 1 March to 31 October,
weekends and bank holidays, 10am to 5pm
Plus Wednesdays, May to September

Hairaid Shelter will be there; to do your vintage hair, with accessories for sale.

100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum are holding a 1940's Dance
For further information: contact 07771534199. Visit: www.100bgmus.org.uk or www.superswingbigband.co.uk/index.html


Events in June 2015


Saturday - June 27 - 2015
VICTORY SWING DANCE
King Charles I School (Near To Severn Valley Railway) - Postcode: DY10 1XA (West Midlands)
Victory Swing Dance is back again!!!!! After great success from our last dance, come along and join us to make this another memorable night.
Dance the night away at our 1940’s swing dance or just come along and enjoy the wonderful music of this era.
This is a Ticket only event, with proceeds going to Charity. Funds raised will go to Cancer charities.
20’s, 30’s and 40’s music provided by the legendary DJ Woody, “Woody’s War Department”
Vintage dress optional. No bar please bring your own rations of food and drink.
Tickets £7 each.
For further details and tickets please contact 01384 827637 before 8:30pm or 01746 710949 after 8:30pm
Or email c-leonard@blueyonder.co.uk


For further information: contact 01384827637.


Events in July 2015


Friday - July 03 - 2015
1940S 4TH JULY DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests.
This is a Monthly Dance that sells out month after month. Tickets only!

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


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 04 - 2015
YORKSHIRE WARTIME EXPERIENCE
Hunsworth NR Bradford - Postcode: BD46RN (North East England)
CELEBRATE.... COMMEMORATE.... EDUCATE...
Held in 30 acres of land to the south west of Leeds with easy access to the M62 (junction 26) the Yorkshire Wartime Experience provides an opportunity for us to begin to understand what it was like to live through and serve in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century. Visitors can witness battles re enacted in meticulous detail by respected living history groups, walk amongst "British Tommies" of the first world war "GI Joes" from the beaches of Normandy,the Womens land army of the Second world war to more recent conflicts. There will also be some of the largest and rarest military vehicles both on static display, and during the daily vehicle parades.
The North's premier wartime experience 3-5th July 2015. Saturday Night Hangar Dance featuring the Ashby Big Band and the fabulous Katie Mustang and DJ Dapper Dan.
Dance tickets are now available! £5 each. Ashby Big Band. Katie Mustang and Dj Dapper Dan. We need your support creating a fantastic evenings entertainment. To purchase tickets please send a cheque/postal order along with a stamped self addressed envelope to The Yorkshire Wartime Experience.
No.75. Ridyard Street. M38 9NF.

Big Band Dance Dance with Katie Mustang and the Ashby Big Band and DJ Dapper Dan. Tickets only £5
Visit: www.nelz60.moonfruit.com/entertainment/4582109497


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 04 - 2015
MELTHAM MEMORIES 1940'S WARTIME WEEKEND
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


Saturday - July 04 - 2015
VICTORY SWING DANCE
King Charles I School (Near To Severn Valley Railway) - Postcode: DY10 1XA (West Midlands)
Victory Swing Dance is back again!!!!! After great success from our last dance, come along and join us to make this another memorable night.
Dance the night away at our 1940’s swing dance or just come along and enjoy the wonderful music of this era.
This is a Ticket only event, with proceeds going to Charity. Funds raised will go to Cancer charities.
20’s, 30’s and 40’s music provided by the legendary DJ Woody, “Woody’s War Department”
Vintage dress optional. No bar please bring your own rations of food and drink.
Tickets £7 each.
For further details and tickets please contact 01384 827637 before 8:30pm or 01746 710949 after 8:30pm
Or email c-leonard@blueyonder.co.uk


For further information: contact 01384827637.


Events in July 2015


Sunday - July 05 - 2015
CENTENARY TEA DANCE
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 July 2015


Sunday - July 12 - 2015
THE CHILTERN CYCLING FESTIVAL
Penn House, Penn Street, Amersham - Postcode: HP7 0PS (South East England)
A Vintage day out for all the family set in and around the grounds of the Beautiful Penn House Estate in Buckinghamshire. Inspired by all things Bicycle the festival features a host of attractions including a Gentlemans Hill Climb, Retro rides and a Concors Parade of Vintage bikes and Cycling memorabilia. With Vintage stalls , great food and Beer - its a true British Summers day out for everyone
PLUS there's the Concors d'Elegance parade where entrants with Vintage Club Run numbers will be informally judged on bikes, deportment and the style that best reflects cycling’s golden eras, with podium presentations and Prizes for all winners.
For further information: contact 01494432984. Visit: www.chilterncyclingfestival.com or www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/117350/Chiltern-Cycling-Festival#about


Events in July 2015


Friday - July 17 - 2015
JUMP 'N' JIVE SWING DANCE - MONTHLY DANCE - JULY
Mapperley Social Club, Plains Road, Nottingham - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then this is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Mapperley Social Club Monthly Dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at Mapperley Social Club.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Nottingham Jazz Vocalist Jayne Darling - 1940s & Vintage Singer and Cardiff's own Jazz Vocalist & trumpeter Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or to reserve tickets contact ricky on 07821951214 or Email: ricky@gethappyentertainment.co.uk


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


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 18 - 2015
WOODHALL SPA 40'S FESTIVAL
Woodhall Spa 40's Festival - Postcode: LN10 6RA (East Midlands)
18th and 19th July sees the return of another fantastic 40's weekend at Woodhall spa in Lincolnshire.
Packed with entertainment from Friday night to Sunday including Lola Lamour, Katie Mustang, Major Swing, Brandyn Shaw and many more.
Loads of military and classic vehicles plus re-enactment displays both in the woods and the park. BBMF flypasts on both days, plus the NFS air raid display on the Golf hotel.
over 50 trade stands booked. All hotels and pubs have entertainment and there are plenty of places to dance the weekend away.
Vintage bus rides and a new park and ride scheme for this year will operate from the football pitch.
for more details see the website.


For further information: contact 01526353215. Visit: www.woodhall-spa-40s-festival.com


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 25 - 2015
FESTIVAL OF THE FORTIES AND WORLDWAR 2 WEEKEND
The Plough Event Fiels - Postcode: PE7 3DR (East Midlands)
Public days 25th & 26th July 2015
All things 1940s
Re enactment Camps, vintage civilian & military vehicles, !940s bus trips, Full arena attractions all day, Veterans Radio broadcasting live, war games, battle re enactments, Historic aircraft flypasts (TBC), battlefront displays, home guard displays. 1940s singers, swing dance lessons & displays, Sunday morning remembrance service,young warriors fun area, 50 stall shopping village, caterers & family picnic areas. More surprises still being finalised. Camping available (pre booked)
Saturday night Big Band Dance with Telstar Big Band & singers £12 each
Sunday night 'Poppy Proms' with City of Peterborough Concert Band supported by Hereward Harmony Barbershop Chorus £5 each

There is a Friday opening night Barrack Room Boogie with Woodys War Department & Pinball Paul £5 each

Daytime prices Adults £6 under 16 free (2 day adult ticket £10)
No admission charge to veterans or current serving armed forces
Evening dance prices are advance ticket price.
Free bus service from Peterborough rail station 30 minutes past the hour from 0930


For further information: contact 01733204353. Visit: www.1940sfest.org


Events in August 2015


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

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


Events in August 2015


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


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


Events in August 2015


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


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


Events in August 2015


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


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


Events in August 2015


Monday - August 03 - 2015
AUGUST WW2 HOME FRONT
Crich Tramway Village - Postcode: DE4 5DP (East Midlands)
You may need your tin hat and gas mask if you visit Crich Tramway Village during its special August 1940s Week from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th August.
Step back in time to 1940s Britain with Crich Tramway Village at our week long 1940s Event. Visitors can expect air-raid warnings and the sound of low flying aircraft and you will need your identity card for a real taste of life during the Second World War.
Policemen and members of the Home Guard will be patrolling the period streets and visitors must always be ready to show their identity card or risk being arrested as a spy! Beware the spivs selling black market goods and watch out for unexploded bombs. However the trusty ARP will be on hand to deal with any incidents including the incendiary bombs.
Historic wartime road and military vehicles will be on show and on the move, mingling with a range of vintage trams which visitors will be able to ride on as often as they like.
Some trams will have blackout masks fitted along with anti-blast netting on the windows, blue coloured lamps and white steps. The indicator blinds will be blacked out too so as to confuse any enemy spies.

Re-enactor and vehicle booking forms can be found on our website.
For further information: contact 01773854321. Visit: www.tramway.co.uk/events/ww2-home-front-0


Events in August 2015


Friday - August 07 - 2015
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests.
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/


Events in August 2015


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

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


Events in August 2015


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


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


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 08 - 2015
YANKS ARE BACK IN SADDLEWORTH
Saddleworth School Uppermill - Postcode: OL3 6BU (North West England)
WW2Events.co.uk are very proud to present "Yanks are back in Saddleworth" on the 8th, 9th August 2015.
An unforgettable day out and fantastic experience for the everyone as the "Yanks" set up camp in the grounds of Saddleworth School in Uppermill, Saddleworth. This is a huge event that winds back the clock across the whole area taking you right back to World War Two!!!
This very popular annual event was first staged 15 years ago to celebrate the local filming of the Hollywood movie "YANKS" in 1979 starring Richard Gere. Many locations in Uppermill and neighbouring Dobcross were used in the film. Just like the movie set, living history re-enactors and vintage military vehicle owners recreate an atmosphere of Wartime Britain. Lots of wartime entertainment, period stalls, dancing, military vehicle parade and much, much more across the whole of Uppermill !
An action packed weekend with something for everyone! This year's event promises to be the best ever...this is an event you cannot miss!!!
Now in its 16th year open to all Military & Classic Vehicles from 1914 to the Gulf war.
You will see, Military Vehicle Encampment, Militaria & Vintage stalls, Mr Churchill, General Patton & Monty visiting the troops, 1940's Tea room and Cafe, British and American Classic Cars, WWII 36.7 litre V12 Griffon engine display (so don't forget your ear plugs), there will be musical entertainment on the field all weekend provided by 'Homefront Entertainments' topping the bill are Maria Manchester, Jane Francis, Lilli Moore as well as the fantastic duo Perfect Vintage, other entertainers will be announced shortly and there will also be FREE dance lessons with the Backstep Boogie Club.
In Uppermill Civic Hall on Saturday from 11am - 4pm our tea dance hosted by Paul & Jenny with Trina spinning the discs from the Backstep Boogie Club, also Wartime Cinema, entrance is £3 and includes FREE dance lessons. Don't forget our popular Victory Swing Ball on Saturday evening 7-30pm till late at the Civic Hall Uppermill, all floors in the Civic will be open and topping the bill is Sticky Wicket and his swing orchestra along with Trina spinning the discs and playing music from the decades plus FREE dance lessons down stairs by the Backstep Boogie Club. Tickets £18.00 only available in advance including Hot Wartime Supper, tickets are now on sale ring Ian 07815300547
Sunday you will see most of the above and more plus the Mayor of Oldham will be hosting a coffee morning with Royal British Legion Veterans followed by the Military Parade & Convoy at 12 NOON in Uppermill village then on through Saddleworth and surrounding areas.
A BBMF flypast has also been applied for and details will be announced as soon as possible.
Yanks are back in Saddleworth appreciate the contribution of military vehicles from the Northwest MVC.
Admission Prices
This year we have made the decision of charging the same admission fee as last year. Adults £5.00; Children up to 16 years £3.00; Veterans FREE and card carrying members of re-enactor groups FREE. A family ticket is available at £12.00 for 2 adults and 2 under 16's. Don't forget if you get your hand stamped you can enter the show as often as you like during the week-end.
GERMAN RE-ENACTORS:
NO BLACK (SD) ALLGEMEINE SS UNIFORMS WITH RED ARM BAND. RE-ENACTORS WITH WAFFEN SS COMBAT UNIFORMS ARE WELCOME AS LONG AS SS INSIGNIA IS NOT DISPLAYED.
For Further details contact:
Re-enactors contact Paul Smith 07480117685
Entertainments contact Ian 07815300547
Dance ticket enquiries Ian 07815300547
email yankareback@gmail.com
Military vehicles Paul Smith 07480117685
Our man in Saddleworth Les 07791659416
TA & Cadets Gary 07949151726 (after 18:00hrs)
Trade & general enquiries Paul "Dogtags" 07709052501
or e-mail pdt3945@hotmail.co.uk
Why not join us on Facebook @ official Yanks are back in Saddleworth 2015
This year the chosen charities are The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Local Cadet Units.

Check out events throughout the whole of Uppermill and surrounding areas
For further information: contact 07709052501. Visit: www.ww2events.co.uk


Events in August 2015


Friday - August 14 - 2015
JUMP 'N' JIVE SWING BAND - MONTHLY DANCE - AUGUST
Mapperley Plains Social Club - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then this is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Mapperley Social Club Monthly Dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at Mapperley Social Club.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Nottingham Jazz Vocalist Jayne Darling - 1940s & Vintage Singer and Cardiff's own Jazz Vocalist & trumpeter Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or to reserve tickets contact ricky on 07821951214 or Email: ricky@gethappyentertainment.co.uk


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


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 15 - 2015
AYSCOUGHFEE HALL MUSEUM AND GARDENS 1940'S AND VINTAGE WEEKEND
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum And Gardens - Postcode: PE11 2RA (East Midlands)
Sunday 16th August 2015
Join us for the second 1940's event at Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding.
We will have lots to see and do with vintage vehicles, demonstrations, period displays, Vintage style refreshments and on Saturday a singer to entertain! and much more!!! .
The events on Sunday will be centred around the annual V J Day parade ,when Spalding Remembrance Association hold a service in the Peace Gardens.
We would love to hear from you if you are a re-enactor, have a period vehicle or display or would like to be involved in any other way.
Our First event in 2013 was very popular and the one that we have been most frequently asked to repeat!- if you would like to help make this next event an even bigger success please get in touch.
Please email :Museum@sholland.gov.uk and address it to Julia .
Thank you.


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


Events in August 2015


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


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


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 22 - 2015
RAMSEY 1940S WEEKEND
The Camp, Wood Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire - Postcode: PE26 2XB (East of England)
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August 2015
Ramsey 1940s are celebrating our 13th 1940s weekend on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August 2015. Join us at our unique site as we turn back time. An original search light battery unit, The Camp is situated on the outskirts of the town of Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. The ten acre site will hold everything 40s. Immerse yourself with all the sights, sounds and tastes of the era. Living History displays situated amongst the original wooden buildings with vintage military, civilian and commercial vehicles exhibited all around. Re-enactors mingle with visitors and add to the atmosphere. The canteen will be open for spam sandwiches, bread pudding and anything else not on ration. The 1940s garden close by being central to the Home Front displays. There will be war time cooking demonstrations taking place

The entertainment on offer is again first rate. This year there will be performances both days by Mr Paul Casper aka George Formby, Mr Adam Hoffman and Ian Rose all returning this year to amuse everyone. We welcome for the first time at Ramsey 1940s Miss Madeline Brown a very versatile singer. All musical entertainment will be compared by DJ Major Swing Mr Tim Handley. We are lucky to have several areas where our entertainment takes place. We have the Big Top Circus tent offering seating for 500+, The Drill Hall complete with stage area for smaller gatherings, the parade ground for outside entertainment and this year we plan to have an area in the event field too. All venues will be used throughout the weekend. The venues are as varied as the entertainment. Sit and enjoy the music of the East of England Pipeband on Saturday and on Sunday The City of Ely Military Band will perform in a concert in the afternoon after playing at the Drum Head Service. You will be spoilt for choice on Sunday as the Telstar Big Band will be playing music of the era in the Big Top during the afternoon.

This year we are very fortunate to have the return of the original Jones’ van from the Dads Army BBC Television series at the Camp for the whole weekend. A lovely addition which proved last year that everyone still loves Dad’s Army and the vehicle fits in so well with the wartime setting.

In the adjacent 20 acre grass field we will again have the Big Top Circus Tent. Musical interludes will take place here between dance demonstrations and exhibitions given by the Cambs Beds and Lindy Experience. CABLE are so experienced and whether a novice or a regular dancer there is always something to learn from them. Their novelty dances ensure that everyone has a brilliant time and they make sure all present join them on the dance floor. On Sunday Morning at 11.00am the moving Drum Head Service takes place in the Big Top commemorating and remembering all those who fought and died in world conflicts.

Take time and meander between the trade stands and stalls selling their wares including vintage clothing, military and home front memorabilia and collector’s items. You will also find the catering and licensed bar facilities here along with the funfair and displays of post 1940s classic vehicles. Tank rides will be available for the adventurous.

A free vintage omnibus will shuttle people to and from the town to the event site over the weekend for those who wish to visit Ramsey.

We have requested that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight pay us a visit over the weekend but as yet this has not been confirmed. We will have a Spitfire and a Messerschmitt fly over the site on both days. As with all flying, these visits will be dependent on the wind and weather being favourable and cannot be guaranteed.

Ramsey is renowned for having a wonderful Saturday Night Dance. This year will be no exception with the fabulous Jive Aces performing and raising the roof of the Big Top in style. This band has both a national and international following. A brilliant night is most definitely promised. Tickets are £15.00 each in advance. Period dress is encouraged and welcomed but not essential. Sorry but over 12s only admitted. A great evening with all dance styles catered for. Ticket numbers are limited so please buy early to avoid disappointment. These will be on sale from our website or can be purchased locally from Carousel, 24b, Great Whyte, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE26 1HA.
Camping is available for the weekend but due to limited pitches must be pre-booked..
Further information for Trade Stands, Vehicle and Camping booking forms please see the website.
Re enactors both Living History Groups and individuals (with own public liability) should in the first instance contact Matt Willis mic_willis@yahoo.co.uk

Weekend Entry tickets can only be purchased in advance on line until 31st July 2015. They are not available at the gate on arrival. Daily Entry tickets are only available on the entry gate at the event.

email: ramsey1940s@gmail.com Website: www.ramsey1940s.co.uk Main Contact Jayne Mann: 07881 730047


For further information: contact 07881730047. Visit: www.ramsey1940s.co.uk


Events in August 2015


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

William Elkington


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


Events in August 2015


Sunday - August 30 - 2015
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Bridlington - Postcode: YO15 3JH (Yorkshire and the Humber)
60 Stalls of pure Vintage
Live Entertainment
Hair & Beauty / Barber offering cut throat shaves
Naafi Cafe
Vintage Tea Room
Social Dancing Area
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Supporting St Catherines Hospice & The Little Foot Trust
The Spa
South Marine Drive,
Bridlington
YO15 3JH
10am - 5pm
Adm. £2.50 / Conc £2 / U12s Free


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


Events in September 2015


Friday - September 04 - 2015
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE4 3PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and includes FREE food (selected menu), ample free parking and wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play requests and dedications so please email in advance.
Live Band, 2 dance floors, hot food, free parking all for only £5!
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.youtube.com/watch?v=roe5RKPYzCk


Events in September 2015


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

Enjoy music and song by The Spitfires, Ricky Hunter (also on trumpet) and Jayne Darling; dancing including demos and dance lessons by Chocs Away; fashion & lingerie show; talks & tours; tactical displays and weapons firing; living history and wartime exhibition. This picturesque location was a centre for vital map making for crucial RAF air raids including the Dam Busters, the sinking of the Tirpitz and 70 years ago this year the bombing of Berchtesgarden. Restaurant and shop on site.

All British, Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors & promenaders (especially RAF), vehicle owners and enthusiasts are warmly invited to participate. Sorry, Axis impressions strictly by invitation only . Free entry to '40s re-enactors in 1940s Allied or civilian kit (admission fee applies otherwise, free to National Trust members. Pre-register for free entry, pre-event information and free camping. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

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


Events in September 2015


Friday - September 18 - 2015
JUMP 'N' JIVE MONTHLY SWING DANCE - SEPTEMBER
Mapperley Social Club, Plains Road, Nottingham - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then this is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Mapperley Social Club Monthly Dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at Mapperley Social Club.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Nottingham Jazz Vocalist Jayne Darling - 1940s & Vintage Singer and Cardiff's own Jazz Vocalist & trumpeter Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or to reserve tickets contact ricky on 07821951214 or Email: ricky@gethappyentertainment.co.uk


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


Events in September 2015


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

Enjoy some great music and song from The Spitfires, other entertainments including a fashion show, the hilarious Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler, parades, military and civilian living history, weapons displays and firing, vehicles, traders and much more! Fly past applied for. Plus restaurant, shops and attractive parkland. For a wide selection of photos of our 2014 show, please visit www.redzebraphoto.co.uk and click on "Albums".

All Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors, vehicle owners and enthusiasts are warmly invited (including Germans/Italians as POWS). Pre-register for free entry if in Forties Home Front or Allied clothing or uniform (admission fee applies otherwise, free to National Trust members) and camping. Saturday evening dance for pre-registered participants only, modestly priced. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

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


Events in September 2015


Saturday - September 26 - 2015
ON THE HOME FRONT 1939-45
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottinghamshire - Postcode: NG22 9DF (East Midlands)
Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 September 2015, 11am to 5pm. EventPlan’s 8th annual Home Front event at this popular, attractive venue. Enjoy music and song, dancing and dance lessons, other entertainments including the hilarious Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler, military and civilian living history, ARP and fire services' response to an "air raid", tactical display, parades, vehicles, real wartime Russian T-34 tank and crew recreating a wartime war bonds tour. Fly past subject to confirmation. Plus '40s traders, restaurants and attractive parkland. FREE Saturday evening dance for pre-registered participants (only) with DJ Texas Tommy and live performance by the Ricky Hunter Big Band.
All Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors, vehicle owners and enthusiasts are warmly invited (including German/Italian POWs). FREE visitor admission, £5 parking fee applies. Pre-register for pre-event information but please note that due to a combination of overwhelming demand, increasing numbers of (sometimes huge) caravans & motorhomes, and limited space, for safety reasons on-site camping is now strictly reserved for contracted performers, display groups and selected individuals and is by invitation only. Costumed/uniformed promenaders and other visitors are extremely welcome at the show as day visitors but are respectfully advised to make other local overnight arrangements.
For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

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


Events in September 2015


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

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

For further information: contact 08434539000.


Events in October 2015


Friday - October 02 - 2015
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE4 3PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and includes FREE food (selected menu), ample free parking and wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play requests and dedications so please email in advance.
Live Band, 2 dance floors, hot food, free parking all for only £5!
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband@aol.com or www.youtube.com/watch?v=roe5RKPYzCk


Events in October 2015


Saturday - October 03 - 2015
QUORN JUMP JIVE & SWING
Quorn Village Hall, Leicester Road, Quorn. Leicester - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
THE HEP CHAPS return to Quorn supported by DJ SAVOY JUMP
No bar...bring your own
Adults only
TICKETS £10 (on the door £12)

We strongly recommend tickets for this band night
For further information: contact 01162302828.


Events in October 2015


Sunday - October 11 - 2015
COLNE VALLEY AT WAR
Colne Valley Railway - Postcode: CO9 3DZ (East of England)

The Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ will be holding this year's "Colne Valley at War" day on Sunday 11th October. The day consists of recreating a small country station during wartime with re-enactors etc. The gates open at 10.30am and entry (free to registered re-enactors) includes access to all the railway's facilities and unlimited rides on the trains.

If any re-enactors would like to join us, please contact us on colnevalleyatwar@gmail.com to register. We provide re-enactors with free teas/coffees and access to our volunteers' rest room during the day.

Please could you include this in your "What's On" section?

Many thanks,

Alison & Damien
Event Organisers


For further information: contact 01787461174.


Events in October 2015


Friday - October 16 - 2015
WHITBY 40S NIGHT
The Met Ballrooom, Whitby - Postcode: YO213HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Whitby spirit of the 40s & swing era
At the Met Ballroom Argyle road Whitby
1940s D.J Dapper Dan
Friday 16th of October 2015
7.30 pm till late.
Saturday 17th of October 2015
7.00pm till late
Kal's Kats, Jump Jive & swing Band.
Also 1940s Singer Katie Mustang
Tickets available from Linda Cudworth Tel (01947 605407 ) or the Met( 01947 820652)
£12 per person for two night ticket (or) £7 person for one night ticket,civilian or Allied dress optional
Raffle prizes , bar and large dance floor.
All proceeds to charity
Tickets also available from www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk
Or email Linda at heathfieldlinda@aol.com, or Tel 01947 605407


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


Events in October 2015


Friday - October 16 - 2015
JUMP 'N' JIVE SWING BAND - MONTHLY DANCE - OCTOBER
Mapperley Social Club, Plains Road, Nottingham - Postcode: NG3 5RG (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then this is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Mapperley Social Club Monthly Dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at Mapperley Social Club.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Nottingham Jazz Vocalist Jayne Darling - 1940s & Vintage Singer and Cardiff's own Jazz Vocalist & trumpeter Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or to reserve tickets contact ricky on 07821951214 or Email: ricky@gethappyentertainment.co.uk


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


Events in October 2015


Friday - October 16 - 2015
THE ANDERSONS 1940'S DANCE NIGHT
Village Hall, High Row, Off Main Street, Kirkby Misperton, North Yorkshire - - Postcode: YO176XL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Friday 16th - October - 2015 Pickering war weekend
Live music at Kirkby Misperton 4 miles south of Pickering .
THE ANDERSONS bring you Kals Kats. a great swing band consisting of a 4 brass section (3 sax, 1 trumpet) 1 bass, 1 keyboard, 1 drummer and 2 singers. 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 this years new dance from the 1930's; Park Parade and many more... Doors open at 19.00pm dance starts at 19.30pm til 23.30pm.
Ticket event only no admittance at the door. No refund on ticket but can be transferred.
Tickets £10. NO BAR please bring your own refreshments.
Village Hall, High Row, off Main Street, Kirkby Misperton, North Yorkshire - Postcode:YO17 6XL. Kirby Misperton is just passed the Show Ground towards Malton 4 miles south of Pickering, turn off to Flamingo Land then turn left at roundabout
For more info or tickets (available 1st February 2015) please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email: ambrose@1940s.info or George on 01924 370464 - email:george@1940s.info If answerphone please leave details we will return your call.
Visit: www.1940s.info

Kals Kats Major Swing
For further information: contact 01924370464. Visit: www.1940s.info


Events in October 2015


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

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

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

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

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

FREE ENTRY ON BOTH EVENINGS.


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


Events in October 2015


Saturday - October 17 - 2015
THE ANDERSONS 1940'S DANCE NIGHT
Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 17th - October - 2015 Pickering war weekend
Live music at the Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire, Opposite Classic Car showroom on Pickering Road.
THE ANDERSONS bring you The Honey Birds. a sensational female singing trio. Our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your 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 this years new dance from the 1930's; Park Parade and many more... Doors open at 19.00pm dance starts at 19.30pm til 23.30pm. Ticket event only no admittance at the door. No refund on ticket but can be transferred.
Tickets £10. NO BAR please bring your own refreshments.
For more info or tickets (available 1st February 2015) please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email: ambrose@1940s.info 0r George on 01924 370464 - email: george@1940s.info If answerphone please leave details we will return your call.
Visit: www.1940s.info

The Honey Birds Major Swing
For further information: contact 01924370464. Visit: www.1940s.info


Events in October 2015


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

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

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

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

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

FREE ENTRY ON BOTH EVENINGS.


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


Events in October 2015


Sunday - October 25 - 2015
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Scarborough - Postcode: YO11 2HD (Yorkshire and the Humber)
60 Stalls of pure Vintage
Live Entertainment
Hair & Beauty
Naafi Cafe
Vintage Tea Room
Social Dancing Area
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Supporting St Catherines Hospice & The Little Foot Trust
The Spa
South Bay,
Scarborough,
North Yorkshire
YO11 2HD
10am - 5pm
Adm. £2.50 / Conc £2 / U12s Free


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


Events in November 2015


Friday - November 06 - 2015
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE4 3PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and includes FREE food (selected menu), ample free parking and wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play requests and dedications so please email in advance.
Live Band, 2 dance floors, hot food, free parking all for only £5!
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.youtube.com/watch?v=roe5RKPYzCk


Events in November 2015


Friday - November 13 - 2015
JUMP 'N' JIVE SWING BAND - REMEMBRANCE DANCE - NOVEMBER
Mapperley Social Club, Plains Road, Nottingham - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
If you like the very best in live music from the Big Band, Jump Jive and swing era Then this is for you.
The Jump 'N' Jive Swing Band will be performing at Mapperley Social Club Monthly Dance.
If you like Jump Jive, Lindy, shim sham, rock n roll, quickstep, waltz then you need to be Jiving at Mapperley Social Club.
Playing the music of Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, plus swing of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Hermann and many others too!
Featuring Nottingham Jazz Vocalist Jayne Darling - 1940s & Vintage Singer and Cardiff's own Jazz Vocalist & trumpeter Ricky Hunter Vocalist & Trumpeter - 1940s Wartime & Swing Era Tribute
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door or to reserve tickets contact ricky on 07821951214 or Email: ricky@gethappyentertainment.co.uk


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


Events in December 2015


Friday - December 04 - 2015
1940S/50S CHRISTMAS DANCE
Masson Millls, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/


Events in December 2015


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

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

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

Currently booked for performance:
THE ASHBY BIG BAND
PETE WAYRE (VOCALIST & COMPERE)
PAUL CLAYDON (DJ)
LUNA NIGHTINGALE (VOCALIST)
MATTHEW BASON PIANIST)


A very large capacity venue, but sales will be restricted
to allow comfort of seating and dancing. Tickets are available to book from Dec 31st 2014. Follow the link listed to our website where online purchase is possible. Any tickets remaining will be made available on the night.

Please call before you leave.

We are also hosting a NEW YEARS EVE dance at this venue Details TBC.



For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: http://1940sdance.weebly.com/ or www.1940singer.co.uk


Events in December 2015


Friday - December 18 - 2015
CHRISTMAS 1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band. SORRY THE DANCE HAS SOLD OUT.
For further information: contact 01628760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/


Events in December 2015


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

The event will feat:

TBC


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

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


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


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: http://1940sdance.weebly.com/ or www.1940singer.co.uk




News

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



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



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



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




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



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




11/02/2013
TRADERS NEEDED




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




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



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





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