Rods Calendar of 1940s events

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CarFest 1940s Vintage Village

Re-enactors & vehicles needed!
Rod's Events are currently looking for 1940s re-enactors to attend this years CarFest organised by Chris Evans for BBC Children in Need. An area of the festival has been setup and dedicated to the 1940s. We need your help!
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14 listings for this week...

July 04 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Meltham Memories 1940's Wartime weekend - more info

July 04 - Saturday
Region - East of England
St. Neots Armed Forces Day - more info

July 04 - Saturday
Region - West Midlands
VIP Charity screening of Battle of Britain - more info

July 04 - Saturday
Region - North East England
Yorkshire Wartime Experience - more info

July 04 - Saturday
Region - West Midlands
Victory Swing Dance - more info

July 04 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
The Yorkshire Wartime Experience Show - more info

July 05 - Sunday
Region - Greater London
Centenary Tea Dance - more info

July 11 - Saturday
Region - South East England
Thanet at War - more info

July 11 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Rotherham's Vintage Hop - more info

July 11 - Saturday
Region - East Midlands
Thorpe Camp 'We'll Meet Again' Event - more info

July 11 - Saturday
Region - North West England
Manchester Airport Aviation and Transport Festival 'Ringway in Wartime' - more info

July 11 - Saturday
Region - North West England
Swing Time - more info

July 12 - Sunday
Region - South East England
The Chiltern Cycling Festival - more info

July 12 - Sunday
Region - Greater London
Vintage Affair - more info



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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
ST. NEOTS ARMED FORCES DAY
Regatta Meadow, Crosshall Road, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire. - Postcode: PE19 2BH (East of England)
As 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2, we have chosen "The Sights & Sounds of the 1940s" as the theme for this years annual event.
The event will be open to the public from 11am to 6pm and admission is FREE.
We have a large venue, so accommodating you is no problem. Although still in the planning stages, we have already booked Vocalists, dancers and a Big Band to provide the "sounds", and a good display of Military vehicles (including tanks) & other static displays to provide the "sights". You can add to the atmosphere by coming along in the dress of the period. If you have any memorabilia that you would like to show as a static display, please contact Debbie King by email to: events@stneots-tc-gov.uk or if you are a trader dealing in 40s memorabilia and would like a stall, use the same contact to request an application pack (stalls are charged at £35 per 3metre frontage)
Sorry, NO CATERING applications, they have all been taken.


For further information: contact 01480473934.


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 04 - 2015
VIP CHARITY SCREENING OF BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Majestic Cinema, Whitburn Street, Bridgnorth - Postcode: WV16 4QN (West Midlands)
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain there is a special VIP screening of the iconic film Battle of Britain at Bridgnorth’s Majestic cinema at 6.00pm on Saturday 4th July.

All proceeds from the evening will go to the RAF Benevolent Fund charity.

Our VIP guests will be Battle of Britain pilots Squadron Leader Tony Pickering and Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson, two of the dwindling number of Churchill's 'The Few'. Ken will give an introduction to the film and after the film both Ken and Tony will answer questions from the audience and sign books and programmes (subject to a separate charge) so that guests have a wonderful memento of the evening.

Members of the Bridgnorth Air Training Corps will also be attending and will be forming a Guard of Honour.

The relevance of Bridgnorth as the venue for the film is that Hitler had planned Bridgnorth to be his Headquarters in the event of a successful German invasion of Britain.

Tickets are £20.


For further information: contact 01952250360.


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
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


Saturday - July 04 - 2015
THE YORKSHIRE WARTIME EXPERIENCE SHOW
Hunsworth Lane, Hunsworth Bradford - Postcode: BD4 6RN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The Yorkshire Wartime Experience Show 3-5th July 2015 www.ywe-event.info Now in it's forth year, has rapidly grown to be recognised as the largest ww1 & ww2 Home Front, Military Vehicle & Living history Event in the North.
With over 400 military vehicles, 50+ living history groups, 50+ Military & collectable stalls. Static aircraft,home front displays, Battle of Britain Spitfire Flying Display (Saturday Only) Children's Airsoft Firing Ranges, Tank Rides, WW1 Horse cavalry Display. Large Marquee with fully licenced bar & food outlets. Daytime Entertainment by Katie Mustang, The Blitz Dancers, Wing Tip Windy & Don Gentile. Evening Entertainment (Ticket Only) Ashby Big Band & Dapper Dan Disco. Held in 60 acres of land, to the South West of Leeds, with easy access, and only 2 miles from Junction 26 M62 Motorway.
Trade & Stall enquiries welcome.
Please visit our website, for further details including booking forms.
An Action Packed Day Out For All The Family !!

www.ywe-event.info

Special Arena events include:
WW2 Tanks in Action, on the move
Live firing Tank & Artillery Demonstrations
WW1 Horse Cavalry Display
Large scale WW1 & WW2 Battle Re-Enactments
Spectacular Pyrotechnics Display
Battle Of Britain Spitfire Flying Display (Saturday Only)

For further information: contact 07748604461. Visit: www.ywe-event.info or yorkshirewartimeexperience@live.com


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


Saturday - July 11 - 2015
THANET AT WAR
Government Acre, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate. Kent. - Postcode: CT11 0EZ (South East England)
Sunday 12th July 2015. Start time Saturday 11th 10.00- 5.00pm.
Sunday 12th 10.00 - 4.00pm. Entrance fee £2.00 for adults, £1.00 for 5-15's
A yearly event to commemorate Thanet at War, providing period entertainment for all ages.
There will be period displays, living history and re enactors from the Napoleonic wars up to the 1940's and beyond.
There is live entertainment on both days, plus a fashion show.
We will also have vintage children's rides, vintage vehicles, trade stands with a shopping area.
If you would like to take part, either as a re enactor, living history display group, bring a vehicle or have a stall (preferably vintage/vintage style) please contact Angela on 07782 222790


For further information: contact 07782222790.


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 11 - 2015
ROTHERHAM'S VINTAGE HOP
Rotherham Town Centre - Postcode: S60 1PW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
10.30am - 3.30pm
Calling all nostalgia junkies!
It’s time to get out the Brylcreem, tease your victory rolls and practice your rock ‘n’ roll dance moves as Rotherham’s Vintage Hop returns.
Musical entertainment throughout the day will include the return of the George Formby Experience with Paul Casper Esq who has a truly uncanny resemblance to the man himself. Lula & the BeBops, a fantastic five piece band from the heartland of the North who will be playing jumping, jiving, rockin’ rhythm and blues. Plus, we have Lorrie Brown, one of the country’s most experienced Vera Lynne tributes, performing many 40s favourites.
To complement the live stage there will be a fabulous Vintage Market along Effingham Street with stalls selling an eclectic range of clothing, homewares and other vintage goods.
On Church Street, at the side of Rotherham Minster, look out for a wonderful display of vintage vehicles including a 1937 Velocette, a 1953 Austin Somerset and a 1939 Morgan Supersport, plus many more!
For those wanting to learn a few moves we have some fantastic dance demonstrations and workshops from the Jivesters outside Boots.
Plus, the Chapel on the Bridge will be open, so make sure you go along to see inside this wonderful building and experience a part of Rotherham’s history.

The Imperial Buildings will be hosting free make-do-and-mend workshops and a vintage tea party.

Why not come along dressed in clothes of the era (40s, 50s or even 60s) and really feel a part of the whole day, with prizes to be won for best dressed!


For further information: contact 01709255500. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/379335165588809/


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 11 - 2015
THORPE CAMP 'WE'LL MEET AGAIN' EVENT
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre - Postcode: LN4 4PE (East Midlands)
Thorpe Camp 1940's event
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe
Lincolnshire
LN4 4PE
July 11th/12th 2015
Now in our 11th year. Museum open, Ham Radio shack(military radio's)RAF cadet's museum, Re-enactors, military & civilian stalls, military & civilian vehicles, scenarios, demonstrations, NAFFI, beer tent & hot food, singers, Marlainer Rube, Miss Lucy Lane, Blitz Dancer's, Stuart Lowther (aka George Formby)BBMF. Friday Night Sing-Song & Saturday Night Dance on camp. Sunday Service at the memorial on site & much much more.

Saturday Night Dance, we now have: The Ashby 'Little' Big Band playing for your entertainment and dance, those big band sounds of the forties. Pay on the Door £5 7.30 till late. You know you want to be there.

Re-enactors, log on to www.1940weekend.co.uk to download a form for a free pass
For further information: contact 01673849393. Visit: www.1940weekend.co.uk or www.thorpecamp.org


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 11 - 2015
MANCHESTER AIRPORT AVIATION AND TRANSPORT FESTIVAL 'RINGWAY IN WARTIME'
Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park - Postcode: WA15 8XQ (North West England)
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July
10am - 5pm

Now in its seventh year, the Manchester Airport Aviation & Transport Festival is a well established event, attracting many thousands of visitors. The theme of this year's event is 'Ringway in Wartime', commemorating the vital role the airfield played throughout World War Two. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be undertaking flying displays on both days, while an original NAAFI tent will house a fascinating exhibition of photographs and memorabilia, with live entertainment from Lancashire Belle, Jane Francis. On the lawn outside, a Spitfire will take pride of place. In addition to all this, hundreds of period cars and re-enactors will help recreate the scenes of Ringway in Wartime. Re-enactors wearing appropriate period dress will be admitted to the event free of charge; plus there is free parking on site all weekend.

Elsewhere on the Festival Park, over 500 classic cars will be in attendance, a giant memorabilia and craft fare will take place inside the Concorde hangar (literally under the wings of Concorde!), a bar and catering is available, plus a commentary by Air Traffic Controllers of the 700 aircraft movements each day! Ringway has a long and illustrious history, hosting No.1 Parachute Regiment formed on the instructions of Churchill in 1940, while over 4,000 aircraft were built on the site, including the very first Lancaster Bomber. It is a spectacular event, one not to be missed - and another reminder that appropriately dressed re-enactors are admitted free of charge, with all parking on site free.

Manchester Airports' Runway Visitor Park is located off the A538 Altrincham / Wilmslow Road. Junction 6 off the M56

General Public entrance fees:- £5 per Adult, Kids under 3 free. Free parking on site all weekend.

For further information: contact 01614898324. Visit: www.tasmanchester.co.uk or www.tasmanchester.co.uk/TAS_Festival.html


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 11 - 2015
SWING TIME
St Edwards Church Hall, Spring Lane, Lees, Oldham, Lancashire   - Postcode: OL4 5AJ (North West England)
Cotton Town Hot Club bring you an evening of swinging music from 20s to 50s to keep the dance floor bouncing. Swing jive, Balboa, Lindyhop, Charleston.

7.30 to 11.00pm Just £7, pay on the door

A fully refurbished function room (upstairs in the old school building, not the new build church)with large wooden dance floor. Full bar facilities, ample car park.




For further information: contact 07512739985.


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


Sunday - July 12 - 2015
VINTAGE AFFAIR
Michael Sobell Centre - Postcode: HA6 2RN (Greater London)
Join us for the Michael Sobell Hospice 5th annual Vintage Fair, Adults £1 entry, kids are free. Listen to the Stardust Big Band at 10am and Mixed Emotions, Pimp My Jazz , Tony Oliver Jazz Band throughout the day.Join in or watch Jiveswing.com dance demonstrations. Browse our stalls many of them vintage, and raffle and tombola, children's lucky dip, Jimmy Jamtots Bear with balloons. Treat yourself to a set tea with home made cakes in our tea rooms, watch the Wimbledon finals with strawberries and Prosecco. All this for a very worthwhile cause.
For all ages.
For further information: contact 01923844730. Visit: www.michaelsobellhospice.co.uk


Events in July 2015


Tuesday - July 14 - 2015
1940'S FILM SHOW
Lawrence Batley Theatre - Cellar Cinema, Huddersfield - Postcode: HD1 2SP (Yorkshire and the Humber)

Tickets £7-00 from Theatre Box Office
include light refreshments.

Bar open 19-15

Show begins at 19-30 hours

Presented as it would have been given to a local community by a United States Army Photo Company in 1944 while training in England for the invasion of Europe. Patrons wearing 1940s civilian clothing or Allied forces uniform will be most welcome.
For further information: contact 01484430528.


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


Friday - July 17 - 2015
'THEY CALLED ME AL' - WOODHALL SPA 1940S WEEKEND
The Petwood Hotel - Postcode: LN10 6QG (North East England)
Brandyn Shaw kicks off the Petwood Hotel's events for the Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival, with an exclusive chance to see the West End revue, 'They Called Me Al', with Jon Butterfield on piano.
"When Brandyn is on stage performing songs like Goodnight Sweetheart and Love Is The Sweetest Thing - Al Bowlly LIVES.
Close your eyes and you could be at one of Al's stage performances in the 1930s! The resemblance is uncanny.
There have been Bowlly imitators/tribute acts before, but not like Brandyn!"
Ray Pallett - February 2015
Official Biographer of Al Bowlly – Author of ‘They Called Him Al’ and Editor of Memory Lane Magazine.
No admission charge.


For further information: contact 01526352411.


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 18 - 2015
1940'S WEEKEND & SAT EVE DANCE AT THE BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM
BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM - Postcode: DY1 4SQ (West Midlands)
A nostalgic journey back to the sights and sounds of wartime Britain, the Museum’s ‘1940s Weekend’ is bigger and better than ever!
Visitors can expect wartime entertainment, food, fashion and street theatre as home front history is brought to life across 26 acres.
Walk through military checkpoints and encounter squaddies, G.I.’s and bombed-out families as vintage and military vehicles drive by. Listen out for sirens and prepare for a real air raid scenario or watch any of the wonderfully witty wartime entertainment shows from ‘Dodging the Doodlebug’ to the austerity-busting ‘Home Front Kitchen and Beauty Tips’.
Don’t forget to have a word with the spivs who will be touting questionable ration cards redeemable for spam fritters, bread pudding and other wartime classics. Add to this vintage fashion shows, memorabilia markets and stirring speeches by Churchill and you’ve got yourself a weekend for the history books where everything is rationed – except the fun! Live music from a range of 40's circuit well know performers in the day times at various site locations, Displays. Lat year was very busy with great feedback.. this year is set to be even better
*Saturday evening is an advanced booking only event, 6.30pm - 10.00pm


For further information: contact 01215579643. Visit: http://www.bclm.co.uk/events/1940s-weekend-and-evening-event/5.htm#.VSZqNyvF-So


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Saturday - July 18 - 2015
WOODHALL SPA'S 1940S FESTIVAL - THE GREAT BRITISH DANCE BAND SHOW
The Petwood Hotel - Postcode: LN10 6QG (North East England)
We are delighted to exclusively present Brandyn Shaw and His Rhythm Makers at this year's 1940s Festival. This event will be hosted in a grand marquee in the Petwood Hotel's glorious grounds and features one of the largest dance floors of the weekend.
Brandyn Shaw and His Rhythm Makers celebrate the 'Golden Era of British Dance Bands', featuring authentic dance band hits and novelty numbers from the 1930s and 40s.
It is sure to be the ultimate event of the Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival!


For further information: contact 01526352411. Visit: http://www.petwood.co.uk/offers-and-events/calendar-of-events


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 18 - 2015
1940S WARTIME WEEKEND & VINTAGE FAYRE
Kelham Island Museum - Postcode: S3 8RY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2015
11:00am to 5:00pm
Celebrate Holidays at Home! Reminisce with live music & dancing, vehicle & living history displays, vintage stalls and Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance*. Experience life on the home front!

• UK’s No 1 George Formby Entertainer PEC Esquire
• Pete Jones vocalist with your favourite songs of the era
• Natasha Harper 1940s singer
• UK Homefront Living History
• Allied 35-49: Vehicles, Weaponry & Firing
• Homefires Burning: Bomb Disposal
• Sunday afternoon Tea Dance with GI Jive
• Pontefract Home Guard
• Meet Sir Winston Churchill and Monty’s Double
• South Yorkshire Transport Museum Open Top Bus Tours
• Vintage, Antiques and Crafts Stalls
• Grand Slam Bomb & River Don Engine in steam
• Wartime Café, Books & Gifts
• Wartime Museum Tours & Talks
• Displays, Vehicles and Re-enactments

Normal museum admission (adults £5.50 | concessions £4.50 | children free) | *Additional charge for entry to Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance


For further information: contact 01142010610. Visit: www.simt.co.uk


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 18 - 2015
THE GREAT SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR (WHITBY) 2015
Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE GREAT SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR 2015 Est. 2011

> Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July 2015 £2 / £1.50 entry

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

Two-Day vintage fair with a SEA VIEW!!! 40 stalls of genuine vintage from the 20's to the 80's in the spacious Northern Lights Suite of the Pavilion with spectacular sea views, in the lovely seaside town of Whitby. £2 on the door / £1.50 concessions.

Under 16's FREE.

Both days of the weekend!
For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 18 - 2015
CONCHORD BIG BAND 1940S NIGHT
Rowfant House - Postcode: RH10 4NG (South East England)
Join us for a spectacular outdoor 1940s night.
7:30pm - 10pm
Licenced Bar and other facilities are inside the house

Live 1940s music performed by ConCord Big Band
Tickets in advance: £20.00 per person including BBQ

Period dress encouraged!

For more information & to book, please call 01342 714 869


Prize for the best period fancy dress!
For further information: contact 01342714869. Visit: www.rowfanthouse.co.uk/whats-on/forthcoming-events/


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 18 - 2015
DUXFORD VILLAGE SHOW
The Recreation Ground, Hunts Road, Duxford, South Cambridgeshire - Postcode: CB22 4RE (East of England)
1940s themed village show - FREE ENTRY!
Traditional daytime event (1-5pm) with children's 1940s fancy dress parade, live jazz music, old fashioned races, stalls, raffle, fun fair, displays, bbq, teas, licensed bar and much more.
New! Evening music event (7-11pm) with great bands playing music to take you from 1940s right up to modern day. Hog roast and licensed bar.

Free entry, live music, fun for all of the family!
For further information: contact 01233833174. Visit: www.DuxfordVillageShow.org or www.Facebook.com/DuxfordVillageShow


Events in July 2015


Sunday - July 19 - 2015
FORTIES LYNN: LIFE ON THE HOME FRONT
King's Lynn (Tuesday Market Place, Lynn Museum, King's Lynn Town Hall, Bexter's Plain) - Postcode: PE30 1JJ (East of England)
Step back in time to the 1940s and discover what life was like on the home front in King’s Lynn during the Second World War with this free family event.
The day, which includes the chance to explore the air raid shelter beneath the Tuesday Market Place, British and American wartime characters, a 1940s tea dance, a special exhibition at Lynn Museum (free admission), a display of military and civilian vehicles from the era, music from Timescape, a vintage market and the opportunity to see the original Jones the Butcher’s Van from the television series, Dad’s Army, will be packed with the sights and sounds of the 1940s. People are invited to attend in forties attire.
Events run throughout the day, 10 am - 4 pm.
For more information visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/events


For further information: contact 01553775839. Visit: www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/events


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 25 - 2015
HAWAIIAN BEACH PARTY
Quorn Village Hall, Leicester Road, Quorn. Leicester - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
Quorn Jump Jive & Swing Hawaiian Beach Party
Bring own drinks
Adults Only
We do recommend you get tickets!

Hawaiian Party Dance .. dress to impress!
Special Guest DJ Mark Kickin' The Boogie

For further information: contact 01162302828.


Events in July 2015


Saturday - July 25 - 2015
THE LEYBURN HOMEFRONT VINTAGE FAIR 2015
Thornborough Hall, Moor Road Leyburn North Yorkshire - Postcode: DL8 5AB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
LEYBURN HOME FRONT VINTAGE FAIR (as part of the Leyburn 1940’s weekend)
A two day fair held in Thornborough Hall, Moor Road Leyburn North Yorkshire DL8 5AB Saturday 25th July and Sunday 26th July, Saturday 10 – 4.30 Sunday 10 – 4. Free admission. Great selection of vintage and retro goodies, authentic period items, fashions, jewellery, home-wares, something for everyone interested in vintage.
Stand bookings and all information from BR Events www.brevents.co.uk email website@brevents.co.uk or call 07779342782

Two days of pure nostalgia and fun in the glorious market town of Leyburn in North Yorkshire. Vintage jewellery, toys, fashions, items of interest, "boy's toys" and more
For further information: contact 07779342782. Visit: www.brevents.co,uk or www.leyburn1940sweekend.org


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 July 2015


Saturday - July 25 - 2015
VICTORY DAYS
Newark Air Museum - Postcode: NG242NY (East Midlands)
Newark Air Museum are holding a special commemorative event to mark the 70th celebration of VE Day.

Our event will include static air displays, Homefront displays with our own Anderson Shelter, live music and dancing, military displays, stalls selling original and reproduction wares, hair and beauty, fashion and a range of re-enactors to bring our event to life.

This event will be held over two days and is guaranteed to bring fun and entertainment to all. Local camping is available and with the historical town of Newark on the doorstep there is plenty to fill your weekend.

We would welcome re-enactors, group displays and stall holders to help our event be a huge success. If you are interested please contact Georgie on 07904 979361 for further information. Discounts and camping options will be available on site for those interested (subject to availability)

All money raised is going toward the running and improvement of the museum to ensure the future history of our historical aircraft.

Victory Days, Newark Air Museum, Newark, Nottinghamshire. Opens 10.00 - 16:00pm.

Entrance Fee TBC
Veterans and Army Personnel - Free of charge

Further enquiries to Georgie Muirhead at georgie@tacg.co.uk

Large display of Historical Aircraft
Military displays
Historical Vehicles
Live entertainment with Singer, DJ and dancers
Merlin Engine Display
Lancaster Bomber Fly over
Pop up Hair Salon
Vintage stalls
Food and refreshments
Onsite camping available to Exhibitors and Groups (subject to availability)

For further information: contact 07904979361. Visit: www.Newarkairmuseum.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
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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
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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
PEAK RAIL 1940S WEEKEND
Peak Rail Rowsley Station, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire. - Postcode: DE4 2LF (East Midlands)
Saturday – Sunday - August 1st – 2nd - 2015
Peak Rail is a Steam Railway running from the middle of Matlock to Rowsley in delightful Derbyshire Countryside. As this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the war the event is themed around VE Day. Rowsley Station relocates to France for this weekend only to become Bois Du Nord Gare. There will be non stop period entertainment in the marquee to celebrate the end of the war from a variety of performers including cabaret artist Paul Harper, The Ashby (little) Big Band playing hits from the 40s, swing dancers, and more. Military and Home Front re-enactors will recreate scenes from WW2. Each day reenactors will stage a battle featuring Russian, American, German and Volksturm forces, culminating in German surrenders. There will be a wide range of civilian and military vehicles and equipment from the period. Vintage traders will be at Bois Du Nord. Darley Dale Station with its original buildings will have a Home Front theme, period educational films will be playing. Matlock Station is right in the middle of Matlock, and it’s a short walk up the main street where there are many vintage and antique shops.

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


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 01 - 2015
THE RHYTHM STATION
The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District - Postcode: DE4 2EQ (East Midlands)
Jump Aboard for the Swing Train and dance your socks off, get your toes tapping to the great swing sounds of the 1930's and 40's with your Host & DJ "Kat in the Hat" - 8.00 pm 'til late
Dress to Impress; Military/Civilain Vintage encouraged.
£5 admission
To book or for more information contact: 07703 461833 or 0161 736 9948


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in August 2015


Sunday - August 02 - 2015
PRE-SIXTES VINTAGE FAIR
Quorn Village Hall, Leicester Road, Quorn - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
Authentic Vintage clothing, accessories and collectables from 1900's to the 1950's
11am - 3:30pm
Admission £1
Tea Room run by Leicester WI proceeds to Macmillan

Pre-Sixtes ONLY at this True Vintage Fair
For further information: contact 01162302828.


Events in August 2015


Sunday - August 02 - 2015
FIGHTING FORTIES
East Anglian Railway Museum - Postcode: CO6 2DS (East of England)
Join us for live entertainment, dancing, and reenactments at a wartime village station in Essex. Travel by steam, but watch out for the Home Guard trying to keep you safe and remember to keep secrets to yourself!

For further information: contact 01206242524. Visit: www.earm.co.uk


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
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.
Now confirmed are 2 BBMF flyovers, the mighty Lancaster will be with us on Saturday 8th August and the Dakota on Sunday 9th. Many more exciting announcements to follow.

For further information: contact 07709052501. Visit: www.ww2events.co.uk


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
VICTORY SWING BALL
Civiv Hall Lee Street Uppermill - Postcode: OL3 6AE (North West England)
As part of the Yanks are back in Saddleworth event, the team present the Victory Swing Ball on Saturday 8th August 2015. Open from 19.30 until late, dress to impress WWII or civilian dress preferred.
Tickets cost £18 in advance by calling Ian on 07815300547 and include a hot wartime supper. Dance lessons by the Backstep Boogie Club and DJ Trina.
Featuring Sticky Wicket and his swing orchestra with the voice of Linda Morris.
Please note that only beverages purchased at the event may be consumed due to licensing laws.

Sticky Wicket returns by popular request
For further information: contact 07815300547. Visit: www.ww2events.co.uk


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 08 - 2015
WARTIME TEA DANCE
Civic Hall Uppermill - Postcode: OL3 6AE (North West England)
ww2events.co.uk present the Yanks are back in Saddleworth wartime tea dance. 11.00 to 16.00 on Saturday 8th August 2015. There will be dance lessons and demonstrations by the Backstep Boogie Club. DJ Trina will be playing the tunes of the wartime era. Refreshments available.

Pay on the door, get upto 5 hours of entertainment and dancing for £3 Just turn up and pay on the door.


For further information: contact 07815300547. Visit: www.ww2events.co.uk


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 08 - 2015
1940S AFTERNOON TEA WITH LOCAL SINGER GRASSY FIELDS
DINDER VILLAGE HALL, NEAR WELLS ,SOMERSET - Postcode: BA5 3PF (South West England)
GRASSY FIELDS' WARTIME AFTERNOON TEA (ALL PROFITS GO TO CHARITY)


3 - 5 PM SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST AT DINDER VILLAGE HALL, NEAR WELLS SOMERSET (BA5 3PF)

WARTIME AFTERNOON TEA WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM THE 1930S AND 40S, SUNG BY LOCAL SINGER, GRASSY FIELDS.

HOME MADE CAKES, BISCUITS AND CUPS OF TEA INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE.
COME AND RELAX AND CHAT AT OUR VINTAGE STYLE AFTERNOON TEA AND ENJOY HOME MADE CAKES, BISCUITS AND CUPS OF TEA, ALL SERVED ON VINTAGE CHINA WHILST GRASSY FIELDS SINGS YOU SONGS FROM THE 1930S AND 40S.


THERE IS ENOUGH ROOM IN THE HALL TO DANCE TO BUT THIS IS OPTIONAL.

My excellent pianist, Phil has done all my backing tracks for me and has recorded the Trek Song too (please see link below) so I hope people will want to try this dance on the day as it looks such fun.It doesn't matter if we get it wrong- it will just be fun to try!

TICKETS £6 PER PERSON

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME DRESSED IN 1940S CLOTHES IF YOU WISH AND THERE WILL BE A FEW OPPORTUNITIES TO SING ALONG TO SOME OF THE SONGS EG SING AS WE GO.


ALL PROFITS WILL GO TO TFCM, A SOMERSET BASED CHRISTIAN CHARITY, TO SUPPORT ITS WORK WITH FAMILIES AND CHILDREN IN DEPRIVED COMMUNITIES IN UGANDA.(Please see weblink 2 below)

GRASSY FIELDS WILL BE SINGING SOME GRACIE FIELDS, VERA LYNN AND JO STAFFORD SONGS FROM THE 1930S AND 40S

FREE PARKING.

FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

For further information: contact 01749343682. Visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDEGGnjTDl4 or www.justchurchsheptonmallet.org/the-fathers-children-ministries/


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


Friday - August 14 - 2015
HULA HOP
Victory Hall, St Cuthberts Church, Church Road, Lytham - Postcode: FY8 5QL (North West England)
The Fleet's In Town - Put on your Hawaiian Shirts, Dresses and Garlands and don't forget your Dancing Shoes for a fantastic night of Swing music with your Host and DJ Katz Korner
Fabulous large dance floor - Remember to bring your own drinks - why not bring a Pic-Nic?
Tickets only £5 per person.
For more details or to book please Contact: 07703 461833


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Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 15 - 2015
HANGER DANCE AND MILITARY VEHICLE WEEKEND
Norfolk Tank Museum - Postcode: NR16 1HZ (East of England)
Swing Machine Big Band
Come along and Jive, Jitterbug and Swing to the music of Swing Machine Big Band

Music from 7.30, dance until late, Licensed bar.

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

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

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

To Purchase tickets please go to our website


For further information: contact 01508532650. Visit: www.norfolktankmuseum.co.uk or http://norfolktankmuseum.co.uk/15th-august-hangar-dance/


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 15 - 2015
BLITZ BOOGIE
Victory Hall, St Cuthberts Church, Church Road, Lytham - Postcode: FY8 5QL (North West England)
Come and join us for a fun evening of swing music and dancing at the Victory Hall, St Cuthberts Church. Fantastic large ballroom - Remember to bring your own drinks and pic-nic.
Your Host and DJ "Kat in the Hat" playing all the hitz from the blitz and introducing a special guest appearance by "Miss Bexi Owen"
£7.50
For more information or to book contact: 07703 461833


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 15 - 2015
LACOCK AT WAR 2015 - OPERATION BOLERO
Lacock Village - Postcode: SN15 2LQ (South West England)
West Wilts MVT have been kindly granted permission to run our historic show at the local Parish Council playing fields SN15 2LQ.

15th - 16th August 2015. Open 10am - 5pm.

Adults £3 Senior Citizens & Children £1.50 Under 5s FREE.


This is now our third appearance at Lacock Village and we have decided to build on the success of our last show, to bring you another great event for 2015. Our idea is to bring the village alive by stepping back in time.

You can expect to see an array of Military Vehicles, both old and new. Most of these will be on the field, with hopefully a few dotted around the village too. A great picture opportunity!

There will be great trade stands to look around, living history exhibits and NAAFI to enjoy a tea & doughnut.

We will also have living history groups, who will be set up on the field and parading through the Lacock Village streets.

WW2 period dress is encouraged to make Lacock Village come alive with the sights and sounds of the 1940's.

15th - 16th August 2015. Open 10am - 5pm.

Adults £3 Senior Citizens & Children £1.50 Under 5s FREE.

For further information: contact 01373300384. Visit: www.westwiltsmvt.co.uk/Lacock%20at%20War%20Under%20Construction.html or www.facebook.com/LacockatWar


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)
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August 2015
Join us for the second 1940's event at Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
We will have lots to see and do with vintage vehicles, demonstrations, period displays,dancing (why not join in?),Make do and Mend crafts, Vintage style refreshments and on Saturday a singer to entertain! and much more!!! **** We have just recieved notification of a BBMF Spitfire flypast on the Saturday!.***
We would love to see you in your finest 40's styles.
Set in our beautiful Hall and Gardens.
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, have a vintage stall 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 or telephone 01775 764555.
Thank you.

Just confirmed - BBMF Spitfire Flypast on Saturday 15th

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


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 15 - 2015
THE LYTHAM 40S' FESTIVAL OFFICIAL 40S' DANCE !!
AKS ARNOLD KEQM SCHOOL 1 - Postcode: FY8 1DT (North West England)
FYLDE COUNCIL & LILLI DE CARLO,PRESENT THE ANNUAL SELL-OUT 40s DANCE AT A NEW VENUE FOR 2015 !AKS KEQM School has a beautiful Art Deco Hall, which will host the dance this year. Dance the night away, with the fabulous COTTON TOWN HOT CLUB, aka Dapper Dan & Wingtip Windy, playing those jumpin',jivin' tunes of the era & the Ultimate 40s Swing Singer LILLI DE CARLO, swinging you thru' the evening with the best of the British & American Big Band Music of the era.
The school is halfway between Lytham & St.Annes, exactly one mile from Lytham Green. Plenty of free parking, all on one level & a bar will be provided. Early bird special, Tickets £10 til' the 30th June & £12 from the 1st July, only available from :- ektimeless@gmail.com
Tickets already selling !


For further information: contact 07837388096.


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 15 - 2015
RAF HARROWBEER 1940S WEEKEND
RAF Harrowbeer, Yelverton, Devon - Postcode: PL20 6BT (South West England)
RAF Harrowbeer, the former WWII airfield at Yelverton, will host another 1940s Weekend on the 15th & 16th August, 2015 from 10am to 5pm daily. The event will be centred around the Dispersal Bay restored by the RAF Harrowbeer Interest Group, at Axtown, Yelverton.

Attractions include a full-size replica Spitfire MkIX, with working Rolls Royce Merlin engine, plus the Robey Trust with two or more engines in steam giving trips around the Airfield. With Re-enactors in period costume, living history displays, military and vintage vehicles, 1940s music, plus other displays and exhibits, this is going to be a great day out for the whole family!

Entry to the event is FREE with the organisers asking visitors for donations to help cover costs and to keep the event going.

The highlight of this year’s event will be a flying display by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Douglas Dakota on BOTH days. (Display subject to sufficient funds being raised in advance to pay for it)
For further information: contact 01822855336. Visit: www.rafharrowbeer1940s.co.uk or www.rafharrowbeer.co.uk


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 15 - 2015
PATELEY BRIDGE 1940S WEEKEND
Pateley Bridge 1940s Weekend 15th - 16th August 2015 - Postcode: HG3 5AW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Travel back in time this summer, as Pateley Bridge invites you to join the town in commemorating our role in feeding the nation during WW2. We have a full calendar of wartime themed events and entertainment planned and expect lots of re-enactors in period costume, as well as vintage vehicles and RAF War Room. Come with us as Pateley Bridge goes back in time to the 1940s; it’s an event not to be missed!

During our 1940′s weekend, Pateley Bridge will be evoking the wartime spirit: doorways will be sandbagged, windows taped up and an airaid patrol post erected to watch over the town, as a spotter plane patrols the sky. The local Homeguard will man the newly built pillbox, protecting our iconic bridge. For all the wartime difficulties the townspeople still find the time to enjoy themselves, from the make-do-and-mend bazaar and exhibitions.

Come the evening, the pubs fill with people, a friendly atmosphere and music. The big event is the talk by Roger Stanton WW2 escape lines memorial society Saturday evening at the Playhouse and this is sure to be a sell out as there are only 70 tickets. Talk as given at the Imperial War Museum in London.


For further information: contact 07552769000. Email: nidderdale@hotmail.com Visit: www.nidderdale.co.uk/event/1940s-weekend/


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 15 - 2015
BLUNTISHAM AND COLNE - CELEBRATION TO MARK THE END OF WW2
Bluntisham Recreation Ground And Village Hall - Postcode: PE28 3LR (East of England)
Vintage Cars / Bikes and Military Vehicles
RAF Wyton Heritage Centre 'Pathfinder Collection'
Allotment Dig for Victory
Children's Plant Growing Competition
WW2 Film
Cake Baking Competitions
Sports Day
Make Do and Mend
Arts and Crafts
Local Choirs
Lindy Hop Dancing
Face Painting
Refreshments and Bar
Hot Food or bring a Picnic
Vintage Side Stalls
Vintage Hairdresser


We have a special area set aside for 1940's Vintage Cars / Bikes and Military Vehicles, who need to arrive and be in place before midday.
Due to Health and Safety, there will be no vehicles allowed on/off site between 12pm and 6pm.
If you would like to bring a vehicle, then please contact me for a site map - Look forward to seeing you there !!
kt_robinson@hotmail.com

For further information: contact 07967047376.


Events in August 2015


Sunday - August 16 - 2015
SWING BROTHER SWING
St Annes Palace, 18 Garden Street, Lytham St Annes - Postcode: FY8 2AA (North West England)
To bring down the curtain on another fabulous Lytham War Time Weekend, we present the final dance at the superb St. Anne's Palace — a stunning Victorian venue of historic significance — fabulous ballroom — ample parking—reasonably priced bar.
Come along — bring your friends — and lets dance the night away to the music from the Golden Age of Swing 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s.
Enquiries or to book contact:
07703 461833—0161 736 9948
£10
Your Host and DJ "Kat in the Hat" joined by the fantastic Miss Bexi Owen


For further information: contact 07703461833.


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
1940S WEEKEND
Llandrindod Wells - Postcode: LD1 5DG (Wales)
Saturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd August
Llandrindod Wells has been running a Victorian Festival for over 30 years. This is our first 40s Weekend. Events are being held around the town and the planned day time entertainments are free admission.
You can dance the night away with the Hereford Big Band and Pete Wayre on Saturday night. Tickets are £12 in advance.
On Sunday we'll have a 40s Dance Party with GI Jive and Fiona Harrison. Tickets are £10 in advance.
Find out more about the event and purchase your tickets from the Festival website.


For further information: contact 01597822749. Visit: www.victorianfestival.co.uk/#!1940s/c1ce9 or www.victorianfestival.co.uk/#!buy-your-tickets/c4o2


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.
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 22 - 2015
HOOTON PARK 1940'S WEEKEND
Hooton Park, Airfield Way, Ellesmere Port - Postcode: CH65 1BQ (All areas)
Hooton Park 1940's Weekend 22nd and 23rd August 2015
Admission £6.00 Adults £2.00 children (age 2-16)& senior citizens:
Family ticket (2adults and 2 children) £15.00
Free entry for Veterans and children under 2


For further information: contact 07813694143. Visit: Northern 40's Reenactment Group


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 22 - 2015
LLANDRINDOD WELLS 1940'S EVENT
Temple Gardens Llandrindod Wells - Postcode: LD15ER (Wales)
This is a two day event Saturday 22nd August 2015 and Sunday 23rd August 2015
Free entry to this event with lots of free day time entertainment for your enjoyment, please visit our website for full details
A big band night on Saturday and a 1940's dance party on the Sunday evening, tickets for the night events can be obtained from our web site.







For further information: contact 01597851349. Visit: www.victorianfestival.co.uk


Events in August 2015


Saturday - August 22 - 2015
THE BLITZ DANCE
Haddiscoe Village Hall, The Street, Haddiscoe, Norfolk. - Postcode: NR14 6PD (East of England)
The Blitz is back! (Charity event) 7.30- late on 22nd August 2015

Come in your best, bombed out, nighties or vest, just as long as you get here to dance your socks off to our great line up of DJ's ..
guest DJ's - Andy AV8 and Sgt Bilko, and our resident DJ's the brilliant Baker Boy and Ralfie completing the line up beating out the best 40's /50's R&B, Swing, And even a little bit of rockabilly!

Free tea/coffee or BYO if you fancy something a little stronger.
Lovely Dance floor and on-site parking.
The last Blitz sold out, so get your tickets quickly.
LIMITED TICKET EVENT only.

Again, All profits from this dance are being donated to the Red Feather Club, 95th Bomber Group, Horham which is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of the USAAF 8th at Horsham, Suffolk.

Tickets are only £5
And are available from the Baker Boy Collective' or tel 01493722551 for SAE/cheque/postal details.
Please visit The Baker Boy- jump, jive swing FB page..

This is a lovely CHARITY DANCE organised by The Baker Boy Collective' with all out usual hospitality.
For further information: contact 01493722551.


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 August 2015


Sunday - August 30 - 2015
TELFORD STEAM RAILWAY 1940S DAY
Telford Steam Railway, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford - Postcode: TF4 3UH (West Midlands)
Come and take a steamtrain ride through the 1940s at Telford Steam Railway
Come and take a steamtrain ride through the 1940s at Telford Steam Railway



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 05 - 2015
HOLMFIRTH WARTIME WEEKEND (HOLMFIRTH REMEMBERS WW1)
Sands Recreation Ground, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire - Postcode: HD9 3JL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
This is a two day event running on Saturday 5th September and Sunday 6th September 2015

Please feel free to come along in period or military clothing.

Programme Of Events (Timings to be published later)

Allied troops in period uniform
Military parade
Military band
RAF fly past (Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane (subject to weather conditions)
Period music and dance
Displays, demonstrations and stalls from various groups
British Legion
RAFA
SSAFA
Help For Heroes
Army Cadets
Scout and Guide Associations
Military vehicle and equipment display
Memorabilia stalls
Various food stalls including army food from the period
Licensed bar

Contact Details For Vendors

Memorabilia Stalls: Mrs J Roberts 07525 941117

Hot Food & Drink: 07590 524548

General Information

Trevor Bellamy 07779 863698


For further information: contact 07779863698.


Events in September 2015


Saturday - September 05 - 2015
"SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND 1940S WEEKEND
Churnet Valley Railway - Postcode: ST10 2HA (All areas)
"Somewhere in England" 1940s Weekend at the Churnet Valley Railway 5th/6th September 2015
Join with us as we turn the clock back to the 1940s and experience a sleepy rural railway depicting life during the 1940s, travel along calling at 3 stations as the people of the valley gather together to hold a 1940s weekend fete including musical entertainment, vintage motor vehicles, Farm Kitchen, Mini Beer Festival,classic Steam train ride, Country crafts including sheep dog demonstration plus a Saturday evening 1940s themed dining train & a Sunday 1940s themed Lunch train, A weekend of pure nostalgia

Vintage vehicle exhibitors/stall holders please tel or email for a registration form at events@churnet-valley-railway.co.uk tel 01538 750755 Re-enactors passes (Limited availability) enquire to register
Please note that swastika insignia, Nazi and SS uniforms, of any sort and any other representations of German uniforms are NOT allowed at this event or the carrying of firearms - replica or de-activated
Churnet Valley Railway,Kingsley *& Froghall Station,Froghall ,Staffordshire Moorlands ST10 2 HA



For further information: contact 01538750755.


Events in September 2015


Saturday - September 05 - 2015
VE DAY 70TH AND BATTLE OF BRITAIN 75TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT & DANCE
Thinktank ( Birmingham Science Museum), Millennium Point,Curzon Street , Birmingham - Postcode: B4 7XG (West Midlands)
The Spitfire and Hurricane , two aircraft that will forever hold a very special place in the hearts and minds of the nation they helped save from the threat of German invasion in those dark days of WW2 in the summer of 1940.
75 years on a special concert and dance is being organized by Midlands vocalist and compare Gary Lewis to be held at the Birmingham Science Museum (thinktank) on Saturday the September 5th . The event will also coincide with the 70th anniversary of VE Day , 50 years since the death of Winston Churchill and what would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday.
Gary Said "Did you know that Birmingham produced over 60% of all Spitfires built during the Second World War (at the Castle Bromwich works, now Jaguar). I thought it would be a fitting tribute in this anniversary year to
highlight not only the brave young airmen of the RAF , but also the workforce who assemble them . I hope to have a number of surviving RAF veterans and Castle Bromwich workforce personnel at the event as 'Guests Of Honour!".
The Castle Bromwich workforce (many of them women) worked day and night to supply 'The Few' as Winston Churchill would famously call them with new Spitfires . Although the Spitfire stole the limelight , it was the
rugged Hawker Hurricane that actually shot down more aircraft during the Battle Of Britain , something that's regularly forgotten or not always mentioned in the history books.
Gary said "The museums Hurricane will take centre stage along with the Spitfire that's on display , it was the perfect partnership, the Hurricane would deal with the slower bombers , whilst the more agile Spitfire would take on the formidable German fighter plane the Messerschmitt 109". Together the turned the tide of the battle inflicting the Germans first defeat and the postponement of the planned invasion" .
Concert goers will have the unique opportunity to dance under the museums Spitfire and Hurricane to the sound of Glenn Miller and listen to the songs of Frank Sinatra. There will also be band performances of famous movie themes such as ‘ Battle of Britain’and ‘Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines’
Gary said " This will probably be one of the last opportunities the City can say thank you to these people ,we need to while we still can.

A one off and unique opportunity to commemorate great moments and people in history and dance to the sound of Glenn Miller under the two aircraft that helped save the nation, the Spitfire and Hurricane.
For further information: contact 01213450603. Visit: WWW.thsh.co.uk/event/v-e-day-and-battle-of-britain-concert/


Events in September 2015


Friday - September 11 - 2015
MISS LOLA LAMOUR SINGS
The Navigation Pub, Stoke Bruerne - Postcode: NN12 7SD (East of England)
11th SEPTEMBER 2015, 7pm. As part of the Village at War weekend, The Navigation Pub, Stoke Bruerne. Northants welcomes the fabulous MISS LOLA LAMOUR singing all your favourite songs of the 40's. All are welcome, l have my seat, see you there.
Further details please see website, www.friendsofcanalmuseum.org.uk


For further information: contact 07530069238. Visit: Www.friendsofcanalmuseum.org.uk


Events in September 2015


Friday - September 11 - 2015
FYLDE COAST RHYTHM & SWING FESTIVAL 2015
St Annes Palace, 18 Garden Street, Lytham St Annes - Postcode: FY8 2AA (North West England)
11th – 12th and 13th September 2015
Katz Korner present a great weekend of music and dancing for 1940's Swing Kidz and 1950's Kool Katz in the superb St. Anne's Palace—a stunning Victorian venue of historic significance—fabulous ballroom—ample parking—reasonably priced bar.
Friday 11th September 2015
- Swing Dance - 8.00pm 'til late.
Saturday 12th September 2015
- Swing Dance Workshop — 1.00 pm 'til 3.00 pm with international dance teachers - Kate & Michael (Lithuania).
- Swing Dance with the swingiest Swing Orchestra in the Country the fabulous "Sticky Wicket" guaranteed to get your toes tapping to burn up the dance floor. 8.00 pm 'til late.
Sunday 13th September 2015
- Swing Dance Workshop —12.00 pm 'til 2.00 pm with Geoff & Maggie (Tacky Annie's) (GB)
- Tea Dance with the superb vocal talents and glamour of Miss Bexi Owen — 2.30 pm 'til 5.30 pm - After Show Party in the superb ballroom of The Bedford Hotel – 8.00 pm 'til late with live music from the fabulous "Louis, Louis, Louis".
Your Event Host & DJ "Kat in the Hat" playing fabulous rhythm and swing music from the 1930's, 40's and 50's throughout the weekend. With guest DJ "Tacky Annies".
Attendees of the festival can make their own accommodation arrangements (i.e. tents, caravans, B&B's) or if you wish to book into the recommended hotel (details below) they will give preferential rates for attendees of the festival after quoting the festival code (for details of the code and to book into the festival telephone 07703 461833).
The Bedford Hotel, 307 -313 Clifton Drive South, Lytham St Anne's, FY8 lHN (just a short walk from St. Anne's Palace.
Whole Event - £60 per person payable by Cheque or BACS.
Please remember to book early to avoid disappointment

Brand New Three Day Rhythm & Swing Event - only £60 per person
For further information: contact 07703461833. Visit: www.katz-korner.com or www.bedford-hotel.com


Events in September 2015


Friday - September 11 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - JUMP JIVE, LINDY SWING DANCE AT WILLINGTON ROCK N ROLL CLUB
Willington Rock N Roll Club - The Chimneys, Twyford Road, Willington, Derbyshire - Postcode: DE65 6PP (East Midlands)
Kal's Kats bringing you an excellent evenings entertainment with all the favourites from the jump jive, lindy,swing and R&R scene - also some of the best 40's swing numbers.
Willington Rock n roll club - Chimneys is a superb venue with very large sprung dance floor and has been the home to many a rock n roll band from across the UK.
Licensed Bar, free Parking and a great night to be had.
Tickets £7 on the door or can be reserved via Kal on 07793 956653 email kalskats@gmail.com
or Nigel Turner (Kal's Kats Marketing Manager on 07954 727103

further details are on the Kal's Kats facebook page


For further information: contact 07528523133. Visit: www.kalskats.com or www.willingtonrocknrollclub.co.uk


Events in September 2015


Friday - September 11 - 2015
VINTAGE GUILD 2015
GUILD HALL, PRESTON - Postcode: PR1 1HT (North West England)
Preston GUILD HALL, 11th/12th/13th September, 2015

Guild Promotions in association with Preston Guild Hall, is delighted to announce their VINTAGE GUILD WEEKEND, new for this year!!
Opening on Friday Evening 11th September, with a Superb Gala Dinner Dance, will be The fabulous New Squadronaires, P.E.Casper the George Formby experience, Lilli De Carlo - the Ultimate 1940’s Swing Big Band Singer & your cheeky chappy Host & Compere, Mr Mal Jacobs (BGT)7.30pm -11.15pm.
Saturday 12th September from 10am, browse the stalls, have your hair & make-up stylised by our expert Vintage Beauty Specialists, watch Reinvintaged Fashion show.. Have a dance when you want!
Entertainment will be continuous from 10.30am, with Cotton Town Hot Club, Lancashire Belle - 1940s Wartime Singer, Jazz Club,
Lilli De Carlo-the Ultimate 40s Swing Singer & Mal Jacobs.
The Saturday Night Palais,a fun sing-along & dance, with the superb Major Swing & Kitty, Kingston Swing & Miss Nancy Lee !
Sunday,13th September, the Amazing G.I.Jive, Lancashire Belle, Lilli De Carlo & Mal Jacobs, plus the Reinvintaged Fashion Show, stalls & other surprises etc;.
Box Office (Tickets) 01772 804444 or book online
facebook: /VintageGuild
Twitter: @vintageguild
FOR STALL ENQUIRIES, PLEASE EMAIL :- info@guildpromotions.co.uk
(Places are limited so don't delay) !


For further information: contact 01772804444.


Events in September 2015


Friday - September 11 - 2015
BATTLE OF BRITAIN BLITZ BALL - WORCESTER SWING
Crowle Parish Hall - Postcode: WR7 4AZ (West Midlands)
Battle of Britain Commemoration, swing dance, with the UK's number 1 swing drummer, Mr. Sticky Wicket and his Hep Cats. Guest vocalist Yolanda Penn.

Vintage dress invited. Prizes for best the military & best civilian.

*No bar, bring your own rations. Tea & Coffee available

CROWLE Village Hall, WR7 4AZ
4 miles east east of Worcester, 6 minutes from Jctn 6 of M5.

More information on our website


For further information: contact 01905748124.


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


Saturday - September 12 - 2015
1940'S DANCE WITH THE MEMPHIS BELLE ORCHESTRA
Ritz Ballroom - Postcode: HD6 4AD (All areas)
1940's Dance with The Memphis Belle Orchestra plus guest DJ GI Jive
8pm - 12 Midnight doors open 7.45pm Tickets in advance £15
Why not come dressed in 1940's style and dance the night away on the beautiful Canadian sprung dance floor.


For further information: contact 01484720058. Visit: www.ritzballroombrighouse.co.uk


Events in September 2015


Saturday - September 12 - 2015
SEPTEMBER JIVE
THE OCTAGON LIVE, BRADFORD ROAD, SANDBEDS, KEIGHLEY - Postcode: BD20 5LY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
First appearance at this venue, live band JUMP JIVE & WAIL will entertain you as they always do with their fantastic Jive music & humour.
Supporting DJ 6-5000
Doors open 7.00pm; first stroll 7.30pm
Tickets £10 BUT only £8 if purchased before end of June 2015
On the night, the first 5 £8 tickets drawn out of a hat will be reimbursed.
Please visit www.jiveclass.co.uk for details of where to purchase tickets - go to the 'Events' page.
NB. This is a 'Ticket Only Event'


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


Events in September 2015


Saturday - September 12 - 2015
VILLAGE AT WAR
Stoke Bruerne - Postcode: NN12 7SD (East of England)
VILLAGE at WAR 12th & 13th September 2015. Stoke Bruerne Village, Nr Towcester, Northants NN12 7SD.
12 and 13 SEPTEMBER 2015. Now in its 8th year, the Village at War, Stoke Bruerne, is a two day 1940's event in support of the Canal Museum. Amongst this years 1940's entertainers is the fabulous Miss Lola Lamour, Mr George Formby (aka Paul Casper) and new this year is the Brian Shaw Duo bringing you authentic sounds from the music hall to big bands of wartime Britain. Also for your entertainment is the Market Harborough Ukulele Group (MHUGS) as well as our very own Mr Winston Churchill accompanied by his wife Clemmie (Mr and Mrs Austwick) HRH King George (Paul Eastwoon) and tbc Field Marshall Montgomery (Alan Oliver). military re enactors including Northamptonshire HG with the Women's Home Guard Auxillary, Tommy Atkins, C Troop (battle participants) UK Tank Club, Military Policeman and watch out for the Spiv who is trying to sell everything from his grandmother to a dodgy watch! Civilians in period costume. Military and Vintage vehicles and narrowboats, vintage traders. Alan "Ruzzitt Buzzit' leading the teaching, dancing and tea rooms in the village hall. The village school is transformed into a Lyons Tea Room. Battle of Britain Mrmorial Flight has been requested both days (tbc). Sunday morning service with the Royal British Legion in attendance as will the Army Cadet Force. Lots more yet to be confirmed. ADMISSION £6 adults, under 16 free. free parking in EVENT car parks.
For Re-enactors (including camping) please contact Jenny Copeland 07530 069238
further booking information including traders, please contact Trevor Allum 01604
863865 or 07973622151. Application forms on the website.


For further information: contact 07530069238. Visit: www.friendsofcanalmuseum.org.uk


Events in September 2015


Sunday - September 13 - 2015
THE 40'S HOME FRONT SUNDAY AFTERNOON DANCE
Peakirk Village Hall, Peakirk, Peterborough - Postcode: PE6 7NG (East Midlands)
Amanda and Steve of "The 40's Home Front" are re-starting the monthly Peakirk Sunday Afternoon dances on 13th September 2.30pm til 5pm - £3 each on the door, free tea/coffee. The usual mix of great music for all dance styles, or feel free to just come and watch - it's a relaxed afternoon to enjoy as you wish. Looking forward to seeing you.

For further information: contact 01733252209.


Events in September 2015


Friday - September 18 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - JUMP JIVE, LINDY SWING DANCE
Kirk Hallam Social Club, Dallimore Road, Ilkeston Derbyshire DE7 4GZ - Postcode: DE7 4GZ (East Midlands)
Kal's Kats on stage again bringing you the very best in jump jive, Lindy/swing music. Come along and swing your legs like crazy as we give you the music you love.
Large sprung dance floor, free parking
Tickets: £5 - can be reserved or no problems for on the door
We are also pleased to announce that we welcome any students that are studying and can provide a students union card will be welcome to any Kal's Kats open dance at half price.
For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.kalskats.com
also, please join our Facebook page - Kal's Kats


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


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


Friday - September 18 - 2015
GRASSINGTON 1940S WEEKEND
Grassington - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Friday evening with swing city big band followed by alday sat/sun including music in the pubs Saturday night and Echo 42 in grassington town hall




Events in September 2015


Saturday - September 19 - 2015
"LEST WE FORGET"
The Bubble Inn - Stenson Near Derby - Postcode: DE73 7HL (East Midlands)
The event is a first for the area but will be a two day event running from 11am till 6pm on both Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September.
The Bubble Inn is situated beside the canal in wonderful surroundings to the south of Derby just 6 miles from the city centre.

On the days there will be singing, dancing displays , vintage cars, 1940's food and a fine selection of beers to wet your whistle whilst enjoying the day out with the family. It is hoped you will attend in 40's style dress and make this a regular event.
For further information: contact 07906870836. Visit: On Face book we can be found on "Lest We Forget"


Events in September 2015


Saturday - September 19 - 2015
VINTAGE DANCE NIGHT
Holt Community Centre, Holt - Postcode: NR25 6DN (East of England)
Major Swing and Kitty invite you to a vintage dance night,
featuring hot swing music from the thirties/forties/early fifties,
thirties/ballroom, balboa,shag,lindy, jump jive, party/communal dances . We are pleased to have a guest dj " THREE BITS OF RHYTHM" spinning tunes along with major swing, the dance floor is a good size, we have a full bar, plenty of parking, also we will not be overcrowding the venue, so youll have plenty of space to strut your stuff!!!
This is a ticket only event, please call 01476 565199 for tickets.
starts at 7.00, ends at 11.00............ tickets selling now!!!!


For further information: contact 01476565199.


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 19 - 2015
DESBOROUGH 40S DAY
Desborough, Northamptonshire - Postcode: NN14 2RS (East Midlands)
Experience life in 1940s Desborough.
A fun filled day for all the family, come along and join in.
Cavalcade of military vehicles
Street games of the period
Extracts from Workers Playtime radio show by D4D
Music, songs and dancing from the 40s
Homemade cosmetics
1940s Pathe newsreels in the Heritage Centre
Taste food from the period
Vintage Fair and Handmade Craft in The Ritz,
Station Road
In the evening a 1940s Dinner & Dance at The Ritz
Music by Sonnie and the Honey Dippers
2 course Dinner with tea or coffee £21.50
Tickets from Gillian Green (01536 763510) or
events@ketteringvenues.co.uk

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


Events in September 2015


Saturday - September 19 - 2015
SHERINGHAM VICTORY SWING DANCE
SHERINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL - Postcode: NR26 8ND (South East England)
THE ORIGINAL, BEST AND CHEAPEST DANCE IN TOWN
LARGE VENUE WITH A GREAT FLOOR AND CAR PARK
7.30PM TIL 11.30PM
DJ'S VINTAGE ROB, MARK'S KICKIN THE BOOGIE, TEXAS TOMMY
FREE TEA COFFEE AND DONUTS
BRING YOU OWN DRINKS
£6 ADMISSION, PRE BOOKING ADVISED, BUT NOT ESSENTIAL

MOBILE NUMBER FOR BOOKING ON THE DAY 07538427727

HAIRIAD SHELTER WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE FROM 5PM BOOK DIRECT WITH JILL ON 0781 2385214
For further information: contact 01473635176. Visit: www.cactuspromotions.co.uk


Events in September 2015


Friday - September 25 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - JUMP JIVE, SWING NIGHT AT MASSON MILLS, DERBYSHIRE
Masson Mills, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire - Postcode: DE4 3PY (East Midlands)
Kal's Kats are delighted to bring you the finest jump jive swing music around. What better venue that the superb Masson Mills - large capacity two tier dance floor. Plus hot food (limited menu, very reasonably priced Bar, free on site parking.
All the swing music of Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Jive Aces, Ray Gelato, plus Caro Emerald and rock n roll of Winonie Harris, Ruth Brown and tons more.
Get your dancing boots on swing your stuff and let Andrew Jacques and Jennie Simms welcome you to Masson Mills swing night


For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.massonmills.co.uk or www.kalskats.com


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
AN EVENING OF DANCE WITH THE DOMINIC HALPIN & THE HONEY BS
The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mill, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire - Postcode: HD9 1AF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
An evening of dancing with Dominic Halpin & the Honey Bs plus DJ The Maverick.
Ticket only includes supper £18 Pay Bar
Ticket Line 01484 68040
http://thecardingshed.co.uk/events/
https://www.facebook.com/TheCardingShed/events?key=events


For further information: contact 01484680300. Visit: www.thecardingshed.co.uk


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


Saturday - October 03 - 2015
1940S VICTORY PARTY
Cadbury Club, Centenery Suite, Bournville Lane, Bournville, Birmingham - Postcode: B30 2LU (West Midlands)
1940s Victory Party, raising funds for The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. Entertainment on the night will be provided by The Bombshell Belles and Band, venue opens 8-12:00 (bar closes 11:30). There will be a swing dance class, photo booth, raffle and "best dressed prize". Entrance strictly by ticket only, available in advance from August £5.00 each. There will be no tickets available on the door. Please contact michelledarragh123@gmail.com for tickets and further information. Hope to see you on the night.


Tickets in advance and over 18's only.




Events in October 2015


Friday - October 09 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - JUMP JIVE, LINDY SWING DANCE AT WILLINGTON ROCK N ROLL CLUB
Willington Rock N Roll Club - The Chimneys, Twyford Road, Willington, Derbyshire - Postcode: DE65 6PP (East Midlands)
Kal's Kats bringing you an excellent evenings entertainment with all the favourites from the jump jive, lindy,swing and R&R scene - also some of the best 40's swing numbers.
Willington Rock n Roll Club - Chimneys is a superb venue with very large sprung dance floor and has been the home to many a rock n roll band from across the UK.
Licensed Bar, free Parking and a great night to be had.
Tickets £7 on the door or can be reserved via Kal on 07793 956653 email kalskats@gmail.com
or Nigel Turner (Kal's Kats Marketing Manager on 07954 727103

further details are on the Kal's Kats facebook page


For further information: contact 07528523133. Visit: www.kalskats.com or www.willingtonrocknrollclub.co.uk


Events in October 2015


Saturday - October 10 - 2015
HECKMONDWIKE 1940'S DAY
Heckmondwike Town Centre - Postcode: WF16 0HE (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The 1940s are coming back to Heckmondwike on 10 October 2015, when the town once again hosts a celebration of the decade that remains so popular. With a fantastic array of period vehicles, some of the best 1940s entertainment around led by the really rather talented Mr Paul Harper and Miss Natasha Harper,with Dj Big George and The Anderson's stalls, food and drink and much much more this is definitely a date for your diary. And ideally timed as a nice warm up for Pickering.

The fun begins at 10:00 and runs right through until 17:00. Taking part around the town centre and Green park, justkeep your eyes peeled for the bunting!

The event is organised by the same team who brought you Batley Vintage Day in May , and is certain to become a regular date in the 40s Calendar.

For more information, or for details on how to bring along a vehicle to display or otherwise take part contact Simon Thirkill - heckyba@hotmail.co.uk find us on facebook at Heckmondwike 1940's Day


For further information: contact 07742251565.


Events in October 2015


Saturday - October 10 - 2015
PAPPLEWICK STEPS BACK IN TIME 39-45
Papplewick Pumping Station Rigg Lane Ravenshead - Postcode: NG15 9AJ (East Midlands)
Taking place on the 10/11th October is Papplewick's hugely popular 1940's event.
This year we have even more military and civilian display's, vintage vehicles and scenarios taking place around this beautiful steam pumping station. The King and Monty will be inspecting the troops, as well as passing on words of encouragement to our fighting men before they leave to do battle with the enemy.
We have a variety of performers to entertain you, trade stalls,a battle each day which takes place around the lake plus much, much more.
All the steam engines will be working, you can take a tour around our stunning underground reservoir, we have on site cafe, free parking, limited free camping for re enactors.

For further details re re enactors passes, to book camping, to book vehicles or displays into the show then please contact
Deanna & Terry tel: 07930334437 or 07437752753
Email terryb59@me.com

For further information: contact 07437752753. Visit: www.facebook.com/groups/Papplewickstepsbackintime3945


Events in October 2015


Saturday - October 10 - 2015
THE OCTOBER SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR (WHITBY) 2015
Whitby Pavilion (Exhibition Hall), West Cliff, Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE OCTOBER SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR 2015 Est. 2014

> Saturday 10 October and Sunday 11 October 2015 £2 / £1.50 entry

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

Two-Day vintage fair with a SEA VIEW!!! Up to 30 stalls of genuine vintage from the 20's to the 80's in the lovely seaside town of Whitby, in a venue with spectacular sea views. £2 on the door / £1.50 concessions.

Under 16's FREE.

Both days of the weekend!
For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


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
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


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: YO17 6XL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
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. - An extremely popular jump jive and Lindy/Swing band - guaranteed to have you on your feet in seconds. 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 and Major Swing
For further information: contact 01924370464. Visit: www.1940s.info

I am extremely proud to have Kal's Kats invited to perform at The Anderson's event
If i can be of further assistance, please contact me on 07793 956653 or on kalskats@gmail.com

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


Events in October 2015


Friday - October 16 - 2015
PICKERING WARTIME & 1940S WEEKEND 2015
Pickering Showground, Pickering, North Yorkshire - Postcode: YO18 8EA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
16th October 2015, 17th October 2015, 18th October 2015

Pickering ‘Wartime & 1940’s’ Weekend 2015
Including 'Evening Big Band Dances & Onsite Camping
PICKERING SHOWGROUND
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th October 2015

Come along and join us at Pickering Showground for another great weekend filled with Fun & Entertainment.
We have a fantastic weekend planned including: Daytime Entertainment including 1940’s Singers & Dancers, Afternoon Tea Dance, Indoor & Outdoor Military & Vintage Trade Stands, WWII Re-enactment Battles, Living History Displays, Vintage Hair & Beauty Parlour, Best Dressed Competition, Vintage Vehicle Displays, Evening ‘Big Band’ Dances, Onsite Camping, Hot Food, Churchill Bar, and much more…….

Ample Car Parking available at the Showground and a
Shuttle Bus Service from the Showground to Eastgate Car Park will be operating throughout the weekend

Evening ‘Big Band’ Dances
Friday 16th & Saturday 17th October
‘The Mike Brown’ Big Band & 1940’s DJ will again be performing for 2 Fantastic evenings of great music and dancing!!
The dance hall this year will again be heated and draped, with 2 x licensed bars and have a café facility selling hot food.
Tickets are £15 per person, to BOOK your tickets go to www.pickeringshowground.co.uk or email enquiries@pickering-1940s.com for a booking form

Onsite Camping/Caravanning
Don’t miss out on any of the fun and action by camping onsite with us!!
Camping is £45 for any 3 consecutive nights (or part of) with additional nights available at £15 per unit. Camping is available for tents, caravans & motorhomes.
To BOOK go your space to www.pickeringshowground.co.uk or email enquiries@pickering-1940s.com for a booking form

For further information and all enquiries please call 07870 210365, alternatively email enquiries@pickering-1940s.com

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Don’t miss out on a great weekend for all the family

www.pickeringshowground.co.uk




Pickering ‘Wartime & 1940’s’ Weekend 2015
Including 'Evening Big Band Dances & Onsite Camping
PICKERING SHOWGROUND
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th October 2015

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


Events in October 2015


Saturday - October 17 - 2015
WHITBY SPIRIT OF THE 40S & SWING ERA
Met Ballroom Argyle Road Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The Met Ballrooom, Whitby - Postcode: YO213HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Whitby spirit of the 40s & swing era
At the Met Ballroom Argyle road Whitby
Saturday 17th of October 2015
7.00pm till late
Kal's Kats, Jump Jive & swing Band - An extremely popular jump jive, Lindy/Swing band playing all over the UK.
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

Im extremely proud to have Kal's Kats chosen to play at this event - All contact details are in the listing or likewise don't hesitate to contact me directly on 07793 956653 or kalskats@gmail.com or message on facebook kal's Kats page.
For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.kalskats.com or heathfieldlinda@aol.com


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
'FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR DANCE 2015 !
THE RECREATION CLUB, MILL LANE, PICKERING - (North East England)
WE'RE BACK AGAIN ! AFTER ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL, ENJOYABLE EVENING, LAST YEAR, TO ROUND OFF PICKERING WAR WEEKEND.
A FUN, FRIENDLY EVENING IS ALWAYS THE ON THE MENU AT THE 'FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR' DANCE, HOSTED BY THE ULTIMATE 40s SWING/BIG BAND SINGER 'LILLI DE CARLO', JOINED THIS YEAR, BY ROBERT HOWARD, MR MUSIC MAKER, VINTAGE D.J - PLUS MISS NEL BLINCOW WILL BE ASSISTING WITH SOME FUN DANCE INSTRUCTION TOO ! THE RECREATION CLUB, OFFERS A SPACIOUS SEATING AREA & DANCE FLOOR, ONSITE BAR, PLENTY OF FREE PARKING & IS A STONES THROW FROM PICKERING TOWN CENTRE, EASY WALKING DISTANCE. TICKETS FOR THIS EVENING ALWAYS SELL QUICKLY, SO DON'T MISS OUT THIS YEAR !
Doors open at 7.30pm, Dance 7.45pm - 11pm
TICKETS EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ! £8 til' June 30th & from 1st July £10 ONLY FROM :- ektimeless@gmail.com
or Tel:- 07837 388096 for details





Events in October 2015


Friday - October 23 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - JUMP JIVE, LINDY, SWING NIGHT
Kirk Hallam Social Club, Dallimore Road DE7 4GZ Ilkeston - Postcode: DE7 4GZ (East Midlands)
Kal's Kats jumpin and jivin on stage playing you the best in this style of music - you can reserve tickets on the door folks, but please do so as soon as you can, these dances sell out completely and we'd hate for you to miss out.
Large sprung dance floor, free parking, well priced bar, brilliant band, brilliant music, brilliant dancing, all we need now is the brilliant - you :-)


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


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 October 2015


Saturday - October 31 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - GREAT GATSBY JUMP JIVE DANCE
Kidsgrove Masonic Lodge, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke On Trent - Postcode: ST7 4EH (West Midlands)
Back by popular demand, to what will now become a quarterly Great Gatsby/Gangsters and Molls night.
Kal's Kats will bring you the very best live music from the likes or Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Jive Aces, Ray Gelato, Caro Emerald, Ruth Brown - everything to keep you jumping and jivin and rockin and rollin.
Open for anyone to attend - Just call Andy or Danielle on 01782 782102 or call Kal on 07793 956653 or kalskats@gmail.com
It will be another fun filled night with superb food and everyone dressed to the nines in their braces and hats and flapper dresses etc.
Get reserving your table now. The recent dance was sold out weeks before.
includes a free lindy/stroller lesson beforehand with our very own Ruby Rich.


For further information: contact 01782782102. Visit: www.kalskats.com


Events in October 2015


Saturday - October 31 - 2015
THE JITTERBUG BALL
Halle St Peter's, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester - Postcode: M4 6BF (North West England)
Saturday 31st October 2015 – 8.00 pm 'til late
Halle St Peter's, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF
Katz Korner and Sticky Wicket in conjunction with the Halle, present The Jiggerbug Ball in support of the Pink Ribbon Foundation. A superb evening of rhythm and swing, with the sensational "Sticky Wicket Swing Orchestra" and your Host and DJ "Kat in the Hat". Swing music from the 1930's, 40's and 50's in the fabulous ballroom at Halle St Peters. Ample parking and reasonably priced bar.
Dress code: vintage, decadence, black tie.
Come along to the coolest swing dance in town.
Advance Tickets: £15
For more details or to book contact: 07703 461833 email info@katz-korner.com


For further information: contact 07703461833.


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 06 - 2015
1940'S VINTAGE EVENING
BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate - Postcode: HG15AH (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The event not to be missed!

Join us for the Ultimate Salute to the Vintage music. Our Vintage evening consists of a 3 course vintage meal (with a modern twist) and unprecedented live entertainment. Enjoy a fantastic traditional show packed evening, with the classic hits of the 20th century, from Jazz to Big Band and Swing through to 1950's Rock 'n' Roll and even the Soul hits of the 1960's..

“Vintage style and sophistication, with a swinging sound to blow your socks off..."

This show is perfect for getting people up on the dance floor, and is full of well-known songs that all ages will know and love.

£29 per person


For further information: contact 01423858585. Visit: http://www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk/celebrations/events-2015/events-at-harrogate/ or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqBpdnOomHg


Events in November 2015


Sunday - November 08 - 2015
CAISTOR SWING DANCE WITH MAJOR SWING AND KITTY
Caistor Town Hall - Postcode: LN7 6QU (East Midlands)
The popular Caistor Swing Dance with Major Swing is back, 8th November 2015, 3pm - 6pm, (Lessons from 2pm) at Caistor Town Hall, North Street, Caistor, Lincs., LN7 6QU
A great dance floor with plenty of room to move.
Tickets £7 including tea / coffee, or bring your own refreshments.
Music from the early thirties through to the early fifties, including, period ballroom, swing, jive, party and communal dances.
Book tickets from 01472 852693 or 36, Nettleton Road, Caistor, LN7 6NJ. Please enclose SAE and make cheques payable to "Hope Community Village" The dance is in aid of Hope Community Village, An children' home in Kerala, India.

Great venue and a popular dance
For further information: contact 01472852693.


Events in November 2015


Sunday - November 08 - 2015
SWING RENDEZVOUS
Netherwood Hall, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria - Postcode: LA11 6ET (North West England)
Sunday 8th, Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November 2015
Netherwood Hall, Grange over Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET
An Exclusive and Stylish Event of Swing Dance, Music and Glamour. Step back in time to the fabulously decadent period between the wars, think Gosford Park, Brideshead and all that Jazz.
Fabulous Cream Tea on arrival, Vintage Feature Film, Dance Workshop, and a nostalgic Charabanc trip, lots of surprises and with three superb evening balls hosted by Swing DJ "Kat in the Hat" together with live music from the fabulous "Prohibition Swing Club" and "The Big Easy".
£269.00 per person inclusive of three star luxury accommodation, full English Breakfast and Evening Meal.
For more information or to book contact: 07703 461833


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in November 2015


Friday - November 13 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - JUMP JIVE, LINDY SWING DANCE AT WILLINGTON ROCK N ROLL CLUB
Willington Rock N Roll Club - The Chimneys, Twyford Road, Willington, Derbyshire - Postcode: DE65 6PP (East Midlands)
Kal's Kats bringing you an excellent evenings entertainment with all the favourites from the jump jive, lindy,swing and R&R scene - also some of the best 40's swing numbers.
Willington Rock n roll club - Chimneys is a superb venue with very large sprung dance floor and has been the home to many a rock n roll band from across the UK.
Licensed Bar, free Parking and a great night to be had.
Tickets £7 on the door or can be reserved via Kal on 07793 956653 email kalskats@gmail.com
or Nigel Turner (Kal's Kats Marketing Manager on 07954 727103

further details are on the Kal's Kats facebook page


For further information: contact 07528523133. Visit: www.kalskats.com or www.willingtonrocknrollclub.co.uk


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 November 2015


Saturday - November 14 - 2015
1940'S DANCE
Townley Memorial Hall, Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire. - Postcode: CB21 5BS (East of England)
Buffet supper. 40s dress optional. Live band.

For further information: contact 01223880696.


Events in November 2015


Saturday - November 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 November 2015


Friday - November 20 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - JUMP JIVE, LINDY, SWING NIGHT
Kirk Hallam Social Club, Dallimore Road DE7 4GZ Ilkeston - Postcode: DE7 4GZ (East Midlands)
Kal's Kats jumpin and jivin on stage playing you the best in this style of music - you can reserve tickets on the door folks, but please do so as soon as you can, these dances sell out completely and we'd hate for you to miss out.
Large sprung dance floor, free parking, well priced bar, brilliant band, brilliant music, brilliant dancing, all we need now is the brilliant - you :-)


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


Events in November 2015


Saturday - November 21 - 2015
AN EVENING OF DANCE WITH STICKY WICKET
The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mill, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire - Postcode: HD9 1AF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
An evening of dancing with Sticky Wicket and DJ A Train Swing.
Tickets only includes supper. £20. Pay bar.
http://thecardingshed.co.uk/events/
https://www.facebook.com/TheCardingShed/events?key=events


For further information: contact 01484680300. Visit: www.thecardingshed.co.uk


Events in November 2015


Friday - November 27 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - JUMP JIVE, SWING NIGHT AT MASSON MILLS
Masson Mills, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire - Postcode: DE4 3PY (East Midlands)
Kal's Kats are delighted to bring you the finest jump jive swing music around. What better venue that the superb Masson Mills - large capacity two tier dance floor. Plus hot food (limited menu, very reasonably priced Bar, free on site parking.
All the swing music of Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Jive Aces, Ray Gelato, plus Caro Emerald and rock n roll of Winonie Harris, Ruth Brown and tons more.
Get your dancing boots on swing your stuff and let Andrew Jacques and Jennie Simms welcome you to Masson Mills swing night


For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.massonmills.co.uk or www.kalskats.com


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 11 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - JUMP JIVE, LINDY, SWING NIGHT
Kirk Hallam Social Club, Dallimore Road DE7 4GZ Ilkeston - Postcode: DE7 4GZ (East Midlands)
Kal's Kats jumpin and jivin on stage playing you the best in this style of music - you can reserve tickets on the door folks, but please do so as soon as you can, these dances sell out completely and we'd hate for you to miss out.
Large sprung dance floor, free parking, well priced bar, brilliant band, brilliant music, brilliant dancing, all we need now is the brilliant - you :-)


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


Events in December 2015


Friday - December 11 - 2015
1940'S CHRISTMAS SWING DANCE
Wednesbury Town Hall Ball Room (Black Country) - Postcode: WS10 7DF (West Midlands)
Come join us to celebrate Christmas and the culmination to a great year of 40's at this stunning Town Hall Ballroom.
To coincide with our Cambridge event on the 5th December, we are holding a second dance for those the other side of the Midlands!
The event will feature The immensely talented Vocal Harmony Trio the Miss Fortunes who are local to the venue, London Swing & Radio DJ Nigel Sizzlin' Jim Williams, and Vocalist & Compere Pete Wayre.
Tickets will be limited to 150 guests and our shows do sell out, and in advance, so it is advisable to book asap.
There is a bar on the evening and a raffle.
40's attire encouraged, not essential.
£10 guest list.


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: www.1940singer.co.uk


Events in December 2015


Sunday - December 13 - 2015
ASHBY BIG BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Horsley Lodge Golf Club - Postcode: DE21 5BL (East Midlands)
Horsley Lodge welcome back the "most entertaining Big Band in the Midlands", the superb 17 piece Ashby Big Band with vocalists. The four previous Christmas concerts have sold out so get your tickets early.
Instantly recognisable tunes from the swing era.
The band goes from strength to strength and bring the curtain down on their most successful year to date.

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


Events in December 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


Sunday - December 27 - 2015
KAL'S KATS - JUMP JIVE, LINDY, SWING NIGHT
Kirk Hallam Social Club, Dallimore Road DE7 4GZ Ilkeston - Postcode: DE7 4GZ (East Midlands)
Kal's Kats jumpin and jivin on stage playing you the best in this style of music - you can reserve tickets on the door folks, but please do so as soon as you can, these dances sell out completely and we'd hate for you to miss out.
Large sprung dance floor, free parking, well priced bar, brilliant band, brilliant music, brilliant dancing, all we need now is the brilliant - you :-)


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


Events in December 2015


Thursday - December 31 - 2015
PUTTIN ON THE GLITZ
St Michael's Church Hall, Church St,Mytholmroyd - Postcode: HX7 5DS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
NEW YEARS EVE BALL. A swinging record hop with Cotton Town Hot Club playing dance music from 20s to 50s. Dress in your Swingiest, Jazziest, Glitziest retro attire for a fun packed evening to see in the new year. There will be FREE tea and coffee available but bring your own picnic, alcohol and soft drinks.
8pm to 1am
Tickets are only £8.50 but numbers will be limited for your comfort and MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.
For tickets, message Cotton Town Hot Club on facebook or contact Windy on 07512739985 or Dapper Dan on 07886530992 or email wingtipwindy@sky.com / dapperdan2011@btinternet.com

Advance booking only. Bring your own Refreshments.
For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in December 2015


Thursday - December 31 - 2015
NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER DANCE WITH THE SWING COMMANDERS
The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mill, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire - Postcode: HD9 1AF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
A New Year's Eve Celebration with a Two Course Festive Carved Buffet followed by an evening of dancing with The Swing Commanders and DJ The Maverick.
Tickets only in advance £55. Pay Bar.
Ticket line 01484 680400
http://thecardingshed.co.uk/events/
https://www.facebook.com/TheCardingShed/events?key=events


For further information: contact 01484680300. Visit: www.thecardingshed.co.uk


Events in January 2016


Sunday - January 10 - 2016
SWING IN THE NEW YEAR
Carlton Scroop Village Hall - (East Midlands)
SWING IN THE NEW YEAR

vintage dance music with major swing and kitty, once again at carlton scroop village hall, (just outside grantham), mix of vintage music for lindy/balboa/shag,
thirties and forties ballroom, early fifties r and b and all the old communal/party dances as well........

doors open 12.30, dancing starts at 1.00 and finishes at 4.00
free tea/coffee, free selection of scrummy cakes, tickets are £7.00
available by calling 01476 565199 07921121828. advance tickets
only, numbers limited to avoid overcrowding, please dont leave it too late, we always sell out!!!!!


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


Events in February 2016


Friday - February 05 - 2016
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

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in March 2016


Friday - March 04 - 2016
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.

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in April 2016


Friday - April 01 - 2016
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.

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in May 2016


Friday - May 06 - 2016
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

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in May 2016


Friday - May 27 - 2016
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Victoria Function Rooms, Stocks Lane, Batley - Postcode: WF17 8PA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
As a curtain raiser to Batley Vintage Day on 28 May, we are delighted to once again host our 1940s dance. Taking you back to the music and dances that helped define a generation, and which remain as popular today.

With live music and specialist 1940s DJ, it is time to grab your partner, pull on those dancing shoes and come along and enjoy the fun.

Tickets will go on sale in Feb 2016. This dance always sells out, so keep an eye out for more details closer to.

Dress to impress in your 40s finest.
For further information: contact 07880745000. Visit: www.batleyvintageday.co.uk


Events in May 2016


Saturday - May 28 - 2016
BATLEY VINTAGE DAY
Batley Market Place And Memorial Gardens - Postcode: WF17 5DA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Coming back for it's third year we are delighted to bring you Batley Vintage Day. Taking place in the historic Market Place and Memorial Gardens, once more we roll back the clock to celebrate yesteryear.

With the main stage in the Market Place featuring live music from the 20s to the 60s all through the day, there will be plenty to get your toes tapping and you dancing along. Also in the Market Place we have the return of our specialist vintage market, with over 30 stalls of goodies and treats.

And in the Memorial Gardens we have the return of the ever popular NAAFI tent and day long dance area. Mrs M and her team will be back serving cuppas and buns and you listen to the specialist DJs, and maybe enjoy a dance or two.

Through out the event space are a wide range of vintage vehicles, from 1920s tourers to vintage buses, from military jeeps to vintage motorcycles and much much more.

Keep checking back to this listing for up dates on the line up of entertainment.

If you have been to the previous days then you know this is definitely one for the diary.

With specialist 1940s DJs in the NAAFI tent the day long dance area is packed all day, so be sure to get there early to join in the fun.


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


Events in June 2016


Friday - June 03 - 2016
BRIGHOUSE 1940S WEEKEND
Brighouse, West Yorkshire - Postcode: HD6 1RW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Friday 3rd June 2016
Saturday 4th June 2016
Sunday 5th June 2016
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, take a canal boat trip, bake 40’s bread, see Churchill, sing-along with George Formby, learn to dance the Lindy Hop, go to see a variety concert and dance at the Civic Hall.
As well as a whole host of military and civilian displays, during both Saturday and Sunday the town will be filled with music and dance of the era performed by top singers and dancers on five stage areas, there will literally be dancing in the street and music in the air.
It's fun for all the family with free entertainment all-round the town. For the children there will be a fun fair, steam train and donkey rides and canal boat trips.
This is just a flavour of the wonderful events taking place over this family fun weekend.
Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town.

Top class dances on Friday and Saturday night or 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 2016


Friday - June 24 - 2016
PADIHAM ON PARADE
Padiham Town Centre, Burnley, Lancashire - Postcode: BB12 8SU (North West England)
This event, our first attempt at a Forties weekend, will take place over 3 days, 24th, 25th and 26th June 2016.
The Padiham on Parade 1940s Weekend takes over the whole town centre. Exhibitions, displays, vehicles, re-enactors, markets, dances, talks, theatre 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, see Churchill, sing-along with George Formby, learn to dance the Lindy Hop, go to see a variety concert and dance at the Town Hall.
As well as a whole host of military and civilian displays, during both Saturday and Sunday the town will be filled with music and dance of the era. There will literally be dancing in the street and music in the air.
It's fun for all the family with free entertainment all-round the town.
Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town.

Organised by Veterans, the Cadet Forces of the Town will be taking part in a drill competition.

For further information: contact 01282423612.


Events in June 2016


Saturday - June 25 - 2016
SHEFFIELD ARMED FORCES AND VETERAN'S DAY
Sheffield Peace Gardens - Postcode: S1 2HH (East Midlands)
Sheffield Armed Forces & Veterans Day honours the outstanding contribution made current members of the Armed Forces and by Veterans of all ages.
The Parade will start at Norfolk Row and will move onto Fargate, Town Hall Square and the Peace Gardens.
Following the parade and service the Ashby "little" Big Band will again play a fitting tribute to mark the 71st anniversary of the end of WW2.

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


Events in July 2016


Friday - July 01 - 2016
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

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in September 2017


Tuesday - September 05 - 2017
'WELSHPOOL REMEMBERS !'
WELSHPOOL TOWN - Postcode: SY21 9BW (Wales)
A festival is being organised in and around Welshpool town centre to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2.
From 10am Saturday 5th September, the weekend will be full of attractions that will include re-enactors, military vehicles, living history displays, tribute entertainers (George Formby), lookalike characters – Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, and Field Marshall Montgomery.
LILLI DE CARLO the popular 1940s Swing Big Band Singer, will be keeping you on your dancing toes thru’ out the weekend too ! Dancing in the street is encouraged !
Daytime admission FREE!
The is also an evening dance with JAYNE DARLING & the JUMP JIVE BAND, at Welshpool Town Hall 8pm.

Advance tickets £10


For further information: contact 07782166342.




News

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



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



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



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



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




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



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




11/02/2013
TRADERS NEEDED




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




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



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





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