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July 22 - Friday
Region - East of England
FESTIVAL OF THE FORTIES World War Two Show - more info

July 22 - Friday
Region - East of England
Military and Re-enactment Auction - more info

July 23 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Leyburn 1940s Weekend - more info

July 23 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
1940s Wartime Weekend & Vintage Fayre - more info

July 23 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
LANCASHIRE BELLE AT THE BOLTON ARMS, LEYBURN 40S WEEKEND - more info

July 23 - Saturday
Region - North West England
The Church Inn Military Weekend - more info

July 24 - Sunday
Region - North West England
Vintage fair and velos - more info

July 24 - Sunday
Region - West Midlands
Mabel's Vintage Fair - more info

July 24 - Sunday
Region - East Midlands
Afternoon swing out - with Kal's Kats - Free!! - more info

July 30 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Pateley Bridge 1940s Weekend 30th & 31st July 2016 - more info

July 30 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
"Boogie through the Blitz" Pateley 1940s Dance - more info

July 30 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Premiere film: 'The Last Passage' being shown Pateley Bridge 1940s Event - more info

July 31 - Sunday
Region - North West England
Sundays Swing - more info



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Events in July 2016


Friday - July 22 - 2016
FESTIVAL OF THE FORTIES WORLD WAR TWO SHOW
Grounds Auction Site, Knights End Road, March, Cambs - Postcode: PE15 0YR (East of England)
Now on a brand new site, this 3 day weekend event goes from strength to strength.
This year we can offer you all the full 1940's/WW2 experience.!!!
Featuring, Historical Aircraft Flypasts, Vintage Farm Machinery, Classic Homefront Displays. A vintage/ Military shopping village, Live 1940's artistes appearing all weekend, Swing Dance Lessons and Demonstrations
Military Vehicles, Civilian Vehicles.

Probarly the Very Best Living History Groups in the UK today.

Dance Displays, Main Ring Attractions, Tug o War, and a Assault Coarse

FREE TO ALL VETERANS.
FREE TO KIDS UNDER 12 Years Old
FREE TO ALL CURRENT ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL

Ample Car Parking,
Weekend Camping and Caravaning Available

FRIDAY 22nd July sees the very first MILTARY / Collectors / Re-enactors Auction to be held in East Anglia.
For further information: contact 01733204353. Visit: www.1940sfest.org


Events in July 2016


Friday - July 22 - 2016
MILITARY AND RE-ENACTMENT AUCTION
Grounds Auction Site, Knights End Road, March, Cambs - Postcode: PE15 0YR (East of England)
First time held in East Anglia. This is your chance to "Grab a Bargain" or some gear for your collection.
Just register your item with us. Contact us moremuzicevents@gmail.com and we will be happy to send you the paperwork direct.

11am to 2pm Live in the main arena.

Contact us for more information on 01733204353
For further information: contact 01733204353. Visit: www.1940sfest.org or moremuzicevents@gmail.com


Events in July 2016


Saturday - July 23 - 2016
LEYBURN 1940S WEEKEND
Leyburn - Wensleydale - Postcode: DL8 5AG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Leyburn 1940s Weekend will take place on 23rd and 24th July, 2016 in the North Yorkshire Market Town of Leyburn in the heart of Wensleydale.
This free event is open to everyone and promises to be a great weekend. As always we will be joined by Major Swing and Kitty throughout the weekend playing their fantastic collection of music in the Market Place. The UKs No 1 George Formby Entertainer PEC Esquire will be back again this year to entertain the crowds.
There will be vintage vehicles on display in the Market Place along with a full size replica Spitfire!
A number of demonstrations and other entertainments will be planned throughout the weekend to keep you entertained.
There will also be the Homefront Vintage Fair at Thornborough Hall where you will find quality goods from the era and entertainment by Jayne Darling throughout the event at The Arts and Community Centre.
For more info visit www.leyburn1940sweekend.org


For further information: contact 07976291271. Visit: www.leyburn1940sweekend.org


Events in July 2016


Saturday - July 23 - 2016
1940S WARTIME WEEKEND & VINTAGE FAYRE
Kelham Island Museum - Postcode: S3 8RY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July 2016
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
• Susan St Nicholas with a Vera Lynn Tribute
• Sunday afternoon Tea Dance with GI Jive*
• UK Homefront Living History
• Allied 35-49: Vehicles, Weaponry & Firing
• Homefires Burning: Bomb Disposal
• Meet Monty’s Double
• South Yorkshire Transport Museum Vintage Vehicles
• Sheffield Sea Cadet Band
• Luke Robson's Honest Magic
• Vintage, Antiques and Crafts Stalls
• Grand Slam Bomb & River Don Engine in steam
• Wartime Café, Books & Gifts
• Wartime Museum Tours & Talks
• Family Activities
• Displays, Vehicles and Re-enactments
• Langsett Dance Orchestra (Saturday)

Normal museum admission (adults £6.00 | concessions £5.00 | children FREE) | *Additional charge for entry to Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance


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


Events in July 2016


Saturday - July 23 - 2016
LANCASHIRE BELLE AT THE BOLTON ARMS, LEYBURN 40S WEEKEND
The Bolton Arms, Market Place, Leyburn, North Yorkshire - Postcode: DL8 5BW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 23rd July
Sunday 24th July

As our contribution to the Leyburn 1940s weekend, Lancashire Belle, Jane Francis, will be singing all your favourite songs of the era at The Bolton Arms, which stands at the top of the high street overlooking the magnificent Leyburn town square. Jane will be performing live on both days, with 1940s music and dancing taking place all day, both days. All the entertainment takes place at the back of the pub in the beer garden, with spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales. Here (weather permitting) there is plenty of room for dancing – and Jane will keep the tempo high!

Always a busy and popular 1940s weekend, the Bolton Arms will be the place to be in Leyburn during the day. Free - 10:00am -4.00pm


For further information: contact 01969623327. Visit: http://www.boltonarmsleyburn.co.uk/ or http://www.lancashirebelle.co.uk/leyburn-1940s/4592661949


Events in July 2016


Saturday - July 23 - 2016
THE CHURCH INN MILITARY WEEKEND
Church Inn, Running Hill Gate, Uppermill - Postcode: OL3 6LW (North West England)
Come and Join us for this fabulous two day event from 11.30 am on Saturday 23rd July to Sunday 24th July.

Live Singing, dancing and music from the 1940's and 50's on both days with Katz Korner and Marina Mae

Hawaiian Shirt evening on Saturday night.

FREE EVENT

For more information contact 07703 461833


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in July 2016


Sunday - July 24 - 2016
VINTAGE FAIR AND VELOS
Inglenook Lavender Farm, Moss Nook Lane, Rainford, Rainford Bypass (A570) - Postcode: WA11 8AE (North West England)
This event is a Grande Day Out for all the family. There will be vintage stalls, bike jumble, historic and classic cycle display, cafe. Cotton Town Hot Club will be playing vintage music and dancing to all the classics and favourites from the swing era.
11am to 4pm FREE ENTRY.

There will also be a Tweed Ride.
Join us for a short pootle around Rainford village. 12 noon
Old bikes welcome but not essential.
Dress code:- Retro, tweed, quirky, flowery frock, blazer etc
No Lycra or high vis please.


For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in July 2016


Sunday - July 24 - 2016
MABEL'S VINTAGE FAIR
Chasewater Steam Railway - Postcode: WS8 7NL (West Midlands)
Vintage clothing and accessories. Retro. Homewares. Vinyl. collectables. Handmade. Set over two sites. Entertainment and dancing all day with Rob Farley, Pete Wayre and Amanda Beaumont. Brass band.
Steam trains running all day. Tea rooms on both sites. Museum. toy shop. Vintage shop. Cocktail caravan. Model railway.
Free entry, free parking. Dog friendly event.
Get your best vintage frock out and come and join us and help to make the day fabulous.

Steam trains running all day. Entertainment and dancing. 50 stalls.
11am till 4pm

For further information: contact 07855509115.


Events in July 2016


Sunday - July 24 - 2016
AFTERNOON SWING OUT - WITH KAL'S KATS - FREE!!
The Fishpond Pub, South Parade, Matlock Bath - Postcode: DE4 3NR (East Midlands)
Hey folks,
come and join Kal's Kats and Laura Brookes for a fantastic afternoon of swing and jump jive in the terraced gardens of the Fishpond pub, at Matlock Bath
We start playing all your favourite jump jive and rock n roll numbers from 12.30 - 1.30 and then from 2 - 3pm -
Park across the road or up behind the Fishpond and walk on through the jitty way straight to the pub.
we will also have red and Ginger swinging out as well - going to be a blast - all Free!!


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


Events in July 2016


Saturday - July 30 - 2016
PATELEY BRIDGE 1940S WEEKEND 30TH & 31ST JULY 2016
Pateley Bridge (near Harrogate), North Yorkshire - Postcode: HG3 5AW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Pateley Bridge set in and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just outside of Harrogate is hosting it's third 1940's weekend.
The dates are Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July 2016.
This beautiful town lends itself to such an event with it's beautiful countryside traditional High Street and businesses and locals who offer friendship and hospitality to all visitors.
There will be re-enactors, displays, land girls, 1940s military & civilian vehicles, renowned singer Kitty LaMare, home guard, dancing and model aircraft displays plus lots more!
The event is suitable for all age groups young or old, for people to have fun and experience what it was like to live in that period.
Lots of indoor and outdoor stalls selling vintage clothes & memorabilia.
Described as one of the most welcoming and friendly events now being held in one of the best settings in the country.

More details to follow or please follow Facebook www.facebook.com/PateleyBridge1940sWeekend
https://www.nidderdale.co.uk/event/pateley-bridge-1940s-weekend-2016/

***NEW FOR 2016***
See the full size Spitfire plane on the showground. Visit the American 3rd armored display and American field hospital. Watch the Khaki Bloomers who strip & restore military vehicles. Visit the bomb disposal display on Southlands car park and other military vehicles. Plus lots more!

***Boogie through the Blitz*** An official dance has been organised on Saturday 30th July at Harefield Hall Hotel, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5QE starting at 7.30pm until late. The dance will have live entertainment and singing by Kitty La Mare who is renowned for her renditions of 1940s songs. Included in the £8 admission price will be Pie & Pies or a vegetarian option! Please contact Harefield Hall Hotel for tickets on 01423 711429

Period Police phone box to have your picture taken in front of - why not grab a police re-enactor to make the image even more realistic!

For further information: contact 07552769000. Visit: https://www.nidderdale.co.uk/event/pateley-bridge-1940s-weekend-2016/ or www.facebook.com/PateleyBridge1940sWeekend


Events in July 2016


Saturday - July 30 - 2016
"BOOGIE THROUGH THE BLITZ" PATELEY 1940S DANCE
Harefield Hall Hotel - Postcode: HG3 5QE (Yorkshire and the Humber)
An official dance has been organised on Saturday 30th July at Harefield Hall Hotel, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5QE starting at 7.30pm until late.

The dance will have live entertainment and singing by Kitty La Mare who is renowned for her renditions of 1940s songs.

The Harefield Hall Hotel is set in beautiful surroundings and offers the ideal venue for a 1940s Dance. The premises are licensed and within a short walking distance of Pateley Bridge (if reasonably active).

The original Pateley Bridge 1940s coach will offer free transport to the entrance of the hotel starting at 6pm until 7.30pm when the dance starts (arrangements for the return journey later will be the responsibility of individuals)

Included in the £8 admission price will be a free Pimms & Lemonade on arrival and Pie & Peas or a vegetarian option! Please contact Harefield Hall Hotel for tickets on 01423 711429

Free coach transport to the event (see above)
Free complimentary Pimms & Lemonade on arrival
Pie & Peas provided
Licensed premises
Kitty La Mare releasing new album on the night

For further information: contact 01423711429. Visit: http://harefieldhall.com/ or https://www.nidderdale.co.uk/event/pateley-bridge-1940s-weekend-2016/


Events in July 2016


Saturday - July 30 - 2016
PREMIERE FILM: 'THE LAST PASSAGE' BEING SHOWN PATELEY BRIDGE 1940S EVENT
Pateley Bridge Playhouse - Postcode: HG3 5LB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The Last Passage is a stunning film documentary which tells the moving and dramatic story of the secret World War II network which helped Allied soldiers to escape capture by the Nazis.

The Comete line was a force of courage in a climate of fear, and its story here is seen through the prism of one fateful night in 1943 when six strangers from five different countries were arrested in a farmhouse near the Pyrenees.

After the events of that night in 1943, hundreds more aviators were to make the last passage. For them, the legacy of a stranger’s kindness would remain forever. These strangers would be celebrated as heroes, commemorated in endless ceremonies and engraved in memorials.
But for those strangers, life as a hero has not been simple…

Premiere starts at 5.45pm on Saturday 30th July.

Tickets are limited due to the size of the theatre.

Tickets are £5 each from Sypeland Outdoors or the Oldest Sweet Shop both in Pateley Bridge. Or you can send payment via Paypal to nidderdale@hotmail.com

UK Exclusive Pateley Bridge 1940s Weekend

There will be a introduction to the film by Roger Stanton MBE of the WW2 Escape Lines Memorial Society who was an adviser for the film.

All profits to be donated to charity.

Film to be finished by 7.30pm - in time to move onto the 1940s Dance being held at the Harefield Hall Hotel.

For further information: contact 07552769000. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/PateleyBridge1940sWeekend or https://www.nidderdale.co.uk/event/pateley-bridge-1940s-weekend-2016/


Events in July 2016


Sunday - July 31 - 2016
SUNDAYS SWING
Heptonstall Bowling Club.Hebden Bridge - Postcode: HX77LT (North West England)
We are back - It's time for Sunday Swing! - 31 July 2016.
Join TC & JoyceyB Swing & Jive from 30s-40s-50s.
Starring Heptonstall's own swing band - The SwingCat's Trio.
Lovely cakes, tea's,coffee & refreshments for sale in Vintage crockery!
Visit fascinating HebdenBridge on your way up to the bowling club - follow coach parking signs for the club - plenty of space.
Vintage dress encouraged - don't forget your dancing shoes!
Door's open at 2pm - £7.50 on the door.


For further information: contact 07759789853.


Events in August 2016


Friday - August 05 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band.
We will be joined on this occasion by Paul Harper, Natasha Armitage and Brandyn Shaw for a fabulous night of the very best of the 1940s
We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.

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

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


Events in August 2016


Friday - August 05 - 2016
PACIFIC SWING
Friezland Church Hall, Oaklands Road Greenfield, Nr Uppermill, Saddleworth - Postcode: OL3 7LE (North West England)
Pacific Swing - Friday 5th August 2016
7.30 pm until 11.30 pm
£6 per person

Put on your naval uniforms, Hawaiian shirts, skirts, dresses and garlands but most importantly put on your dancing shoes for a night of Swing and nostalgia with your host and DJ Katz Korner.

Fabulous Venue.
Bring Your Own Drinks and Pic-nic

For more information and to book Contact: 07703 461833
or email info@katz-korner.com


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 06 - 2016
BASTON IN THE BLITZ
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincolnshire - Postcode: PE6 9PA (East of England)
BASTON in the BLITZ
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August 2016 10am - 5pm
BLITZ DANCE Saturday 6th August 2016 7.30pm - 11pm
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PA
Event officially opened by WINSTON CHURCHILL
BBMF flypasts both days
All-day live entertainment including PAUL CASPER
Forties music by THE BLITZ DANCERS
Lunchtime tea-dances both days
SPITFIRE, HURRICANE & ME109 static aircraft displays
Have your photo taken in the cockpit of a SPITFIRE
Experience the roar of the mighty MERLIN engine!
Firepower Demo & Battle Re-enactment both days
Many Military & Home Front living history displays & re-enactors
Vintage cars, lorries & tractors
Military Vehicles & Equipment
Post-war/Cold War displays
Big variety of vintage trade stalls
1940's Hairdressers (Ladies, get your hairdo ready for our dance!)
Vintage rides & amusements
Punch & Judy show
Children's play & picnic area
Plenty of undercover seating in our main marquee
All enquiries to 01778 561148 or enquiries@bastonblitz.org


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


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 06 - 2016
BASTON IN THE BLITZ DANCE
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincolnshire - Postcode: PE6 9PA (East Midlands)
BASTON in the BLITZ Dance
Saturday 6th August 2016 7.30pm - 11pm
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PA
Entertainment by MADDIE BROWN
Dance music courtesy of the BLITZ DANCERS
Fully licensed bar
Hot food available
Free Parking
Tickets £8 available via 01778 561148 or
enquiries@bastonblitz.org
Come in your Forties finery or dress as you please


For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org/Dance.htm


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 06 - 2016
YANKS ARE BACK IN SADDLEWORTH
Saddleworth School Uppermill - Postcode: OL36BU (North West England)
WW 2Events.co.uk are very proud to present this years "Yanks are back in
Saddleworth" on the 6th,7th August 2016.

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

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

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

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 there will be
musical entertainment on the field all weekend provided by 'Homefront
Entertainments' topping the bill will be Katie Mustang, other entertainers will be announced shortly, and there will also be FREE dance lessons with the Backstep Boogie Club.

In Uppermill Civic Hall on Saturday from 11am - 4pm our tea dance
hosted by Wendy & Jill with Trina spinning the discs from the Backstep Boogie Club, £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 The Kalamazoo Dance Band !!
Club. Tickets £18.00 only available in advance including Hot Wartime Supper.


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

We are pleased to announce that the BBMF have confirmed that on both days we will have a flypast by...A Lancaster,Spitfire and a hurricane!! Timings tbc visit our facebook page for further announcements.!

Yanks are back in Saddleworth appreciate the contribution
of military vehicles from the Northwest MVC.

Admission Prices:
This year we
have had to make the decision of charging the same admission fee as last year!!
Adults £5.00; Children up to 16 years £3.00; Veterans. Genuine Re-enactors
FREE. A family ticket is available at £12.00 for 2 adults and 2 under 16's, You
can then come back as many times over the weekend.

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!!

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

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

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

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


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 06 - 2016
RAILWAY AT WAR/1940S STYLE WEEKEND
Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham Station - Postcode: NR19 1DF (East of England)
Dereham will be the main center for the 1940’s weekend. It is here that the battle scene will take place each day (6 & 7 AUGUST), at approx..1430hrs. Plus military vehicle display, and stands selling period items. British and American living history displays, as well as a Blitz Experience.
The station buffet will be selling period snacks.

Yaxham is under control of the French Resistance who are prepared to blow the line should the Germans approach from Hardingham. Also, Yaxham Light Railway will be operating their driver for a fiver.

Thuxton will be under repair following bomb damage. Be careful if you venture from the train.

Hardingham will be occupied by German forces, offering some original German snacks with an Austrian twist for sale. There will also be the camp and displays for you to walk round and view.

Wymondham station will be protected by the brave boys of the RAF with displays from the 40’s.
The field next to the station will be a living history camp with Displays and Refreshments.

Military and Civilian Police will be on the Trains so please keep your I.D. to hand ready for Inspection.

Please do alight from the trains at the stations to view the displays, after approx. 45mins you can rejoin the train to visit the next station, or head home before the Blackout.

In the evening we shall again be holding our 1940's DANCE in the Memorial Hall.

For event tickets and for the dance tickets can be booked via the web site www.mr.org.uk or by phoning the Ticket Office on 01362 851723.

Trade Stand bookings should be addressed to:-

Tom Lambert at email: blitznpieces@outlook.com

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


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 06 - 2016
PEAK RAIL 1940S WEEKEND
Peak Rail Rowsley Station, Nr Matlock Derbyshire - Postcode: DE4 2LF (East Midlands)
PEAK RAIL 1940S WEEKEND
Saturday – Sunday - August 6th – 7th - 2016
Peak Rail Rowsley Station, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire. - Postcode: DE4 2LF (East Midlands)
Peak Rail is a Steam Railway running from the middle of Matlock to Rowsley in delightful Derbyshire Countryside. This event is a unique opportunity to experience life in World War 2 from civilian and military perspectives. There will be non stop period entertainment in the marquee from a variety of performers. These include cabaret artist Paul Harper, Natasha Harper, The Ashby (little) Big Band (playing hits from the 40s), swing dancers, and more. Visit the French café in occupied France and look out for the French Resistance on the trains. Across the lines opposing German and Russian forces will be dug-in in the woods. Interact with British and US forces as they prepare to defeat the 3rd Reich. Expect them to come under attack through the day from snipers, and injured troops return to a US field hospital by train or vehicle. Each day reenactors will stage a battle featuring Russian, American, and German forces, culminating in German surrenders. Home Front re-enactors will recreate scenes from WW2, exhibits include an Anderson Shelter, and local Spitfire Fundraising. There will be a wide range of civilian and military vehicles and equipment from the period. Vintage traders will be at Rowsley. 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.
Booking enquiries by:
Email: peakrail@peakrail.co.uk Visit: www.peakrail.co.uk Tel: 01629 580381




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


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 06 - 2016
YANKS ARE BACK IN SADDLEWORTH - VICTORY BALL KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Civic Hall, Lee Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth - Postcode: OL3 6AE (North West England)
What a privilege to have The Kalamazoo Dance Band playing at the Victory Ball - We will be in our customary Glenn Miller Army Air Force Uniforms playing all the greats of the 40's and war time swing era. We will also be joined on stage by the delightful Katie Mustang who is a simply outstanding Vocalist!!

Please see the posted attached for full details


For further information: contact 07517777837. Visit: www.ww2events.co.uk or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 06 - 2016
SPITFIRE BOUNCE
Friezland Church Hall, Oaklands Road Greenfield, Nr Uppermill, Saddleworth - Postcode: OL3 7LE (North West England)
Spitfire Bounce - Saturday 6th August 2016
Another fabulous evening with your host and DJ Katz Korner playing all the hits from the 1940's together with the forces favourites big band vocalists: Gail Dalaine and Phil Sherrington.
Fabulous Dance Floor
Bring your own drinks and picnic
7.30 pm until 11.30 pm
Tickets £8.50

For more information or to book contact: 07703 461833





For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in August 2016


Sunday - August 07 - 2016
ECHOES OF THE PAST
Rougham Control Tower Museum - Postcode: IP30 9XA (East of England)
Step back in time at Echoes of the Past. Sample the sights and sounds of the war years as well as pre and post war displays. Wartime Fete, living history, re enactors, Military and classic vehicles, visiting museum displays, visiting speakers, fly in, side stalls, museum open, free activities for children, BBQ, refeshments plus much more. Free entry for anyone coming along in wartime dress. Please book.
Contact 07976679679 to book in.


For further information: contact 07976670679.


Events in August 2016


Sunday - August 07 - 2016
THE MUNDESLEY FESTIVAL - DANCE WITH THE GLAMOPHONES 7.45PM
The Coronation Hall, 26 Cromer Rd., Mundesley - Postcode: NR11 8BE (East of England)
Start the Mundesley Festival week with a swing and come and dance to the nostalgic girl trio, The Glamophones singing their own jazzy style of 1940’s and 1950’s classic songs.



Tickets £8 from The Box Office, Mundesley Shoppers Car Park or tel. 01263 721189 or 07867632998
For further information: contact 07867632998.


Events in August 2016


Sunday - August 07 - 2016
QUORN PRE-SIXIES VINTAGE FAIR
Quorn Village Hall. Leicester Road, Quorn - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
Tea Room run by Leicester WI
Proceeds to Loros

Only guide dogs please..

Original Items only for sale at this Special Fair
For further information: contact 01162302828.


Events in August 2016


Friday - August 12 - 2016
1940'S CHARITY WEEKENDER
Tibenham Greyhound - Postcode: NR16 1PZ (East of England)
From 12 August to 14 August 2016
TIBENHAM GREYHOUND 40s CHARITY WEEKENDER
A great chilled out weekender with dances on Friday and Saturday nights with singing sensation Jade Grande and top DJs on the Saturday and a Tea dance on the Sunday .
All dances payable on the door ..Saturday day time step back in time with living history ,military vehicles with stalls ladies get that special hair do with The Hair Raid Shelter booking advisable as she is a very busy lady !! and music through out the day free admission day time only. If you fancy staying all weekend a wristband for £10 pp covers all dances and camping /caravan costs Hot food and great beer available all weekend ... Fantastic friendly event in great surroundings come and find this little gem !

TIBENHAM GREYHOUND CHARITY WEEKENDER
12-14th August
Phone 01379677676
Web www.the-greyhound-tibenham.co.uk For more details:

For further information: contact 01379677676. Visit: www.the -greyhound-tibenham.co.uk


Events in August 2016


Friday - August 12 - 2016
HULA HOP
Victory Hall, St Cuthbert's 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 £6 per person.
For more details or to book please Contact: 07703 461833


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 13 - 2016
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 2016


Saturday - August 13 - 2016
CRICH 1940S WEEKEND SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE
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 13th and Sunday 14th 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.
Saturday Night 1940s dance will once again feature the Ashby Big Band with vocalists Kevin Mack and Jayne Darling

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 night dance are just £5. 7.30 - 10.30pm with the Ashby Big Band, Kevin Mack, Jayne Darling and Marina Mae- all of the Glenn Miller Favorites and hits of the swing era
For further information: contact 01773854321. Visit: www.tramway.co.uk/events/august-1940s-weekend or www.ashbybigband.com


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 13 - 2016
AYSCOUGHFEE HALL MUSEUM AND GARDENS 1940S WEEKEND
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum And Gardens - Postcode: PE11 2RA (East Midlands)
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2016
Join us for our popular 1940s event at Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
We have a Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast on both days (weather permitting).
There'll be lots going on over the weekend in both the Hall and Gardens with re - enactors, memorabilia displays, demonstrations, stalls, 'have a go' crafts .
Cherie Lawrence returns to sing on both days, as well as period dancers, who will be helping you to have a go.
Join us on Sunday 14th for the Annual Remembrance Parade from 2.30pm in the Peace gardens.
This event will be set in our beautiful Hall and Gardens located close to the town centre.
FREE ENTRY!
We'd love to see you in 1940s style !

We would still love to hear from you if you if you are a re-enactor, have a period vehicle, or themed display or would like to be involved in any other way. We also still have space in the Hall for displays of photographs and memorabilia.
- If you would like to help make this next event an even bigger success please get in touch, we would love to hear from you - Thank you.

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


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


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 13 - 2016
THE PALAIS AT THE PIER BALL 2016
The Pier Cleethorpes - Postcode: DN35 8SF (North East England)
The Palais on the Pier Ball will be held on:
Saturday 13th August 2016
8.00 pm - 12.30 am
Doors Open at 7.00pm
at
The Pier Cleethorpes, Promenade, Cleethorpes DN35 8SF

Palais de Danse is delighted to invite you to the iconic venue of Cleethorpes Pier.
 
Now beautifully restored and boasting the most delightful art deco features and wooden sprung dance floor, all dancers can once again step back in time to listen and dance to the authentic live music from the acclaimed crooner Brandyn Shaw and His Rhythm Makers.

They will undoubtedly re-create the splendour of the great dance bands and the truly memorable hits from the 30s and 40s. Natasha Harper will also be there to provide additional vocal refrain in her inimitable style. The perfect way to spend the Saturday evening during the Cleethorpes 1940s weekend.

Dress Code: Period Evening Wear is encouraged. Period Day Wear, Allied Uniforms & Battle Dress. AXIS Uniforms will be NOT be admitted.
 
The event price includes a hot and cold buffet – No Rationing on the Pier!

There is a fully licensed bar in the ballroom.

Cash Sale Single tickets £40 per person including a hot and cold buffet.

Online Advance Ticket Offer £30 plus booking fee – available until 12th August 2016

Group booking – 8 plus - 10% discount plus booking fee.

For further information: contact 01472602280. Visit: http://www.palais-de-danse.co.uk/#!buy-tickets/galleryPage


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 13 - 2016
'TURNED OUT NICE AGAIN AT LYTHAM HALL !'
LYTHAM HALL - Postcode: FY84JX (North West England)
HISTORIC LYTHAM HALL,IS DELIGHTED TO PRESENT,AS PART OF THE LYTHAM 40s FESTIVAL FOR 2016,
'TURNED OUT NICE AGAIN AT LYTHAM HALL', with THE AMAZING GEORGE FORMBY EXPERIENCE & the ULTIMATE 1940s SWING SINGER, LILLI DE CARLO.
An Intimate Evening of good old Sing-Along, Marvellous Music & no doubt a little dancing, plus Dinner with a Difference! A full menu will be on offer, including a Vegetarian Option, Alcoholic Beverages too ! Places for this spiffing evening are limited, (75 covers)....tickets already selling, so if you would love to join us at this special venue, for this special evening, during the very special Lytham 40s Festival, Tickets are £25 per person. Please call or email for tickets to :-
ektimeless@gmail.com or call 07837 388096


For further information: contact 07837388096. Visit: www.lythamhall.org.uk


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 13 - 2016
BLITZ BOOGIE AT LYTHAM
Victory Hall, St Cuthbert's Church, Church Road Lytham - Postcode: FY8 5QL (North West England)
Come and join us for a fun evening of Swing Music and Dancing with
"Kat in da Hat" playing all the hitz from the blitz.
With special guest appearances - The Forces favourites Big Band Vocalists: Gail Dalaine & Phil Sherrington
Don't forget bring your own drinks and picnic.
Great dance floor. 8.00 pm 'til late.
Admission: £8.50 per person
For more information or to book contact: 07703 461833


For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 20 - 2016
HOOTON PARK 1940S WEEKEND
Hooton Park, Airfield Way, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire - Postcode: CH65 1BQ (North West England)
Last year's event was so successful that we at Northern Forties are running it again by popular local demand. A 1940s event in Cheshire, on the Merseyside border. The two day event over the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016 will include:

• Military & Period Vehicles including full sized replica aircraft.

• Static Displays of Wartime Weapons, Equipment & Uniforms, Allied and Axis forces, Womens Land Army, 1940s period civilians, etc.

• Wartime entertainment from Paul Harper, Harmony Belle, The Victory Girls, Katy Mustang and 1940s DJ.

• Food and bar on site.

• Blank firing displays performed 3 times each day.

• Sunday Morning Parade & Church Service.

• Trade Stalls with period militaria, clothing and early 20th century ephemera

• Childrens fun fair (additional charges apply).

• FREE entertainment on Friday evening for re-enactors camping on the site.

• Saturday evening V-E Night Hangar Dance (entry fee of £10 for re-enactors/vehicle owners booked in to display; £15 for members of the public). Licensed bar within the hangar; food available to purchase throughout the evening.

ENTRY FEES are £8 per adult, £5 per child aged 2-16 and Senior Citizens. Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) is £22.

FREE park and ride from nearby car park able to take over 500 cars on vintage buses. DISABLED PARKING available closer to the site for wheelchair disabled only. (Evening hangar dance parking will be on the site).

FREE vintage shuttle bus through the daytime from Hooton Merseyrail Station.

For further information: contact 07746073914. Visit: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/northernforties/8%20-%20Hooton%20Park.htm


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 20 - 2016
VE HANGAR DANCE
Hooton Park, Ellesmere Port - Postcode: CH65 1BQ (North West England)
Hosted by Mr 1940s Paul Harper the VE Hangar Dance features the Ashby Big Band with Katie Mustang and the Victory Girls. Non stop entertainment and dancing to the hits of the war years.

The dance takes place in a genuine vintage Hangar and the stage is flanked by a spitfire and ww2 vehicals.

There is a bar and food available. Plenty of room for dancing!

Ashby Big Band, Paul Harper, Katie Mustang and the Victory Girls. Vintage Hangar and lots of atmosphere! Tickets £15
For further information: contact 07746073914. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 20 - 2016
DARWEN 1940'S DAY
1940s Day - Postcode: BB3 1BH (North West England)
The ever popular Darwen annual 1940's Day is here again...Come and join us for a fabulous day with lots to see and do for all the family. It is a very well attended event which is held in our historic town right in the heart of Darwen the town centre.

Attractions:
WW2 Vehicles
Vintage Cars
Vintage Prams
1940's Carousel
Sniper Alley
Stalls selling food and drink and 1940's clothing.

Singers:
Linda Dee
Ricky Lee
Bethany Turnbull
The sparkle sisters

Punch and Judy will also be there to entertain the children while mums and dads can a browse around our lovely market.

For anyone wishing to attend with any 1940's vehicles ect.. Please give us a call on: (Tracy) 07708 939644

Why not book in advance for afternoon Tea? You can sit in the window and see everything going on. (Bookings only) Tel 07708 939644

FREE PARKING!







For further information: contact 07708939644.


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 20 - 2016
LACOCK AT WAR 2016 ~ OPERATION BOLERO ~ FREE SHOW
LACOCK VILLAGE, WILTSHIRE - Postcode: SN15 2LQ (South West England)
After our fourth appearance at Lacock Village, we're back to bring you another great event for 2016, our 5th anniversary!!

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st August 2016.
Open 10am - 5pm each day.
Entry to the Lacock at War show is FREE entry.

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 a few dotted around Lacock village too. A great picture opportunity!

In the marquee we will have fantastic 1940's singer Miss Madeline Brown. The Melksham Rock n Rollers will be dancing and teaching some swing & jive. DJ UXB is in there belting out some great authentic music. Back by popular demand is the George Formby Experience. Also back this year is the glamourous Dulcie Demure, who will be giving a lot of cheer with her family friendly burlesque class. And new this year will be a great period fashion show, by Lady She & Friends.

BBMF Lancaster flypast on Saturday 20th August.

There will be great trade stands to look around, living history exhibits and NAAFI to enjoy a tea & also some yummy cakes from the Lacock WI.

Entry to the Lacock at War show is FREE entry.
BBMF Lancaster flypast on Saturday 20th August.

For further information: contact 01373300384. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1650504851832980 or http://www.westwiltsmvt.co.uk/Lacock%20at%20War%202016.html


Events in August 2016


Saturday - August 20 - 2016
RAMSEY 1940S WEEKEND
The Camp, Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambs - Postcode: PE26 2XB (East of England)
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August 2016

Celebrating our 14th 1940s weekend on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August 2016. Join us at our unique site as we turn back time. An original search light battery unit, The Camp is situated on the outskirts of the town of Ramsey. The Camp, a ten acre site, will hold everything 40s. Immerse yourself with all the sights, sounds and tastes of the era. Living History displays are situated amongst the original wooden buildings with vintage military, civilian and commercial vehicles exhibited all around. Re-enactors mingle with visitors and add to the atmosphere. This year we are once again very fortunate to have the original Jones’ van from the Dads Army BBC Television series at the Camp for the whole weekend. A lovely addition which fits in so well with the wartime setting. The Drill Hall will be one of the areas used for entertainment. Demonstrations will be given on war time cooking, and period hairdressing. A fashion show depicting clothes and trends of the 1940s will take place over the weekend. There will be numerous musical performances both days to suit everyone. The parade ground will be the setting for the bands appearing during the event. The canteen (NAAFI) will be open for spam sandwiches, bread pudding and anything else not on ration, with the 1940s garden being central to the Home Front displays.

In the adjacent 20 acre grass field we will again have the Big Top Circus tent just one of the available venues. All musical entertainment will be compared by DJ Major Swing aka Tim Handley. Musical interludes will take place here too between dance demonstrations and exhibitions given by the Cambs Beds and Lindy Experience. This year our entertainment team consists of Adam Hoffman, Ian Rose, Jayne Darling and Dickie Lines. Children are catered for too by Captain Silly Billy who will make sure that there will be lots of fun and laughter when he is performing. The children’s vintage funfair will be offering rides and thrills for little ones. An arena will be situated in the events field where displays will take place throughout the weekend. A cavalcade of vintage vehicles will parade around the ring allowing visitors a closer glimpse of wonderful machines.

Each day at 2.30 pm there will be a battle re-enactment at the rear of the event field complete with firepower and visual effects.

Take time and meander between the trade stands and stalls selling their wares including vintage clothing, military and home front memorabilia and collectors’ items. You will also find the catering and licensed bar facilities here along with the funfair and displays of post 1940s classic vehicles. Tank rides will be available for the adventurous and a free vintage omnibus will shuttle people to and from the town to the event site over the weekend for those who wish to visit Ramsey.

Not to be missed
Saturday 20th August 2016 Newmarket Brass Band

Saturday Evening Big Band Dance in the Big Top
Dancing to the sounds of the Memphis Belle Orchestra. Tickets are £15.00 each in advance. Period dress encouraged but not essential. Over 12s only. A great evening with all dance styles catered for. Ticket numbers are limited so please buy early to avoid disappointment. On sale either directly from the website or locally in Ramsey from Carousel,
Great Whyte, Ramsey.

Sunday 21st August 2016
Drum Head Service Sunday morning at 11.00am Ramsey 1940s will host the moving Drum Head Service commemorating and remembering all those who fought and died in world conflicts.
City of Ely Military Band and Cambridge Caledonian Pipe Band

Further information ramsey1940s@gmail.com www.ramsey1940s.co.uk 07881 730047


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


Events in August 2016


Sunday - August 21 - 2016
LINCOLN BRAYFORD 1940S DAY 2016
Lincoln, Brayford Wharf - Postcode: LN1 1YW (East of England)
After this year's highly successful 'first attempt', we are delighted to announce that we are again holding this event on 21st August 2016 between 1000-1600 against the fantastic setting of Lincoln's Brayford Pool marina, set in the heart of the historic city. A BBMF Flypast has been applied for, plus wartime songs from the fantastic Lancashire Belle and excellent dances by the 40s Home Front - come and join in! We are especially keen to hear from period vehicle owners of all descriptions, re-enactors , Living History Groups and stallholders to join us to help make this another memorable and nostalgic step back in time!

For further information: contact 07538524776.


Events in August 2016


Sunday - August 28 - 2016
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Bridlington - Postcode: YO15 3JH (Yorkshire and the Humber)
50+ Stalls of Pure Vintage
Live Entertainment
Hair Salon
Barber
NAAFI Cafe
Vintage Tearoom
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Proud to Support St Catherine's Hospice

The Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington. YO15 3JH.
10am - 5pm
Adm £2.50 / Conc £2 / U12s Free

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


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


Events in August 2016


Sunday - August 28 - 2016
CHILDREN IN NEED SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND.
Little Grandson Airfield - Fuller's Hill Farm, Sandy,, Cambridge - Postcode: SG19 3BP (East of England)
Come and join The Kalamazoo Dance Band for an afternoon of swing dancing at the Little Grandson Airfield for the Children in Need charity event -

For further information: contact 07730091132. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in August 2016


Sunday - August 28 - 2016
VILLAGE AT WAR
Gressenhall Farm And Workhouse - Postcode: NR20 4DR (East of England)
Village at War Weekend- Sunday 28 August and Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2016.

Stroll around military and civilian vehicles and meet costumed characters from both the British and American forces, enjoy toe tapping 1940s music and live radio shows from the talented ‘Timescape’, and see just how far the rations can be stretched with cooking in the farmhouse kitchen. Pick up your ID card and make sure you have it to hand in case you are stopped by the Home Guard!

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Prime Minister, Mr Winston Churchill, who will be visiting the Village for the weekend, to help boost morale. Meet military enactment group the ‘Royal Norfolk Regiment’ on manoeuvre and chat with costumed servicemen to find out about active duty.

There may be a war on, but that’s no excuse to be late for school! Attend a special lesson in the school room, or see how The Southern Norwich Scouts are camping 1940s style and discover how they are able to ‘do their bit’ for their country. .

All children can also pick up their ration card and collect their weekly allocation of sweets from the Village Shop.

Discover farm machinery on Gressenhall Farm and witness the spirit that helped win the Second World War, keeping the country fed.


The annual Village at War event once again promises to deliver an impressive display of home front history.
For further information: contact 01362860563. Visit: http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Gressenhall_Farm_and_Workhouse/index.htm


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 02 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band with 1940s entertainer Paul Harper. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and PAUL HARPER
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 02 - 2016
BACK TO THE SWING OF THINGS
The Marquee, Mansfield Market Place - Postcode: NG18 1HX (East Midlands)
Enjoy dancing to the sounds of the Ashby 'little' Big Band. We have 2 dance teachers to show you the moves and prizes for the best dressed.
We have heating in the marquee, licensed bar and a parquet dance floor.
Limited tickets on sale for only £6
No children under the age of 16 allowed


For further information: contact 01623633939.


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 02 - 2016
MORECAMBE WINTER GARDENS 1940'S WEEKEND
Morecambe Winter Gardens - Postcode: LA4 4BU (North West England)
2, 3 & 4 September 2016

THE HISTORIC WINTER GARDENS THEATRE IS HOSTING A WEEKEND OF 1940'S NOSTALGIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

If you love the 40's or all things vintage then the Winter Gardens Theatre is the place to be for our first ever ultimate 1940's weekend festival. We aim to give you a weekend to remember packed with live entertainment, stalls and events through the weekend.

We kick off our big event on Friday night 2nd September with Jazz Mansion playing jazz from the 40's.

From 10 am on Saturday and Sunday the theatre will be hosting a wide variety of vintage trade stalls to give you every chance to dress up and be part of the fun.

Throughout the day and leading to our headline Saturday Night Ballroom Blitz we will be playing recorded 1940's music, and as well as vintage stalls there will be professional hairdressers and make up artists to give you that authentic 1940's look; free dance lessons with the Ludus Dance 1940's dance workshops, a slide show of wartime 40's; tours of the theatre with alcoholic, hot drinks and snacks available throughout the day in Renee's Parisian Bar.

To launch our first ever 1940's weekend, Saturday night is the big event of the weekend, The Ballroom Blitz. with live performances by the famous Memphis Bell Swing Orchestra, the awesome 6 piece band The Billionaires 1940 and 1940's songstress Harri Deane.
The first 100 early bird tickets priced at £15 will be going on sale in June and will be available from the Winter Gardens theatre.
Tickets after 100 will be available in advance at £20 and £25 on the door

For further information: contact 01524409009. Visit: http://morecambewintergardens1940sweekend.weebly.com/whats-on.html


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 03 - 2016
CLASSIC PLANES OF THE RAF ( A MUSICAL CELEBRATION ) CONCERT AND DANCE
Hangar 3, Fourth Avenue, Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster , England - Postcode: DN9 3GF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Following sell out concerts in 2014 and 2015 at the Birmingham Science Museum and the Old Rep Theatre commemorating the centenary of WW1, 70th anniversary of D-DAY and 75th of the Battle of Britain , the Don Mather Big Band and vocalist / compere Gary Lewis bring their unique musical style to celebrate the 'CLASSIC PLANES OF THE RAF'. To be held at Robin Hood Airport (Hanger 3), under the wings of Vulcan XH558 on September 3rd 2016. Dance to the music of Glenn Miller and enjoy classic Aviation War Movie themes including The Dam Busters, 633 Squadron and the Battle of Britain.

For ticket information / bookings follow the link below.

tinyurl.com/z3zvloa


For further information: contact 08451247285. Visit: www.tinyurl.com/z3zvloa or www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKCo7gMx_J8


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 03 - 2016
HOLMFIRTH WAR WEEKEND
Sands Recreation Ground - Postcode: HD9 3JL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
3rd Year of this annual celebration and spectacle. Come and join us to celebrate and commemorate our glorious past.

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

2pm Lunchtime tea dance with big band music

Period Air Craft Flyby TBC

For further information: contact 01484599460. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/310570752610455/ or http://www.holmfirthwarweekend.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 04 - 2016
HOLMFIRTH WAR WEEKEND
Sands Recreation Ground - Postcode: HD9 3JL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
3rd Year of this annual celebration and spectacle. Come and join us to celebrate and commemorate our glorious past.

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

1.15pm Parade and Drumhead Service.

Flyby by Period Aircraft TBC

For further information: contact 01484599460. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/310570752610455/ or http://www.holmfirthwarweekend.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 10 - 2016
SEPTEMBER JIVE 1940'S NIGHT
THE OCTAGON LIVE, BRADFORD ROAD, SANDBEDS, KEIGHLEY - Postcode: BD20 5LY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
SEPTEMBER JIVE 1940's night with the fantastic Kitty LaMore, one of our most popular 1940's entertainers with a great mix of wonderful songs and cheeky humour. Supporting DJ, playing all your favourite music to keep you on the dance floor all evening.
TICKET ONLY EVENT - £6.00 if purchased before 27th August, then £7.50 - available directly from the Octagon or from Sue at the dance classes at the Octagon on Wednesdays or at King Cross WMC, Warley Road, Halifax HX1 3SU on Tuesdays.If by post contact Nigel on 07745117619 or Sue on 07771863283 for details. Visit the website www.jiveclass.co.uk for further info.
Doors open at 7.30pm & first stroll at 8.00pm


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


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 10 - 2016
KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND - AN EVENING OF BALLROOM, SEQUENCE, LATIN
Regency Dance Centre - Sutton In Ashfield, Market Place NG17 1AQ - Postcode: NG17 1AQ (East Midlands)
An exciting evening of dance featuring the 'Two teams dance off at The Regency Dance Centre.
The Kalamazoo Dance Band will be playing strict temp Ballroom, Sequence and Latin as well as some rock n roll.

10/09/16   Regency Dance Centre, Battle of the two dance teams - Kalamazoo Dance Band

Call Kim, Chris or Andrew at The Regency Dance centre on 01623 552737

or Kal on 07793 956653


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


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 10 - 2016
VILLAGE AT WAR
Stoke Bruerne - Postcode: NN12 7SE (East Midlands)
10-11th September 2016
This canal based vintage 40s weekend features Lola Lamour, George Formby, Perfect Vintage, The Ashby Little Big Band (Saturday night)and a wealth of re-enactors from all around the country including Churchill, King George VI and Field Marshall Montgomery. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be buzzing the skies overhead and there will be plenty of 40s entertainment including tea dances, fashion parades, a drumhead service, air raids, firepower and military vehicle displays, a black market...and much much more.
Entry £7.50 adults, children under 16 Free. Parking is included.


For further information: contact 01604861205. Visit: www.friendsofcanalmuseum.org.uk/village-at-war-2016


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 10 - 2016
ABBEYDALE INDUSTRIAL HAMLET
Abbeydale Industrial Museum - Postcode: S7 2QW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
HI all
We are pleased to announce that UKHomefront in collaboration with the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust is holding a ww2 event at the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield on the 10th & 11th Sept

This will not be the normal ww2 event as there will be NO stalls, NO music and NO dancing, it will be just a living history event reenacting a little known period in the life of this hamlet when it came back to life to help us win the war.
Entry is £4, concessions £3.

Please come along & say hi
Ian


Visit: www.simt.co.uk/abbeydale-industrial-hamlet/plan-your-visit or www.ukhomefront.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 11 - 2016
HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND
Rougham Control Tower Museum - Postcode: IP30 9XA (East of England)
Come along to out relaxed heritage open weekend event. Bring a picnic and spend the day chilling at the tower. 10 til 4

For further information: contact 07976670679.


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 11 - 2016
WAR IN THE VALLEY
Churnet Valley Railway - Postcode: ST10 2HA (West Midlands)
Saturday 10 + Sunday 11 September 2016

Our annual wartime weekend, as the Churnet Valley is transported back to the 1940s.

Singers Paul Harper and Brandyn Shaw
Dance Troupe Victory Girls
Military and Home Front displays
ET044 German Police Display
Monty's Double
Living History displays
Demonstration Military Goods
North West Military Collectors Battle Re-enactment
Licensed bar
Trade stands


For further information: contact 01538750755. Visit: https://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/churnetvalleyrailway/


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 16 - 2016
JIVE BOX ROCK AND ROLL CLUB
Barnhill Community Centre Ayles Road Hayes Middkesex - Postcode: UB4 9HG (South West England)
This a weekly event every Wednesday - 8-10.45 - £6.00 this includes

Lesson 8pm followed by social dancing , teaching original 1950s rock and Roll

No partner or previous experience required
Diverse age group,
By train - central line to Northlot - then E6 bus stops outside the venue

28th of October we have our Halloween party , entry £6.00 all welcome
For further information: contact 07904123085. Visit: www.facbookjiveboxrockandroll or Google Jive Box Rock and Roll


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 16 - 2016
GRASSINGTON 1940S WEEKEND
Grassington - Postcode: BD235AT (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Friday Night 16th September and Saturday and Sunday 17/18 september



Friday night we have a Linda hop dance and star Guest Lancashire Belle tickets £8.00

Saturday night Big Band DanceStarring Sultans of Swing £15.00 inc supper

Saturday and Sunday we have a T dance with Maggie and Geoff Forrest .2pm- 4pm £5.00 per person

As you wonder about the village during Saturday and Sunday we have music with Paul Harper and Branndon Shaw ,Lancashire Belle, Mickey and The Alka Seltzer sisters , Murray and Jill. You may even see Churchill . And Lots of Re- enactments camping .along with a merlin engine .


For further information: contact 01756753537. Visit: Www.grassington1940sweekend.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 16 - 2016
1940S REFLECTION AND REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND
Shepherd's Rest Pub, Lower Bagthorpe - Postcode: NG16 5HF (East Midlands)
From 16 September to 18 September at The Shepherds Rest (not far from Jct 27 of the M1. With re-enactments, great home made food and perfect beers. Featuring: Battle re-enactment (re-enactment groups need to register either by messaging our Facebook page or calling Terry on 01773811337), a Lancaster Spitfire, military and wartime civilian vehicles, home front and activities). More information being decoded at Bletchley. Check http://www.shepherdsrestpub.co.uk/r-and-r-wkend for more information as it is released.
Re-enactment groups need to register either by messaging our Facebook or calling Terry on 01773 811337. At The Shepherds Rest, not far from Jct 27 of the M1.
For further information: contact 01773811337. Visit: www.shepherdsrestpub.co.uk/r-and-r-wkend or www.facebook.com/events/1711767905706958/


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
HUGHENDEN'S WARTIME WEEKEND
Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire - Postcode: HP14 4LA (South East England)
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18th September - the new date for EventPlan’s annual Home Front event at picturesque Hughenden! Staged on behalf of the National Trust, the event commemorates the Manor’s top secret war work and war effort in general.

Enjoy music and song including by The Spitfires, Marina Mae and Ricky Hunter; dancing demos and lessons by Chocsaway; fashion show; skirmish and weapons firing; living history, military and civilian vehicles; Home Guard including a chance to have a go at soldiers' drill, the hilarious (and amazingly popular) Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler, talks, and tours of the secret wartime manor. Plus recreated Air Ministry photo recce bunker brought to life with living history.

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 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 are 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 or call Ellie Hill-Bruce (the new owner of EventPlan) on 07780 445902.

Living history and entertainments at this most secret of wartime establishments. Free entry and camping for '40s participants.
For further information: contact 01494755565. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk or www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden/


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
RBL 1940'S DANCE
WOODBRIGE FOOTBALL CLUB - Postcode: IP124DA (East of England)
An event to raise funds for Woodbridge British Legion, at the Woodbridge Suffolk, to be held at the football club, licenced bar, 1940's dress, music by the 1940 radio station from 19.00 to 23.00, Tickets on sale from June 2016, contact Mike Payne or Steve Lockwood tickets £6.00
Steve Lockwood 07926099533 Mike Payne 07805040010
For further information: contact 01206617455.


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR (TWO-DAY EVENT DURING SALTAIRE FESTIVAL)
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, - Postcode: BD18 3JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair (Two-Day Event) at Victoria Hall

Sat 17th & Sun 18th September.

9:30am - 4:00pm

Two-day event at Victoria Hall held during Saltaire Festival. 40+ stalls of quality vintage fashion, homewares and small furniture from the 1920's to the 1980's. + Interlude Tearoom providing refreshments.

Reduced entry fee for this fair during Saltaire Festival of £2 for all. (U-16's free)

Reduced entry fee for this Two-Day Fair during Saltaire Festival.
Sat 17th September & Sunday 18th September.

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


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
MAJOR SWINGS VINTAGE DANCE NIGHT
Holt Community Centre Kerridge Way - Postcode: NR25 6DN (East of England)
Join Major Swing and Kitty to dance the night away to music from the thirties and forties, from the USA and Europe, all dance styles catered for, balboa,shag,lindy, foxtrot,quickstep,waltz, party/communal dances, something for everybody............
full bar on the night, good parking, large dance floor, please byo nibbles, dancing starts at 7.30, ends at 11.30.....
ticket only, sold out for the last four years, please phone to get your tickets......


For further information: contact 01476565199.


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
OPERATION: MARKET BOSWORTH
The Battlefield Line Railway, Market Bosworth Station, Leicestershire - Postcode: CV13 0PF (East Midlands)
17th & 18th September 2016.

Join The Battlefield Line for "OPERATION: MARKET BOSWORTH". Step back in time to when the world was at war. Travel upon steam hauled train services from Shackerstone or Shenton stations on the former A&NJR (Ashbey and Nuneaton Joint Railway) to the Frontline at Market Bosworth station for the Goods yard. Once a very important location during the War effort in the 40s for fuel supplies for the D-Day invasion.

Experiance WW2 with living history! See and hear what it would have been like on the front line with live Battle re-enactments. See a replica Panzer III Tank in action and other Military vehicles of the war effort. See what equipment would have been used to fight the enemy and speak with living history re-enactors and learn about our history when the World was at War.

"Cometh the hour cometh the man"

Delighted that Wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill will be joining us both Saturday and Sunday, listen to some of Churchills famous words. Speak with Churchill and have your photo taken with the man recently voted Greatest Briton of all time.
Also, throughout the day, listen and dance to the music that won the war. Live music played through both Saturday and Sunday by The Ashby Little Big band In the Goods shed. Refreshments available throughout both days with a real Ale bar.

There will be an intensive train timetable to get people to and from the frontline at Market Bosworth. Travel from Shackerstone or Shenton stations and receive Free entry to the event with your train tickets. Foot access is available at Market Bosworth, admiss will be half the train price, redeemable if you decide to travel on the train.

For more information please visit Tha Battlefield Line website http://www.battlefieldline.co.uk or keep an eye out on Facebook search for OPERATION: MARKET BOSWORTH . Updates will be made reguarly.

Battle Re-enactments will take place including a replica Panzer III Tank and other Military vehicles.
For further information: contact 07850223088. Visit: http://www.battlefieldline.co.uk/index.html


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
DESBOROUGH IN THE FORTIES
Station Road Desborough Northants - Postcode: NN14 2RL (East Midlands)
Event starts with a siren at 12 noon. However, shops, eateries and stalls will already be up and running. The Ritz will be hosting a Vintage and Hand Craft Fair from 11am to 3.30pm. In the evening there will be a dinner dance 40s style with Sonnie and the Honeydippers. (Tickets from events@ketteringvenues.co.uk)There will be live music on the street and a 40s singer called Kyle Newman. Dress for the era - many do! There will be Pathe News playing in the Heritage Centre and The Ritz. Lucy's Tea-room, revive café and the Heritage Centre will all be serving food from the forties. There will be a Vintage Vehicle Cavalcade at 1pm. If you would like to join the cavalcade or have a forties based stall please contact Pamela on pgoodman244@tiscali.co.uk. The fish and chip shops will be serving your meals in specially printed Desborough versions of a newspaper! We look forward to seeing you all on what has become an annual event.

For further information: contact 07545783657.


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
DESBOROUGH 1940S DAY & EVENING DANCE (FREE ENTRY)
DESBOROUGH 1940S DAY - Postcode: NN14 2RL (East Midlands)
A long standing and well attended event spread across the town centre. Featuring vehicles and displays, stalls & period interest.
Re-enactors. Music in the town through the day provided by Pete Wayre www.1940singer.co.uk.

Plenty of food and teas available around the town.


EVENING ENTERTAINMENT:

Pete Wayre will be performing at the Desborough Services Club
an evening of authentic war period Swing & Music Hall. FREE ENTRY.
ADDRESS: Desborough Services Club, Lower Street. NN14 2NP
8.PM - 11.45PM.



Visit: www.1940singer.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 17 - 2016
A FULL EVENING OF DANCING WITH THE REVOLUTIONAIRES
The Carding Shed/Oil Can Café , Dobroyd Mill, Butt Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorks HD9 1AF - Postcode: HD9 1AF (All areas)
A full evening of dancing with The Revolutionaires – A sizzling Hot 1950’s RnB & RnR Combo – Scorching a Train across the land, plus DJ The Maverick.
Pay Bar, no food. Proper dance floor for x 150 people.
7pm Start. Tickets £12 in advance from High Society Shop Call 01484 680400.
The Carding Shed/Oil Can Café , Dobroyd Mill, Butt Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorks HD9 1AF


http://www.thecardingshed.co.uk/events/july-september-2016/a-night-of-sizzlin-hot-1950s-rnr-rnb-combo-with-the-revolutionaires-saturday-17th-september-from-7pm/

https://www.facebook.com/events/918644964909265/


For further information: contact 01484680400. Visit: http://www.thecardingshed.co.uk/events/july-september-2016/a-night-of-sizzlin-hot-1950s-rnr-rnb-combo-with-the-revolutionaires-saturday-17th-september-from-7pm/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/918644964909265/


Events in September 2016


Sunday - September 18 - 2016
SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE WITH MAJOR SWING
Holt Community Centre Kerridge Way - Postcode: NR25 6DN (East Midlands)
Join us for an afternoon dancing to vintage dance music from the thirties and forties, enjoy a cuppa or three and some cake, dancing starts at 1.00pm and ends at 4.00pm. Tickets availible now for just £4.00 or pay on the day for £5.00, subject to venue not being full....

For further information: contact 01476565199.


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 23 - 2016
BLITZ BELLES AND BOMBSHELLS
St Winefride's Church Hall, St Paul's Avenue, Bradford - Postcode: BD6 1ST (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Following the success of our February dance, we are pleased to announce that Blitz Belles and Bombshells is back!

Whether you dance jive, waltz, Lindy hop or you get your kicks from watching others, this event has a bit of everything! Live music entertainment from the fabulous Kitty LaMare with vintage hits from the 40's and 50's to get your toes tapping. Come along and have some fun!

This is a ticket only event.
Tickets are £6 and include entry to the event with pie and pea supper. Buy your tickets online via www.kittylamare.com Shop page.

Doors open at 8pm. Venue is St Winefride's Church Hall, St Paul's Avenue, Bradford, BD6 1ST - off street parking available. Fully licensed bar.

Prizes will be awarded for best vintage attire so, dust off your favourite outfit, pile those victory rolls high and polish your spatz! See you there?

Purchase your tickets by visiting the Kitty LaMare website shop.
For further information: contact 07411034932. Visit: http://www.kittylamare.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/VintageLaMare/


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 24 - 2016
WIMPOLE AT WAR
The Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire - Postcode: SG8 0BW (East of England)
Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 September 2015, 11am to 5pm. The new date for
EventPlan’s popular annual 1940s event encompassing the Hall, gardens and working farm of the National Trust's picturesque Wimpole Estate.

Stop Press! Now bigger with more music and song, additional living history and a skirmish between Allied and German forces!

Enjoy some great music and song including from The Spitfires, other entertainments including a fashion show, talks, parades, military and civilian living history, exhibits, weapons displays and firing, have a go Home Guard drill, vehicles, traders and much more!

Facilities include a restaurant, shops and attractive parkland. For a wide selection of photos of our 2015 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 (please note, Axis impressions other than CORA members are strictly by invitation only). FREE entry if in Forties civilian clothing or Allied military uniform (admission fee applies otherwise, free to National Trust members) and FREE camping.

FREE SATURDAY EVENING DANCE and social in the Great Barn for daytime '40s participants, with live music by The Spitfires, plus DJ. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call Ellie Hill-Bruce (the new owner of EventPlan) on 07780 445902.

Music, song, dance, fashion show, entertainments, living history, skirmish, other military displays, vehicles and traders. Free entry, camping and Saturday evening dance/social for '40s participants.
For further information: contact 01223206300. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 24 - 2016
CROWLE AND EALAND 1940'S WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 24-25TH
Crowle & Ealand North Lincolnshire - Postcode: DN17 4NX (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The first event of its type in the North Lincolnshire town of Crowle and village of Ealand, 5 mins journey by car from Junc 2 M180, events taking place throughout the Town of Crowle and village of Ealand.
Come and taste the atmosphere of life in North Lincolnshire with a nostalgic look at the 1940's, amongst the attractions will be the 'Northern World War II Association', and guests, living history groups, come along to the 7 Lakes Country Park to see 'Live' battle re enactments.
Also during the day wartime songs from Miss Marina Mae and Don Gentile plus special guest singer, vintage bus and military vehicles, vintage clothes traders, exhibitors and a special event real ale will be available.
BBMF fly past will take place featuring the Douglas 'Dakota' ( Weather Dependant )
We are looking for additional vintage clothes traders and home front re enactors, if you are a Winston Churchill re enactor we would like to hear from you..

The Event has now been extended to the 7 Lakes Country Park Ealand North Lincolnshire please look us up on our Facebook page for regular updates.
An evening dance will take place on Saturday September 24th with entertainment from Miss Marina Mae, Don Gentile and the Room21 Big Band, get your dancing shoes on and enjoy a fun packed evening. Food will be available and a licensed bar at the magnificent country house Hirst Priory.
Tickets available using an internet booking service price £25.00 which includes a hog roast. Hurry tickets are selling fast, follow the link from our website for your tickets.
Please keep checking this event as further details will be added.

For further information: contact 07725906859. Visit: www.crowle-and-ealand-1940s-event.co.uk or www.facebook.com/events/1698420407070398/


Events in September 2016


Saturday - September 24 - 2016
LIVE SWING / JAZZ, 20S, 30S, 40S, WARTIME CLASSICS! BLITZ TEA ROOMS KETTERING
Blitz Tea Room Kettering, Northants - Postcode: NN16 0AY (East Midlands)
A long wait for Pete Wayre's return as he is not back until september!!! To busy to get an earlier date booked in. But we have him! His one Northants appearance in the month. the usual evening of humour, fun and classic music from music hall to 20's & 30's and of course the WWII classic swing tracks and standards! space is as always EXTREMELY LIMITED for a lounge club event,
and Pete Wayre's events ALWAYS SELL OUT. so do book WELL IN ADVANCE!

Call us now to book tickets!


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


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 30 - 2016
WELSHPOOL FORTIES WEEKEND
Welshpool TOWN CENTRE - Postcode: SY21 7JQ (Wales)
Commencing with a 1940s themed dinner in a Vintage Tea Rooms on Friday 30th September, the Welshpool Forties weekend will continue to late afternoon on Sunday 2nd October 2016.

Located in and around the town centre the event will include entertainers, vintage vehicles, military vehicles, shop window displays, re-enactors, a Blitz Ball, and much more.

For accommodation bookings contact Tourist Information Centre on 01938 552043


For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: www.facebook.com/welshpoolfortiesweekend/


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 01 - 2016
BLITZ BALL
Town Hall Welshpool - Postcode: SY21 7JQ (Wales)
Dancing to the AShby little Big Band plus vocaliste Katie Mustang as part of our 1940s weekend. Also dance demonstration and instruction. Due to rationing patrons are asked to provide their own supper.

Tickets £10 buy on line using link / web address given


For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: http://theatrhafren.iristickets.co.uk/tickets/buy_step_1.php5?fb=1951&L=en#1951


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 07 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby "little" Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be planty of 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, Strollers and Ballroom. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2.

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

Ticket £6 includes parking, hot food and dancing to the Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 07 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 07 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
CHOLSEY & WALLINGFORD RAILWAY'S 1940S WEEKEND
Cholsey & Wallingford Railway - Postcode: OX10 9QD (All areas)
Also on Sunday 09/10/2016.

The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway steps back in time to the 1940s for just one weekend!
Join us in remembering the 40s with the homeguard, 1940s vehicle displays (both military and civilian), children's activities and live music on board the steam hauled train.
Dress the part and help us relive the 40s in style!

Trains will be running 11.05, 12.05, 13.05, 14.05, 15.05 and 16.05 from Wallingford station.
11.35, 12.35, 13.35, 14.35, 15.35 and 16.35 from Cholsey.

Visit our facebook page for info closer to the time and pictures of last years fantastic event.

Living history displays, war time vehicles, children's activities and live music on the steam hauled train.
For further information: contact 01491835067. Visit: www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
THE OCTOBER SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR (WHITBY) 2016
Whitby Pavilion. West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The October Seaside Vintage Fair (Whitby) 2016 Est. 2014

> Saturday 8 October and Sunday 9 October 2016 £2 / £1.50 entry

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

A vintage fair with a SEA VIEW!!! Two-day event, 40+ 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. Please note we have moved this October event to the same room as July, to make it even better than previous years!

Under 16's FREE.

On both Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October!
For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
1940S' HOME FRONT WARTIME WEEKEND
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, Northamptonshire - Postcode: NN100AW (East Midlands)
RUSHDEN 1940s’ HOME FRONT WARTIME WEEKEND 2016
On Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2016 the Rushden Historic Transport Society (RHTS) journeys back to wartime England, recreating the sights and sounds of Home Front life. Over this weekend, the RHTS’ base ~ an historic Midland Railway station built in 1894 ~ will offer re-enactors (all those who dress in the fashion of the period) FREE access to the 1940s. Time travel will be assisted by a steam-train passenger service, steam-driven road and rail vehicles, 1940s’ civilian and military vehicles, living history displays, archive film shows, the Law at War and more. On both days, The Blitz Sisters will provide a musical backdrop for the era, playing all your wartime favourites and, on Sunday, will be joined by the Mainline Big Band. Beat the wartime rationing with our 5-Star Rated buffet car and quench your thirst in our CAMRA Award-Winning bar. STATION 109 VINTAGE Emporium, across the road from the war-weekend site, will be offering wine, 1940s’ newsreels and music from the 1940s in an atmospheric environment crammed with 1940s’ civilian and military clothing, militaria and household items from the era. The event is open 10am to 5pm both days. ENTRY IS FREE TO RE-ENACTORS + FREE TRAIN RIDE at 4.00pm each day. Entrance otherwise: Adults £2; Senior Citizens & Children over 5 years-old £1 (entrance fee shared between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, the Merchant Navy Association & RHTS).
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden NN10 0AW
Saturday 8 Oct 2016 and Sunday 9 Oct 2016
Website: www.RHTS.co.uk
Website: www.station109.com

The event is open 10am to 5pm both days. ENTRY IS FREE TO RE-ENACTORS + FREE TRAIN RIDE at 4.00pm each day. Entrance otherwise: Adults £2; Senior Citizens & Children over 5 years-old £1 (entrance fee shared between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, the Merchant Navy Association & RHTS).
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden NN10 0AW
Saturday 8 Oct 2016 and Sunday 9 Oct 2016
Website: www.RHTS.co.uk
Website: www.station109.com

For further information: contact 01933551428. Visit: www.rhts.co.uk or www.station109.com


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
ANDERSON'S 40'S SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Kirby Misperton Village Hall, Off Main Road, North Yorks - Postcode: YO17 6XL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
As part of the Pickering 40's war weekend -
Last year we took the lid off the place with Kal's Kats and this year we bring you their other band - The Glenn Miller style Kalamazoo Dance Band
An evening of ballroom, sequence, Latin and swing numbers - guaranteed to have you on your feet all night once again.
We will also have the superb Major swing and Kitty spinning the discs.

Pickering, Kirkby Misperton - Ambrose on 01977 790630 - ambrose@1940s.info or George on 01924 370464 - email:george@1940s


For further information: contact 01977790630. Visit: http://www.1940s.info/Home.html or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
ANDERSONS DANCE
Kirkby Misperton Nr Pickering - Postcode: YO17 6XL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Friday 14th - October - 2016 Pickering war weekend
Live music at Kirkby Misperton 4 miles south of Pickering .Tickets £10
THE ANDERSONS bring you Kalamazoo. a great swing band in the Glen miller style . Our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your favorite music of the 1940's to dance to: Jive, Strolls, Swing, Ballroom, Lambeth Walk, Palais Glide, Barn Dance, Military Two Step, Jitterbug, Shim Sham and many more... Doors open at 19.00pm dance starts at 19.30pm till 23.30pm.

Ticket event only no admittance at the door. No refund on ticket but can be transferred. Over 16years of age only
NO BAR please bring your own refreshments.
Village Hall, High Row, off Main Street, Kirkby Misperton, North Yorkshire - Postcode: YO17 6XL. Kirby Misperton is just passed the Show Ground towards Malton 4 miles south of Pickering, turn off to Flamingo Land then turn left at roundabout


For further information: contact 01977790630. Visit: www.1940s.info


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
'WELCOME TO PICKERING WAR WEEKEND 2016 !
THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB, MARKET - Postcode: YO187AL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB ONCE AGAIN, IS DELIGHTED TO HOST THIS WELCOME EVENING, FRIDAY 14th OCTOBER, FROM 8PM, WITH THEIR REGULAR 1940s SWING SINGER 'LILLI DE CARLO'...ALL THE BEST MUSIC OF THE BANDS OF THE DAY, PLUS THE OLD FAVOURITE SING-ALONGS. A GREAT EVENING, FREE ADMISSION, ALWAYS PACKED OUT ! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING OUR OLD FRIENDS & LOTS OF NEW ONES TOO ! ON SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER & SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER, APPRX; LUNCHTIME,'LILLI' WILL BE SINGING ON OUR BALCONY AS ALWAYS, WEATHER PERMITTING, WITH THE STREET BELOW IN FULL SWING ! DON'T MISS IT !!


For further information: contact 01751472633.


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
AVA WW2 DANCE & PARTY NIGHTS WITH DJ LYNNE & HOST TERRY
The Engine Shed, Steam & Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Rd, Pickering - Postcode: YO18 7JW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
PICKERING WAR-WEEKEND


DJ Lynne and Host Terry present their popular
AvA WW2 Dance & Party Nights
(formerly Wrelton Party Nights)

Friday & Saturday 14th/15th October 2016

The Engine Shed (new venue) PICKERING
Steam and Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 7JW

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

If you want great fun – this is definitely the place to come for GENUINE WW2 music, albeit at a new venue !

After entertaining at WW2 events in Wrelton Village Hall over the past 13 years, DJ Lynne and Host Terry are taking their popular nostalgic WW2 Dance and Party Nights - with music and fun from the War Years - to a new slightly larger venue at The Shed in Pickering, which offers excellent facilities including catering, licensed bar, lift and a disabled toilet: it is ideally located in 0close proximity to Pickering Showground.

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

Because there will be a fully licensed bar, own drinks can no longer be permitted as a Condition of our use of the premises.

With the price of tickets remaining STILL THE SAME as in previous years at just £15 per ticket, this represents excellent value for nearly four hours’ entertainment in a new exciting venue that is located very close to Pickering Showground with generous parking facilities, a good size dance floor, a great buffet and the added benefit of being entertained in a very friendly atmosphere!

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

You can even e-mail the Organisers in advance with your own ideas – or even to volunteer to do a cabaret act! – to: avaww2parties@outlook.com.

Tickets are available NOW direct from the Organisers by sending them a stamped/addressed envelope after calling 01751 432811 or e-mailing us (see above) for address details etc (payment by cheques only or direct into a bank account)

Kindly note that Pickering Tourist Information Centre is now closed and hence no longer selling tickets for the event as in the past with credit/debit card facilities.

Net proceeds will benefit again the Registered charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care – in 2015, a sum of £1,346.66 benefited this very worthy charity from our WW2 events.

Tickets £15 FREE parking Delicious buffet Licensed bar Fab WW2 dancing!

ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD FOR SATURDAY NIGHT !
ONLY 37 TICKETS LEFT FOR FRIDAY NIGHT - AND DECREASING DAILY !
(updated 4th July 2016)

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


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
WHITBY 40S NIGHT
Whitby Pavilion West Cliff Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Whitby spirit of the 40s & swing era
At the Met Ballroom Argyle road Whitby

15th of October 2016


On Saturday night From 6.30pm Classical Jazz will be performing in the foyer just to get you warmed up.

Doors open at 7pm wrist band to be worn
Saturday 15th of October 2016 7.00pm till late
Kalamazoo will be playing plus singers
Also back bye popular demand 1940s Singer Katie Mustang & Damaris Jean
Dapper Dan will be your host DJ for the evening
wristband event for payment Details please contact Linda Cudworth Tel (01947 605407) or email heathfieldlinda@aol.com or www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk
Or whitby pavilion booking office 01947 458899 or buy direct at whitby pavilion from 9am until 4pm www.whitbypavilion.co.uk

TICKETS £8 EACH

civilian or Allied dress optional
Raffle prizes,bar and large dance floor.
All proceeds to charity

Check out our Facebook page for updates
For further information: contact 01947605407. Visit: www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk or Facebook


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND - SPIRIT OF WHITBY SWING DANCE
Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
We are delighted to be asked back once again for a night of Ballroom, Sequence, Latin jump jive and swing - Kalamazoo Dance Band (sister band to Kal's Kats) will light up the stage and bring you all the great from the Big Band and swing era.
Last year was a sell out a few months in advance - This year will be the same - contact Linda and make sure you're there for a great night.

Whitby Pavilion. West Cliff Whitby YO21 3EN Whitby UK
Tickets available from Linda Cudworth Tel (01947 605407 ) or Whitby Pavilion - 01947 458899
Heathfieldlinda@aol.com)


For further information: contact 01947605407. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
ANDERSON DANCE
Thornton-Le-Dale Nr Pickering - Postcode: YO18 7LG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 15th - October - 2016 Pickering war weekend
Live music at the Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire, Tickets £10
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 favorite music of the 1940's to dance to: Jive, Strolls, Swing, Ballroom, Lambeth Walk, Palais Glide, Barn Dance, Military Two Step, Jitterbug, Shim Sham and many more... Doors open at 19.00pm dance starts at 19.30pm till 23.30pm.
Ticket event only no admittance at the door. No refund on ticket but can be transferred. Over 16years of age only
Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire Opposite Classic Car showroom on Pickering Road.
. NO BAR please bring your own refreshments
.
For more info or tickets please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email:ambrose@1940s.info 0r George on 01924 370464 - email: george@1940s.info If answer phone please leave details we will return your call.
Visit: www.1940s.info


For further information: contact 01977790630. Visit: www.1940s.info


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
THE SATURDAY NIGHT PICKERING PALAIS !
THE RECREATION CLUB, MILL LANE, PICKERING - Postcode: YO18 7DB (North East England)
The Recreation Club, Mill Lane, Pickering, presents the hugely popular Saturday Night Dance. This year,we are delighted to welcome back, the Ultimate,1940s Swing Singer,'LILLI DE CARLO' & also welcome Vintage D.J & Dance Instructor, 'WINGTIP WINDY' A-TRAIN SWING (generally one half of Cotton Town Hot Club) ! As usual, the Recreation Club, will be serving up a delicious homemade Hotpot supper, a lovely comfy, roomy club,all on one ground level, no stairs, lots of free parking space, straight in, onsite bar, plenty of seating & tables....AND... just a stones throw from Pickering Centre, barely 5 minutes walk !
Please note tickets for the above are no longer available from Tourist Information as it has now closed down.
Tickets will be available from Dunning Butcher (opposite The Rose Inn pub near the railway station) & Pickering Recreation Club, if ringing the Rec; Club, please ring in the evening.

Steve Taylor Recreation Club
Tel 01751 473317
Also tickets can be bought from LILLI DE CARLO (07837 388096)

Doors 7.15pm Dance 7.30pm til' the end !




For further information: contact 01751473317.


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 16 - 2016
THE FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR DANCE, 2016 !
The Recreation Club - Postcode: YO18 7DB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Back for our 5th year, at The Recreation Club, Mill Lane, Pickering Y018 7DB

The Original Last Night Dance, closing the fantastic Pickering War Weekend, a good old get-together, fun, relaxing evening of great music & dance, in the comfy surroundings of the Recreation Club. Lots of space, nice dance floor, onsite bar, a stones throw from Pickering centre, easy walking distance, plenty of free parking too.
This year, your hostess, 'LILLI DE CARLO' will be swing singing you thru' some great 40s tunes as always & is delighted to have the company of the ever popular, superb 'DAPPER DAN' as Vintage D.J & Dance Instructor, for those that want to learn a few steps too !

Tickets £10 each & now available from :- ektimeless@gmail.com or call :- 07837 388096


For further information: contact 07837388096.


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 21 - 2016
JUMP, JIVE & SWING INTO AUTUMN
Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough - Postcode: PE1 2AS (East of England)
Truly Scrumptious Events are delighted to welcome the fabulous Kal’s Kats to headline our Jump, Jive and Swing into Autumn Night at Parkway Sports & Social Club, Peterborough on 21 October 2016.

Kal’s Kats, led by Kal Vaikla (sax, vocals and having successfully fronted many of the Midlands big bands), brings you the very best in live music from the Jump Jive and swing era. With dance instruction provided Kal’s Kats will have everyone up jump, jive and swinging all night!

Large Dance Floor
Supper available
Cheap Bar!
FREE parking

Advance tickets £13 or £15 on the door available via the website, direct from the Parkway Club or by telephoning 07788 931633



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


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 22 - 2016
BLITZ PARTY WITH DICKIE LINES
Poynton Royal British Legion - Postcode: SK12 1JY (North West England)
Music, dancing and comedy - from 7.30 until late - £5.00 a head
The launch of our Poppy Appeal

With Dickie Lines/Further details from Glyn Derbyshire 07779894353
For further information: contact 07779894353.


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 23 - 2016
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Scarborough - Postcode: YO11 2HD (Yorkshire and the Humber)
60 Stalls of Pure Vintage
Live Entertainment
Hair Salon
Social Dancing Area
NAAFI Cafe
Vintage Tearoom
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Proud to Support St Catherine's Hospice

The Spa, South Bay, Scarborough. YO11 2HD.
10am - 5pm
Adm £2.50 / Conc £2 / U12s Free

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


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


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
1940S SWING DANCE
Pelsall Community Centre Nr. Walsall - Postcode: WS3 4BQ (West Midlands)
By Popular Demand, MIRA Group will stage another 1940s Swing Dance at Pelsall Community Centre, Station Road, Pelsall, Near Walsall, West Midlands WS3 4BQ on Saturday 29th October 7.30pm till Late. A mix of Swing, Old Time and Novelty Dance Music from the 1930s through to the 1950s will be played, and a Light Supper will be provided.

Again, All profits from this event will be donated to Breast Cancer Care, West Midlands Air Ambulance, and the British Legion.

Tickets available at £5.00, through the Centre Direct on: 01922 682156, or Via Terry Martin on: 07516995975.

This event was immensely popular last year, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment as numbers are strictly limited.


For further information: contact 01922682156.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
A VINTAGE SPECTACULAR
Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Lindsey Lodge Hospice is proud to present their annual Charity Fund Raising Vintage Spectacular!! Featuring live music from Major Swing and Kitty and the George Formby Experience. You can dance along with Kingston Swing, treat yourself to a slice of cake or lunch in our Vintage Tea Room. There will be over 35 stalls to peruse. Vintage hair by Edelweiss, have your photo taken, wander onto the green to see classic cars, Cockleshell Hero’s and much more. The venue will be transformed to the nostalgic days of times gone by, with many people coming dressed for the occasion, to capture those precious memories. It’s going to be a fantastic day so please come along and support our local Hospice. For more information please telephone 01724 854824 or email christa.stephenson@nhs.net.



Saturday 29th October, 2016 at Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NU.
10am until 4pm
£2 entry and under 16’s free

For further information: contact 01724854824.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
A VINTAGE DANCE
Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Lindsey Lodge Hospice are proud to Present their 2016 Charity Fund Raising Vintage Dance and Supper with live music from Major Swing and Kitty, Luna Nightingale and George Formby Experience. A Pie and Pea Supper or Vegetarian Lasagne is included in the price. So if you’re free why not grab yourself a ticket or two, glam yourself up, relive those nostalgic times of days gone by and join in the fun.

Get your tickets quick before they sell out! Available at all our Lindsey Lodge Hospice shops, online at www.lindseylodgehospice.co.uk or by phoning (01724) 854824



Saturday 29th October, 2015 at Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NU
7.30pm until 11.30pm
£10 per ticket

For further information: contact 01724854824.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
SALUTE TO SWING
The Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster - Postcode: LS24 9JB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Special 1940s Dance Night – Live swing music and period songs

Featuring Live Dance Music from:
Echo 4-2 Big Band and their Vocalists
also on stage
The Honeybirds (Vocal Trio)

Dance to the wonderful live music from the swing and big band era, Benny Goodman, Ellington and Glenn Miller etc.
The Echo 4-2 Big Band will be on stage in dress RAF uniform to entertain you all evening.

If you haven’t see this band yet at one of the many UK events you’re in for a real treat.

Also appearing on stage to entertain you with songs from the Andrews Sisters songbook are the delightful “Honeybirds”

Enjoy the large Riley Smith Hall dance floor, plenty of space for ballroomers AND any strollers too, enjoy as the band turn back time for you to enjoy the swing era.

Full bar & cafe where a wartime supper is available at reasonable prices (after all there is a war on!)

Tickets at £12.50 in advance or £15 on the door.
For further information: contact 01423569817. Visit: http://justaddtickets.co.uk/event/salute-to-swing-1940s-dance-night/ or www.echo42.co.uk


Events in November 2016


Friday - November 04 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.

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

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


Events in November 2016


Sunday - November 06 - 2016
CAISTOR SWING DANCE WITH MAJOR SWING AND KITTY
Caistor Town Hallr - Postcode: LN7 6QU (East Midlands)
Caistor Swing Dance is in aid of Hope Community Village,Registered charity No. 1041185, (see us on Facebook) on the 20th March 2016.
3p.m. to 6p.m.
Caistor Town Hall, North Street, Caistor, Lincolnshire, LN7 6QU
With Major Swing and Kitty.
Tickets £7 including tea and coffee. (You are welcome to bring your own teapot). You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.
Vintage dress is optional.
Music from the early thirties through to the early fifties, including, period ballroom, swing jive, party dances and communal dances.
For tickets please call: 01472 852 693 or 07909 2222 53
Not danced before? Have a lesson or two from 2.00p.m.

End the year with Lincolnshire's popular swing dance with amazing Major Swing
For further information: contact 01472852693. Visit: www.hopeindia.org


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 12 - 2016
BEDWORTH BLITZ BALL - FEATURING THE KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Saunder's Hall WMC, Saunders Avenue, Bedworth, - Postcode: CV12 8RJ (West Midlands)
Presented by Alistair Fitzgerald of Strictly Jitterbug - The Kalamazoo Dance Band will be bringing you a great evening for 40's and swing


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


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 12 - 2016
NOSTALGIA DAY
Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall - Postcode: CM21 9AX (East of England)
Vintage military vehicles will leave the Hall at 10.30am to lay wreaths at Sawbridgeworth Airfield Memorial and then return to the Hall. Young performing arts group and professional singer Aimi Percival will entertain with an American Air Force theme. Giant poppy making by young people. Herts At War WW1 information display boards. Refreshments, plus war time food to purchase from Grill Sergeant catering van - bar open from 12 noon. Free entry but donations to Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. If you have a military, or other vehicle from the era please bring it along and dress of 1940's/50's or military uniform is welcome. Further details david.mead7@btinternet.com 01279 724503

For further information: contact 01279724503.


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 12 - 2016
IN THE MOOD FOR BOOGIE WOOGIE
Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall - Postcode: CM21 9AX (All areas)
Enjoy the outstanding nostalgic close harmony and authentic dance moves of the Belladonna Brigade trio re-creating the true 1940's feel. An opportunity to experience for one night only, original and stunning three part harmonies that have swooned audiences world-wide. All this will be happening on Saturday 12th November at Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, Hertfordshire CM21 9AX. Doors open 8pm - bar open. Tickets only £10 available from David Mead 01279 724503 david.mead7@btinternet.com

For further information: contact 01279724503.


Events in November 2016


Sunday - November 13 - 2016
SUNDAY AFTERNOON VINTAGE TEA DANCE
Carlton Scroop Village Hall - (East Midlands)
An afternoon dancing to music from the thirties and forties in a nice old hall with large dance floor, join major swing and kitty to dance, drink free tea and coffee, eat some cake from our nice selection, and also to raise some money for the RBL, we will be having a raffle for the RBL and £1.00 from each ticket will go direct to the RBL. Dancing will start at 1.00 end end at 4.00.
Ticket only in advance, please call 01476 565199 or 07921121828
to order your tickets.......


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


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 19 - 2016
1940'S DANCE
Uttoxeter Town Hall - Postcode: ST14 7HN (East Midlands)
Saturday, 19 November 2016 7.30pm

"Dress to impress" (Allied Forces costume only)

Bar available

Cake Stall

Bring your own nibbles

Entertainment provided by 'D J Woody' and Uttoxeter's Miss Maisy Hepburn

Tickets £6.00 each

Please call Town Hall Bookings on 01889 564085 or info@uttoxetertowncouncil.org.uk


For further information: contact 01889564085.


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 19 - 2016
1940S BIG BAND DANCE (WITH FISH N CHIP SUPPER)
Crowle Parish Hall, Worcestershire - Postcode: WR7 4AX (West Midlands)
Enjoy the sounds of our 17 piece Big Band and dance the night away at our ever popular 40s Evening. Fish n Chip supper is included but, please bring your own drinks as there is no bar available.
Charity Raffle - 1940s film trailers - Air Raid Singalong
Dressed in 1940s civilian or military would be great but no Axis uniforms please.
Tickets £15 Limited to 100

Go on our WWII RAF Group - Ops Room Facebook page for map.
Visit: ww2rafgroup.org


Events in November 2016


Sunday - November 20 - 2016
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE FEATURING SEAN MOYSES, THE BANJO MAN
GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March, Cambs - Postcode: PE15 8HS (East of England)
Raffle in aid of Royal British Legion. Afternoon Tea served at 3pm by C & B Catering.

TICKETS £8


For further information: contact 07876264613.


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
1940S CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE/PARTY
STOWE-By-Chartley Village Hall - Postcode: ST180LG (West Midlands)
1940s CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE/PARTY
SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2016 2.00 - 7.30PM
AT STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY VILLAGE HALL, STATION ROAD, STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY, STAFFORDSHIRE. ST180LG. TICKETS ARE £5.00, MUSIC BY SWING PATROL.
40s THEMED SECRET SANTA RAFFLE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO WOMENS AID.
PLEASE BRING A PLATE OF FOOD TO FORM CHRISTMAS BUFFET.
TEA AND COFFEE PROVIDED FREE.
40s DRESS PREFERRED.
FOR TICKETS/INFORMATION CONTACT KAREN ON 01785 255368


For further information: contact 01785255368.


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
“THE ADVENTURES OF FU MANCHU”
SAMLESBURY AERODROME, BALDERSTONE, - Postcode: BB2 7LF (North West England)
Please come along and enjoy a Night of Decadence and Fun!!
As we cordially invite you…
To join us for our next themed event!!
“The Adventures of Fu Manchu”

Dance to the music of the 1930's and 1940's with the
Kat in Da Hat.. Katz Korner
Dancing for your pleasure..
The Daughters of Fu Manchu.
Dress in the Decadence of the 1930's / 40's Evening Wear,
...Vintage Chinese Attire... 1930's Bright Young Things..
…1940's Savoy / Cafe Royal… Indian Summer.
…Fur's DJ's Top Hat & Tails.. or just as extravagant as you like!!

Tickets on sale now....Earlybird $avin£’s!!!
@Eventbrite http://ow.ly/LbjI30159fH
Very Large Car Park
Motor Homes and Caravans are welcome to park overnight.
Hey!!..you could even pitch a tent!?

Contact No’s
Ray aka Sugar Ray 07739231991
Christine aka Rosie Lea 07719907818.

Fu Manchu
Fu Man Who?
Dr. Fu Manchu is a fictional character introduced in a series of
novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the twentieth century.




The character was also featured extensively in cinema, television and radio.
For over 90 years, and has become an archetype of the evil criminal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33mJRSKipbw

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956)
The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)
The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967)The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
Ladies & Gents, Our Events are all about having FuN!!
So to get the imaginative juices flowing, here are just a few ideas..
Of what You could, can or might like to wear.....
Take your self’s back…
To…The Decadent 1930’s / 40’s Evening Wear.
The legendary Slapsy Maxie's Nightclub.
Broad walk Empire, Onyx Club, Ditta Von Tease.
1930’s Coco Channel. The film Bright Young Things.
Elsa Schiaparelli 1930's/ 40’s. Indian summer.
The Great Gatsby. The Jewel in the Crown.
Smoking Jackets & Dinner Suits.
Also check our Pintrest Pages out
And watch our web site www.thegangster-squad.co.uk
Twitter @GangsterSquadUK Face Book www.Facebook.com/TheGangsterSquad

For further information: contact 07739231991. Visit: http://ow.ly/LbjI30159fH or https://www.facebook.com/thegansterssquad/


Events in December 2016


Friday - December 02 - 2016
1940S/50S CHRISTMAS DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band with Special Guest Katie Mustang. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and, Ballroom and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests, just email the band before the event.
Ticket £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band and vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
CAMBRIDGE 40'S & BIG BAND SWING DANCE 2ND YEAR
Comberton Sports & Arts (Cambridge) - Postcode: CB23 7DU (East of England)
We return due to massive demand a second year!
Featuring Vocalist Pete Wayre & the Ashby little Big Band (www.theswingbigband.co.uk)
Pete is host & compere to the event that sold over 200 tickets in 2015! Best book early! We also have Pinball Paul Swing DJ playing great dance tunes.. and more acts TBC soon! Tickets available now! some early bird tickets have already sold!

tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: theswingbigband.co.uk/events or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
REGENCY CHRISTMAS BALL - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Regency Dance Centre - Sutton In Ashfield, Market Place, Notts - Postcode: NG17 1AQ (East Midlands)
An evening of strict tempo Ballroom, Sequence, Latin and some Rock n Roll to get you into the festive mood.
Book early will sell out
The Glenn Miller style Kalamazoo Dance Band will once again bring you a superb selection of very fine Big Band dance music - might even throw that little tune for that Happy Scotch Lad - Gay Gordon
Guaranteed to be great fun as always with Kal Vaikla leading off the cheer:-)

Contact Chris, Kim or Andrew for full details and bookings 0n 01623 552737


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


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, - Postcode: BD18 3JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair at Victoria Hall

9.30am - 4pm

With 40+ stalls of vintage loveliness for you and your home including genuine vintage fashion, such as 1940's tea dresses, 1950's prom gowns, jewellery, accessories, furniture, homewares, vintage vinyl, toys, books, kitchenalia and collectables, all from the 1920's to the 1980's... Not forgetting wonderful teas from Interlude Tea Room & Emporium.

This is our BIGGEST and most established event - not to be missed!
£3 entry (£2 concessions) U-16's free.

A lovely vintage fair in Saltaire leading up to xmas.
For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
WHITE CHRISTMAS VINTAGE DANCE
Blaenavon Rugby CLub Gauts Gate, Recreation Ground, Middle Coedcae Rd, Blaenavon - Postcode: NP4 9DU (Wales)
would love to see support for our xmas vintage dance in Blaenavon on Saturday 3rd December

£10 per person includes:
* Buffet
* Free Glass of Bubbly
* Candy Cane

Great entertainment and dancing covering 40s 50s 60s
and after a very successful event in may we are now planning our Christmas events. Tickets can be bought online via Skiddle

http://www.skiddle.com/e/12803590

we will be donating 20% from each ticket to SSAFA Charity

or by calling Ricky Hunter on 07981758130 or
Ellie Bacon BA on 07963499771
visiting our website at www.rickyhunter.co.uk

Thanks

Vintage Theme Clothing or Christmas Theme Clothing

Also Prizes for Best Dressed Guy and Girl

For further information: contact 07981758130. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or http://www.skiddle.com/e/12803590


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 10 - 2016
BLACK COUNTRY (WOLVERHAMPTON) 40S NIGHT & SWING DANCE
Wednesbury Town Hall Ballroom - Postcode: WS10 7DF (West Midlands)
NOTE: the early bird tickets for this event sold out 4 months in advance, many booking in 8-10 months before the event!!!
Due to the massive success of 300 tickets sold 2015, we return for our second year. This year Feat. Vocalist & Compere Pete Wayre with his backing band the Ashby little Big Band (www.theswingbigband.co.uk). Also Swing DJ pinball Paul. The best in 30's 40's and general swing. Period dress encouraged. Tickets already selling so book now!

Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: www.theswingbigband.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 10 - 2016
GREAT GATSBY WEDDING PARTY - PRIVATE
Pelham Island Museum, Sheffield - Postcode: S3 8RY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Great Gatsby - Wedding Party with Kal's Kats

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


Events in December 2016


Sunday - December 11 - 2016
DECEMBER DEPARTURE
Rougham Control Tower Museum - Postcode: IP30 9XA (East of England)
Memorial service and event to mark the departure of the 94th Bomb Group from Rougham Field.
Event starts at 1pm, Memorial service at 2pm and refreshemnts in radar room afterwards.

contact for details




For further information: contact 07976679679.


Events in December 2016


Wednesday - December 28 - 2016
KAL'S KATS - XMAS PUD BLOW OUT - SWING DANCE
Kirk Hallam Social Club, Dallimore Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire - Postcode: DE7 4GZ (East Midlands)
Well, that's it, the mince pies are stale, the ol' bag o turkey bones are in the dog and you're feeling like a bloated mule.
Well, here's the answer, get yourself along to Kirk Hallam social club and join is for a right royal shindig as we take the lid off the joint with tons of jump jive, rock n roll and swing.
Tickets - £7 on the door on the night.
Doors from 7.30 and Band on at 8.30 - 11.pm
excellent sprung dance floor, well priced bar, lit car park.

further details
Kal - 07793 956653 or kalskats@gmail.com


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


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 31 - 2016
BLACK COUNTRY / BIRMINGHAM NYE 40'S NIGHT & SWING DANCE -
TBC (WOLVERHAMPTON) - (West Midlands)
CANCELLED DUE TO 4!!!! VENUES BEING UNRELIABLE. WE ARE CURRENTLY ASSURING SOME OPTIONS FOR A 2017 SHOW. THE WOLVERHAMPTON XMAS & CAMBRIDGE XMAS ARE STILL GOING AHEAD. SORRY GUYS!


after 6 years of successful Christmas shows we have been asked by many to provide a NYE event. So here it is. It will feat. Pete Wayre Vocalist & Compere and the amazing close female harmony trio (local to the venue) The Bluebird Belles. DJ TBC. VENUE TBC. check out www.theswingbigband.co.uk/events for full info which will be added asap.

tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: www.theswingbigband.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 31 - 2016
NEW YEARS EVE MASQUERADE BALL
The Church Of St John The Divine, St John Street, (off Gooder Lane), Brighouse - Postcode: HD6 1HN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
8pm till late 31st December

Tickets £10 in advance only
Cotton Town Hot Club will be spinning the discs for a vintage evening of swing music and dancing.
A chance to wear your finest glad rags and your favourite mask.
FREE tea & coffee but no bar so bring your own alcohol and picnic
For more information and to purchase tickets contact:
Ian 07512739985 or Paul 07886530992
Email CTHC@sky.com or Dapperdan2011@btinternet.com
Or find us on facebook ~ Cotton Town Hot Club

Remember, no bar so bring your own refreshments.
For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 31 - 2016
QUORN JUMP JIVE & SWING NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Quorn Village Hall. Leicester Road, Quorn - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
Quorn's NYE Dance with resident DJ Savoy Jump and Guest DJ Woody

No Bar bring your own.
Tickets only @ £10 each
Limited numbers.. last year this Sold Out before October!!

Tickets Only £10 each
For further information: contact 01162302828.


Events in February 2017


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

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

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


Events in March 2017


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


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

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


Events in April 2017


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

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


Events in May 2017


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

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

Tickets are only available from the link below.

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

Ashby Big Band, singers and dancers
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/specsavershangarball


Events in May 2017


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

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

Tickets are only available from the link below.

An evening jam-packed with 1940s style entertainment featuring The Ashby Big Band and much more.
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/specsavershangarball


Events in June 2017


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

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


Events in June 2017


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

RELIVE THE EXPERIENCE OF WARTIME BRITAIN

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


For further information: contact 01509632323.


Events in June 2017


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

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


Events in June 2017


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

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


Events in June 2017


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

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

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

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


Events in June 2017


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

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

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


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


Events in June 2017


Sunday - June 25 - 2017
BIRSTALL GALA
Birstall Playing Fields Leicester - Postcode: LE4 4DH (East Midlands)
Live bands all afternoon building up to the WW2 tribute from the Ashby "little" Big Band 3-3.45pm
Live Bands including Ashby Big Band - Free Entry!
For further information: contact 07886194993. 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 WELSHPOOL TOWN CENTRE - Postcode: SY21 7JQ (Wales)
Attractions / activities include:
Workers Playtime with Porthywaen Silver Band (Sat only)
1940s Afternoon tea.
re-enactors, scenarios, displays, decorated shop windows.
Talk on Violette Szabo SOE agent "Carve Her Name With Pride by her daughter Tania Szabo (Sat only)
Military and civilian vehicles.
Children's wartime fancy dress competition. Children's activities.
Advance dance tickets from www.thehafren.co.uk
Space available for vintage and memorabilia traders or anyone with items to exhibit
For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: www.whatsonwelshpool.blogspot.co.uk.
Advance tickets for the Dance £10 www.thehafren.co.uk or call
07782 166342


For further information: contact 07782166342.


Events in October 2017


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


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


Events in September 2026


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

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

Dressing up very much encouraged

You may pay on door.

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




News

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



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



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



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



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




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



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




11/02/2013
TRADERS NEEDED




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




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



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





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