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6 listings for this week...

January 20 - Friday
Region - East Midlands
Kal's Kats - Great Gatsby Prohibition Dance - more info

January 22 - Sunday
Region - West Midlands
A 40s music and dance evening - more info

January 22 - Sunday
Region - East of England
Strict Tempo Vintage Tea Dance - more info

January 28 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Charity Back to the Forties Party Dance Night - more info

January 28 - Saturday
Region - All areas
winter dance 5 - more info

January 28 - Saturday
Region - East Midlands
Anniversary Ball with The Kalamazoo Dance Band - more info



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Events in January 2017


Friday - January 20 - 2017
KAL'S KATS - GREAT GATSBY PROHIBITION DANCE
Embankment,282-284 Arkwright Street, Trent Bridge, Fraser Rd, Nottingham - Postcode: NG2 2GR (East Midlands)
Sirens at the ready, Flapper Dresses flapping, rubber guns fully loaded and Kal's Kats creating the buzzy atmosphere of the speakeasy era.


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


Events in January 2017


Sunday - January 22 - 2017
A 40S MUSIC AND DANCE EVENING
The Malthouse, The Wharfage, Ironbridge - Postcode: TF8 7FB (West Midlands)
In beautiful Ironbridge on the river Severn. A fundraising event for the Ironbridge Gorge WWII Weekend supporting Pilgrim Bandits Charity. Entertainment from Kev Mac and the Harmony Belle. Food is available in the venue.

For further information: contact 07470831484. Visit: www.ironbridgeww2weekend.co.uk


Events in January 2017


Sunday - January 22 - 2017
STRICT TEMPO VINTAGE TEA DANCE
March Conservative Club Creek Road March Cambridgeshire - (East of England)
Sunday 22nd January - 3 to 5pm Strict Tempo Tea Dance with authentic vintage entertainment by BACK TWO
Reserve your place 07760 160022


For further information: contact 07760160022. Visit: www.vintageafternoontea.weebly.com


Events in January 2017


Saturday - January 28 - 2017
CHARITY BACK TO THE FORTIES PARTY DANCE NIGHT
FISHLAKE VILLAGE HALL FISHLAKE NR DONCASTER SOUTH YORKS - Postcode: DN7 5LN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Another unforgettable night of Forties Fun coming up !
Annual 1940,s themed dance night with entertainment
By popular request , we welcome back the best 40,s DJ on the circuit
Major Swing and Kitty
Supported by fabulous 40,s singer / entertainer Natasha Harper
We go to great lengths to decorate our Village Hall in a manner befitting the era , and to add to the atmosphere we do ask for 40,s
Themed dress only please ( By Order of the War Office ! )

We have earned a reputation for being one of the very best and most friendly events , so give us a try .

No catering so please bring all your food and drink rations


Reserve tickets now Ring Mo White 01302 843673 £7
Payment to be arranged by December 12th 2016

To make sure our guests are all seated and comfortable with space to dance , our tickets are truly limited and always sell out quickly with a waiting list . Do not be disappointed please ring now You have been warned !
*** LAST 4 TICKETS AVAILABLE *** BOOK NOW Tel sheila 01302841086

For further information: contact 01302841086.


Events in January 2017


Saturday - January 28 - 2017
WINTER DANCE 5
Warwick Suite Stonel - Postcode: CV82LG (All areas)
a night of top tunes from the gramophone of woodys war department £6 tickets £7 on the door good
bars and good dance floor ,no axis uniform please plenty of parking with military show next day. for info call woody on 07737030098 or email on woodyatwar@tesco.net


For further information: contact 07737030098.


Events in January 2017


Saturday - January 28 - 2017
ANNIVERSARY BALL WITH THE KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
The Regency Dance Centre - Market Place, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts - Postcode: NG17 1AQ (East Midlands)
Celebrate with us for our 8th Anniversary Ball!

Our Anniversary Ball is a very special event for us and we invite you all to join us for a spectacular night of celebration and entertainment.

Featuring the Kalamazoo Dance Band and our medal presentation.

There will also be a buffet to keep you fuelled throughout the evening.

Time: 8pm - 11:00pm

Tickets: Early Bird (Before 21st Jan 2017) - £15.00
Standard - £18.00

BUY TICKETS ONLINE | CALL US ON 01623 552737


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


Events in February 2017


Friday - February 03 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band.

We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Karen or Andrew on 01629 760208.

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

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


Events in February 2017


Friday - February 03 - 2017
ST IVES MUSIC AND DANCE WEEKEND
Burgess Hall, St Ives Cambridgeshire - Postcode: PE27 6WU (East of England)
ST IVES MUSIC AND DANCE
FRIDAY 3RD & SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2017
THE BURGESS HALL, WESTWOOD ROAD, ST. IVES, CAMBRIDGESHIRE. PE27 6WU
FRIDAY 3RD
STICKEY WICKET AND HIS SIZZLING SWINGTETTE
FULLY SUPPORTED BY DJ. PINBALL PAUL
730PM – 12 MIDNIGHT TICKET PRICE : £14
SATURDAY 4TH (AM) VINTAGE FAIR 10AM-4PM
ENTRANCE £2
A FULL RANGE OF VINTAGE STANDS TO INCLUDE ANTIQUES , CLOTHING, JEWELLERY, MILITARIA AND MUCH MUCH MORE.
A FULLY LICENCED BAR AND CAFETERIA WILL BE OPEN FOR YOU TO RELAX AND HAVE SOMETHING TO EAT AND DRINK WHILST YOU CONTEMPLATE YOUR NEXT PURCHASE.
SATURDAY 4TH
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH 5 STAR SWING
FULLY SUPPORTED BY DJ. PINBALL PAUL
7.30PM-12MIDNIGHT TICKET PRICE : £14
*EARLY BIRD * TICKET PRICES – BUY TICKETS FOR BOTH EVENING EVENTS BEFORE THE 1ST NOVEMBER AND GET THEM FOR THE BARGIN PRICE OF £25. TICKET HOTLINE; 07969981154 / 01487 842490
A FEW SPACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE VINTAGE FAIR , FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS OR ANYTHING ELSE PLEASE CONTACT
JACQUIE LAWRENCE JAXLAW@HOTMAIL.COM
TICKETS ARE NOW ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ONE LEISURE ST IVES ON 01480 388500

*FRIDAY 3RD STICKY WHICKET AND HIS SIZZLING SWINGETTE
*SATURDAY 4TH (AM) VINTAGE FAIR
*SATURDAT 4TH (PM) 5 STAR SWING
*EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES

For further information: contact 07969981154. Visit: WWW.burgesshall.net


Events in February 2017


Sunday - February 12 - 2017
VINTAGE VALENTINE AFTERNOON SOIREE !
Lytham Green Drive Golf Club - Postcode: FY8 4LE (North West England)
The fabulous G.I.JIVE & LILLI DE CARLO, will once again, be providing the music & entertainment for the afternoon VALENTINES DANCE in Lytham, 2017. What better way to spend a cold February Sunday afternoon, in a lovely setting with a great dance floor !
Tickets £8, 2pm -4.30pm, Food, Tea, Coffee, Alcohol is available at the club, at very reasonable prices, so if you want to join us, please ring 07837 388096 or email - ektimeless@gmail.com


For further information: contact 07837388096.


Events in February 2017


Sunday - February 12 - 2017
VINTAGE TEA DANCE - DANCING WITH KAREN - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
The Chimneys, Twyford Road, Willington,Derby - Postcode: DE65 6PP (East Midlands)
Our special 1940's Tea Dance tickets are now on sale!
We would love you to join us on Sunday 12th Feb, 2-5pm at The Chimneys, Willington.
Booking is essential - message on Facebook or contact Karen directly for tickets - see poster for details.

https://www.facebook.com/DancingWithKaren/photos/a.252993318208974.1073741826.251647448343561/697430797098555/?type=3


For further information: contact 07720571268. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in February 2017


Thursday - February 16 - 2017
SWING 'N' LINDY
The Bird's Eye Club, Ladysmith Road, Grimsby - Postcode: DN32 9EQ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Invitation to a social evening of music and dance from the 1940's swing dance era. 1930s - 50s Swing, Ballroom, Lindy Hop etc:
8pm - 11pm - every month on the 3rd Thursday. Admission on the door £3
Music by "Kings of Swing" record show. 1940's Dress appreciated.


For further information: contact 01472840344.


Events in February 2017


Friday - February 17 - 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 February 2017


Saturday - February 18 - 2017
CUBAN PETE’S HAVANA CLUB
CANBERRA CLUB, SAMLESBURY AERODROME, BALDERSTONE, - Postcode: BB2 7LF (North West England)
The Gangster Squad are Pleased to announce our first Fabulous event of 2017!!!!!

CUBAN PETE’s HAVANA CLUB
18th February 2017 7.30 to Midnight
.
KicK off those post Xmas blues and step into your DaNciN Shoes!!!
Please come along to and join us in the Cuban Tropicana setting of
Cuban Pete’s HAVANA CLUB
AT
The Canberra Club
Samlesbury Aerodrome,
Myerscough Rd,
Balderstone BB2 7LF

Large FREE Car Park Motor Homes and Caravans are welcome to park overnight
Tickets Only £10!! via Eventbright…

OR

Please contact Ray or Christine
Contact No’s Ray aka Sugar Ray 07739231991 Christine aka Rosie Lea 07719907818.
Thank you for your support!!!
The Gangster Squad


Hit the dancefloor With Guest DJ
G.I. JIVE!!!
Plus
Special BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE
From the Fabulous!!
Miss Starla Slinksville

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


Events in February 2017


Saturday - February 18 - 2017
CUBAN PETE’S HAVANA CLUB
CANBERRA CLUB, SAMLESBURY AERODROME, BALDERSTONE, - Postcode: BB2 7LF (North West England)
Please come along to and join us in the Cuban Tropicana setting of

Cuban Pete’s HAVANA CLUB at
The Canberra Club
Samlesbury Aerodrome,
Myerscough Rd,
Balderstone BB2 7LF

Large FREE Car Park Motor Homes and Caravans are welcome to park overnight

Tickets Only £10!! via Eventbright…
OR
Please contact Ray or Christine
Contact No’s Ray aka Sugar Ray 07739231991 Christine aka Rosie Lea 07719907818.






Hit the dancefloor With Guest DJ
G.I. JIVE!!!

Plus
Special BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE
From the Fabulous!!
Miss Starla Slinksville

Thank you for your support!!!
The Gangster Squad


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


Events in February 2017


Sunday - February 19 - 2017
CRAIG LEONARD MILITARIA AND VINTAGE COLLECTABLES FAIR
Gilt Edge Zortech Ave Kidderminster Worcs Dy117dy - Postcode: DY117DY (West Midlands)
indoor monthly militaria event over 25 stalls selling militaria, home front, vintage and 20th century collectables, design, retro, and all things collectable. three re enactment group displays battle it out each moth to supply the best diorama to win a £50 prize

For further information: contact 07928874623.


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 March 2017


Friday - March 03 - 2017
KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND -BIG BAND DANCE SPENNYMOOR HALL, COUNTY DURHAM
SpennyMoor Town Hall, High St, Spennymoor, County Durham - Postcode: DL18 6DG (North East England)
Come and join us folks for a great night of ballroom, Sequence, Latin and swing/rock n roll dancing at this superb venue - Spennymoor Hall.

'STRICTLY' BIG BAND DANCE NIGHT!!!
So excited to share this event with all.....I don't thing anything compares to dancing with the fantastic sounds of 'LIVE' music.....cant wait to dance to the fabulous Big Band sounds of KALAMAZOO
Dance the Night away to the fantastic sounds of the Kalamazoo Big Band on Friday 3rd March at the Spennymoor Townhall
7.30 - 10.30pm

Admission is by ticket only and will be strictly limited to ensure everyone can enjoy their dancing to this fabulous band. Tickets will be available from the Studio, Classes and at the Friday night Socials from 27th January. Seat/table reservations will be available on purchase of your ticket.

For more information call the Studio 01388 609899 or
Gary 07702124562 (m) or Sue 07766084267(m)


For further information: contact 01388609899. Visit: www.richardsonsdancestudio.co.uk or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in March 2017


Saturday - March 04 - 2017
1940S & SWING DINNER DANCE
Masonic Hall - Postcode: NN17 1AD (East Midlands)
Featuring a lovely buffet, bar available also.
From 7PM until late. Music provided by Pete Wayre
& the stunning Lula May. Tickets £20.00 and
you are advised to book asap as there will be
Masonic members and guests attending as well as
Swing dancers & 1940s enthusiasts.


For further information: contact 01536201535.


Events in March 2017


Saturday - March 11 - 2017
HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN 1940S USO SHOW
Braunstone And District WMC, Leicester - Postcode: LE32GE (East Midlands)
7-11pm Featuring the City of Birmingham "little" Big Band with spaecial guest Kitty LaMare and Woody's War Department. All the hits from the 1940s and much more. Dancing for everyone including Swing, Ballroom and old time party dances
City of Birmingham Big Band, Kitty LaMare and Woody. Entrance on the night only £7.
For further information: contact 07910728717. Visit: http://www.birminghambigband.com/index.html


Events in March 2017


Saturday - March 11 - 2017
SCARBOROUGH 1940S HOME FRONT CHARITY DANCE
The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, - Postcode: YO11 2ET (Yorkshire and the Humber)
SCARBOROUGH 1940s HOME FRONT CHARITY DANCE on Saturday 11th March 2017 7.30pm till Midnight at The Grand Hotel St Nicholas Cliff Scarborough YO11 2ET.
Join us once again for our 6th year in this lovely period ballroom with fabulous sprung wooden dance floor on our journey back to the 1940s.
Ladies straighten the seams on your stockings, gents polish your uniform buttons and lets see you dancing to the music of Paul Harper, Brandyn Shaw, Don Gentile and Guest
Tickets £12 to include supper
All profits to The Royal British Legion. (We raised over £600 last year)
1940s dress appreciated but not essential
Please no German or Axis uniforms.
(Accommodation available at the hotel at reduced rate of £32 per person bed & breakfast but must be booked with Tracey at the hotel quoting this dance)
Please send stamped addressed envelope for tickets to Linda Smailes 27 Seamer Road Scarborough North Yorkshire YO12 4DU
or for further details contact Linda on 01723 366123 or 07739 231053.

To make sure our guests are all seated and comfortable with space to dance , our tickets are truly limited and in past years have sold out quickly with a waiting list . Do not be disappointed please ring now


For further information: contact 07739231053.


Events in March 2017


Saturday - March 11 - 2017
GREAT GATSBY PROHIBITION PARTY NIGHT - KAL'S KATS
Hosiery Mills, The Fieldings, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts - Postcode: NG17 2TF (East Midlands)
a Private party themed in the Great Gatsby style

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


Events in March 2017


Saturday - March 18 - 2017
BALLROOM BIG BAND DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Wicksteed Park Barton Rd, Kettering - Postcode: NN15 6NJ (East of England)
A lovely evening of ballroom, sequence, Latin swing and Rock n roll dancing at Charles Kruger's Dance event at the beautiful Wicksteed Park Ballroom.

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


Events in March 2017


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

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


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


Events in March 2017


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

Visitors can sit in the cockpits of our replica Spitfires (£5 fee applies), view the progress of the Spitfire Air Combat Simulator and also view our collection of WW2 RAF memorabilia and Military vehicles.

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

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


Events in April 2017


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

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


Events in April 2017


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

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


Events in April 2017


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




Events in April 2017


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


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


Events in April 2017


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


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


Events in April 2017


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

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


Events in April 2017


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


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

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


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


Events in April 2017


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

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

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


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


Events in April 2017


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

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

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


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


Events in April 2017


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

Large sprung dance floor. Bar available.

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

Vintage dress welcome but not compulsory.

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


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


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


Events in May 2017


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

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

Tickets are only available from the link below.

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


Events in May 2017


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

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


Events in May 2017


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


Events in May 2017


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

Tickets are expected to be priced at £10.00

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

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


Visit: www.batleyvintageday.co.uk


Events in May 2017


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

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

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

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


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


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
RAMSBOTTOM 1940'S WEEKEND
Ramsbottom - Postcode: BL0 9AJ (North West England)
Sat May 27th, Sun May 28th, Mon May 29th

Saturday 27th May
Static Spitfire display
Heavy artillery field pieces with equipment
Numerous Heavy Military Vehicles
Vintage Market stalls
Music and dancing
12.30 Parachute drop into Ramsbottom United Football pitch by The
Royal Logistics Corp.
3.00pm 1940's Style marriage blessing in St Pauls Church

Sunday 28th May
As above but the timed event being:-
1.30pm Full Military Parade led by the mounted section of Greater Manchester Police in full ceremonial dress. Salute to be taken at the Cenotaph at 2pm

Parade consists of a full contingent of cadets followed by a 100 yr old WW11 veteran in a Willis Jeep, Thwaites Brewery Dray Cart, 1940's tractor and team of land girls. Re-enactors in uniform and display of military vehicles. Members of the Fire Service Cadets will flank the parade. Land Army Girls welcome.

A provisional booking has been made for a Spitfire flypast to co-inside with the parade

Monday 29th May
Brass band concert with guest singer at 2pm in St Pauls Church.


For further information: contact 01706824454.


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
THE IRONBRIDGE GORGE WWII WEEKEND
Ironbridge - Postcode: TF8 7EG (West Midlands)
On the River Severn in the World Heritage Site of the Ironbridge Gorge.
Over 2 days, the 27th and 28th May 2017.
At Dale End Park Ironbridge and in Ironbridge town supporting Pilgrim Bandits Charity.
Recreating life during the war on the home front and in occupied Europe with re-enactors military and civilian, 40s entertainers, vintage and military traders, vintage vehicles, 40s food and more! Battles and fire power displays both days.
Free entry to all the day time events!
Saturday night grand dance, entry by ticket, supper available.
Plenty of camping space available.
Re-enactors, traders, entertainers, campers and vehicle owners please call 07470 831484


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


Events in May 2017


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


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


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

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


Events in June 2017


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

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

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


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


Events in June 2017


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

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

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

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



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


Events in June 2017


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

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

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

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

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


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 16 - 2017
THE FRONITLINE SEDGEFIELD
HARDWICK EAST PARK COUNTY DURHAM - Postcode: TS21 2DN (North East England)
Welcome to The Frontline Sedgefield in it 2 year run by adams events
The Frontline-Sedgefield is the North-Easts newest living history event depicting soldiers through history. From Vikings, Romans, Civil War right through the First and Second World Wars to the present day.
Held at Hardwick East Park, Sedgefield County Durham this three day event (Friday is schools only) will be attended by many living history groups and displays of Military vehicles of all ages.
If you want to see Vikings in action, how the Romans lived, Medieval battles, WW2 Vehicles and much much more, come along and see.
As well as all the Military displays there will be stalls selling all things Military and Vintage, and plenty of places to eat and drink.
We have live entertainment including the brilliant Colin Bourdiec. '.THE SHOW DATE IS 16TH 17TH 18TH JUNE 2017 THE 16 TH BEEN A SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL DAY charity will have fund raiser stall. SAuTERDAY A SONG AND DANCE NIGHT FOR ALL ON SITE £5.OO contact billy adams mobile 07703437722 e/mail adams_events@outlook.com

he ACWS is the largest American Civil War re-enactment society in the UK. Members are drawn from all walks of life and come from all parts of the country.
ACWS offers people the opportunity to experience 'living history' in the form of battles, displays of period medical techniques, authentic camps, civilian life, military drill and the portrayal of period events.
Frontline Sedgefield's photo.

For further information: contact 07703 43772. Visit: http://www.frontline-sedgefield.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/Frontline-Sedgefield-577247442413197/


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


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

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

2 day event Sat 24th Sunday 25th June

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



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 June 2017


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

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

Corporate and group table bookings available at discounted rates.

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

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


Events in June 2017


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

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


Events in June 2017


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


Large Dance Floor
FREE Parking
Cheap Bar
Prize Raffle
Hot Food

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


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


Events in July 2017


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

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


Events in July 2017


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


Events in July 2017


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

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2017

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

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

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


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


Events in July 2017


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

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

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

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

It just has to be done!!!!!

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


Come and join us.

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


Events in July 2017


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Events in August 2017


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Events in August 2017


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

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


Events in August 2017


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

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

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


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


Events in August 2017


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


Events in August 2017


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


Events in August 2017


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

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

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


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


Events in August 2017


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

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

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


Events in September 2017


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

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

1.15pm Parade and Drumhead Service.

Flyby by Period Aircraft TBC

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


Events in September 2017


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

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

1.15pm Parade and Drumhead Service.

Flyby by Period Aircraft TBC

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


Events in September 2017


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




Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 16 - 2017
NEWARK 1940'S FESTIVAL
Newark Air Museum - Postcode: NG242NY (East Midlands)
Come join us at Newark Air museum on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017 to celebrate our 1940's festival. With a large range of aircraft to explore, 1940's trade stalls, military displays, dancing, singers, re-enactors, cafeteria and much more it's set to be a great day for a stroll in your finery. A wonderful location Newark Air Museum is looking forward to its se nod year of hosting a celebration of the 1940's. We welcome support from reenactors, trade stands, displays and entertainers to help make this event a success for this and future annual 1940's events. Without you we cannot make this possible so please come along and help us make this a 'must do' event in the forties calendar. For further information please contact Colin Savill on 07776 193253 . We looking forward to meeting you .

For further information: contact 07904979361.


Events in September 2017


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

For further information: contact 07570051155.


Events in September 2017


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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy a Blitz Ball with Ashby Little Big Band.

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

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

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


Events in October 2017


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


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


Events in October 2017


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

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

Friday & Saturday 13th/14th October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early advanced booking is STRONGLY recommended to avoid disappointment.

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

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

EARLY BOOKING IS RECOMMENDED TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

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


Events in November 2017


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


Large Dance Floor
FREE Parking
Cheap Bar
Prize Raffle
Hot Food

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


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


Events in 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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