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Air Displays

OLD FLYING MACHINE COMPANY - WWII Aircraft for Public and Private Air Display. The aircraft displays carry on the company’s tradition of showing the aircraft in their original roles, a fitting tribute to Ray and Mark Hanna, much-missed founders of the company. Some of the most experienced display pilots in the world fly with the Old Flying Machine Company, offering a cross section of skills and expertise second to none. To make an initial enquiry or to discuss your requirements please contact Laura Bonhomme on 01223 836705 or via email to info@ofmc.co.u or visit www.ofmc.co.uk

S&D SIMULATION is Europe's largest operator of simulator hire and mobile simulation attractions. Our in-house fleet currently comprises of 2 x 20-seater Morphis Simulators and 2x 14-seater Venturer Simulators. We are the official Suppliers to the RAF for our Red Arrows & Battle of Britain Memorial Flight/Euro Fighter Flight Simulators. We remain the major players at the forefront of the simulator hire industry, attending public shows & events throughout the UK & Europe. The organisers of the UK & Europe’s premier events recognise the quality of our simulator products, our professionalism & attention to detail which continues to secure their long term commitment to us. If you are interested in hiring the official Red Arrows/BBMF Simulator for one of your recruitment day events, on either a commercial or non-commercial basis, we would be pleased to discuss the various options with you. If you are interested in hiring the official Red Arrows/BBMF Simulator for one of your recruitment day events, on either a commercial or non-commercial basis, we would be pleased to discuss the various options with you. Visit our website to view our full range of motion simulators. www.sdsims.com

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Big &Small Bands

THE PALM COURT DANCE ORCHESTRA with Paul Harper. Dance music in the 1930's and 1940's style with instrumentation & musical arrangement of those days. Contact Derek Sutcliffe 0113 253 3669 or visit their web site at www.palmcourt.org.uk

ANYTHING BLOWS is a twelve piece dance band based in the East Midlands; playing a variety of music from the 1930s to the 1990s and featuring music from artists such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, James Last, and the Beatles. Visit the web site at: www.anythingblows.co.uk

 

THE NICK ROSS ORCHESTRA, SOUNDS OF THE GLENN MILLER ERA. Check their web site for events throughout of England from Lancaster to Bournemouth. With a classic Big Band line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a rhythm section and singers, the Nick Ross Orchestra faithfully recreate the classic Big Band sound of the 1940s. www.nickrossorchestra.com

THE DEBBIE CURTIS RADIO BIG BAND. The Most Exciting Big Band Jazz & Swing Show in the UK! Covering many eras, the band features vocalists John Miller (Nephew of Glenn Miller) & Iain Ewing, plus Hobsons Choice Dancers & Re-Enactors. The band has over 1000 music arrangements and offers packages to suit every budget for any occasion, privately or commercially. http://www.debbiecurtis.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1494 817094 Email: office@debbiecurtis.co.uk

THE TONY STRUDWICK BIG BAND has the right experience, musical knowledge and look, to re-create that very special authentic sound that revisits the 40s era. The big Band re-creates the authentic sound of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington and many of the famous bands of the 1940s. Visit their web site at: www.tonystrudwick.co.uk

THE GEORGE THORBY BIG BAND. Established 55+ years ago, possibly the longest running big band in the UK which is STILL directed by George himself. Also, the first big band to appear, on Hughie Green’s Opportunity Knocks. This is a professional organization has the usual big band line-up. You can find out more details from the website. www.georgethorbybigband.co.uk

ASHBY BIG BAND are a Big Band based in Ashby-de-la-Zouch who perform in and around the Midlands. Glenn Miller, Basie, Ellington, Swing Rock and Roll and Pop - music for any occasion. Why not visit their web site at www.ashbybigband.com

THE IAN JAMES BAND - Formed in 1989, The Ian James band has built a reputation for its musical versatility and stage presentation. In 1996 the band were invited to play at Blenheim Palace for a Gala Charity Ball, and later that year at Inns of Court, Lincoln’s Inn in London. The Band fulfills many different types of engagements all over the country including, Royal Marines and Army establishments. Other Engagements Include: Masonic Dinner Nights, Rotary Club events, corporate functions and Private Parties.The Ian James Big Band recreates the unforgettable sounds of the Big Band and Swing era. You can dance to the sounds of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and many more. The band has recently had the pleasure of performing at a Big Band Festival alongside The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Herb Miller and Vince Hill. Visit the web site at: www.ianjamesmusicmanagement.co.uk

THE HENLEY FARRELL BIG BAND - With more than 18 years experience of playing big band music in the Midlands area, the Henley Farrell Big Band organise and are available for 40's themed events. We perform a wide range of music as well as the usual favourites Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, etc. Please visit our website for more details, www.henleyfarrell.co.uk or contact Tony Farrell on 0115 9532083

HARMONY IN HARLEM- East Anglia's unique 16-piece jazz orchestra with a repertoire of authentic and original Duke Ellington from the 1930s and 1940s. Excellent swing and jazz for lindy hop and jitterbug dancing with the individual sound of Ellington. The true sound of the 1930s and 1940s for any themed event. Conducted by Ellington scholar Michael Kilpatrick, tel 01223 833062 or visit http://www.harmonyinharlem.co.uk

LITTLE BIG BAND play 1930's 1940's music. We are based in East Yorkshire and play for lots of 40's ‘theme night’ dances. The band plays specially written arrangements of this period to give an authentic big band sound, but using only six musicians and a female singer, so as you can see the band is much more affordable than a 15 piece and of course live music is infinitely preferable to a Disco. Our web site is http://www.band-hire.com

GOOSEBUMPS is a five-piece jump jive blues/swing band based in Kent.  Formed only 18 months ago with a passion to keep alive and put a new twist on great old bluesy jazz songs that very few people are performing these days. Songs from Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Wynnonie Harris and Louis Prima etc. Songs chosen for the wit and humour as much as their sheer infectious melodies. This summer has seen Goosebumps playing all over the county of Kent at large open air events. The Hop festival Faversham, Broadstairs folk week, Canterbury city centre at the European food fair. Herne Bay 'Big Band Day' run by the local council, the Kent County show and many other  festivals too many to mention. We are attracting an audience from all age groups as well as  vintage dance groups (jivers and lindy hoppers) and this adds to the atmosphere and fun of our shows. Take a look at our web sites; www.goosebumpsmusic.co.uk or www.myspace.com/goosebumpsmusicuk

THE KING OF SWING IS BACK: Bernard Berkhout  has won awards, such as the Soloist Award of the Jazz Festival in Breda, the prize for the Most Promising Jazz Artist on the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Peter Schilperoort Award and in 1989 he received a Grammy Award (Edison) for his album Fascinating rhythm. Bernard has played with international jazz legends such as Eddie Daniels, Stan Getz, Scott Hamilton, Toots Thielemans, Tom Baker, Ian Cooper, Madeline Bell, Red Rodney, Rita Reys and Warren Vache. He also toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra and recently recorded a CD with the Rosenberg Trio. Having traveled the world with his music, ultimately he decided to focus on his medical career and became a doctor in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. However, it is not in his nature to settle down. Now he's back with his Swingmates, a number of top musicians, going back to the times of the authentic sound of the Benny does Goodman-Sextet, and the Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra, playing and swinging as never before.  Check out the web site at: http://www.Bernardberkhout.com or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61Fw2ZJnLm8  or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K6RPqiWKiQ&feature=channel

BOBBY KEMP is a truly international Big Band singer, having performed theatre shows in both the US and Canada. Bobby appears regularly across the UK, performing songs from the 30's thru to present day, with a variety of different sized Swing bands yet always remaining faithful to the wonderful sound of Swing Music. BK and his band are available to book for your event as follows: www.bobbykemp.co.uk or Tel: 07966 401434 and you can see them headlining this year's Whiteford Music Festival (swing night) on Friday 17th July: www.whitefordfestival.co.uk

"SWING MACHINE" big band, specialise in music from the 1940’s era and are available for Dances, Weddings, Concerts and 40s Events. We believe in keeping music live. Feel free to come along and listen to Swing Machine at a rehearsal. For more information or an informal chat please contact :- Mrs Liz Seabrook (Secretary) Phone: 07751614575 Email: info@swingmachine.co.ukvisit the web at: www.swingmachine.co.uk


JAZZ CONNECTION -
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2010, Jazz Connection performs a special and exciting live show. This show is a tribute to the music of Louis Prima. In 2010 we will be celebrating the 100th Birthday of Louis Prima.  Now available for Jazz Clubs and Festivals in the UK. For bookings in 2010 Periods: 7 - 11 April 2010 & 28 August - 11 September 2010. Jazz Connection has performed in the UK @ Bude Jazz Festival, Birmingham Jazz Festival, Isle of Wight Jazz Festival and many Jazz Clubs. Jazz Connection is a true follower of the Jumpin’ Jive style that hit America’s black postwar population. With songs from Louis Jordan, Louis Prima and Louis Armstrong, like ‘’Is you is or is you ain’t my baby’’, ‘’Just a gigolo’’ and ‘’Someday you’ll be sorry”, they bring a revival of the best and brightest star performers from these exciting years. Founded in ‘jazzy’ hometown Breda, Jazz Connection is running like a train, swinging and rolling through Europe with their Jazz & Jive show. They have performed at major festivals and clubs in Holland (since 1990 Breda Jazz Festival), toured in UK, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Poland as well as in the Middle East and Asia. Web www.jazz-connection.com - You Tube - My Space. For more information: Rob & Carla Henneveld Office +31(0)182 530709 Fax +31(0)182 530367, GSM +31(0)623 995195, Beatrix Hoeve 11, 2804 HC Gouda – Holland, Email: info@yes2jazz.comWeb: www.yes2jazz.com

JUMP JIVE AND WAIL - are a band specializing in 1940/50’s jive music and have played at several 1940’s jive gigs, including The Victoria Hall, Saltaire, Shipley, for a Jive event with over 300 in attendance. We would be most interested to play at any jive events. You can find a list of our forthcoming gigs on our web site which is http://www.jumpjiveandwail.co.uk/

THE MOONLIGHT SERENADE ORCHESTRA UK  - Founded in 2003 by trumpeter Kevin Cunningham, the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK have wowed audiences in Concert Halls and Theatres all over Great Britain. Known for its mix of Big Band Swing teamed with outstanding vocals, the Orchestra’s repertoire ranges from the classics of Glenn Miller through Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman to the cool vibe of Sinatra with a touch of Buddy Rich thrown in. The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK’s musicians happily state that they are the hardest swinging band in the UK but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourselves! First visit our web site at: http://www.msouk.co.uk

THE JONATHAN WYATT BIG BAND – This year, 2010, Jonathan is celebrating 23 years as the band leader of East Anglia's premier big band. Established by the meastro when he was just seventeen years old, the band captures the sound of the Big Band Era.  The band has an extensive library including numbers made famous by the bands of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie, to name a few. More recently, the band's library has grown to include new arrangements by some of the country's leading composers and arrangers. The vocalists who perform with the band enthrall audiences with classic Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland numbers. As a band leader Jonathan takes pride in the versatility of the band which has performed at a wide range of venues such as theatres (including a Royal Gala Performance), for National Trust open air events and at private functions. As well as concerts, the band is often booked for dances offering the chance for people to foxtrot, quickstep and jive to the fantastic sound of a live big band. Visit their web site at: www.jwbb.co.uk

GLENN HURST BIG BAND - Versatile big band based in Suffolk. Over 1500 big band arrangements from the 1930's to the present. For 1940's events the band appear in full WW2 uniform. Demo disc recorded live available on request. For further information email: info@glennhurstmusic.co.uk or visit  www.glennhurstmusic.co.uk

THE CONCHORD BIG BAND We are a full big band of 20 years standing and we have just been kitted out as the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. Our website is http://www.ww2retrobigband.com/ and we have a video on Youtube showing a clip from a recent fund raising event for "Help For Heroes".
http://www.youtube.com/user/frankosborneuk#p/a/u/0/1SZM_QjP3_s

THE TELSTAR BIG BAND, a 1940s Glenn Miller ww2 Big Band. Whether it's a 1940s event, dance, party or wedding the TELSTAR BIG BAND will deliver a professional and fun performance. We are based in the Midlands but perform throughout the Country. Our website is www.telstarband.com Check out the site for YouTube performances and contact details. Available in various size combinations to suit all budgets.

THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS – Why not have ‘the kilt’s swaying and the bagpipes playing’ at your 1940’s event. From solo Pipers and mini band to the full band dressed in No1 uniform of The 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Regiment as stationed in the East Midlands during the 40’s. For more information visit our website at www.seaforthhighlandersnottsbranch.co.uk or drop in on our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/The-Seaforths Alternatively, you can give a call to Colin McAlpine, our Assistant Secretary, on 07972 384935

THE OCKBROOK BIG BAND for your 1940’s Weekend Events and so forth.  Let me take a moment and introduce you to The Ockbrook Big Band.   The Band is based at Ockbrook in Derby. We are a full Glenn Miller Big Band playing hits from the 40’s through to Sinatra, Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald etc. We also present in full US army Air Force uniforms and have played at numerous events including war themes across the country.  Just take a moment and visit our website at: www.ockbrookbigband.com

NAOMI PAYNE'S HOTSY-TOTSY BAND is perfect for your vintage themed parties, functions and tea dances, playing popular music from the 1900's upto the 1940's. A dance teacher can also be provided for the event to show guests the basic dance steps of the time. Why not visit her web site at http://www.naomipayne.co.uk

 

FIVE STAR SWING - “They Swing Like CRAZY !” – (Sheila Tracy, BBC).Experience the LIVE IMPACT of Big Band Jazz, Swing & Blues as performed by the unique FIVE STAR SWING combination of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. They performed for Vera Lynn at her War Veterans Charity Ball last hear at the Imperial War Museum in London. Also featured at Duxford Air Museum for the BBC TV “Children In Need”. Featuring Alto Saxophonist & Vocalist SIMONE from the latter days of the Ivy Benson Band! Visit their web site at: www.fivestarswing.co.uk

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BIG BAND - the most entertaining Big Band in the Midlands. We specialise in music for 1940s events, and have performed at wide range of 1940s dances, from large gatherings with over 600 people in  aeroplane hangers with a full Glenn Miller style Orchestra to small private parties with a 1940 theme and 20 personal guests using our 10 piece Party Big Band. For further details email bhambigband@aol.com or phone 07886194993 or visit http://birminghambigband.com/aboutus.html

SONNY AND THE HONEYDIPPERS - We are an 8 piece band including a 4 piece brass section specialising in music from the 1940's, and 1950's. We have performed at many lindy hop, rock n roll and 1940's gigs and always put on a crowd pleasing show. The band is made up from a group of 8 excellent musicians and is fronted by the great man himself Sonny Saxo. Why not see for yourself by visiting:  www.sonnyandthehoneydippers.co.uk

THE TEA DANCE BAND - a small combo consisting of Trumpet, sax, piano, bass and drums based in Derby. We play 1940s music for Tea Dances, Weddings, Parties, Celebrations...any event where 40s, swing era music is required but budget or space rules out a Big Band. For more detail take a look at our web site at: http://www.teadanceband.webs.com/

 

THE BEVIN BOYS (BAND) - They are a three piece swing band of handsome chaps dressed in authentic 1940s clothing and create an incredible sound… its amazing what they can do with just a double bass, a drum kit and a guitar. Take a look at them on www.bevinboys.com

 

 

THE DEBONAIRES – a 7 piece ‘small’ band plus one of our very talented lady vocalists. We can play at your Ball, Dance, Wedding, Festival or Concert, for celebrations, corporate or fund raising events. Our passion is the popular music of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and the 50’s. Our unique combination of Swing, Dixie and Latin rhythms played to songs by composers like George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, is elegant, sophisticated, nostalgic and still fresh and exciting. As well as formal functions and vintage weddings, we already play some themed WWII / Blitz party nights and would like to play more. With the authentically ‘small band’ we are not only playing the current 40’s hits of “Goodman and Kyser and Miller”, but also those good old songs from ‘the last war’ and other timeless classics from the 20’s and 30’s including many Hollywood gems. For much more detail visit www.debonaires.net and listen to the band play several pieces in full.

ROOM21 BIG BAND - Room21 is a 20-piece band playing swing and big band music for all occasions throughout Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. Male and female vocalists available. Music features favourites from the 30s, 40s and 50s, tailored to suit your 40s night, charity night, anniversary party, birthday party or wedding. Contact Ernie 01427 810139 or Kate 01652 658398 or email kate@room21.org.uk or visit our website www.room21.org.uk or Facebook: Room21 Big Band or Twitter: @room21bigband

 

BEESTON BIG BAND - We're a Nottingham based big band & singers that will make any event go with a swing!
From Glenn Miller & Count Basie to Marc Almond & Caro Emerald we can tailor our program to suit your needs.
Look us up at www.beestonbigband.co.uk or find us on Facebook

 

THE ZOLTANS are a 1940's Jumpin' Jive Band. The ZOLTANS specialise in performing live in front of an audience who are usually motivated towards the bar and then the dance floor. The "sheer joy" of this music is evident on their faces whilst performing - a joy that is strangely infectious. The Zoltans are a Jump-jive band. They hail from Southend-on-sea, Essex, UK and are steeped in the repertoire of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris and Rent Party. Visit our web at Website www.zoltans.co.uk . Contact 07858 903 212 Rick Dawson Bandleader. email richardfdawson@mac.com.

 

ONE JUMP AHEAD are a swinging band who make a dance floor seem irresistible. Formed by singer/saxophonist Kit Packham in 1984 to play jump/jive R&B with a sense of humour and a twinkle in their eyes, they have developed a huge repertoire over the years which can also include Rat Pack, Swing, Jazz, Rock'n'Roll, Soul and Vintage Pop as well. They've played at most of London's leading hotels and venues including the 100 Club, Dover Street Wine Bar. the Hideaway, Rivoli Ballroom, Notre Dame Hall, and many more. They were chosen to play for many charity balls and other events includin the London post-premiere parry for Aardman Animation's “Chicken Run" movie. They've built among reputation with jive dancers all over London and beyond, having worked with the London Swing Dance Society, Boogaloo Promotions, Jive Parry, Jive Plus, No Name Jive, Now That's Jive, and lots more. They have released several albums over the years and are about to release a new one of mainly original material called “One Foot in the Goove". They will be touring widely to promote it.
Visit us at www.onejumpahead.co.uk

THE VICTORY WARTIME BAND is a select group of local' Britons who are able to perfectly encapsulate the mood and spirit of the 1940's.b Based in the South East of England, the band performs music from the period to include classics from Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, George Formby etc. There are plenty of Big Bands and Swing Bands but only one 'Victory' Band. If you are holding any sort of 1940's event or simply need a British band for your street party this band is ideal! www.victorywartimeband.com

 

ECHO FOUR TWO BIG BAND is an 18-piece line up with feature vocalists. Based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, we play for a wide range of 40's themed events – hangar dances, concert parties & private functions. When on 1940’s duty, we become an RAF Wing Command Band of the period dressed in full uniform to complement our musical tribute to the period.
We can make any 40’s event go with that extra swing & sparkle. Our hire comes complete with stage lighting and service flags, bunting etc and our own ground crew to manage relevant sound & lighting effects (if required). So Keep Calm and call us on 01423 569817

 

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Caterers

THE CRACKLING PIG the finest suppliers of hog roasts and barbecues for corporate and private functions, including 1940s WWII Events. Our company is situated in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and can provide catering at events throughout The South East. For further details visit our website is www.thecracklingpig.co.uk

MOBILE CANTEEN run by WVS re-enactors would like to be invited to 1940/WWII themed events anywhere in the East Anglia area. The van has already been seen at events where it served hot drinks, cakes and sandwiches to re-enactors. If you are planning a birthday party, corporate event, film set or any type of 40s event where you might need a working mobile canteen, contact Geoff by email at th@takeheart.co.uk

BRACKENBURY'S OF BRIGSLEY Home Made Ice Cream - Brackenbury's of Brigsley in Lincolnshire have been making ice cream since 1937. The vans, which are six in number, are in 1930s to1950s livery and are just the thing for any 1940+ event. On the left is a picture of the great Pavorotti sampling Brackenbury's delights at a past event. For further details visit http://www.brigsleyicecream.com

'WE'LL EAT AGAIN'  - We are a very new set up amongst the re-enacting world, 'We’ll eat again' is a catering company set up to provide original foods from the war years especially for 1940's events. The company started mid 2008 and has taken off very, very quickly and started out life with our WWII Polish Field Kitchen and a gazebo, we now have grown to a large army field tent with a fully fitted towable kitchen and yes we still use the field kitchen as well, so we have quite a big set up now. (if required)  The events we cater for are, anything from  Villages at War, weddings (normally re-enactors) through to large Airshows. Visit our new website www.welleatagain.co.uk

We are the original iconic tonibell ice cream van hire company, our vans are for hire for any function from Weddings to company re-launches, school fetes to birthday parties from 1940 WWII events football tournaments, and much much more; so if you’re looking for something really different and want to be the talk of the event or function, then tonibell ice cream vans could be just the cream of desserts!! People always can remember back to their childhood days running to the bright pink vans for a "Popeye" or Boat, even a fresh Strawberry Sundae!! Tonibell cream vans were the biggest  ice cream mobiles to date, with over 500 + vans around the streets of England and could be seen on TV shows and drama's like the Sweeney, Minder, The Professionals, Grange Hill and films such as Buster with their own special musical chimes, unique only to them.  All our vans are original with the exact livery and picture's and chimes ready to take you back to them days! Why not visit our web site at: www.tonibell99.co.uk before contacting us on 07921 934217 or by email tonibell99@btinternet.com

MARKE'S ICES - SIMPLY THE BEST. Whatever event you are planning, whether its a simple fete, carnival, an air show or music concert, our catering units can meet your every need. Children's parties, Corporate days, Weddings and pretty much any special occasion can be enhanced with a high quality ice cream van from Marke's Ices. Why not contact us today to discuss your event and see how Marke's Ices can help you. Visit to our web site for more details at: www.markesices.co.uk

40s TEA ROOM - A 1940's themed Tea Room has opened in the beautiful Lincolnshire wolds. When you're in the areas why not call in and meet the girls dressed in 1940's dress and enjoy your refreshments to 1940's music playing in the background. Why not first visit their web site at www.woldviewvintagetearooms.com

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Charities

SOLDIER ON SOCIETY - Our organisation was set up to support British soldiers injured in battle. 
You can find us at Soldier On Society, 6A The Weir, Hessle, East Yorkshire , HU130RU, Tel - 07946 141105, Companies House registration no. 7372787. Visit us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=111625198890541&ref=ts

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Dance Classes

G.I. JIVE the best 1940's record hops. Why not visit his web site at www.gi-jive.co.uk by clicking on this web address where he lists forthcoming Dance Classes

UK LINDY & SWINGis a new internet-based community of Swing dance, Lindy and Jive fans. Meet and chat with like-minded dance fans, browse the calendar of events and workshops, up load photos, sell 40s/50s memorabilia, arrange meet-ups or group trips out, maybe even find a dance partner. E-mail Rache at rache@swing-dancing.co.uk or visit the web site at www.swing-dancing.co.uk

COCONUT GROVE Gives you a rough guide to: Jive along with some of the venues relatively close to the RUTLAND area where you can learn to JIVE. Links to other web sites provide more in depth Dance News and Information. Lists some events happening near to and not quite so near to the RUTLAND area. Visit the web site at http://www.the-coconutgrove.co.uk

THE CINQUE PORTS LINDY HOPPERS are a small troupe that offer lindy hop displays for all kinds of events, as well as put on dances and hold classes. Visit their web site at www.cinqueportslindyhoppers.com

SWING & JIVE DANCING WITH HOPPIN' MAD "Hoppin' Mad" are Graeme & Ann. Based in Bath, we teach and perform all over the UK and abroad. We have numerous tv and film credits, including choreography for Aardman Animation's Chicken Run. We specialize in dance styles from the 20's, through the 40's, up to the 50's. Dances include The Charleston, The Big Apple, Collegiate Shag, Balboa and The Lindy Hop. We can provide costumed cabaret and fun lessons for corporate functions and themed events such as Prohibition Balls or 1940's D-Day dances. Our website is at www.hoppinmad.co.uk

 

SWING JIVE - Learn to Swing, Salsa or Ballroom Dance. Free dance lessons online. Jive moves,salsa steps, and ballroom to Latin sequences. Visit the web site at: http://www.swingjive.co.uk

 

 

HEPCATHOP Swing Jive classes and Hops at Heptonstall Bowling Club, West Yorks. HX77NX with TC and Joyce. Nice period dance-hall atmosphere with resident band TC and the Swingcats playing Juke Joint Jive, Western Swing and Gypsy Jazz. Visit the web site at: www.hepcathop.com

SWING D.J. SERVICE & FUN DANCE CLASSES - Chris (Good Rockin Daddy) Pamplin offers a professional DJ service and several other services based in Yeovil and the surrounding counties. Music for themed events and private events such as: Weddings, Dances, War time events, Private parties, Themed parties, Gangster, etc. Tel: 0845 094 3757 or visit the web sites at www.swingcats.co.ukand www.gijive.co.uk

RUG-CUTTERS LINDYHOP - We are a new club launched for people wanting to learn how to Lindyhop/Jitterbug/ Swing dance to music from the 1930's to current style swing & big bands. Set up by Paul & Fae (teaching since 2002) to encourage people of all ages to try out and learn fun dances of the 1930's/1940's era. Based in the Huntingdon/Peterborough area, we can also teach workshops in your area, as well as performance demonstrations (we have performed every year at the Glenn Miller Festival), fun classes; Visit our web site at: www.rug-cutters.co.uk

CAMB & BEDS LINDYHOP EXPERIENCE - We teach Lindy-hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and Partner Charleston in the Cambridgeshire / Bedfordshire area. We are also involved in WW11 Re-enactment/ Living History. For further details please see our website: www.cambsbedslindy.co.uk

Want to learn a new social skill covering the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, keep fit, meet new people and most importantly have some fun?  Join The Backstep Boogie Club and learn to dance! join in on one of the best adult dance class and social dance Clubs around the North West! Book your own group Workshop! Book Demonstrations for your event! Book us to DJ your event for you! Take Private Lessons so your specific personal dance needs are met! Let us create a Tailored Event especially for your requirements! Simply email thebackstepboogie.club@virgin.net, check out the website at www.backstepboogie.co.uk or call or text Trina on 07719 457688.

DANCING CLASSES - We teach 1940's style Jive & Lindy Hop mainly in the Midlands but often in London. We also teach 1940's style Ballroom Quickstep & Foxtrot (Ideal for Hanger Dances). After all, that's what we British were doing before those Damn Yanks arrived! Why not visit our web site at: www.fortiesdance.co.uk

 

 


SURREY JIVE specialise in 1940's Swing Jive in the Belmont and Epsom Surrey area. Classes are on a Thursday evening at Epsom, Surrey (Beginners 7:45 - 8.45 p.m. and Intermediate 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.) and in Belmont, Surrey on Saturday morning (Beginners 10:00 - 11:00 am. and Intermediate 11:15 - 12:15 am). Full details can be found on their website at: www.surreyjive.co.uk

BAL-SWINGJIVE - We are Jackie and Tony and reside in the Cinque Ports town of Rye, East Sussex.  We love all things 30's and 40's and are passionate about our swing dancing from those eras.  We present regular 1940's swing and jump jive dance events and provide swing dance classes and dance workshops across Kent and Sussex from Dover to Brighton.  The weekly classes we provide are in the styles of lindy hop, balboa, bal-swing and shag and held on the outskirts of Folkestone and Brighton.  Private tuition is also offered in those styles from our own home incorporating bed and breakfast facilities if required.  Visit our web site at: www.bal-swingjive.com

LINDY HOP CLUB - We are Shauna Richardson and Dave Towers, experienced Lindy Hop dance tutors holding regular classes for all levels. We also host taster sessions for your group or club, hold workshops, teach at special occasions, events and re-enactments. Tutor couples for that extra special first dance to surprise family and friends on the wedding day, and help their guests join in to make the party go with a swing. Dance is good fun and good exercise. We hold classes for all ages and abilities from senior citizens to young school children. We have appeared in various media projects including TV, magazines radio and press, recently dancing in KT Tunstall’s video. Why not visit our web site at: www.dancelindy.co.uk

ARE YOU DANCING? – is a Directory of Dance events for Swing, Jive, Ballroom, and so forth across the UK, together with international dance camps and festivals. Our Dance Directory also lists suppliers of period costumes, fancy dress, dancewear, shoes and other dance related products and services. Visit our web site at: www.AreYouDancing.com

LONDON SWING DANCE SOCIETY, 22 Bessingby Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 9BX, Supports and Promotes Swing Dance Events, Classes and Performances. Weekly classes & private tuition, as well as regular club nights. Available for themed parties, weddings, shows and performances etc. Lindy Hop Shop. Specialising in Swing Dance Shoes, Clothing, CDs, and Instructional DVDs and Books. Tel: 01895 613703 or email: mail@swingdanceuk.com or visit: www.swingdanceuk.com

 

A2 JIVE - Located in Essex, A2 Jive is a dance group based around 1940's style Jive, Jitterbug, Swing and Rock 'n Roll dancing! They run weekly classes in Witham on Thursday evenings from 8pm til 10pm for both beginners to learn the basics and intermediates for the practice and socializing. They have started a new class on a Wednesday evening at Rettendon Memorial Hall post code CM3 8DP.  Class from 8pm til 10pm. It's laid back and works on a drop in basis so you can feel free to call in whenever you like! Their web site is at: www.a2jive.com

1940's LINDY HOP DANCE CLASSES at Ashford, Kent every Wednesday evening from 7.00 to 9.30 commencing December 16th 2009. Learn Savoy Lindy hop, Balboa, Shag & Charleston. Beginners and improvers no dance partner required. £6 includes tea coffee biscuits and squash.  FREE SECURE PARKING at St Mary's Church Parish Hall Churchyard, Ashford, Kent TN23 1QG. Further enquiries tel Kieran or Sandra uso dance team 01233 860 564 email info@usoshows.com visit www.usoshows.com

WANT TO TRY LINDY HOP? Try our New Absolute Beginners Course which starts at 7.15pm on Tuesday 5th January 2010, will be very basic to begin with, allowing those who have never danced before to learn the basic footwork patterns and lead & follow techniques. In our weekly, 4 month course we will cover all the Lindy Hop basics including 6-Count Moves, Side by Side Charleston, 8-Count Moves including: Swing Out, Lindy Turn & Circle and Reverse Charleston plus plenty of other fun & stylish moves. The Village Hall, Hay Street, Steeple Morden, Royston, Herts. SG8 0PE

JSTRICTLY JITTERBUG! East Coast Swing was the chosen style for Early Rock and Roll music. This style is also called Jitterbug, or Jiving and was very popular in the 1940’s. What a nice way to exercise, and have fun at the same time!
Beginners And Improvers Courses:- 
Mondays: The Midland Band Club, 2 Hallwood Road, Kettering NN16 9RG  
Tuesdays: Shepwell Green Social Club, Bilston Lane, Willenhall, WV13 2QF (near Walsall and Wolverhampton).
Wednesdays: Trent Valley House WMC, New Street, Bedworth CV12 9DL
Thursdays: The Crow Pie, Bilton Road, Rugby CV22 7DX
 Doors open 8pm. £5 entrance. On your first visit, please arrive by 8.15pm for an Absolute Beginners Footwork Lesson. 8.30pm Beginners Lesson. 9.30pm Improvers Lesson. 10.20pm Stroll Lesson. 11.00pm Music Ends. Contact Alistair Fitzgerald:  07968 988442 or e-mail sj@madhatters.uktc.com or visit www.strictlyjitterbug.co.uk

NO NAME JIVE present 30's,40's, & 50's Jitterbug, East Coast Swing, Jive & Stroller classes. We also hold regular workshops in complimentary styles such as Balboa, Shag, Foxtrot. And for your further delectation we hold regular Dance & Cabaret Nights, Themed & Tea Dances, BBQ's and more! Our Dance Troupe appears at 1940's Events, Air Shows, Private Parties, Fêtes, and on stage!
Every Wednesday
The Sugar Candy Club, Aperfield W.I. Hall, 4 Lebanon Gardens, BIGGIN HILL, Kent, TN16 3HA. Beginners 8-9pm Improvers 9-10pm Social ~ 10.30pm. 10 week Beginners course only £60 payable in advance, or £7 on the door. Free parking opposite / No partner required.
Every Friday
The Swing Joint, Upstairs at The British Legion, 15 Town End, Caterham on the Hill, SURREY, CR3 5UJ. Beginners 8 - 9pm Improvers 9 - 10pmSocial dance ~ til 11.30pm £7 on the door, or £5 for social dance only.
Licenced Bar / Free parking opposite / no partner required. (Please note that there will be no lessons on our Dance & Cabaret Nights held at this venue. The content of the 10 week Beginners course is the same as our other classes however).
Contact Mark 07954 591631 or Julie 07804 593503 - For further details see our website:- www.nonamejive.co.uk

SWINGSTERS - (Bedford Swing Dance Society) Learn to Swing Dance in Bedford and Edgware. Mike and Mel have been teaching Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, Blues, Boogie Woogie and authentic Jazz together for 5 years, both at their regular venues and for other swing dance organisations and camps across the UK. We teach weekly in Bedford on Wednesdays - Esquires, 60a Bromham Road, Bedford MK40 2QG. We teach weekly in Edgware on Sundays - Swingsters Sizzling Sundays - British Legion, Parnell Close, Edgware, HA8 8YE. Monthly Blues Workshops - Blues Angel - Edgware, along with regular band nights. We host classes at themed evenings, teach wedding dances and run weekend workshops and events. We have also choreographed and appeared in music videos. We teach Privately, Corporately, and in the Education and Public sectors. For full details and for contact information see our website: www.swingsters.co.uk   Tel: 07956366449

DEREK & JANE of South West Lindy Hoppers and we teach Lindy Hop in Exeter & Totnes (Devon) this it the original 1930' - 1940's Savoy Style Lindy Hop we run Beginners and Improvers Courses and regular Sunday Workshops plus hold 1940's dances as well. We include Big Apple breakaway moves and some strolls in these classes. We have also performed for Charity events, Weddings, Birthdays and themed events, our colourful costumes add to the occasion. Contact email janeswlindyhoppers@yahoo.com or ring 07821 721043 or visit our website: www.swlindyhoppers.org.uk.

EVERY MONDAY Scat Cat Jive  Goff's Park Social Club, Old Horsham Road, Southgate, CRAWLEY, West Sussex, RH11 8PE Beginner's  8 - 9pm; Improvers   9 -10pm; Social freestyle from 10 - 10.30pm. £7 on the door or £60 for the 10 week beginner's course. Licensed Bar / Large wooden dance floor / free parking / No partner required. The next 10 week beginner's course's start from 29 March 2010

LINDY HOP DANCE CLASSES - Learn Savoy Lindyhop, Balboa, Shag, and Charleston, £6c admission includes free tea coffee biscuits and squash.
Wednesday 7.15 to 9.30 at St Mary,s parish hall the churchyard Ashford Kent TN23 1QG.
Thursday 7.15 to 9.30 at St Pauls Boxley Rd Maidstone ME14 2AH
Friday 7.15 to 9.30 Warehorne village hall Kent TN26 2LH.
Further details telephone the USO Dance team Kieran or Sandra on 01233 860 564 email info@usoshows.com

THE SWINGAROO VINTAGE DANCEHALL is a new and exciting monthly event in Preston, Lancashire, at The 55th Division Association Club, Church Street, Preston, celebrating the swing era from the 1920’s to the 1950’s and commencing on the 4th June 2010 and monthly thereafter. The music, the style, the decorations, the romance and, of course, the dancing. Whether you’re a fan of The Charleston, the Lindy Hop, Balboa or Jive, there will be tunes to get you ‘In the Mood’ for dancing. For further details visit: http://www.swingaroo-vintage-dancehall.co.uk

SWING DANCE IN SUFFOLK. WEEKLY SESSION  EVERY  WEDNESDAY. Wickhambrook WI Hall, Wickhambrook Suffolk. CB8 8XR.  An informal and friendly atmosphere, tuition available, beginners and intermediates welcome.  Refreshments on tap.  See website for further details. http://www.theswingshed.co.uk or http://www.theswingshed.co.uk/Welcome.html

DANCE CLASSES IN LONDON - SPECIAL 2 HOUR BEGINNERS CLASS Sunday 13th June 2010 in EAST LONDON Downstairs @ Montys, 149 Brick Lane, London E1.ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: 12 noon to 2pm (no experience necessary.. get dancing in two hours !) COST: £20 per person 5 week Jive/Rock 'N' Roll Courses in Central London on Tuesdays 15th June - 13th July 2010 at Stromboli Circus, Unit 1.5/6 Kingly Court,(off Carnaby St.), London, W1. ABOLUTE BEGINNERS: 7.15pm - 8.15pm LEVEL TWO: 8.30pm - 9.30pm Cost: £40 per person per course. In SOUTH LONDON on Wednesdays from 16th June 2010 - 14th July 2010 South London Pacific, 340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 4LD. ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: 7.15PM - 8.15PM LEVEL TWO: 8.30 - 9.30pm. Cost: £40 per person per course

SWING TYNE! Friendly social dancing and drop-in classes - Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa and Blues - to authentic music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. All abilities welcome, no partner or experience needed. Thursdays @ The Boathouse, Ouseburn Regeneration Centre, Spillers Quay NE6 1BU. Just a few quid in the hat for the best-value dance in town! See www.ne1canswing.co.uk/swing-tyne

LINDY HOP CLASSES IN LOUTH, LINCOLNSHIRE - Beginners Classes in Lindy Hop, the Original Swing Dance Starting Thursday 20th January  2011 Caron and Steve of 52nd Street Jump teach easy, fun classes using great music from the 30s to the 50s at our new venue, The Mayfair Family Club, Birch Road, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8DU. The Louth Lindy Hop Club is a friendly venue with a bar. Classes run most Thursdays but check before travelling.  Doors open at 7.30pm and the Beginners Class start at 7.45pm. This is followed by freestyle until late. Normal entrance price £5 (half price on opening night). More info at http://www.52ndstreetjump.co.uk/lincolnshirelindyhopclass.htm , or phone 01507 463130

LEARN TO JIVE/ROCK'N' ROLL dance socially to the music of the 1940s and 1950s Courses starting soon in South & Central London will give you the basics to dance the night away to your favourite vintage tunes. Cost £40 per person. Course are limited to 16 people per class so do not hesitate to book as places do fill up quickly.
SOUTH LONDON
Wednesdays: 21st September - 19th October 2011.
Venue: South London Pacific, 340 Kennington Road, London SE11
Time: 7.15 - 8.15pm Tube: Kennington / Oval
CENTRAL LONDON:
Tuesdays 27th September - 25th October 2011.
Venue: The Nellie Dean, 89 Dean St. London W1D.
TIME 7.15 - 8.15 OR 8.30 - 9.30
Tube: Piccadilly Circus / Leicester Square
Courses are for Absolute Beginners. No need to register with a partner. No experience necessary. For those who have completed our Beginners, LEVEL TWO course will be held at South London 8.30 - 9.30pm. These are NOT drop in classes. PLACES MUST BE PREBOOKED. Please email me to register info@hulaboogie.co.uk   FULL DETAILS at WWW.HULABOOGIE.CO.UK

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT Charleston Jive Squad run a Lindy Hop class at Mountfield Village Hall
7:00 - 7:45pm Beginners Lindy Hop
8:00 - 8:45pm Improvers Lindy Hop
9:00 - 10:00pm Practice and strolls
£5 for the whole evening. Free Tea,Coffee and cake Call 07766881045 or email
charlestonjivesquad@hotmail.co.uk or our website www.charlestonjivesquad.co.uk
Mountfield Village Hall, Church Road, East Sussex Nr Battle TN32 5LG

JIVE'45 SWING JIVE DANCE CLASSES - New 8 week run of classes at King Cross WMC, Warley Road, Halifax  HX1 3SU as follows:- 
BEGINNERS        - Tuesday 25th October 2011 7.15pm - 8.30pm
INTERMEDIATES - Tuesday 25th October 2011 8.30pm - 10.00pm
ADVANCED         - Monday  24th October 2011 8.00pm - 10.00pm
 All classes are £4 each per lesson. 

FOREST OF DEAN JIVE & SWING Looking to learn to Lindy hop—or keen to improve your moves? Gerry and Lyn Crossman will put you through your Lindy hop paces whether you’re in South Wales (Penarth—Mondays), Somerset (Wells—Tuesdays), or Gloucestershire (Lydney—Wednesdays). With beginners’ sessions running 7.30–8.30 pm, and intermediates running 9–10 pm, find the class closest to you and swing by for fabulous fun, frolics, and fancy footwork... For more information, visit www.fodjiveandswing.co.uk or call Lyn and Gerry on 01594 833765

NEW ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS LINDY HOP COURSE - Starts tomorrow night (Tuesday 3rd January 2012) 7.15pm 'til 8.15pm + 30 minutes practice time. Still only £5.00 including refreshments. The Village Hall, New Absolute Beginners Lindy Hop Course, Hay Street, Steeple Morden, Royston, Herts, SG8 0PD. This 4 month course is great for Total Beginners & those needing to re-cap their Six/Eight-count & Charleston basics, plus helping to polish their lead & follow skills to give more confidence on the dance floor! For those who have covered the basics in Lindy Hop (six & eight count patterns, Charleston in side by side & reverse and basic lindy turns /swing outs & lindy circles) you can now join the intermediate class (8.45pm 'til 9.45pm). This we will slow down & use some less-complicated moves for a while to let you get to grips with it. Yes, you can do both classes for the one price! So please don't be afraid to join in, everybody starts somewhere!

WINDYHOP WEDNESDAY. Second Wednesday of every month. Special guest for Wednesday 11th April 2012 will be GI Jive. 7.30pm – 11.00pm The Lancaster Club Broadway Failsworth Manchester M35 0BH This month GI Jive (Ian Hartley) will be teaching the Frankie Manning Shim Sham (Basics for beginners or a brush up on style if you already know it) Lesson from 8 – 8.30. Following the short lesson Wingtip Windy and GI Jive will be playing all your swing favourites so come along and have a great time all for just £3 on the door. A monthly social gathering for all those with an interest in the Swing Era. Come along and join our relaxed friendly group. Listen and dance to the music from the golden age of Swing or just watch and chat. We invite you to bring and buy your retro clothes. Contact Windy Tel 07512739985 Email WingtipWindy@sky.com

MEDWAY LINDY HOPPERS – Lindy Hop Classes. authentic 1940's Savoy style Lindy hop. No Partner Required. Every Monday & Thursday evening 7.30 - 9.30 pm Adults £4, accompanied under 18's £1 Includes tea, coffee and cakes. Monday Class: Aylesford Community Centre, 25 Forstal Road, Aylesford, ME20 7AU. Thursday Class: Borstal Village Hall, 1 Wouldham Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3JY. For more details contact contact@medwaylindyhoppers.co.uk or 07581 790301 or visit our website www.medwaylindyhoppers.co.uk

TENTERDEN SWING, Kent, TN30 6AT - Every Monday Savoy Lindy Hop Class, Improvers/Intermediates 7.45-8.30pm, Beginners 8.45-9.30pm. New Beginners 10 week course starts Monday 3rd Sept 8.45pm £4 per person, no partner required. For details please visit: www.tenterdenswing.co.uk or email Kate and Robin at: tenderdenswing@live.co.uk

SAVOYHOP - LET’S GO HOP A WHILE AT THE SAVOY. A new friendly and lively community in Hertfordshire UK, creating opportunities for learning and sharing the Lindy Hop and Vernacular Jazz. We provide weekly classes supported a by curriculum for beginners up to master class level. We offer monthly social dancing, and workshops. You can hire us for teaching, private lessons, one-to-one coaching, competition judging, Mceeing, Djing as well as working in the wider community for schools and youth projects. We can entertain you through our performance troupes as well as project manage events for you. Visit us at www.savoyhop.com to learn more.

JAZZ SWING DANCE -Weekly Mondays Jive and Lindy Hop dance classes in Preston, Lancashire, at PRESTON MASONIC HALL, Saul Street, Preston, PR1 2QU. Beginners 7.30pm. Intermediate 8.30pm. Practice dancing 9.30pm – late - PRICE £5.
Weekly Thursdays Jive and Lindy Hop dance classes in Manchester, at CENTRAL METHODIST HALL, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ Jive 7.00 - 8.00pm, Lindy Hop 8.00 - 9.00pm - PRICE £5.
No partner needed. Dress - smart or casual, modern or 20's, 30's, 40's style. 18+ PRICE £5 - for both lessons and dancing. Contact Anthony & Stephanie 0790 2342448 or http://www.jazzswingdance.co.uk/

 

DANCE LESSONS – St Michael’s Church Cottage Hall, Church Square, Basingstoke, RG21 7QW. Our dance lessons are structured and are held over 6 consecutive weeks and start on Tuesday 23 October.
7.30 – 8.30 Beginners and improvers Jive
8.45 – 9.45 Beginners and Improvers Lindy Hop
For info and content of the workshops and dance courses please contact
Suzanne 01256 329630 / 07887 391657 or Jamie 020 8537 1850 / 07572 506336
Email danceontheline@ntlworld.com or danceontheline@me.com;
Cost: £36 per person for one course or £48 per person for both courses. Paid in advanced or on evening of first lesson. Cost: drop-in classes £7.50 for one class or £10.00 for both classes. Pay as you attend. Payment for Dance Classes: PayPal/Cheque/On-line Bank Transfer/Cash. PayPal see www.danceontheline.co.uk. Cheques Paid to J Dunkley. Send to 27A Vaughan Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4DP On-Line Bank Transfer J Dunkley Natwest s/c 60-10-10; a/c 85833835

JIVE LESSONS: starting Mondays from 14th Jan 2013. Learn American 40's/50's GI jive as passed through the family from the GI's. Beginners, and improvers classes 8.30 - 10.30pm. Adm: £6.00 Weekly. No courses. [Join any week] large floor, BYOD. St Andrews Church hall, Woodmanstern Road, Cousldon, Surrey, CR5 2DN. Further details: 07854 621522 or vintagejive@hotmail.co.uk

JIVE LESSONS: starting Tuesdays From 15th Jan 2013 Learn American 40's/50's GI jive as passed through the family from the GI's. Beginners, and improvers classes 8.00 - late. Adm: £6.00 Weekly. No courses. [Join any week] large floor, cheap bar Reigate Ex Service's club, 1, Chartfield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7JZ. Further details: 07854 621522 or vintagejive@hotmail.co.uk

DANCE CLASSES
REGULAR 6 week BEGINNERS COURSES
INTERMEDIATE Lessons All Year Round
(Also available, private lessons, Hen Parties etc)
MONDAYS Alternates between
The British Legion, 1 Park Street KENILWORTH CV8 2GF
The Bulls Head, Church Rise, WOLVEY, Hinckley LE10 3LB
TUESDAYS: Shepwell Green Social Club, Bilston Lane, WILLENHALL,
W V13 2QF (near Junction 10 M6).
WEDNESDAYS: The Irish Centre, High St Digbeth BIRMINGHAM B12 0LN
THURSDAYS: The Crow Pie, 190 Bilton Rd RUGBY CV22 7DX
ALL VENUES
Doors open 8pm. (Kenilworth Lesson at 8.15pm)
8.30 Beginners Lesson 9pm Practice 9.20 Stroll lesson
9.30 Improvers Lesson 10pm Practice 10.20 Stroll Time
£5 per evening (Mondays £7)
ALISTAIR: 07968 988442 E-mail sj@fortfitz.com
Full details on www.strictlyjitterbug.co.uk
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Alistair
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DANCE CLASSES AT MASSON MILLS
Learn to dance Social Ballroom dancing in our Derwent Restaurant with 'All Ruzzit Buzzit' who has been teaching dancing for over 20 years. Every Monday from 11th March, 7pm - 8pm. It's easy, fun and friendly. No experience needed and we cater for 2 left feet (bring them both) and reluctant husbands! We'll be teaching some nice easy dances such as the Quickstep and Waltz in a nice relaxed atmosphere. You won't be appearing on 'Strictly' but you will be able to get up and dance at Masson Mills Dance evenings which are held the first Friday in every month. Prices are £3 each (pay on the door) and you don't need any special shoes or clothes. Just something you are comfortable in. massonmills@googlemail.com or www.massonmills-shoppingvillage.co.uk
For further details, contact Andrew or Jennie at Masson Mills on 01629 760208 or

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DJs

G.I. JIVE the best 1940's record hops. Available for any 1940/WWII themed function. Demonstration dancing along with his partner. He will also provides dance classes for beginners and/or the more experienced. Why not visit his web site at www.gi-jive.co.uk (Click on this web address or select the icon on the left.) G.I. Jive's web site lists all forth coming events where he will be entertaining and much more.

SWING D.J. SERVICE & FUN DANCE CLASSES - Chris (Good Rockin Daddy) Pamplin offers a professional DJ service and several other services based in Yeovil and the surrounding counties. Music for themed events and private events such as: Weddings, Dances, War time events, Private parties, Themed parties, Gangster, etc. Tel: 0845 094 3757 or visit the web sites at www.swingcats.co.uk and www.gijive.co.uk

RADIOLYMPIA your 1940s Deejay providing music from the WWII Years & Ration Years. 1940s swing music at its best. Give him a call on 07812 823666 or 01772 631605 or email: radiolympia@aol.com or visit his web site at: www.radiolympia.webs.com

DJ HOWLIN WOLF has been playing 40s music since 1979. If you are organising a 40s event anywhere in the Midlands area and are looking for a DJ give him a call on 07860 187796, mobile 01162571837or email at julianlodge@aol.co

MR BOWTIES GRAMOPHONE MEDLEYS - I play music from the early 1930's through to late 1940's, such as Ragtime, Swing, Charleston, Western Swing, by artists such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Fats Waller, Tommy Dorsey, Django Reinhardt, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald etc. I am available for hire at Special parties like Anniversaries, Birthdays, background and incidental music, private functions, etc. I can also dance along with my partner to the music while it is playing, and can supply more dancers if necessary all of whom can dance Balboa, Colegic Shag, Lindy hop, Charleston, etc. I travel around in my 1930 Ford model A, and can be hired for any event, no venue too small. Further details tel. 01233 860 564 or email wardepartment@btinternet.com

KINGS OF SWING SHOW. Based in North Lincolnshire (Bomber County) he has been involved in DJ work since 1969, alternating with periods of playing tenor sax & drums in one or more jive bands the length and breadth of Europe. He is resident DJ at JJ.s Swing Dance Society in Cleethorpes which meets twice a month. He caters for swing jive functions and WWII related events. He can be contacted on 01472 319926 or Email bluecap@ntlworld.com Web sites www.myspace.com/kingsofswingshow and http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bluecap/index.htm

DJ UXB 1940's dance and event music - If you are planning an event or a 1940's dance and need a DJ please contact me .I have a good collection of music from early dance band years in the 1930's through to war time and blitz music to late 40's jump and jive rhythm and blues etc... If your event or dance is for raising money for charity my services are FREE all I ask is if possible to pay for my travel costs if further than 20 miles from where I live. Visit my site at: www.freewebs.com/djuxb

SWING PATROL - Playing music from 1930 to late 1940's. Extensive collection from the era! Professional setup. Ideal for dances or parties. Competitive rates! Contact Alan: 07932011807 or email acp1121@googlemail.com

RICARDO GAZZINI resident DJ for Twinwoods swing festival playing jazz swing, crooners and big band (old and new) performed also at Cheltenham, Isle of Wight, Bicester, Oxford Jazz Festival and support DJ for Swings the Thing big band and the Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band. Equity status and HBA radio award winner as presenter. Why not call him on 07957 122650 or visit www.gazzini.com

DJ JP playing a wide range of music from the 30s and 40s for a variety of events and occasions. With a background in dancing from the same period and plenty of vintage flair! Delighted to support a band or vocalist. Fully licensed.  Why not give him a call on: (01536) 763555 or email: justinecooper257@btinternet.com

JIVE BUNNIES are teaching swing jive, balboa and lindy hop. This is a beginners’ class and is on a ‘drop in’ basis. All to 1940's music every Thursday from 7pm - 9pm and cost £6 per evening at the North Lowestoft United Reformed Church, London Road North NR321HB. Tea, coffee, cakes and soft drinks provided.  Contact 07986011863 or email jivebunnies.com@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.jivebunnies.com

MAJOR SWING will bring your event to life with the amazing sounds from the golden era of big band swing. Specialising in music from the thirties, forties and early fifties including your favourite dance tunes, for you to jive, jitterbug, lindy hop, foxtrot, waltz, quickstep the night away! Major Swing is available for hanger dances, forties weekends, private functions, fund raisers, village fetes, themed forties nights and tea dances. He will always try to ensure your event goes with a swing and can not only provide music but also is an enthusiastic swing dancer himself along with his partner Kitty. Why not visit his web site at: http://majorswing.com/index.htm

THE MEMORY LANE ROAD SHOW is based in Warwickshire....Our Disco plays 40's, 50's, & 60's music, inc swing band, 40's sing-a-longs, and hits from favourites such as Vera Lynn, Frank Sinatra etc etc. etc......ALSO we can just do a TEA DANCE of all Ballroom Dance music, waltzes, quicksteps etc. etc....OR you can choose our Disco and Live Vocalist show..with our female vocalist doing two spots, one country and western & one 60's spot....Contact us for more details, either by email at: enquiries@memorylaneroadshow.com or visit: www.memorylaneroadshow.com.  Also planning a proper 40's night disco show soon..not available yet

'RADIO ROY'  play's music and memories from the twenties to the twist. I'm passionate about both playing and collecting music.  1930s/40s & 50s are my specialities. Ragtime Jazz time & swing..  I'm a lifelong popular music collector and Historian, so have 1000's of tracks available.. Can even play country music too.. both old and new. Ideal for Themed parties & events, also Retro fashion shows.  I also retail nostalgic music on c/d  if required. I'll work within 50 mile radius of Leeds.. reasonable rates.. Why not phone 01977 550480. 07751 833967 or email rjhamps@photopots.freeserve.co.uk or visit www.radioroy.co.uk

SPIRIT OF THE 40s. Pete Jones the well known1940's singer has now complimented his act by the way of a DJ to combine the two together, playing and singing all the sounds of the 1940's we so love. From Cole Porter, Irvin Berlin, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and many more.  Dances include, Jive and Swing, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Old Time : Lambeth Walk, Palais Glide and many more. With Pete's talents, you are sure your event will go with an unforgettable swing. Pete also Swing Jives with his partner Lydia. Pete can also decorate your venue to emanate the feel of the 1940's. So if it's the 1940's, Pete Jones and the Spirit of the 40's Disco has to be a serious consideration. Email: peterb@boltons.co.uk or call 0114 2307567

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT @ Mountfield Village Hall, Church Road, East Sussex Nr Battle TN32 5LG. Charleston Jive Squad run a Beginners Lindy Hop class 7.15-8.15pm. Tea Break then Improvers Lindy Hop class 8.30 -9.30pm. .£5 for the whole evening. Free Tea,Coffee and cake Call 07766881045 or email charlestonjivesquad@hotmail.co.uk for any further information on this class or our monthly Tea Dances visit our website www.charlestonjivesquad.co.uk

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT @ Hurst Green Village Hall, East Sussex TN19 7PL Charleston Jive Squad run a Beginners Balboa class 8-9pm. Tea Break then an hour of Balboa social practice 9-10pm. .£5 for the whole evening. Free Tea and Coffee Call 07766881045 or email charlestonjivesquad@hotmail.co.uk for any further information on this class or our monthly Tea Dances visit our website www.charlestonjivesquad.co.uk

TOP D.J. Terry's Back Street Boogie Playing the best 1940's/1950's music for hire.Contact: 07854621522

BERTIE AND BEAS GRAMOPHONE DAYS........... "we got rhythm" music and dance for your event, 78"s played on wind up gramophones(with amplification if needed), Bertie and Bea dress in vintage clothing at all times, we play spiffing tunes from the thirties and forties, we dance, we can teach you and your guests to dance, proper vintage dances such as quickstep, foxtrot, balboa, valeta,gay gordon,barn dance, waltz, swing jive etc etc something a bit different for your forties weekend, village fete, fund raiser, private party, etc etc, also tea dances, hanger dances... Please give us a call to discuss your requirements, 01476 565199 07921121828 check website, majorswing.com

DJ's FOR HIRE - 'Seventy Eight Spin' DJ's with seven decades of discs. Hire '7eventy 8ight spin' to play vintage music at Vintage Weddings, Drinks Receptions or any similar public or private event in North Yorkshire, Durham and the North East for a couple of hours to simply & elegantly entertain your guests......And we now have five record players so that we join up the decades to spin vinyl from the 60's, 70's and 80's too on our Dansette and Fidelity players with funky flashing traffic lights just like a proper disco!
Just call Tilly or email for further details or to check diary dates or distance...be lovely to hear from you. landline : 01325 246883 mobile : 07818 666 666 or facebook: VintageGramophoneDJ SeventyEightSpin or email: vintagegramophonedjs@fsmail.net

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JILL DANIELS singer entertainer - Britains No.1 Wartime WWII 1940s Show. She offers Sing Along Shows for Theatre, 1940s Events, Civic Community Centres and Halls "VERA LYNN TRIBUTE" : "VERA LYNN SONGS" : "VERA LYNN MUSIC" : "VERA LYNN SINGER". Visit her web site at www.jilldaniels.com

 

GERRI SMITH AS VERA LYNN. Gerri has been performing all over the country this year as Vera Lynn...She appeared in 'Stars In Their Eyes' as Vera Lynn in 1992..when the show first began.....On Oct 15th 2005 she performed for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in Alington Hall Shrewsbury. She sang at the biggest celebration of WW11 event of the year at Blenheim Palace on August 14th 2004. Why not take a look at her web site at www.cabaret-lookalike.co.uk

1940s SINGING STARLET - ERIN PARKER.  Erin Parker is one of the UK's most successful 1940s singers.  She is well known throughout the country for her solo performances and as lead vocalist of The Spitfire Sisters.  She'll bring your celebration to life with the spirit and charm of the 1940s. Book Erin now for your event! Visit her website at:  www.erinparker.co.uk

BLITZ BALL a unique War time show. Take a trip down memory lane. Relive the spirit of the 1940's with a night of pure nostalgia. Up to 4 hours first class live entertainment! We have respectfully chosen many of the memorable moments from the war years and brought them to the stage. The Declaration of War, the very authentic Air Raid, the Victory Celebrations - it is all here. It is a 1940's dance, street party and last night of the proms, all rolled into one fantastic ultimate nostalgia show. The Blitz Ball has been presented to the audience across the UK and abroad since 1986 and can be supplied as a stand-alone show or as a part of the 1940's style weekend. Visit the web site at www.blitz-ball.co.uk

BLITZ AND PEACES specialise 1940's live music mainly walkabout singsongs at events and warm up acts for swing bands etc. but also perform meet and greet living history manikins, school talks, exhibitions etc all itemised on the site. It's the music that we love best though! I've been a pro musician for years working in all styles of music all over the place, T.V. Radio (STEVE WRIGHT SHOW RADIO 2) so we'd like to work at more 1940's style events and don't mind where we travel, we like to have a bit of fun, llike an E.N.S.A. concert party kind of thing. Visit the web site at: www.blitzandpeaces.co.uk

THE SWINGTIME SWEETHEARTS are a 1940's/wartime entertainment duo available for booking from their web site at: www.swingtimesweethearts.com where you can hear a selection of demos and book through their manager.

COMPANY B - A 1940’s Revue. Step back in time with a 1940’s Revue, performed and presented by your very own Company B, who are a Staffordshire based 1940’s family theatre group, who have enjoyed tremendous success and enthusiastic responses throughout the country, We are set to bring to you this unique and highly entertaining show for all the family. Sit back, enjoy and be dazzled through this portrayal of these nostalgic years, with sensational drama, song and dance. Visit our web site at www.companyb1940s.com


PUTTING ON THE BLITZ - a 1940's act written and performed by Elizabeth Ynez-Tulsen as part of 2006's Royal British Legion's 80th birthday celebrations, it is a one-woman show set in Stockport during the Blitz. Elizabeth studied jazz and classical singing at Trinity College of Music, London and has performed in some of the countries top venues including, Westminster Abbey, Royal Albert Hall and Covent Garden. The show stands alone with sound effects and backing tracks. There is plenty of opportunity for audience participation and a good old fashioned sing-a-long! Why not get a feel for what she has to offer from her web site at: www.puttingontheblitz.co.uk

PAUL HARPER - 1940`s Singer, Entertainer & Cabaret Artiste offers musical impressions of Max Miller, George Formby, James Cagney, Al Bowlly, The Andrew Sisters and many more. Family entertainment from the golden age of variety, Paul is available for weddings anniversaries, birthdays, etc; all self contained. Paul has been entertaining 1940s style for the last 25 years, working as an international cabaret artiste in the UK, Holland, France and Belgium. Visit his web site at: www.ensa.drbhosting.co.uk

THE FESTIVAL SWING DANCE SOCIETY - The society’s constitution is to keep alive the music, dance and dress of the 1940’s swing era and so far this is being achieved. Members regularly attend WW2 re-enactment events throughout the country quite often based around steam railway venues. In addition the society is regularly requested to perform jive demonstrations for different groups and clubs wishing to see something different. Visit the web site at: www.festivalswingdance.com

JOHN BRENNAN is considered to be one of the best Big Band singers in the UK having worked with Don Lusher, Laurie Holloway, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra and a BBC Big Band. His recordings have been played on Radio2. He is the vocalist with the George Thorby Big Band. Why not check out John's diary or get more details from his website: www.john-brennan.co.uk

IN THE MOOD DANCE are a group of approximately eight couples from the Brighton area who specialize in 1940's swing dancing. They will conduct a dance display and recreate a dance hall from that era. Previously the group have danced in the presence of Dame Vera Lynn, appeared on the BBC and danced at numerous charity functions and rest homes. They are a non profit making organization. Alternatively bookings can be made through Mrs Kay Walker on 01273 553 565. Visit their web site at: www.inthemooddance.com. .

LYNNE FOX - Beautiful Words and Music, Ideal for your Blitz Ball/function typical 1940s style authentic costume. Big Band or Self Contained. - www.lynnefox.co.uk See her on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch? Contact lynnefox145@hotmail.com

 

 

SPOT ON are a three part vocal harmony group that sings (among other things) songs from WW2 in the style of the Andrews Sisters. Listen to them perform at their 'myspace' page: http://www.myspace.com/spotoncabaret or email them at: spoton1@yahoo.com

 

'IN THE MOOD' THE 40's AND 50’s TRIBUTE - Solo female vocalist performing hits from the 40's and 50's. This show has been created to take the audience back in time to the war period that defined this country and to the decade afterwards when the world embraced a new era of rock and roll. With authentic costumes, fantastic lighting and amazing vocals, In The Mood is guaranteed to transport you back to those golden years and bring back all of your dancehall memories. Visit the web site at: www.inthemoodtribute.co.uk

P. E. CASPER ESQUIRE- Would you like the legendary George Formby to perform at one of your functions? Why not invite the UK very best George Formby look-a-like entertainer, P.E. Casper esquire, and capture some of the magic enjoyed by millions during those difficult years in War Time Britain. Visit the web site at :http://turnedoutniceagain.moonfruit.com 

 

USO are a complete wartime experience show, incorporating many acts and entertainers including the USO dance team displaying Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa, and Charleston, The Clover sisters performing all the hits of the wartime favourites The Andrews sisters, Wartime Spivs selling dodgy wares Memphis Belle singing the hits from 1938 through to 1945 a selection of swing bands playing vintage hot swing music, various comedians including Bud Flanagan and Max Miller tribute acts, The Saggie Bottom Boys, Vintage burlesque by Kitten Von Mew, and lots more.  We also have our unique USO dance floor and various vehicles and wartime marquees and special props, stage and lighting etc etc. Why not visit our website at www.usoshows.com  and see our events listing for 2010. Why not learn to dance at our dance classes throughout the South East and join us at our events to do some dancing,.

MARIA MANCHESTER - This 40s sweetheart will whisk you back to the days when people in the British Commonwealth and Empire, were united to fight for freedom and world peace. With her warm personality and lovely voice she reminds us of those days of unity romance and heartfelt emotion that were such a part of the 1940s. Not only the songs that gave moral to the allies, Maria also entertains you with some of the best popular songs from the 40s era. Visit her web site at: http://www.tmkmanagement.com/mariamanchester1.htm

TIMESCAPE are a 1940s band of entertainers who have been performing for the last 5 years around Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond at various events large and small, bringing a blend of wartime favourites from both side of the Atlantic performing in uniform and civilian dress of the period. Why not visit their website at: www.timescape.synthasite.com

REMEMBER THE DAYS - Remember the Days is an exciting, brand new 1940's themed show bringing you music, songs, sketches and comedy.  It is perfect for parties, themed nights, or an evening’s entertainment and is suitable for both small and large groups. For more information visit their web site at: www.1940show.co.uk

THE KENNEDY CUPCAKES- a fabulous 1940s/50s inspired dance troupe! Performing show stoppin' routines to hits like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "In the Mood", these delectable darlings will be sure to entertain any audience and add that all important touch of glamour to any event!  Made up of professional dancers who have a passion for a time when the men were sweethearts and the women were even sweeter, The Kennedy Cupcakes are sure to delight!  Have the girls meet and greet your guests before hittin' the stage with a spectacular performance! Recalling this golden era, dressing in the finery of the times, the sensational Kennedy Cupcakes will be sure to entertain! For further details email thekennedycupcakes@yahoo.co.uk

THE MILLER LITES - Bring your event to life with songs from the 1940’s. The Miller Lites perform acapella songs from a bygone era bringing a touch of nostalgia and magic to your event. We also offer songs from the Beatles to Bacharach and from Abba to Gershwin.

For further details please call Jane on 01242 680885

BLESS 'EM ALL - Why not book me for a sing-a-long and remember the good old days. I dress in full regimental dress of the Royal Scots Greys (now the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, www.scotsdg.com). Why don't you come along dressed for the period!  There will be laughter and tears as we take a trip down memory lane and sing the songs that kept up the spirits of our proud nation. Visit my web site at: www.blitzhits.co.uk

SONGS R US is a team of 3 experienced and versatile professional vocalists and musicians who provide a range of themed musical shows suitable for a variety of events such as: family special occasion, hotel cabaret evening, theatre matinee, club or society social evening, strict tempo dinner dance etc. Email: songsrusshows@yahoo.co.uk or visit: http://sites.google.com/site/songsrusshows/home/40s-war-time

GEORGE FORMBY IMPERSONATOR performing on original 1930 ukes, Gibson, Ludwig and Abbott. Visit the web site at: http://colinbourdiec.webs.com/

 

 

 

A SALUTE TO DAME VERA LYNN - My name is Lorrie Brown and I perform a tribute show to Dame Vera Lynn. I have been performing her songs for over 10 years and love the music. Why not take a look at my web site at: www.veralynntribute.eu

 

 

THE FORCES SWEETHEARTS – Louise Van de Bours and Deborah Stokes are two very talented performers who offer a unique tribute to the Andrew Sisters and to the ever popular, Dame Vera Lynn.  They have appeared at many 1940s events and also on BBC Radio.  Listen to their BBC performance as well as other demos by visiting www.thewestendgirls.co.uk

DAPPA DEL AND SLICK VIC: are a couple of cheeky chaps that can add a touch of authenticity to your 1940's event, as two wartime spivs. They will mix and mingle, meet and greet as well as encourage your guests to feel part of the 40's theme. We carry Nylons, Ties, Watches, Chocolate and much more from our Black Market Stock. Book now and see the authentic wartime spivs. Call Vic on: 0794745667 or email: del-vic@hotmail.comvisit: www.spivs-r-us.webeden.co.uk

RED HOT is a duo that includes the brilliant ukulele-banjo virtuoso Anthony Mason who plays faster than Formby and sings in idiosyncratic style. Lynda Styan the second part of the duo can move from Marilyn Monroe to Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields to Judy Garland and all stations in between, strum a nifty uke and span the decades too. They not only work with backing tracks, but do walkabout from table to table, playing and singing acoustically. They've recently had successes performing to the military at Larkhill and at other corporate events.  Recently performed at Letchworth Arts Centre during their big VE Day event; booked for the Twinwood Glenn Miller Festival in August. Lynda also has a solo act without her ukulele, using quality backing tracks, in which she sings ballads and torch songs for this period (Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, etc.).  You can contact Lynda on 0208 349 4916, or  07763 466863 or visit http://www.lyndastyan.com.

MARTHA's WAR - Home Front Historical Interpretation - Martha's War can give a formal/informal talk to your club or society interspersed with practical demonstrations on many aspects of life on the Home Front during wartime. Talks are delivered in the first person singular, thus allowing the audience to feel a part of the daily wartime life, before switching to the third person for a question and answer session or discussion at the end.  We bring the sessions to life with the use of music and film clips of the period and our vast range of original artefacts.  Write to us at Lark Rise House, Monyash, Derbyshire, DE45 1JJ or Tel: 01629 814160 Mobile: 07976 635306, better still visit with us at www.marthas-war.co.uk

MADELINE BROWN - The 1940's show covers all of the wartime classics and singalongs but also aims to go much deeper. The 40's had its own brand of music with many songs being written against the backdrop of uncertain futures. Maddie conveys as much of those hopes, fears and dreams as possible whilst also getting into the spirit of the period and the underlying value that we, as a country, were working towards a victory that would provide a better future for all. She perform a wide range music from the big patriotic numbers like 'There will always be an England', war classics such as 'We'll meet again' & 'White Cliffs of Dover' and the pop hits of the time 'Don't sit under the Apple Tree' and the shows title track 'In The Mood'. The show does not stop there as she moves deeper into the 40's music and perform some numbers that are outside of the mainstream. The show is fully customisable and can be fitted to any event or venue depending on your requirements. She has 40's military uniforms covering the Army, Navy & Air Force and a number of other civilian outfits.  Contact Maddie on 07723553768 or visit her website www.madelinebrown.co.uk

THE ROCKABELLAS, a 1940s close harmony trio performing wartime singalongs and other classics from the bygone years.   Visit their web site at: http://www.therockabellas.com/

 

THE BOMBSHELLETTES are the compelling new, must see, must hear glamour girls who hit the high notes in their high heels and pay homage to all-girl swing bands of the 1940’s. Prepare to be dazzled by the bugle call beauties and their bouncing boogie woogie. Featuring 15 of the country’s finest female jazz musicians, with years of experience playing with top commercial acts from The Ting Tings, to The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Sugababes, to Manic Street Preachers. Playing with top jazz musicians such as, Ronnie Scott, Mark Nightingale, Michael Garrick and Carlos Lopez-Real. All graduating from the top conservatoires and music colleges from around the world – have come together. See for yourself at: www.myspace.com/thebombshellettes 

THE MANHATTAN DOLLS are a 40's Swing/Jazz style female vocal trio based in NYC and would love to sing at your next party or event!  They are former USO Girls and have performed all over the country in Parades, National Television (Fox and Friends, Today in New York, CW11), Air Shows, Vet Hospitals, VIP Dinners, Hangar Dances, Award Ceremonies, on Navy Ships, you name it!  They are three beautiful women dressed in the 40's style who sing tight Andrews Sisters harmonies to some amazing classics your audience will love and appreciate! E-mail them with your interest and details about your upcoming event to themanhattandolls@gmail.com or visit their web site at: www.themanhattandolls.com

DODGY DAVE THE SPIV - Hi my name is Dave Roberts (aka Dodgy Dave the Spiv). I come from North London and I play an authentic lovable war time spiv, I mingle and lure the crowd to flog my stock of Nylons, Chocolate, Ties,  etc... from the black market. I always try to have a good stock of quality merchandise for sale. Ladies don’t forget the free fitting service with all my nylons, (Guaranteed warm hands).  Dodgy Dave is a must for your event, contact me for availability, as long as I'm not locked up in the local nick I will be happy to come to your event. Visit my web site at: www.davethespiv.co.uk

HEATHER MARIE is a young, talented, self contained vocalist bringing the music of the 40s and 50s to life. Heather Marie has wowed audiences throughout the North West with her powerful vocals, bubbly personality, old style glamour and unique stage presence. Influenced by Connie Francis, Dame Vera Lynn, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, The Andrew Sisters and other glamorous artistes from the 40s and 50s. Heather Marie is a talent not to be missed. Her effortless style oozes 40s and 50s glamour and chic, ranging from 40s elegance and sophistication, to fun 50s swing and rock and roll. Heather Marie will make any occasion special, your friends, family, guest or client are sure to be impressed and entertained. Why not visit her web site at: www.heathermarie.co.uk 

Simon Partridge ELEGANT VOCALS - sings jazz and swing from the 1930’s and 40’s era and would love to become more involved with the 40’s movement.  If you’re looking for a 40’s singer for your event look no further. Contact Simon on 01543 25 37 37 or mobile 07986 553 141 or visit www.simonpartridge.com

 

 

Liquid Strings Presents ‘HANNAH’ - a debonair songstress of old-fashioned elegance and glamour. A born performer, she is the bandleader of her own ensembles from duo, trio, quartet and upward. Hannah is an upmarket and sophisticated choice of entertainment with any of the musical combinations listed below for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate events, Masonic and private functions, parties, themed events (1920s, 30s, 40s, World War II, cabaret), festivals, hotels, RAF parties, restaurants and jazz clubs in the UK and abroad. Why not visit the web site at: http://www.liquidstrings.com/Decadent-Swing-Party.htm

 

KITTEN-VON-MEW is a 1940's Vintage Pin-Up and Burlesque entertainer, specialising in family friendly, patriotic fan dances for WWII events and dances. She will compare, do prize giving and dress in glamorous 1940's clothing at each event.  She performs regularly with the USO Shows and War & Peace, as well performing at private parties. Why not visit her web site at: www.kitten-von-mew.com as she says, "No rest for the undressed!"

 

 

MUSICAL MASQUERADE is an All-round Entertainment Company who specialise in surprise acts but are constantly working to develop fresh cutting edge entertainment such as their new and exciting Memphis Belles / Belles and Beaus act. They can also provide Wedding Soloists, Musical Theatre and Opera / Classical Themed Evenings. Their highly trained and versatile team will provide exactly the right act for your special event. Visit them at: http://www.musicalmasquerade.co.uk/bb

 

PETE JONES ENTERTAINER - If the sounds of Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra etc are what you are looking for, then look no further than Pete Jones. Pete has a vast array of experience with this type of music for many years. Not just as a singer, but also a compare. He is capable of working with the organisers of each particular event to bring about its complete success. Pete also wears the uniforms of the day to enhance his stage presentation. He is available for 40s weekends, birthdays, weddings and themed events. Contact Pete on 0114 2307567 or email peterb@boltons.co.uk

WE ARE ROUSTABOUTS who specialise in performing for care homes. Our clients include BUPA and privately run homes in the West Midlands. Currently we provide 1940’s/war time and 1950’s cabaret/rock ‘n’ roll shows.  Our 1940 show includes karaoke style sing-a-longs and audience participation.  The shows have a theme whereby we dress in costumes of that era to create an authentic atmosphere. We can mix and tailor the event to suit the customer's needs as we also offer tributes of famous artistes such as Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, Billy Fury, Patsy Cline and Eddie Cochran. To book or for more details please contact Linda on 01922 746008/mobile 07941 806162/email: lindagretton@hotmail.co.uk or John on 01543 879643

THE UK 1940’s RADIO STATION covers music, news, drama and comedy from 1920s 1930s 1940s and of course covers The Second World War Years. Why not send them details of your forth coming event. Perhaps you have a certain piece of 40’s music that you’d like them to play for you. Listen on line from their website at: www.1940sukradio.co.uk

LISA MARTIN is a professional vocalist who has performed all around the world, to rave reviews.  She specialises in nostalgic tribute shows, paying homage to the fabulous songs of the 1940s and 1950s. For further details visit www.lisamartinmusic.com or call 0791 240 8830

 

 

 

MISS KATIE SPITFIRE is a social historian, specialising in the role of women on the home front in World War One and Two. She is available for talks, cooking demonstrations and has an extensive collection of Utility clothing and Wedding dresses and ephemera ranging from 1910-1950, and has added a talk on the role of the Midwife to her repertoire.  There is NO CHARGE, but expenses for travel are to be expected if you're not in the Yorkshire region. (or a donation to the RBL) Please feel free to contact her on 07986 883384 or via email katiespitfire@hotmail.com or visit http://katiespitfire.livejournal.com/

VINTAGE TV is the 24/7 music channel with something special for everyone. We’re available on Sky 369 and Freesat 515. Vintage TV opens up five decades of popular music, culture, fashion and trends, celebrating rock and pop legends as well as the rarefied and the rare. Vintage TV is now in partnership with ITN, the BBC, Getty Images, British Pathe and other world-renowned libraries to bring you the best news and reviews, social history and sport, movies and music shows from five vintage decades. You can receive Vintage TV for free on Sky 369 and Freesat 515. We also plan to launch on other platforms shortly - announcements will be made in the press and on our website at www.vintage.tv

KATE GARNER - Pianist & Singer Kate Garner has been playing the piano, singing and writing songs since she was 5 years old. Her love of old fashioned sing-along style music, and her stride piano technique, comes from the many family parties that she remembers from childhood where she was first introduced to the music of Mrs Mills, Winifred Atwell and Charlie Kunz to name but a few. Kate started doing live gigs from the age of 16 and has clocked up hundreds of performances including The Royal Albert Hall, The London Palladium, and Vintage At Goodwood. In Spring 2011, Kate will be supporting ‘Chas n’ Dave’ on their ‘Farewell Tour’.  Kate’s style and extensive vintage repertoire is  ideal for sophisticated 1930’s evenings, and 1940’s wartime events, be it a dinner party or a street party. Kate can also perform the classic Christmas songs and carols, ideal for any festive event. Contact Kate by email: kategarnerpiano@gmail.com View website: www.myspace.com/pianokate

WARTIMETRIBUTEACTS.CO.UK - offer a free profile page for all Wartime Singers, Big Bands and Burlesque performers. Online artist profile pages include Performer image, description and contact details. Visit our site and send us your details to add yourself at: wartimetributeacts.co.uk

SINCERELY YOURS is a Mother and Daughter duet – Jeanette and Tiffany Kingdon formed in the Midlands in 2009, Sincerely Yours pays tribute to the Heyday of 1940’s wartime entertainment delighting audiences with sing-along tunes designed to bring back warm memories. The hits from The Blitz have withstood the test of time and continue to live on through performances from Sincerely Yours. These inspirational songs will touch the hearts and souls of children and adults alike.  Why not visit their web site at http://www.sincerelyyoursww2.co.uk/ 

 

VICTORYBELLE - Let VictoryBelle take you back to the wartime years with an atmospheric performance of song and dance from the 1940s.  Join them in all the sing-a-long favourites, croon through the ballads and jive to the sounds of Glenn Miller and the Andrews Sisters.  Equity registered, Johnny Victory and Frances Belle provide a high energy, professional show of song and dance. See us at http://www.victorybelle.com or email Johnny directly johnnyvictory@live.co.uk

DEREK HERBERT-WINSTON CHURCHILL LOOKALIKE – Bring an extra dimension to your event with the witty, amiable and larger-than-life presence of a Winston Churchill lookalike. Enthral your guests with some of Churchill’s famous World War II speeches and celebrated quips, an entertaining talk on Churchill’s incredible life, an amusing sing-along to patriotic songs, or simply a ‘meet and greet’ by the great man himself. Why not visit Derek’s web site which includes photos, footage, testimonials and details of previous experience as the best Winston Churchill impersonator in the UK at: www.churchill-lookalike.co.uk  

DEREK HERBERT-GEORGE FORMBY TRIBUTE - Derek sings and plays the ukulele in Formby’s inimitable style, performing from a repertoire of humorous original songs flavoured with Formby’s unique brand of English North Country humour. Derek's entertaining verbal and musical tribute act to George Formby includes a light-hearted talk on his life, self-accompanied by both ukulele and ukulele-banjo, during which Derek encourages audience participation. An accomplished singer and musician, having studied drama and music at the renowned Crane Studios in Liverpool, Derek also has a wealth of musical theatre experience. He regularly entertains at private and public functions throughout the country both as George Formby and as a superb Winston Churchill lookalike. Derek also offers a Tommy Cooper Tribute. Visit his web site at: www.georgeformbytribute.co.uk    

A SALUTE TO THE ANDREWS SISTERS, is an act made up of 3 professional singer/dancers. The vocals are live. The act has been touring around the country with a show which has been gaining a lot of fans. 'A Salute to the Andrews Sisters' Available for 40s events, private parties and theatre shows. Contact 07984 169268

 

SHEILA DANIELS, I am a singer with a professional jazz & swing band performing standards, mostly from the 20s to the 50s, at parties and events throughout the UK. We are booked in line-ups from solo piano to a quintet for large dinner dances, corporate events and many weddings, Birthday parties and Anniversaries throughout the UK. Why not visit our website at: http://www.sheiladaniels.co.uk

THE THREE BELLES sing mainly 1940s swing music, covering a lot of The Andrew Sisters classics as well as various numbers by artists such as Vera Lynn and Ella Fitzgerald. Whilst at University they sang at events mainly in the Hampshire area but now plan moving to the Hertfordshire where they will continue taking bookings in and around London. For more details, visit http://thethreebelles.com/about-us(site still under construction so be patient)

VIOLET RAE, a Wartime Tribute act with an absolute passion for the music of the 1940s. Now into her 8th Year as a professional singer, her unique style and vocal ability makes every performance a memorable one. Not only does Violet cater for everyone in her show... the songs she performs are every bit of class and charm. With a great personality and powerful voice be prepared for Violet Rae to take you right through the 1940s and if requested on to the Rock n Roll era of the 50's. Only the Very best Mackie/RCF sound equipment is used, as well as Shure Beta Vintage effect mics to ensure an accurate look and feel. All equipment is PAT tested and the show is covered by full public liability insurance. Why not find out more by a visit to her web site at: www.violetrae.co.uk or email her at: violet@agentfriendly.co.uk or telephone: 07709297709

PETE WAYRE, 1940'S SINGER & ENTERTAINER - Welcome to the UK’s Premiere 1940's Experience! The leading Wartime male Solo Tribute Show and the ultimate in authenticity. Stunning visuals and amazing sounds. To see is to believe, but to hear the Show is truly unbelievable. We offer a Theatre Style & graded performance at venues & events all over the World. Pete is amazing opting for a literally hands on entertainer style as he always does, he will never just stand still & sing songs! Crowd participation & interaction is his ultimate aim! Laps are meant for sitting on! We also offer: Event Management / Production, Compere, DJ, Host & more. Hits like Bless ‘em all, Kiss me Goodnight Sergeant Major, White Cliffs of Dover, Anything Goes and many more. From London Sing-a-longs to Jazz classics! Vera Lynn to Sinatra. It has it all. Pete can also on request work alongside other performers, he has contact with many. Highly Award-Winning & a consummate professional with musical prowess that will blow you away and leave you breathless. Pete is now part of the UK’s leading 40's show, the Spitfire Ball. He will be making various appearances throughout 2012 with the Show! See the Song List Page for current hits performed by Pete in his 1940's experience! 
Visit: www.1940singer.co.uk

  Cornerstone Entertainments Your one stop for Gospel Choirs and all your wedding entertainment needs.

PUTTIN ON THE BLITZ are unique in this area as we are, as far as we know the only all male 1940’s barbershop quartet. We sing all the 1940’s songs in close 4 part harmony to give out rich sounds that everyone seems to love. If you would like to check us out, our website is www.puttinontheblitz.com

KAL "MR SUCCESS" VAIKLA, Big Band singer, vocalist and saxophonist. Available for dances, parties, re-enactments etc. Kal is the resident vocalist with the Ashby Big Band, Telstar Swing Band, CBBB and the Ockbrook Big Band.
Performs Sinatra, Ratpack, Darin, Buble to backing tracks, as a vocalist, saxophonist, sweetheart duet with Lady Ella or Laura Jane, or as big band leader with a band of 7 to 17 musicians. Check out the website at http://kalvaikla.webs.com/ or phone 07793956653

ICE AN A SLICE - We are an animated singing duo, bringing an energising array of musical harmonies. Having a large repertoire of tracks - Including tribute to the Andrews sisters / Wartime classics & many more. We are enjoying entertaining audiences in the West Country. Suitable for all occasions. Jubilee Celebrations/ Military Anniversaries/ Re-enactments/ Private functions/ Marquee events /Weddings Parties etc. Catering to your specific needs. Visit our website to see what we do. www.iceanaslice.com

ALF COOK is a recognised Winston Churchill Look-a-Like and has performed as Winston Churchill for over 20 years at many Venues including, The Cabinet War Rooms, Blenheim Palace, The Imperial War Museum, Chartwell House, and many more Wartime Functions including Speeches - Film and TV Documentaries. Alf is available at your event with Mix and Mingle, Meet and Greet, Speeches and Anecdotes. Etc, To make a Booking or view more Photos Please visit the Website:- www.flanaganandallentributeact.weebly.com or e-mail:- rolypolyalfcook@hotmail.co.uk

FLANAGAN AND ALLEN - Alf Cook and John Marchant have been performing their tribute show for over ten years at various events. ( See our Website) We are available for Outdoor Events, Mix and Mingle, Theatre Shows, Residential Homes etc. We can also include Winston Churchill Look-a-Like Alf Cook and Wartime Spiv Honest John. Please Visit our Website for details of our ongoing and previous Events. Video Showcase. Photo`s etc. Or see us on U/Tube. Flanagan and Allen at Purfleet Heritage Museum. Stroll again down memory lane and listen to Workers Playtime. Website Address:- www.flanaganandallentributeact.weebly.com or e-mail:- alfandjohns40sevents@hotmail.co.uk

DODGING THE DOODLEBUGS is a wonderfully witty revue show combining a potted history of WWII with original songs and comic sketches of the day performed with a healthy dollop of poetic licence! Book now to celebrate what put the Great into Britain during those austere years when the government encouraged entertainment to boost morale.
www.heydayspresents.com or call Catherine: 07977456238

GOLDEN SCREEN GEMMS - a website specialising in retro musicals, including a wartime selection such as (among others): Glenn Miller in SUN VALLEY SERENADE (1941); THE VERA LYNN SELECTION (1942/43/44); STAR SPANGLED RHYTHM (1942), the YOUNG SINATRA musicals (1943/44); THIS IS THE ARMY (with Ronald Reagan) (1943); Alice Faye in THE GANG’S ALL HERE (1943); Betty Grable in PIN UP GIRL (1944). Also COVER GIRL (1944) with Rita Hayworth; MEET ME IN ST LOUIS (1944) with Judy Garland; THE DOLLY SISTERS (1945) – plus many others that would have been in cinemas during wartime. There’s nothing like a good old musical of the period to bring those times back, and here’s a website specialising in them. Visit our web site at: http://goldenscreengems.com

Ricky Hunter Provides a 1940s Wartime & Swing Tribute Show. The Show will feature music of the 1940's with the best of Glenn Miller, Vera Lynn, Doris Day, The Andrew Sisters & friends. Ricky will be dressed in Army uniform & brings flags with him to really take you back in time & will have you all on your feet & on the dance floor in no time at all! Aswell you will be swept off your feet with the smooth crooner sounds of Ricky & his Golden Trumpet. You will get to enjoy the classics of Frank, Deano, Nat King Cole & Sammy Davis Jr along with Bobby Darin, Eddie Calvert & a touch of Michael Buble. This Tribute show is designed for those in life that love the Classics is perfect for any venue or function including private parties, hotels & restaurants, Weddings & special themed 1940 events Based in North West Happy to Travel UK & Abroad. To book or for more details please contact Ricky on 07821951214 email: rickyhuntercabaret@gmail.com Website:www.rickyhunter.co.uk

CHERIE LAWRENCE - Bubbly, friendly 1940s entertainer with a first class voice which suits the era perfectly. Singing songs from 1900 - 1949, Cherie delights her audiences with fabulous renditions of songs by Vera Lynn, The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland and many more. Telephone - 07754 807758, email - cherielawrence@hotmail.co.uk, website - www.cherielawrence.co.uk. Cherie is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cherielawrencesinger.

 

 

AMANDA BEAUMONT - 1930s/40s solo singer available for booking at Re-enactments, 40s dances or private functions. Amanda specializes in 1930's and 1940's artist's like Anne Shelton , Marlene Dietrich , Ella Fitzgerald and the Andrew Sisters, as wells as the classic swing songs from the war time era. For further details contact Andrew.phillips66@sky.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amanda-Beaumont/226331940827204?sk=info

 

 

EMPIRE RADIO - brings the style and music of the era to any event you would like a 1930's/1940's theme to help carry it off with the class and panache of Fred and Ginger! We will provide the music and props to make the mood as authentic as possible. All you need to add is the people and the venue. If you require specific music for a special occasion we will be able to accommodate. We have a large range of tracks to choose from.
In fact, whatever your requirements Empire Radio will provide you with entertainment to remember. For more detail visit: www.empireradio.org.uk

 

KAREN HEYWORTH - Well established professional singer originally trained at The London Studio Centre.

1940's Showcase with sound clips, audio footage and songs from the era

"What a feast for lovers of forties music! Outstanding vocalist Karen Heyworth under their musical director, Keith Marshall". Carmarthen Journal

“I would just like to thank you for a wonderful afternoon and we loved your singing” - Beck Theatre

“a fab mix of songs and sound clips” - Linden Hall, Hampton
Why not visit her web site at: www.smoothnjazz.co.uk or call her on: 07747 611809

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Events Organizers

FOREIGN FIELD EVENTS stages professional and good value historical events with the Second World War being a speciality. Our clients include the Royal British Legion, Historic Scotland and the Staffordshire Regiment Museum as well as local charitable and community organisations. If you or your organisation are interested in an event or festival then please contact p.bavill@foreign-field.co.uk or contact 0113 232 0095 and please visit our web site at www.foreign-field.co.uk

SET THE NIGHT ABLAZE is a 1940's themed events company specialising in the staging of WW2 Big Band Dance nights for the public and corporate market. Please visit www.setthenightablaze.com to see what we do

 

EVENTPLAN LIMITED specialises in staging high quality historical events on behalf of clients including the Army, National Trust and various councils. We are always pleased to hear from 40s re-enactors, vehicle owners and enthusiasts interested in participating in our events, and of course from anyone interested in our skills as experienced organisers. Our web site (which features information, event listings and extensive event photo galleries) is at www.eventplan.co.uk

1940S EVENT PRODUCTION - We hold a yearly 1940s Moonlight Serenade Ball, featuring a live 'Big Band' and vocalist. We are based and hold the event in the Birmingham area of the West Midlands. Although we have not yet set a date for the 2008 event, we invite people to join our mailing list. Why not visit our web site at: www.a1940sevent.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

MORE MUZIC are one of the UK`s leading promoters of "Specialised Themed / Events. Why not check out their web site at: www.moremuzic.com

THE SPITFIRE BOUNCE & THE OTFORD 1940's SWING DANCE. We organise and run both dances which are 1940's based in both music & the way we decorate the hall, we have a photographer for The Spitfire Bounce & you can see photos of the dances on our web site. We have more dances booked for the rest of this year & early next year. Take a look at www.preserversofsound.com

HISTORICAL PROMOTIONS AND EVENT MANAGEMENT - Award winning historical cultural event organisers working in the UK and internationally.  We organise 1940's events for local authorities, historic properties, museums, show and festival organisers and corporate clients.  We also work extensively in film and television production, supply historical reconstructions, extras, props, wardrobe, action vehicles and locations. We welcome being contacted by re-enactors, vehicles owners and performers who are looking for Employment and Participation opportunities, please view this section on our website. To find out more about our extensive range of services, please view our website www.historicalpromotions.com or contact us on info@historicalpromotions.com or 01837 811243.

The Stage Door Canteen is the most authentic 1940s dance in the UK and has been going for over 11 years. Please take a look at: http://www.stagedoorcanteen.co.uk

SWING JIVE ENTERTAINMENTS - We have a audio visual presentation  that informs of our services, this includes a short section of a documentary that we produced for the National Trust at Studland Bay, Dorset. We also produce 1940s style Swing Jive Dance classes and Dance Nights. We are also working on various educational products and stage shows that we will be taking to schools and community centres. Why not visit our web site and learn more http://www.swingjiveentertainments.co.uk/ 

DIG FOR VICTORY - West Wiltshire's 1940s Military and Home front event, and home of 40s enthusiasts The BLITZ BUDDIES. As well as everything you need to know about the next Dig For Victory event, this great site is full of all sorts of interesting and fun forties stuff including useful advice on period dress and details of THE BIG BAND BASH dance night.
www.dig-for-victory.com 

TIME TRAVEL TEAM - We are Time Travel Team! A unique professional 1940’s Wartime duo based in Norfolk, East Anglia. With Time Travel team you will experience the thrill of the Old Time Radio Shows as we bring history to life with - Time Travel Team’s ‘Station X’ Radio Show! – Our wartime radio show packed full of live music and performances, suspense, sketches, comedy, melodrama and mystery! Suitable for all events and all ages! We are available for public, private and corporate events. Website: www.timetravelteam.co.uk Telephone: 07984 969162 or 07901 528849

1940s BUDGET EVENTS are a collection of 1940s entertainers and musicians who perform at some of the country's premier WW2 events and vintage fairs. We realise that increasingly more and more individuals and organisations would like to organise a 1940s weekend, Glenn Miller Night, Blitz Ball, WW2 weekend, Vintage Fair or Tea Dance but are put off by not knowing where to start or what the total cost will be. We are the entertainment...a 5 to 17 piece big band, male swing vocalist, female swing vocalist, 40s sweetheart duet, George Formby and a 1940s DJ. We can play a one off 40 minute background set through to a 5 hour variety night. We believe c that for an all inclusive night, whether a public event or private party we can give you exactly what you want within your budget. Please visit our website http://1940sbudgetevents.webs.com/.

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Forums

40s FORUM - a web site where you can discuss, with like minded people, all things pertaining to the 1940s/WWII movement. Visit the site where you can make new friend and communicate with old ones at: http://www.40s-forum.co.uk/

NEW HOMEFRONT FORUM – a brand new WW2 Homefront Forum based in Holland, especially for re-enactors? Why not try it out on and communicate with like minded people throught the world.by selecting: www.nederland4045.nl/homefront.

ALLIED FORUM - This forum is an allied only, WW2/living history site for re-enactors, collectors and living history enthusiasts. The site is to be used for information sharing, events calendar, classifieds and research. Visit the web at: http://www.alliedforum.net

FRIENDS OF BUNKER 13 is the Forum run by the Bunker 13 RAF Blakelaw Preservation Group where you can talk, llearn and see pictures of the former 13 Group Fighter Command HQ.  They need your input so why not pay them a visit at: http://www.bunker13.co.uk

JIVE-TALKING - The one-stop website for all 1940's and 1950's JIVE music enthusiasts! From the Big Band sound of Glenn Miller to the Rock & Roll style of Elvis Presley. All on one website dedicated to two decades of foot tapping high energy dance music! Why not visit www.jive-talking.co.uk

WWII RE-ENACTMENT SOUTH WEST is a website and free social forum. Its purpose is to unite WW2 Re-enactors in the South West of England and South Wales, promote events in the region and provide an online meeting place for discussion of all WW2 related topics. The website and forum addresses are: www.wwiireenactmentsouthwest.co.uk and www.wwii-re-enactment-south-west.socialgo.com so why not pay them a visit?

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Hotels & Night Clubs

THE PORTLAND HOTEL - located in the heart of the Peak District offers 1940's Nostalgia Lunches for groups of 30 - 90. The comfortable conservatory is decked out in red, white and blue bunting, Union flags adorn the tables, a themed 3 course lunch is followed by an authentic 1940's sing-a-long. For further information write to The Portland Hotel, 32 St. Johns Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XQ or visit the web site at www.portlandhotelbuxton.net

WE ARE AN OLD PUBLIC HOUSE WITH REAL CHARACTER. Home cooked food is served daily and our reputation for quality reaches far and wide. Within the grounds of the pub is a caravan (5 hook-ups) and camp site bordering onto the river Derwent. We have fishing rights to the river - I have seen a 15" pike that a young boy caught and it is said there is carp in there too. The upper level of the pub has letting rooms comprising two doubles and one twin. These are not en-suite at the moment but the doubles have a sink. This is reflected in the letting price of only £10 per person per night. There is a bathroom with shower and separate toilet on the same level. There is an additional charge of £5.50 for breakfast We are close to Pickering, Scarborough, Whitby, Malton and have easy access to York (via the A64).Stay with us and enjoy good food and a drink without having to drive. Further details email me at cas@providenceinn.co.uk or visit and pay your respects at web address http://www.providenceinn.co.uk (Waiting for revamp to be uploaded).

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Museums

THE FENLAND & WEST NORFOLK AVIATION MUSEUM, Old Lynn Road, West Walton, Norfolk, PE14 7DA We have three large display halls, aircraft and cockpit sections and the UK's largest display of aviation archeology as well as excellent display sections on uniforms, weapons, home front, engines, civil aviation and much much more. Take a look at our web site at: www.fawnaps.co.uk

 

RAF BLAKELAW was a Second World War Royal Air Force Fighter Command station based at what is now Kenton Bar, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Although the site now contains government buildings there still exists an underground bunker with an operations room, mess and plant room. Until recently the bunker remained hidden from general knowledge just as it had done during the early years of the War. A small number of enthusiasts have formed the ‘RAF Blakelaw Preservation Group’ with a two fold purpose: 1. Restoring the bunker to its former glory and making it available to the general public as an historical and educational establishment. 2. Finding former RAF staff who served in the bunker and former members of 13 Group Fighter Command to collect and preserve their stories for posterity. This small website takes you on a tour of what is an eerie reminder of the days when this country was under threat of invasion: Visit their site at: http://www.bunker13.110mb.com or http://www.rafblakelaw.co.

The group will be inviting people to subscribe to memberships as friends of the bunker but details haven’t been released as yet. They are currently looking for more people to join the management team, hopefully, in the north east as meetings are held locally. For further details contact either John Ellis at dominiccampbell12@hotmail.com or Michael Younger at mikeyounger@talktalk.net

PEGASUS WW2 DISPLAYS - MOBILE MUSEUM is known as one of the largest private collections of Original British WW2 Militaria covering all areas and aspects, including the home front. We have been displaying for the last 15 years and undertake events for the MOD, museums & specialist events, (largest covering 10,000 sq ft and we still ran out of room !).We also have a Morris quad & 25lb field gun. We are happy to talk to the veterans & general public and do school visits. Please take a look at our web site : www.pegasusww2displays.co.uk

THE 493 BOMB GROUP MUSEUM would like you to visit their site to see pictures of the Museum, the Control Tower and Home Front recreation facilities. Their website can be found at www.493bgdebach.co.uk

BURWELL MUSEUM is located on Mill Close, Burwell (between Cambridge, Newmarket and Ely). Free parking for the museum is signposted on the village High Street. SatNav: enter CB25 0HD. For all the latest news and information about Burwell Museum of Fen-Edge Life (including details of forthcoming special events) visit: www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

THE CHARITY ESSEX WILDLIFE TRUST purchased the Langdon Nature Reserve in 1989 and have renovated and decorated the museum as it would have been in the 1940’s (WW2) period.  The museum was a former Basildon Plotland bungalow and is the only surviving home on the estate.  As well as the bungalow we have an Anderson shelter, stable, wash room, tool shed and are in the process of replicating an air raid shelter with sound effects.  Tours are available Tuesday-Saturday 1pm-4pm by pre-booking and Sundays two tours take place at 11.30am and 2pm.  All visits must be confirmed before traveling as the museum is often reliant on volunteers to open.  As well as public, group and school visits there are guided walks, open days, and Christmas events taking place throughout the year.  Enquiries can be made by telephone: 01268 419103 or email: langdon@essexwt.org.uk .  Written enquiries to Maria Donohue, Essex Wildlife Trust, Langdon Visitor Centre, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, SS16 6EB.

THE HAVEN MUSEUM was purchased along with the Langdon Nature Reserve in 1989 and we have renovated and decorated the museum as it would have been in the 1940’s (WW2) period. The museum was a former Basildon Plotland bungalow and is the only surviving home on the estate. As well as the bungalow we have an Anderson shelter, stable, wash room, tool shed and are in the process of replicating an air raid shelter with sound effects. The Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. from October to March and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April to September. The suggested donation is £2 for adults and £1 for under 16s. Under 5s are free. The Haven Museum is a short walk from the Langdon Visitor Centre, which has free parking as well as a café area and toilet facilities. As well as public, group and school visits there are other events taking place throughout the year, such as Open Days and Christmas events. Our web address is http://www.essexwt.org.uk/visitor_centres__nature_reserves/langdon/haven_museum/ Enquiries can be made by telephone: 01268 419103 or email: jennifers@essexwt.org.uk . Written enquiries to Jennifer Shirley, Essex Wildlife Trust, Langdon Visitor Centre, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, SS16 6EB.

THE DAVIDSTOW AIRFIELD & CORNWALL AT WAR MUSEUM has a wide remit, dedicated primarily to RAF Davidstow moor from its opening on 1st October 1942 until its closure at the end of 1945. It also covers all the other airfields along the North Cornwall coast, the Royal Navy in and around the county, the Army civilian services, home front etc. The area is still a military training area so that gives us scope to bring in the post-war period. Visit their web site at: www.cornwallatwarmuseum.co.uk

THE THORPE CAMP PRESERVATION GROUP has set up a Visitor Centre to commemorate those who fought for freedom in World War 2 based in Lincolnshire. Thorpe Camp was attached to the airfield at Woodhall Spa where 97, 617(Dambusters), 619 & 627 Squadrons were based. The Visitor Centre is in the village of Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire, LN4 4PE and is open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Easter to the end of September and on Wednesdays during July & August from 1 to 5 pm. Entry just £3. Visit www.thorpecamp.org.uk for more details.

BLETCHLEY PARK HOME OF THE CODEBREAKERS - Bletchley Park was home to the WW2 Codebreakers whose breath-taking achievements helped shorten the war by two years saving countless lives. The Bletchley Park Trust's mission is to transform Bletchley Park into the world-class education and heritage site it deserves to be, reflecting the profound significance of its impact on WW2, the twentieth century and the way we all live today. Why not visit their web site at www.bletchleypark.org.uk or email Natasha at nhue@bletchleypark.org.uk

THE ELECTRIC RAILWAY MUSEUM. is located on Rowley Road approximately two miles from Coventry City centre, close to the village of Baginton. By road it can be easily reached from the M1(M45), M6 and the M69. Follow the signs for Coventry and from then on follow the brown tourist road signs for the Coventry Air Museum; the Electric Railway Museum is next door to the air museum. If you're navigating by Sat-Nav then the postcode is : CV3 4LE. We largest private collection of electric rail traction in the UK and much much more. Take a look at our web site at:
www.electricrailwaymuseum.co.uk/

BROOKLANDS - the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907 - was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century. The Museum displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of Hawker and Vickers/ BAC-built aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber, Viking, Varsity, Viscount, Vanguard, VC10, BAC One-Eleven and the only Concorde with public access in South East England. We hold a wide range of special events, mainly on weekends and during school holidays. Brooklands Museum Trust is an independent charitable trust whose aims are to preserve and interpret the heritage of Brooklands and to use that heritage to inspire and educate future generations. www.brooklandsmuseum.com

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Photographers and Artists

KEN DUNN PHOTOGRAPHER specialises in event photography. He can provide a photograph of you at the event in your 40's get up printed and mounted there and then, ready for you to take away within approximately 15 minutes. Event organisers in East Anglia, Essex or Herts especially but organisers outside of these areas might like to contact Ken via his web site at: www.KenDunnPhotography.com

1940 EVENTS ON FILM The Anderson family site containing photographs and short movies of past reenactment events of 2006 plus a forum and a section for stories. Were you captured on film? Check the web site at www.1940s.info

CHRIS MARSH PHOTOGRAPHY - We offer a wide variety of different photographic image packages to suit all tastes and requirements. Further details: email chrismarsh45@hotmail.com or visit the web site at www.portrait-group.co.uk

FORTIES FOTOS - If you are a Forties enthusiast, who takes pride in their authentic approach to re-enactment, why not finish the event off with a digitally enhanced photo that looks just like it was taken over 50 years ago. For more info visit the web site at www.fortiesfotos.co.uk

OSB MEDIA are event photographers who specialize in the 1940's. If you are a group a band a platoon and need to be photographed look no further. ‘Event Organizers’ do you need your event covered? OSB Media can fulfil the job. On most days over 200 photographs taken of the days goings on. Visit the web site at www.osbmedia.co.uk for recent events or contact them at info@osbmedia.co.uk

CHRIS MARSH – Photographer offers a wide variety of different photographic image packages-to suit all tastes and requirements. You may see him at 40’s events where he dresses as a 40s style photo journalist. Why not visit his site at www.chris-marsh.co.uk

ANGLIAN ART Specializing in photography of 1940's events, plus suppliers of 1940's pinup prints. In-house printing and graphics available. Visit the website for details and samples at: http://www.anglianart.com/photography.htm

LUMENOSA PHOTOGRAPHY is based in Peterborough Cambridgeshire. We can cover your event or ball, using the latest in digital equipment, set up a studio background and lights and print your photograph presented in a card mount there and then! We normally cover events for free just charging for the photographs and will even make a donation to your charity. Why not visit the web site at: www.lumenosa.com

EX MILITARY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER specialising in 1940's era photography. A member of North West Military Collectors having attended many of their displays and photo shoots over the past few years. The website is being redesigned at the moment so will only have a small selection of his work to view but that will change. Why not invite him to your show and be included as part of his developing portfolio and client base. His web address is:- www.maverick-photos.com

RED ZEBRA TEAM - We are experienced photographers and work for both Event Plan and Foreign Field covering re-enactments and therefore have hundreds of WWII re-enactment images in our albums which visitors will find both interesting and informative as records of the events.  Why not visit our site at:  www.redzebraphoto.co.uk  

JOHN BATES PHOTOGRAPHY - Were you at Pickering this year? Then you were most probably caught on John Bates camera.  Many were. Why not visit his web site and see for yourself at: http://www.johnbatesphotography.co.uk/1940spage.html

SPYMA PHOTOGRAPHICS - We are a family run Photographic company based in Havering. We offer a wide range of Photographic Services including Events/Dances. We attend the venue prior to the event to establish the best locations for the taking of the photographs and  liaise with the organizers. On the day we attend the event with at least three family members. We have a mobile studio with the full studio lighting systems and backdrops. As the guests arrive they are invited to pose for the pictures. We download all the photo’s onto a computer and print them using a top professional photographic printer whilst still at the venue. The guests having enjoyed their meal are then invited to view the pictures with an option to purchase at very competitive prices. For all your photographic needs please visit www.spymaphotographics.com

PHOTOFELLAS specialises in onsite Event Photography providing a "print in a minute" service. Photofellas incorporates "period graphics" to make the photograph really special and themed to the event. Photofellas also incorporate "Chromakey/Greenscreen Technology" to photograph clients and whisk them back into period scenes. "YOU WILL BELIEVE YOU WERE THERE! Photofellas are available for Indoor and Outdoor Event, Re-enactments and Public Events." "Bryan Osborne runs PHOTOFELLAS from CAMBRIDGE at www.photofellas.com email bryan@photofellas.com or Telephone: 07764-996326

IAN LOASBY PHOTOGRAPHY is a completely bespoke photographic service to help promote you and your business, I seek to become the official photographer at many of the events listed here offering many products that can promote them and the individuals that take part. Prints of events are available from my website; www.ianloasbyphotography.co.uk, where I offer a variety of deals for event organisers. I also have a transport related website at; www.iansboatsplanesandtrains.com of transport related material. Contact me at Ian Loasby, 01332 270855, or PHOTOKIN PHOTOGRAPHERS - Dave & Jackie Dennis are both photographers and re-enactment enthusiasts so they take photographs at all the events they attend. They have set up a website to display their photographs so why not take a look at: www.photokin.co.uk Perhaps you were there.

PLANE CRAZY AIRCRAFT ARTWORK was established in 2001 as a specialist aviation art print gallery
offering unframed digital art prints taken from my personal collection of aviation artwork. Chris Caple, who founded the company, says: “ I grew up in Lincolnshire England and it is from here that I work and draw inspiration for my aviation work.  Being the son of an RAF Crew Chief I have always had a keen interest in aviation which goes back  to the years when my father flew on Vickers Valiants and Avro Vulcans while serving with the RAF V Force during the1950-1960s.” See examples of Chris’s breathtaking artwork at  http://planecrazyartwork.com/

Kre8 PHOTOGRAPHIC - Welcome to Kre8 Photographic, we are Lancashire based and can travel throughout the Northwest offering a professional reliable & friendly service. Our photographers are dedicated to providing high quality photography at competitive prices. We are Freelance Press Photographers and hold a valid UK Press Card and provide images for numerous regional newspapers, if you are looking to promote your event, please contact us first and we may be able to help. At Kre8 Photographic we offer a creative, professional approach for all your photography needs. We provide a wide range of photography services:  Please visit our website for more information  www.kre8photographic.co.uk

STEVE COOPER PORTRAIT ARTIST - Oil and pencil portraits drawn or painted from your photographs, Fantastic gifts and heirlooms, low cost artwork for you, these are not prints or computer generated images, I give good discounts for re enactors and ex or serving military personel, and 50% goes to Help for Heroes. Please view some of my previous work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/coopandterry/sets/72157606845360550/ I can be contacted on 07775746550 or email coop.the.artist@gmail.com or visit my website at www.thecoops.me.uk

The 1940s Photographer your 1940’s Event, wedding, Dance, Party, etc. Can now be photographed in a truly authentic way. I will photograph your event in period dress using the most up to date professional cameras of the 40’s. With my passion for photography over the last 45 years and knowledge and ability to use these beautiful cameras from 70+ years ago. You can experience the nostalgia and sights and sounds of the cameras and smell of the flash bulbs as they go off. The films and processing of the films are as close to the 40’ as possible as they are processed by hand. You then have authentic photos of the 40’s but taken today. For more information please contact through www.1940spressman.co.uk or phone 07581198412

STEVE COOPER PORTRAIT ARTIST - Charcoal and pencil portraits drawn or painted from your photographs, Fantastic gifts and heirlooms, low cost artwork for you, these are not prints or computer generated images, I give good discounts for re enactors and ex or serving military personel, I can be contacted on 07775746550 or email coop.the.artist@gmail.com or visit my website at www.thecoops.me.uk I can also produce charcoal caricatures funny, FREE for charity events and fund raising. not always flattering but always funny,

STEVE COOPER SIGN WRITING -Traditional brush painted authentic sign writing and gold leaf for Museums, Railways, vintage vehicles, and displays. I can also produce computer cut vinyl for event signs, and low cost graphics. Whatever your sign needs. Please visit www.thecoops.me.uk or email coop.the.artist@gmail.com or just call 07775746550

 

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Re-enactment Groups

- is based in Ingleton and takes part in living history displays, 1940's weekends, re-enactments and weekend camps. We are also members of the Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) South Cumbria and North Lancashire group.  We organise and attend Operation Home Guard in Ingleton, a 1940's Weekend which is on the first week of July each year.  Members include Home Guard, RAF, Naval and civilian Re-enactors. Gracie Lands (1940's singer and DJ) is the chair person. We would like to invite any interested new and/or younger, members to join us. If you are interested then why not visit our web site at:  www.ingletonhomeguard.co.uk

CC41 HOME FRONTA website with a focus on wartime Britain - times were tough for everyone. No one wants to glorify the war or live through it again but we are determined that The Home Front will not be forgotten. http://www.cc41.net/

 

THE HOME FRONT FRIENDS is an Internet based community who preserve & portray the British Home Front during World war two. Our aim is not to glorify war or live though it again, simply that the effort of population on the home front not be forgotten. The website can be found at http://www.homefrontfriends.org.uk

UK HOMEFRONT We are an independant group of re-enactors who portray the homefront during Britain’s finest hour. We do not do this to glorify war but to remember those who lived through this terrible time. We hope to educate and entertain as well as having a good time. This web site contains pages about us, what we can offer events & schools. Our web site is at www.ukhomefront.co.uk

THE 4 COMMANDO RE-ENACTMENT GROUP started in November 1999 at the North York Moors Railway re-enactment event. They decided to build a group identity as No. 4 Commando, an Army Commando unit. They are based all over the country with members in Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Liverpool, London and South Yorkshire. Visit their web site at www.4commando.org.uk

 

 

NORTHERN FORTIES - A new 1940s re-enactment group for all those who want to do their own individual thing. We enjoy promenading at steam railways, putting on displays at museums, and generally dressing up to have a good time at events in this period of history that we are all so passionate about. Our members wear a variety of Allied and Axis uniforms (not SS), and as 1940s civilians. Operating mainly in the North and Midlands, we are building a reputation for being a very friendly group. Visit our website at www.northernforties.org.uk

THE VICTORIAN WESTERNERS are agroup of re-enactors who re-enact Victorian, Western & 1940’s time periods at various events. They're happy to welcome new members so why not visit their web site and get a feel for what they do. Their web address is: http://www.victorianwesterners.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

THE FORTIES FAMILY are a living history group who provide a 1940s living room for events around the country using late 30's and 40's collection of furniture and clothes/uniforms. The children and adults carry on quietly with their daily chores and lives as if in the 1940s while the public are welcome to watch and take photos. Why not visit their web site at: www.the-forties-family.freeservers.com or www.pitchforkshow.tvheaven.com

42nd FIELD HOSPITAL re-enactment group from Hartlepool. We are a group of people who share a love of the 1940s – most club members having had an interest in this era for many years. Although we have chosen to portray U.S. Army medical personnel we all have an interest in the 1940s generally – i.e. the homefront, austerity cooking, the music, dancing, the fashions etc. Visit our web site at: www.42ndfieldhospital.co.uk

UNITED STATES NAVY SHORE PATROL re enactors. We carry out the role of the US Navy Shore Patrol, (US Navy Land Military Police). We also entertain re enactors and the general public by being a truly interactive group, that will check identity papers, leave pass's, ensure that military personnel are correctly dressed, assist others as required such as the local Policeman or other Miltary Police units and we "arrest" those that do not meet the correct standard. Visit our web site at www.shorepatrol.co.uk

THE 20th CENTURY REVISITED - We are a 20th Century multiperiod living history group based in the Midlands, currently with branches in Northern England and Scotland, portraying ordinary people in extraordinary times from 1900 through to 1980. Among our displays/dioramas we portray Boer War Royal Naval Brigade, with Gatling Gun; Women's Land Army and Timber Corps; Home Guard; Special Operations Executive; and much more. Our main intention is to have fun and get the history message across to the many hundreds of people we meet through the year. Our experience in event organising means that we can provide a full service for living history displays. Intrigued? Visit our website www.20crevisited.co.uk

PITSFORD HOME GUARD living history unit supporting the Northampton & Lamport Railway. Visit our website at http://www.nlr-homeguard.org.uk/

WW2 RE -ENACTORS NORTH EAST are an "official group" of about 60 re-enactors & individuals united by a common interest in the 1940s era. We are bound by membership, rules & regulations, but choose to gather together to socialise and educate members of the public. Why not visit our web site at: http://www.ww2reenactorsne.proboards2.com/index.cgi

THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT LIVING HISTORY GROUP - Their aim is to authentically and responsibly portray elements of the East Yorkshire Regiment and preserve, restore and display vehicles, uniforms, period weapons and associated artefacts relating to the Regiment. They can be seen at many of the 1940's events, especially in the Midlands and north of England. Why not visit their web site at: http://eastyorkshireregiment.blogspot.com

2nd BATTALION ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES RE-ENACTMENT GROUP - The Only group in the reenacting world to represent the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles and 185 Field Regiment Royal Artillery, during WW2. We are a "mature" group of guys based in East Anglia, and are currently looking for some new members. We have some great pieces of kit and a fantastic display, so why not come along and be part of it..you will be given a very warm Irish Welcome!!. Have a look at our website at www.2ndbattalionroyalulsterrifles.com

LUCY & KAREN's 1940 HOME FRONT is a sud-group of the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles group and are looking for members.  If you could enjoy re-enacting this period, either as part of the Royal Ulster Rifles group or the Home Front group then first visit their respective web sites and look for the contact details.  You will be welcomed with open arms. Visit: www.thehomefront.webeden.co.uk

PENNYFARTHINGTIMES for those who do Victorian meetings as well as the 40’s. For those who do Victorian meetings there is an abundance of photographs so visitors to the site can see how they dress, especially the ladies, who can see not only dress, but also make up, hair styles, and much more. All new members are welcome to 'Nostalgia Unlimited' who will even help source their 'kit'. New members are particularly welcome at the AGM in Wolverhampton and the Victorian & Forties bring and buy. Why not take a look at their web site at: www.beam.to/pennyfarthingtimes

NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE 1940s REMEMBERED ASSOCIATION - This Association was formed early in 2006 by a small band of 1940's enthusiasts who have had a life long interest and passion for all things from that era, mainly the years covered by WW2. Our interests range from WW2 aircraft, transport, music, dress, radio, the home front, in a nutshell, all things 1940's. Visit the web site at: http://www.northstaffs1940s.co.uk

WR28 HG 2007 – The aim of WR28 HG are to pay tribute to the men and women who unselfishly volunteered of their time to help protect this country from an unexpected and imminent invasion and to keep alive the memory of the largest volunteer army in history, The Home Guard!  It is also our aim to raise funds for local charities. Why not visit our web site at www.home-guard-haworth.co.uk

WW2 RE -ENACTORS NORTH EAST - We are a group" of about 40 re-enactors & individuals united by a common interest in the 1940s era. We are not bound by membership, rules & regulations, but choose to gather together to socialise and educate members of the public. Any Members of the public who wants 40's Events and Fashion Shows for 2009 E-Mail stephen.pickard@sky.com. Visit the web site at http://ww2-reenactorsne.proboards.com/index.cgi 

THE AIRBORNE EAGLES – "Curraheea" A living history group dedicated to 2nd Bn 506 PIR 101st Airborne Division. Promenading, Displays and re-enactments. Visit website at: http://www.airborne-eagles.com

THE GIRLS THEY LEFT BEHIND - We are a women’s re-enactment group, formed from the past forties family, ie. a group off females of all ages, originally known as the forties family who relive the homefront during world war two. We represent the women they left behind and our group is dedicated with admiration and gratitude to all those women of wartime britain...'who just got on with it'. We offer: World War Two Talks - mobile displays -  Film Work - All aspects of World War Two Coverage. For more details visit our web site at: http://thegirlstheyleftbehind.webs.com/

SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP. We reenact and display as forward air controllers. We have radio equipment used by forward air controllers along with a specialized antenna equipment. Contact the group leader on 07900156497 or stormtroopertk426@yahoo.co.uk

THE BIG BANG COMPANY give demonstrations of battlefield pyrotechnics. Full public liability. So if you want something different for your event then please get in touch. Call Andy for more details on 07786486780 or visit www.alliedairbornelhg.co.uk

VINTAGE PRAMS - We are a group of ladies who own vintage prams dating from the 1930s to the 1970s and are happy to attend events, either to display our prams or to walk around as participants in the events, dressed appropriately for the era. We are based throughout the UK so some of us are sure to be near some events. For more info please e mail me at vintagepramfan@hotmail.co.uk or visit my website www.vintagepramfan.com

NEW NAVY RE-ENACTORS FORUM I'm trying to get a forum going for NAVY type re-enactors, as we seem to get labelled "Promenaders" by the other groups, but it's a bit hard to drag a battleship into a field or railway station! So if you are interested visit: http://reenactorsnavy.proboards.com

D-DAY TO 45. RE-ENACTMENT SOCIETY - We are a Re-enactment Society, depicting the British Infantry of the second world war. Also, a second attachment portraying various U.S infantry Units & Regiments. We provide education in an entertaining way by staging displays and participating in events, large and small, throughout the country. Battles and Skirmishes are also attended, often combined with a 'Living History' display. School visits, media and corporate events are conducted as part of the society. Considerable research, expertise and enthusiasm in education and raising interest in this period in history is part of our fun & interest. We also teach about the German and US units from 1939 to 1945. Why not visit our web site at: www.ddayto45.moonfruit.com

FAITH AND HONOUR 1939 - 1945 is a Second World War Living History Group Based in Nottingham UK, set up and run by a dedicated Group of Individuals. We mainly portray the Soldiers of the U.S. Airborne and British Airborne Forces and all members of Faith and Honour take great pride in the accuracy of their Uniform Equipment when attending any re-enactment event in the UK or Europe. To accurately portray the men and women who fought for our freedom over tyranny and to never let people forget their ultimate sacrifice is the mission for the Faith and Honour Group. Why not visit us at: www.faithandhonour1939to45.co.uk

 

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Traders

VINTAGE PLAYTIME …for all your board game needs. Dad’s Army, Wembley, Colditz, Buccaneer, Dover Patrol, Risk, Kingmaker, Totopoly, Go, and Lots, Lots MORE.
Why not visit www.vintage-playtime.com email me on contact@vintage-playtime.com

BEST OF BRITISH MAGAZINE Britain's favourite nostalgia monthly magazine is packed with stories and pictures guaranteed to bring the memories flooding back. Offering page after page of timeless reading, Best of British covers every aspect of life from the 1940s through to today, recording the way it once was and demonstrating what makes Britain so special. Just £3-75, it's available at good newsagents throughout the UK, and by post to any address in the world. Visit our web site on www.bestofbritishmag.co.uk

RETRO L´AMOUR was established in 2000 making and selling vintage inspired, handcrafted hair accessories and brooches at vintage theme events in and around London and Europe. For 2005 our on-line shop allows us to offer our products to a wider retro loving audience who are looking for a unique gift. Find us at: www.retrolamour.co.uk

BIBA LIVES Our range of original vintage clothing covers 30’s evening wear and accessories, 40’s two-piece fitted suits and dresses, cocktail dresses from the 50's, minis from the 60's and 1970’s polyester and flares, even fashion from the eighties …..in fact if you’re after something we are the most likely people to have it! Our web site will give you a better insight in what we have to offer at www.bibalives.com

FOGEY UNLIMITED! Welcome to Fogey Unlimited! Our Mail Order store at: www.fogeyunlimited.co.uk for all our stock lines of Vintage and new stock and our eBay store for the one off auctions: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Fogey-Unlimited. Step back to a time when a Gentleman knew how to dress… We are committed to bringing you all those items a real Fogey Gentleman wishes to wear...but just can’t find nowadays. Be it that pair of braces... sock suspenders, A tweed Shooting suit, or indeed a Trilby or Bowler... fear not.. Most of the items we have are very difficult to source nowadays. We specialise in Braces, sock suspenders cravats, waistcoats, traditional underwear, stiff collars etc etc...Just about anything not found on the modern "yoof"!! Step inside our store and have a nice cup of tea!! Try on anything you wish and don’t forget to pay before you leave!!.. pip pip.Feel free to contact us with any special requirements or queries at www.fogeyunlimited.co.uk or Email: orders@fogeyunlimited.co.uk

G. I. HIRE - 1940's U.S. Army Uniform Hire. Going to that 1940's dance or attending one of the many 1940's Wartime weekends staged at heritage railways but have nothing to wear? Are you tired of hiring modern uniforms billed as 1940's by your local fancy dress shop then feeling out of place at an event or dance? Then look no further, billeted near Pickering, North Yorkshire, UK, we hire out only the real thing. Visit our web site at www.1940sgihire.co.uk

“DODGY RODGE” - Psst, looking for silk stockings, suspenders, saucy pictures, and much more? Visit “Dodgy Rodge” the guy with all the right connections. Make sure in all your excitement you don’t go blabbing to the wrong person. I mean, after all there is a war on. You’ll find me at http://www.dodgy-rodge.com or http://www.1940s.org.uk

 

 

VIV THE SPIV - Hi my name is Iain Dawson and I play an authentic wartime Spiv from South London.. I've always got a good supply of quality merchandise for sale, it’s not nicked, its just not paid for yet. Visit my web site at; www.vivthespiv.co.uk or contact me by email at: vivthespiv@hotmail.co.uk

JIGSAW PUZZLES Limited Edition is a small but fast growing company producing limited edition jigsaw puzzles of piers from around the UK as they were over 100 years ago. If you are finding life in the Anderson Shelter getting a little boring, a visit to their web site might be the solution. www.jigsawpuzzlespecialedition.co.uk

COSTUME HIRE by Vintage Years are a business based in Leicester but with a National and International customer base. We have been established for 30 years and are probably one of the largest suppliers for hire of 1940's uniforms and clothing complete with accessories. Although we have other specialities we cherish and favour the 1940's which forms a large part of our business. Our web site is at: www.costumehire.co.uk

WARDEPARTMENT Harley-Davidson Motorcycles & spare parts 1936-1948. Restoring and servicing Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, model years 1936-1948, Large inventory of spare parts. Tel 01233 860 564, Mobile 07850 685 905 or Email wardepartment@btinternet.com Why not visit the web site at: www.wardepartment.co.uk

 

THE MEMORABILIA PACK COMPANY produces small packs of replica memorabilia relating to different historical themes, such as World War One. Home Guard, Suffragettes, Home Front, Victorian, 1960s, etc, and as such appeal to a nostalgic market. Why not visit their web site at: www.mempackcompany.com

CUSTOM CLOTHES design and make 1940's and 1950's 'look' styles for men and ladies. They make to measure in traditional looking fabrics. Or you can buy off the rail at the many Dance and Exhibition Events, which we attend ALL over the UK. Dresses, Jackets, Skirts and Suits, Tops and Trousers for Ladies. Jackets, Drapes, Shirts, Trousers and Waistcoats for Men. They also sell fans and hair flowers as accessories. Visit their web site at: www.customclothes.co.uk

MY OLD DUTCH is a web site selling Repro and Vintage 1940s items. This site not only enables you to buy such items, but also provides an opportunity to get your hair done. The Reproduction items are mostly made by Debs, and she particulary specializes in 1940s Hats, Hair and Make up. Find out more by visiting Deb's site at: http://www.myolddutch.net

REVIVAL sell original clothing, shoes, bric-a-brac and accessories dating from 1940's to the 1980's. If you don’t live in the Huddersfield area you can always visit their web site at www.revivalvintage.co.uk .

WAR HORSE TRADING POST can supply reproduction uniforms for the 1940's U.S. Army officers and enlisted, Wacs and Army nurse officers and enlisted. U.S. Navy officers, Waves officers and enlisted, British army officers and enlisted, British nurses for Army, Air Force, Navy and Land Army, plus a range of summer and tropical uniforms for all the above. You will find in the long run it is cheaper to buy than rent for those 1940's events and its there next time you want it. Visit our website at: www.warhorseandreproductionsofhistory.com

UNPUBLISHED WRITERS - Your book published and sold worldwide. True military accounts only. All branches of services. Any era. Proven success built on personal experience which included travelling 60,000 miles in 3 years attending WW2 Re-enactment events and many military shows with my bookstalls selling wide range of true accounts. Ex RAF Please visit my site for more info www.dickybloodsbooks.net

MONTY’S LOCKER - We are manufacturers of British WW2 Insignia and produce a vast range of cloth badges perfect for the re-enactor, collector or anyone interested in the wartime forties. Our designs have been well researched and are all produced by ourselves to a high standard. Our website also contains online shops for original militaria items and modern day military surplus. Visit our web site at www.montyslocker.co.uk.

EVELYNNE'S OLDIES BUT GOODIES has always had a passion for Vintage and Antique jewellery with an expertise in Vintage Bakelite Jewellery and Vintage Plastic Jewellery, and our vast selection in our Ruby Lane shop includes Bakelite bangles and bracelets, Bakelite necklaces and Bakelite brooches, etc. Browse all our Vintage celluloid and Lucite jewellery, including celluloid choker necklaces and brooches, vintage Lucite bangles, pins and necklaces. Further details visit the web site at http://www.evelynnesoldiesbutgoodies.com

TIGHTS & STOCKINGS an Ebay Shop selling, believe it or not, tights and stockings. They are 1940s style with seams, so ladies get with the 40s fashion scene and visit: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/tightsandstockings

ABOVE THE TRENCHES uniforms and equipment - A well established company that has been supplying re-enactors for a number of years. We can supply either genuine or reproduction RFC, RAF and USAAF from WW1 to present day. Uniforms are for sale or hire, try us if it is not in stock we will make every effort to source it. Visit us at www.abovethetrenches.com

"THE GENTLEMAN'S WARDROBE" is a modern directory for the well-dressed chap, bringing you the finest suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and service providers of high quality gentleman's apparel and accessories. A must-have for the savvy gent! Visit their web site at: www.gentlemans-wardrobe.com

PAST PERFECT VINTAGE MUSIC - "KEEPING LEGENDS ALIVE". Lost favourites, hidden gems, timeless classics. The very best of the 1920s, 30s & 40s on CD with a clarity you won't believe. "I don't know how they do it - the artists live again!" BBC Radio 2. Visit the web site at: http://www.pastperfect.com/product/great_british_dance_bands.html

SWANSONS MILITARY. WORKWEAR AND GOVERNMENT SURPLUS. 268 lytham Rd, South shore, Blackpool, Lancs. 01253 402224. See what they have to offer on line at: www.army-navystores.co.uk

A QUARTER OF NOSTALGIA – a web site that provides the very best of anything and everything traditional and old-fashioned. Bringing back fond memories of the good old days, with a collection of products you thought you couldn't buy anymore. From the toe-tapping 1920s to the trend-setting 1980s - everything in between and some things beyond. Go to: www.aquarterofnostalgia.co.uk

MASQUERADE - At Masquerade, our aim is to give you a high quality service with every costume hired. Masquerade has a wide range of high quality and unique fancy dress costumes for themed parties, weddings, costume events, promotional work, corporate events, film, theatre and fun. Visit the Uniform page or the retro and vintage page on www.masqueradeshop.co.uk .

MICHELE'S VINTAGE VOGUE is for ladies that want to look glamorous, classic and stylish.  Are you tired of looking the same as everyone else and fed up with the lack of good quality knitwear found in the High Street today?  Look no more …all my jumpers are hand-knitted from original designs from the 1930 – 1950 period and use vintage or good quality yarn.  Every item is unique in colour and yarn type and I use vintage buttons where possible.  For enquiries email: michele.marck@btinternet.com or visit our web site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cc41swing/sets/72157612400636617/

AB MILITARY - We have stood 1940's events for the past 2 years. We sell mounted and unmounted prints, T-shirts, mugs, mousemats, keyrings, etc with a military theme but we also supply personalised items as well as business promotional goods, signage and workwear.  The site gives a great view of the range of products and services we supply.  Please visit our site at: www.abmilitary.co.uk

MILITARYFLAG.CO.UK suppliers of British & German Military WW I & II Flags, Historical Royal Flags & Medieval Standards. Army, Navy & Airforce Ensigns. Ideal for battle re-enactments & Collectors.  Visit their web site at: www.militaryflag.co.uk

KNIGHTS MILITARIA – for military uniforms and accessories. High quality original and reproduction medals & badges of Britain’s Armed Forces. Lots in stock, lots we can source from a wide range of suppliers.  Knights Militaria is a trading name of Knights Enterprises UK. Visit us at www.knightsmilitaria.com or on Ebay at http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Knights-Militaria

COSTUME HIRE by Vintage Years est.1976 for professional and amateur costume hire. At Vintage Years we do not class ourselves as a fancy dress shop, we are costumiers - all of our outfits are of a professional quality and our highly trained staff will make sure you are dressed for the part. We have a tremendous range of Military uniforms both male and female of all ranks. We have all 3 British services with variations, American, Canadian, South African, Rhodesian, Russian and many other allied forces as well as 4 types of German uniforms. We also provide costumes for film/television characters such as 'Allo Allo' 'Dad's Army' 'Foyles War' etc etc. We have one of the largest choices of civilian wear from different types of backgrounds and class distinctions. All come complete with necessary accessories. One of our main specialities. Visit our web site at: http://www.costumehire.co.uk/

ELAINE EDWARDS - Are a small company in Nottinghamshire specialising in Vintage Lingerie. All their products are designed and manufactured in their own workshop. They supply wholesale to many Lingerie sites across the UK and internationally. They welcome orders of any size, designing collections for retailers and adding own brand labels. Visit their web site at: www.elaine-edwards.co.uk

B AUTHENTIC’ - We are a period costume hire business based in Huddersfield. We have a massive collection of original 1940's civilian and military clothes. We have thousands of outfits and all authentic, so why not drop in or give us a call to discuss your requirements at B.Authentic, 13 Denard Industrial Estate, Tanyard Road, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, HD3 4NB, tel: 01484-652-900 or visit our web site at: www.b-authentic.co.uk.

SKIFF VINTAGE KNITTING PATTERNS is a collection of classic knitting patterns for sale including many wartime designs. Also includes vintage knitting tips, free patterns to download and a craft blog. Why not take a look at http://www.skiffvintageknittingpatterns.co.uk

MILITARY TOUR.COM - Supplying the WW11,  WW1, and Civil War reenactor and collector. Including  the U.S., German, Canadian and British troops for the air force, navy and army.  With a large selection of items from field gear, helmets, medals, uniforms and insignia for sale.  Visit www.militarytour.com

MILWEB LTD.  - The world’s biggest market place for military enthusiasts. Used by over 33,500 military buyers and dealers each week! You can contact us by writing to PO Box 234, Hythe, Kent CT21 6WY, but better still, visit our web site at: www.milweb.net

LINGERIE ETC are a retail Lingerie shop in Grimsby offering a mail order service.  They can be contacted at 112 Victoria Street, Grimsby, NE LINCS, DN 32 OBP or better still, why not visit their web site at: www. maryspencerlingerie.co.uk

MEMORABILIA PACK COMPANY - We reproduce and package a range of WW2 memorabilia and ephemera. We supply many UK museum shops and we also sell direct from our web site. You can contact us at 16 Forth Street Edinburgh EH1 3LH Telephone 0131 550 3799 or email neil@mempackcompany.com or visit our web site at http://www.mempackcompany.com

BRITAIN AT WAR MAGAZINE is a monthly publication which is now in its 3rd year.  The magazine covers the entire spectrum of Britain at War throughout the 20th Century and does not glorify war in any way, but is an informative and educational magazine which has articles predominantly related to the First and Second World Wars. Visit our web site at: www.britain-at-war-magazine.com 

CPS-BATTLE FIELD TOURS We offer WWII Tours in the UK and Europe which run alongside our shop that sell Medals, Models, Helmets, Bullets, Badges, Maps and lots more. Get to know us by logging on to our web site at: www.cps-battlefieldtours.co.uk

PALMBID is a site where you can buy or sell virtually anything you like. Amongst the many items they have arranged to offer a minimum of 20 various WWII books including “Saved by the Bomb” by Brian Carter, the youngest ever winner of the Croix de Guerre at the D-Day landings.  At the moment they are a young site only established this year but are growing quite fast. You can e-mail them at palmbid@btconnect.com or better still visit their website at www.palmbid.com 

DISCOVER VINTAGE is a company that organise Vintage Fairs in the north of England where many of the stall holders sell clothes and accessories from the 1940's. The Fairs specifically target collectors of Fashion and Homewares from the 1920's-1950's. A visit to their website could be just what you need: www.discovervintage.co.uk

MARTHA'S MODES - Having difficulty getting the correct size and wearable authentic 1940’s styles? Martha's Modes has been set up specifically to overcome these problems.  You can now have the opportunity to own authentic looking clothing in sizes from 10 to 22. Working from an extensive range of original 1940's patterns and using fabric that is in keeping with the period, all of Martha's Modes garments are hand finished for the authentic look. We also have a range of handbags, shoes, jewellery, accessories and nostalgic war time gifts. Please visit www.marthas-war.co.uk and click on Martha's Modes or tel: 01629 814160

APPLE TREE LANE COSTUME COMPANY specialise in high quality reproduction Land Army Uniforms. If you are a Land Girl in need of a new pair of breeches then look no further!
Visit our website at: www.appletreelane.co.uk

KATH'E NEWS - a division of KandSvideo productions specialise in producing full length DVD's of 1940's re-enactment events, for full details visit www.drinkallby.com  photo's also available.

WW2CONNECTION ONLINE STORE - sells Second World War signed books and prints. WW2 veteran autographs.  Visit their web site at http://www.ww2connection.com

BACK 2 THE FORTIES  - Welcome to the home of 40’s retro. The best site for lovers of the forties, including retro clothing, music, gifts and more.  Visit us at www.back2theforties.com or email: info@back2theforties.com

 

 

NOSE ART PANELS - During all wars it was a common practice for young airmen to name their ‘planes after the girls and places they left behind. Others were named after well known  songs of the time and many featured pin up girls. NOSE ART PANELS now brings those glory days back to life with these reproduction Nose Art Panels. Visit http://noseart.angelfire.com/index.htm

STATION 109  specialise in providing WWII militaria, 1940's vintage fashions and period household items for collectors, re-enactors and all those involved in the 1940's retro scene. We have an entire floor dedicated to this theme at the Rushden Antiques Centre in Rushden, East Northamptonshire, and are continually expanding our stock. Please visit our website: www.station109.com

 

 

EXTINCT DESIGN ~ an eclectic mix of vintage, upcycled and handmade couture. Unearth extinct treasures from yesteryear, vintage clothing, home-wares, handmade and home-grown recycled fashion...from an age where men were princes and women were glamourpusses by visiting www.extinctdesign.co.uk

WARTIMEPOSTERS.CO.UK is a website that supplies WW2 propaganda posters. These great value high quality reproduction posters look fantastic just about anywhere and are a great addition to a retro home. We reproduce the Ministry of Information 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster. Please pop-in and take a look around www.wartimeposters.co.uk

STOCKINGSTOP -  sell Fully Fashioned stockings both Cuban heel and Point by Gio made on the original 40's and 50's Reading machines of which only a handful of these machines are available worldwide.   They also sell a range of lingerie based on original patterns of the 40's and 50's retro and burlesque style, their collection includes shapewear, corselettes, girdles and suspender belts, all made in the UK.  Why not visit their shop at http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/stockingstop

WW2 RE-ENACTORS MAGAZINE, the world's only dedicated magazine for 1940's uniformed services and civilian re-enactors. Interviews/ News/ Features/ Group listings/ Readers Competitions and more. We are pleased to support Services charities. By re-enactors, for re-enactors, bi-monthly available from selected WH Smiths and independent newsagents. Subscribe online and save money. www.reenactingww2.co.uk

FELICITY’S VINTAGE TEA PARTY specialise in vintage china hire & accessories for your wedding, birthday party, garden party, anniversary, christening, corporate event, product launch, photo shoot, tea party and 1940s tea dance. Our vintage china collection & accessories have been carefully sourced and is very extensive. We have a wide range of beautiful vintage tea sets, cups & saucers, tea plates, teapots, milk jugs, sugar bowls, serving platters, cake stands, cake/sandwich plates, cutlery, wonderful hand-embroidered vintage tablecloths, glassware, vases and much more. Please visit our website for further details at www.felicitysvintageteaparty.co.uk

REVIVAL - Fabulous reproduction 1930’s and 1940s style clothing. A great range of styles and size in stock.  Also 1930s and 1940s footwear fantastic for swing dancing. Visit us in London and see for yourself or shop online.
www.revival-retro.com Contact Rowena on 07725818842 or email rowena@revival-retro.com

 

OH LA LA VINTAGE - Oh La La Vintage is a fabulous vintage boutique in the heart of Haworth, West Yorkshire.  Established in 2003 the fabulous shop is set over two floors in the this fabulous historic village.  We specialise in the sale of 1940s ladies and gents vintage clothing,utility wear, collectables and accessories. We are also involved in organising the wonderful Haworth 1940s Weekend and Haworth Vintage Fairs and vintage events. Also find us at many local 1940s weekends or visit www.ohlalavintage.co.uk or www.haworthvintagefiars.co.uk or email ohlalahaworth@aol.com. Indulge yourself in vintage shopping heaven!

SOVIET-POWER.COM We sell Soviet uniforms, visor hats, gas masks, patches, badges and other military surplus. Visit us on : wwwSoviet-Power.com

SEAL MILITARY– US UNIFORM, INSIGNIA, PATCHES & COLLECTIBLES - Welcome to Seal Military, you will find a wide range US Patches, Insignia, WW2 replica uniform and other miscellaneous items that are available US re-enactor and collector in particular USAAF flyer, paratrooper, US Navy Officer and a growing US Womens range such as WASP & War Correspondent.  I am a keen 20th century military historian with a particular interest in US WW2 operations and have walked many of the old USAAF airfields in the UK I regularly attend WW2 and 1940 re-enactment events & meet many of my loyal customers and friends. Why not visit my web site at: www.sealmilitary.com

RUBY AND MAY is a NEW UK based online store which stocks retro style dresses, separates and swimwear. We specialise in affordable luxury of 40's, 50's and Pin Up styles and offer a fast delivery service. Ruby and May is for all girls who love fashion from times past, whether it be for a special occasion or if you like to channel this glamorous era every day! Visit us at www.rubyandmay.co.uk

 

ROCACHA TAILORING - Rocacha Tailoring was founded in 1980, specializing in retro & vintage styles. The company soon built up a reputation for top-quality Zoot Suits, Drapes, Box Jackets, Peg Pants et al and at affordable prices. It wasn't long before overseas buyers took interest and we were soon wholesaling the retro menswear line in such cities as Los Angeles, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Reykjavik, Munich and Berlin. If you'd like to know more, visit www.rocacha.com

SNOODS FOR SALE - My name is Sharon and I am knitting a mountain of snoods from an original pattern in ruby red, olive, navy, black and brown. Due to the amount of work, time and effort that goes into them I am selling them for £9.95 each inc P&P.  They are much more appealing to the eye than machine made versions. I can be emailed with any orders. If I post out of the UK there will be a small fee. Email Sharon at: sharoncawte@hotmail.com

MISS BAMBOO - 40s and 50s clothing shoes and accessories from around the Pacific. Specialists in Hawaiian, Americana, Mexican and Asian Pacific styles for vintage glamour without the rationing! Why not visit www.missbamboo.co.uk

 

VINTAGE SHOP - Hi there we are a vintage shop and do clothes from the 20s to the 80s. We are currently promoting the 40s and have lots of original 40s trousers and other mens clothes including military, also lots of womens clothes. We are holding a 40s theme night the last friday in March. Details under calendar on http://www.decadesvintage.co.uk

1940's STYLE FOR YOU (1940's Knitter) Established in 2006, we are a small family run business, based in Suffolk. We sell original 1940's clothing, shoes and accessories and we also hand knit jumpers from original 1940's patterns. You can find us at many 1940's events, especially in the Eastern Region, or contact us about having a jumper made especially for you. Email us at style1940s@yahoo.co.uk or find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/1940s-Style-For-You/277415228940466

SARAH'S DOO-WOP DOS - Vintage hair stylist & pop-up vintage hair parlour specialising in styles from the 1940s & 50s, individual hair bookings & event bookings available. Website: http://sarahsdoowopdos.wordpress.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sarahsdoowopdos Email: sarahsdoowopdos@gmail.com

WHOOPS A DAISY VINTAGE - We sell vintage clothes, Jewellery, accessories and collectables, and attend regular nostalgia weekends the dates of which are on our events diary. So why not pay us a visit at www.whoopsadaisyvintage.co.uk

WORN OUT specialises in original 1940s ladies and gentleman’s clothing and accessories. We cater for all budgets and sizes and source original pieces from across the counties. Further information email: Worn.Out@hotmail.co.uk or visit our online shop: www.etsy.com/shop/WornOutShop

SWEET AND NOSTALGIC - Retro Sweet Gifts and 20th Century Nostalgia.. Large WWII section selling reproduction memorabilia. Perfect props for a re-enactment events. Wartime Newspapers, Ration Books, Wartime Cookery and Make do and Mend Booklets. 1940’s working telephones, Kitchen storage tins such as PG Tips Tea Caddies, Jacob’s Crackers Tins, Lyon’s Cakes.. We also stock a wide range of replica war medals and original coins.. Your one stop shop for replica 1940’s products..
www.sweetandnostalgic.co.uk

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Other Sites of Interest

HOMEFRONT HISTORY is an informal group dedicated to keeping alive the spirit of remembrance for the wartime generation. Our accurate portrayals include civilians, the emergency services and Allied servicemen and women. We welcome new friends, and we have no membership fees. We can arrange your insurance and help with getting your kit. For more information about Homefront History visit our web site at: www.homefronthistory.co.uk

MESOTHELIOMA CANCER - My name is Alex White and I am the Communications Director for Mesothelioma Symptoms. As you are probably aware, mesothelioma is one of the deadliest forms of cancer today. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most misunderstood diseases in recent times and continues to cause extensive harm.  Members of the U.S. Armed Services have not only dedicated their lives to their country, but they are also unfortunately the most common victims of mesothelioma due to their increased risk of exposure to asbestos. A large number of veterans have been subjected to asbestos over the last century, and many have and will eventually succumb to mesothelioma.  However, our site is an excellent resource to learn about the dangers of this disease and the plight of over one million American veterans. Visit http://www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com/veterans-and-mesothelioma

PLURAL MESOTHELIOMA - Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Our organization provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases. In addition, we have thousands of articles regarding asbestos and mesothelioma and we've even created a veterans-specific section on our website in order to help inform about the dangers of asbestos exposure. We offer information ranging from a complete list of symptoms, to treatment options, and steps to take after a diagnosis. Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer

THE 1940s WEB SITE - This site has been put together because we have an interest in the 1940's and are keen to share that interest with others. I know that many like minded people have been to this site and have enjoyed it. Many more of those finding this site are students who are researching aspects of the war years. I hope they find what they are looking for and take a little time to remember the hardships and sacrafice experienced by those that lived through the war years. The site can be found at: www.1940.co.uk

SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE built for the Royal British legion is available for events etc. Interested? Visit their web site at: www.myspace.com/rblspitfireproject or email them about the spitfire at: RBL-Spitfire@hotmail.co.uk

 

LEATHER CLEANING AND REPAIR - This web page is intended to give basic leather cleaning and restoration guidance to re-enactors and living history enthusiasts who want to carry out repairs and restoration to leather articles made in or around the 1940s. Visit the web site at: http://1940sleather.blogspot.co

MORE SCOUCE, VICAR? is the title of a book whose story is based in Liverpool during WWII.. The author, who recently passed away, captures the trials and hardship faced by the many families during those difficult years outside of London and their determination to win through no matter how great the personal sacrifice. Why not visit the web site maintained by the author's daughter Louise at: www.morescousevicar.com

ANNE SHELTON was one of the greatest British singing stars of the 40s and 50s. Her songs including 'Lili Marlene' and 'Lay Down Your Arms' kept troops and civilians in high spirits throughout the Second World War and into the 1990s. Little is known of the real Anne Shelton, her career with legends such as Ambrose, Glenn Miller and Bing Crosby and her private life.  This web site contains details of her biography “With a Smile and a Song” written by her neice Kelly Richards also a CD called “Thank You Captain Miller” with Anne singing with  Glenn Miller and his Orchestra in 1944 (the whole 30 minute broadcast of Glenn is on the CD which is a collectors item) also on the CD Anne is singing a duet with Bing Crosby (also in 1944). The web site contains previously unreleased music clips and pictures dedicated to the 'Undiscovered Anne Shelton'. www.anne-shelton.co.uk

FYLDE's SPITFIRE Display - We have a full size replica Spitfire and supporting exhibition trailer which we are able to bring along to your show or event.  The display will help raise money for a new Fighter & Bomber Command Memorial which will be located on the Lytham St Annes Coastline.  We are based in Lancashire but are able to attend UK wide events. For further information on our project or to book please visit our web site at: www.w3644.com

GIFT DAY VOCALS - offer the opportunity to record your favourite songs from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s era.  They are based in beautiful ‘Stratford Upon Avon’, so you can come along and make a day of it. Maybe stay over. Whatever your style of singing you can record a song as a "Gift" for that someone special or just celebrate in song, a most treasured memento. Why not first visit the web site at: www.midlandvocalcoaching.co.uk/GiftDayVocals.html Also you might like to visit: http://www.midlandvocalcoaching.co.uk/FlandersFields.html


RT. REV. IAN WALTON is a full time priest who is happy to travel anywhere in the northern end of England, if required, to assist in the role of a US army chaplain re-enactor.  Providing any couples have already gone through a civil service conducted by registrars, he is quite willing to do a small number of wedding blessings/other services using the actual 1940's authorized US services.  He has a full dress uniform and will arrange to get appropriate field/combat kit for other occasions.  If invited to any 1940’s event he sees his involvement as educating and informing people about the role of the chaplains in WW2 and just being available as a priest to people in a 'non-church' environment, plus having some fun on the way. If you'd like any further information the please e-mail Father Ian at: fr.ian@tiscali.co.uk or take look at the web site to give you an idea of what he does full time http://www.oncallclergy.co.uk

GLENN MILLER TRIBUTE a web site dedicated to all those young men in the United States Army Air Force who lost their lives during WWII.  Why not visit www.glennmiller.webeden.co.uk

POETRY IN ACTION - Aviation Poetry in Lincolnshire during the Second World War Written and compiled by John C Haywood http://www.poetryinaction-aviation.com

DIG FOR VICTORY - West Wiltshire's 1940s Military and Home front event, and home of 40s enthusiasts The BLITZ BUDDIES. As well as everything you need to know about the next Dig For Victory event, this great site is full of all sorts of interesting and fun forties stuff including useful advice on period dress and details of THE BIG BAND BASH dance night.
www.dig-for-victory.com

Our company “THE WHITE BUS” specialise in indoor and outdoor film presentation. We have various screens and projectors to enable us to show films in areas such as Marquees, Church halls, class rooms, theatres, aircraft hangers and outdoors in fields, using our inflatable Giant 30ft high screen. We are also highly experienced in sourcing and programming movie films and documentaries to cater for all types of events. The White Bus can also professionally create a DVD of your event, which can be used for your records or for sale to the public etc. For further details, please contact Paul Cotgrove Tel: 07913 554385 Email: paul@thewhitebus.org.uk or visit www.thewhitebus.org.uk or www.southendfilmfestival.com

VINTAGE TV is the 24/7 music channel with something special for everyone. We’re available on Sky 369 and Freesat 515. Vintage TV opens up five decades of popular music, culture, fashion and trends, celebrating rock and pop legends as well as the rarefied and the rare. Vintage TV is now in partnership with ITN, the BBC, Getty Images, British Pathe and other world-renowned libraries to bring you the best news and reviews, social history and sport, movies and music shows from five vintage decades. You can receive Vintage TV for free on Sky 369 and Freesat 515. We also plan to launch on other platforms shortly - announcements will be made in the press and on our website at www.vintage.tv


WARTIMETRIBUTEACTS.CO.UK - offer a free profile page for all Wartime Singers, Big Bands and Burlesque performers. Online artist profile pages include Performer image, description and contact details. Visit our site and send us your details to add yourself at: wartimetributeacts.co.uk

MICHELLE BULLIVANT is a professional local historian, landscape archaeologist, freelance lecturer and researcher. She also specialises in special occasion makeovers and is an expert on historical makeup. She attends many of the 1940’s/WWII events. Why not find out exactly what she can offer your event or even you personally by visiting her web site at: www.michellebullivant.com

My name is MICHAEL HILL - I'm into 1940s, music, military vehicles and re-enactment events. If we share the same iinterests then why not visit my web site and enjoy the vast amount of photos in the  many photo galleries available to you at the click of a mouse at: http://survivor79smugmug.com/

WORX STAGETECH are a sound & lighting company, with equipment suited to indoor & outdoor set ups. They are Kent/ Sussex based, specialising in sound & lighting solutions for all events. From public speaking to full on concert systems, They have experience in all areas. Large or small, Indoor or outdoor. Worx Stagetech have worked in many locations across the South East of England, Covering most of Kent, Sussex, Surrey & London. Why not visit their web site at: www.worx-stagetech.co.uk

WORLD WAR2 LINKS DIRECTORY – It is our intention to produce the webs largest WW2 links directory, a one stop location that will take you to any WW2 site on the internet. By entering your site into our directory you will not only help us attain our goal but you will help to improve your search engine ranking. Why not visit our directory: http://www.ww2connection.com/links/directory.php or why not suggest a link page at: http://www.ww2connection.com/links/suggest.php?category=1

WARTIME GARDENING - A few years ago l started reading Mr Middleton’s books, the famous gardening broadcaster from the 1940’s, and ended up trying to follow his monthly wartime advice in my own garden. Its a challenge but l love all the associated history that goes with it. Why not join Trevor in his garden at www.wartimegardening.co.uk

FALLING LEAVES LIVING HISTORY GROUP - We research civilian life on the home front during WWII in order to portray life as it was in our enactments. We are seeking information on the Woman’s Land Army in Northamptonshire in order to portray some of their activities in our display. The group has no web site at the moment but can be contacted via my e-mail page6hg@btinternet.com.

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