Blue Bird's 1940's Re-enactors Society


Blue birds 1940' Re-enactors Society Logo (c) 2007The Blue Birds Reinactors society at Blenheim palace

A fabulous group of friends invite you to enjoy the pictures on this web site as they re live the glamour and drama of the fabulous 40's.

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Crich Tram way Museum

Winston in the middle

A Fabulous day of 1940's nostalgia as the tram way museum steps back in time to the 1940's.

1940s Weekend -

10th August to 11th August 2013

Back to the war years this weekend with military vehicles, soldiers and civilians, Parades.

Advance Re enactors Tickets available from

the official Tramway museum web site at:

We would love to see you along and yes please come in your 1940's gear and join the fun!

1940’s WEEKEND at Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP. Experience the real atmosphere of wartime Britain with air raid warnings, rationing and the trams at war. Cheer on the Home Guard. Beware of Spivs offering you black market goods. Watch as the ARP deal with an unexploded bomb. Military vehicle convoys, soldiers, jitterbug dancing, wartime songs and lots more too. Reduced entry for visitors in 1940s dress. Further details call: 01773 854321 or 01773 854320 or visit

Crich is conveniently situated close to many of the main routes running through the Midlands. This makes it readily accessible from Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham and beyond. Just 8 miles from junction 28 of the M1, Crich can also be easily accessed using the A38,


How to find us

How to find the Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens 1940's event. Click map for more directions


Brewhouse Yard

1940s knees-up

6th May 2013

Brew House Advert


Bantock House & Museum,

Mr Churchill at Bantock House

1940's weekend

September 2013

(date yet to be confirmed)

a Bantock war time melodies sing along

Old Cars, Uniforms and 40's dress style and good times.

An urban oasis that offers a chance to explore life in an Edwardian home and discover the secrets of Wolverhampton’s rich history.

Bantock House Museum & Park .Finchfield Road . Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ

Tel: 01902 552195

Email: FREE entry

Marina and Artist Steve Harper

Battle of Britain Weekend 15 September 14th - 15th September 2013

Visit the Cosford Museum a Fabulous day out!


Join us for a special weekend to mark this important event in Royal Air Force history.

Activities including: - Real life working Merlin & Griffon engine demonstrations (lasting 30 mins) - WWII RAF Group/Ops Room

The Museum will be commemorating the Battle of Britain, considered the most important event in Royal Air Force history, with a nostalgic family weekend of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Activities taking place over the weekend include real life working Griffon engine demonstrations lasting approximately 30 minutes and a chance to see how a WWII RAF Ops Room operated during the Battle of Britain era, brought to life by re-enactors.

One of the more unusual exhibits on display this year will be a collection of 1940s caravans. The caravans will be opened up for visitors to take a peek inside and see how the average family would have holidayed during the war years. Plus, a land army re-enactment group will be digging for victory in the wartime garden. New this year will be two performances from Marjorie Cartwright-Jones; an unintentionally comic 'Make do and Mend' class, watch as she attempts to dispense advice and thrifty tips to all you hard-pressed wartime housewives! The second class, 'Marjorie Cartwright-Jones is All Front' is a funny, heart-warming look at domestic life on the Home Front during the Second World War, interspersed with Marjorie's delightful renditions of everyone's favourite 1940s songs.







Cosford Dance

Saturday October


"an absolute must attend event!"

Dancing at the Fabulous Cosford Dance last year

The Nostalgia and Glamour of the 1940's comes to life in the Atmospheric setting of The Cosford Aviation Museum!

A Real Hangar Dance!

The Atmospheric Surroundings  of the Aviation Museum

Live 40's Music

with Paul Drakeley and his All Star Band and Singers

Live Music of the fabulous 40's with Paul Drakeley and his All Star Band and Singers.


A Fully Licenced Bar will be on tap all evening.

A Pig roast at a small additional Charge

Great prizes in the Evening Raffle.

Your Chance to win a Beautifil Artists Reserve Print by Artist Steve Harper. It will be Signed by Steve for the lucky winner of the Raffle to be held on the evening of the dance.

(raffle Tickets will only be available at the Dance on the evening)

Below Artist Steve Harper (right) with Chairman Dave Leek at the unveiling of the Painting "Heritage of Cosford's Finest" which was presented as a Print to the winner of the Raffle in 2009.

Click on this picture to learn more about the 2009 Dance

(Click the picture above to read about last years fabulous 2009 Hangar Dance)

Below the 2008 winnerSteve Presents the 2008 Lucky Winner.

Tickets only available by Advanced booking. Contact the RAF Museum for details.

Strictly 1940s Dress Code



Meet artist Steve Harper plus your chance to win a fabulous print in the evening raffle worth £400

To Reserve your ticket phone:

The Aerospace Museum Society Cosford

We look forward to hearing from you soon!




Visit the Cosford Museum a Fabulous day out!

Museum Entrance is FREE! with a modest car parking charge of £ 3.00 for a full day. Its a fabulous day out for all to enjoy one of the Finest Aviation Museums









Tower Museum at Bassingbourn

(station 121war time home of the Memphis Belle )

Bassingbourne Logo

for details phone of Days the museum will be open.

Tel: 07808 144 328


The Birmingham Back to Backs.

The event coincides with VE Week WW2 Celebrations.

Organised by the National Trust.

Click here to visit the web site for details.





FriendsMarina and Hannah with the Dad's Army butchers Van

1940's Weekends A nostalgic look at Britain during World War II with period vehicles costumes and re-enactments. The Engine House, Visitor & Education Centre at Highley, will play host to some additional themed activities ( admission charge and fares applies. see their web site for details).

Please note:

Come as you are or in the costume of the period but, with sensitivity for those with difficult memories, note that Nazi and SS uniforms and portrayals of Adolf Hitler are NOT permitted. ALL parking is suspended at Highley station and at The Engine House Visitor Centre throughout this event.

Roger and Sue on the train

Severn valley railway

Steam Train

Step back in time to the Glamour of the 40's

Roger and Sue Dancing















The Blue Birds

Military Style with Martyn in RAF uniform and Steve in USAAF 8th Airforce uniform

"The Bluebirds" at RAF Cosford


On the tram at Critch

Roger looking the part.


Arthur with a few friends


Martyn and Steve with the Dad's Army Van


at RAF Cosford with the Exhibition of Steve's Art work for the Battle of Britain Day




Wolverhampton’s Halfpenny Green Airport 40's event

No Details of Date for 2013 given

A Fabulous NEW West Midlands venue!

Those spiffing chaps and gals at Northern Forties are co-ordinating a new 1940s themed event between the hangars of this former wartime airfield on Saturday19st and Sunday 20nd May, 2012.

All re-enactment groups with static displays and military vehicle owners are invited to join us to make this a major new attraction in the area. We welcome Allied and Axis forces (no SS please), period civilians and Womens Land Army to come along and muck in for the weekend.

Trade stalls also welcome.

Event location:

Wolverhampton Airport Ltd, Bobbington, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY7 5DY.

Free entry for re-enactors with displays on in groups with displays/vehicles. MVT members with suitable vehicles more than welcome.

On the Saturday night, dance the night away in a WW2 Bellman Hangar to music of the period by the Ockbrook Big Band .

Tickets at £( please phone for price) per head, hopefully including some rations. Space is limited to a maximum of 320 tickets.

For more information and application forms, see our website or contact Steve Roberts on 01733 246 440 Email:







Twinwood Festival

Vintage 1930s, 1940s & 1950s Music & Dance Festival

24th 25th 26th August 2013

John Miller and his Orchestra

The Amazing John Miller (Glenn Millers Tallented Nephew)

"The best chance in the World to hear the Legendry John Miller and his Orchestra at their very Best.!"


AUGUST 25th, 26th, 27th 2012 incorporating The Glenn Miller Festival Of Swing
In its11th year, this nostalgic, annual Swing, Jazz & Jive music festival is now regarded by many as by far THE BEST RETRO MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTRY! Word has spread globally, and many of our regular visitors come back each year from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and from all over Europe to attend the Twinwood Festival. It is held at the stunning location of RAF Twinwood Airfield and Twinwood Arena, near Bedford, where Glenn Miller took his last flight. The emphasis is on nonstop, high quality music from many top Orchestras and artistes performing the great hits from the big band, swing and Jive era.

.For full details and prices or to book online for the event click the link below

You can also email or phone 01923 282725 to request the free brochure which will be ready from January 2011


Visit the Glenn Miller Museum at Twinwood Airfield




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Martyn the DJ for our 1940's evening wearing WW2 RAF uniform pictured with Artist Steve Harper wearing WW2 United States 8th Airforce Uniform (image reserved(c) Harper Design)

We Look forward to seeing you all soon .




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