NEW ! 2013 EVENTS LIST
Crich Tram way Museum
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
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 www.tramway.co.uk
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
6th May 2013
John Miller & His Famous Orchestra
Bantock House & Museum,
(date yet to be confirmed)
An urban oasis that offers a chance to explore
life in an Edwardian home and discover the secrets of Wolverhampton’s
Bantock House Museum & Park .Finchfield
Road . Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ
Tel: 01902 552195
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
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.
Tower Museum at Bassingbourn
(station 121war time home of the Memphis Belle
for details phone of Days the museum will be
Tel: 07808 144 328
The Birmingham Back to Backs.
The event coincides with VE Week WW2 Celebrations.
Organised by the National Trust.
SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY 1940's Weekends.
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).
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
Wolverhampton’s Halfpenny Green Airport 40's
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.
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 www.northernforties.org.uk or contact Steve
Roberts on 01733 246 440 Email: email@example.com
Vintage 1930s, 1940s & 1950s Music & Dance
24th 25th 26th August 2013
"The best chance in the World to
hear the Legendry John Miller and his Orchestra at their very
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
.For full details and prices or to book online
for the event click the link below
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01923 282725 to request the free brochure which will
be ready from January 2011
THE GLENN MILLER MUSEUM
Visit the Glenn Miller Museum at Twinwood Airfield
NEW WEB SITE!