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Dates for 2020

Disclaimer: Love of the 40s are not affiliated with any of these events. Please check there are no changes before you travel. Were possible we have tried to connect you to the events own website or facebook page. 

February

21/22nd ~ St Ives (Cambridgeshire) ~ PE27 6WU ~ FACEBOOK


28/29 Feb / 1 March ~ Wartime Weekend, Western Approaches HQ ~ L2 8SZ ~ FACEBOOK

March

8th ~ 1940s Vintage Fayre, Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, ~ TF8 7DX


28th ~ A Spiffing 1940s Day Out, Vintage Retreat ~ NN1 2JL ~ FACEBOOK

April

4/5th ~ World at War Weekend, Helcopter Museum (Weston Super Mare) ~ BS24 8PP ~ WEBSITE

4/5th ~ Whitwell and Reepham Railway 1940s Weekend ~ NR10 4GA ~ WEBSITE


11/12th ~ 1940s Living history, Eden Camp ~ YO17 6RT ~ WEBSITE

12/13th ~  World War II Home Front, Crich  ~ DE4 5DP ~ WEBSITE


18/19th ~ No Mans Land - Bodrhyddan Hall ~ LL18 5SB ~ FACEBOOK

19th ~ Combe Mill at War ~OX29 8ET ~ WEBSITE

19th ~ Anniversary of the end of WWII, Colne Valley Railway ~ CO9 3DZ


25/26th ~ Wartime in the Cotswolds ~ GL54 5DT ~ WEBSITE

25/26th ~ York Festival of Vintage (ME) ~ YO23 1EX ~ WEBSITE

25/26th ~ Step Back to the 40s : Warrington in Wartime ~ WA2 7TU ~ FACEBOOK

May

2/3rd ~ 1940s & Armed Forces Weekend, Staveley Hall ~ S43 3TN ~ WEBSITE

2/3rd ~ Wartime Wheels, Caldicot Castle ~ NP26 4HU ~ FACEBOOK

3rd ~ Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum VE 1940s Day ~ NR35 1NZ ~ WEBSITE


8th ~ Cannock Chase ( VE Day Celebration) ~ WS12 1TD

8th ~ VE Day celebration Otterton  ~ EX9 7HB ~ WEBSITE

8th ~ Belper V-E Day and 1940s Celebration ~ DE56 1QA

8th ~ VE Day Celebrations at Highclere Castle  ~ RG20 9LG ~ WEBSITE

8th ~ Mid Norfolk Railway VE Celebrations ~ NR19 1DF ~ WEBSITE

8th ~ Market Harborough VE Day Celebration 

8th ~ Crowland VE Day

8th ~ North Walsham VE Street Party ~ NR28 9 ~ FACEBOOK

8th ~ VE Day, Bluebell Railway ~ TN22 3QL ~ WEBSITE

8th ~ VE Day Bovington Tank Museum ~ BH20 6JG ~ WEBSITE

8th ~ Bentley Priory Museum VE Day

8th ~ Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway VE Day ~ GL54 5DT ~ WEBSITE

8th ~ Burrell Museum and Windmill VE Day ~ 

8th ~ VE Day, Kent & East Susex

8th ~ VE Day Celebration, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre ~ PE23 4DE ~ WEBSITE

8th ~ Birchanger Celebrates VE Day, Essex ~ CM23 5QJ ~ FACEBOOK

8th ~ VE Day, Middleton Railway

8th ~ VE Day 75th Celebrations in Ivegate, Bradford ~ BD1 1SQ ~ FACEBOOK

8th ~ Hilton VE Day Street Party ~ DE65 5FF

8/9th ~ Wollaton Park VE Day Weekend ~ NG8 2AE

8/9th ~ Thorne

8/9th ~ Northampton and Lamport Railway 1940s Weekend ~ NN6 8BA ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ Milestones Museum VE 1940s Weekend ~ RG22 6PG ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ VE Weekend and Dance, Rushden Transport Museum ~ NN10 0AW ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ Middy in the War ~ Mid Suffolk Light Railway ~ IP14 5PW ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln, VE Celebration Weekend.

8/9/10th ~ Sandwich Salutes to the Forties ~ CT13 9AH ~ FACEBOOK

8/9/10th ~ Victory in Europe Event, Peak Rail ~ DE4 3NA ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ Brougham Hall Wartime Weekend  (Cumbria) ~ CA10 2DE ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ Black Country Museum

8/9/10th ~ Brixham 1940s Weekend ~ TQ5 8TA ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ VE Beers & Bands Weekend Crich Tramway Museum  ~  DE4 5DP ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ Skegness VE Day Festival, East Coast Showground  ~  PE24 4UF ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ Hever Castle VE Day Weekend ~ TN8 7NG ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ Ribble Steam Railway VE Weekend, Preston ~ PR2 2PD ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ Shrewsbury 1940s Weekend ~ SY5 8EX ~ FACEBOOK

8/9/10th ~ Dean Forest Railway VE Day Weekend

8/9/10th ~ Ramsey Camp VE Weekend

8/9/10th ~ VE Day Weekend, Royal Gunpowder Mill ~ EN9 1JY ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ Lee on the Solent VE Weekend ~ PO139 ~ FACEBOOK

8/9/10th ~ Bletchley Park VE Day Weekend ~ MK3 6EB ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ Sacrewell Country Life Estate VE Day Weekend

8/9/10th ~ East Anglian Museum VE Day Weekend, Wakes Colbert, Essex

8/9/10th ~  VE Day Anniversary Weekend, Bodmin & Wenford Railway 

8/9/10th ~ VE Day Weekend, Thoresby Park ~ NG22 9EQ ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ 75th Anniversary VE Day, Moors Valley Railway, Ringwood ~ BH24 2ET ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10th ~ VE Day 75th Anniversary Event, Nene Valley Railway ~ PE8 6LR ~ FACEBOOK

8/9/10th ~ VE Day Weekend, Blaenavon Heritage Railway ~ NP4 9SF

8/9/10th ~ VE Day 75th Anniversary, Watercress Line Mid Hants Railway ~ SO24 9JG ~ WEBSITE

8/9/10/11th ~ Lavenham

9th ~ VE Day Festival milverton (Somerset)

9th ~ Wymondham Windmill 1940s Day, Melton Mowbray ~ LE14 2BU ~ FACEBOOK

9th ~ Birchington 1940s Bash ~ CT7 9NQ

9/10th ~ Against all odds, RAF Elvington ~ YO41 4AU ~ WEBSITE

9/10th ~ Tilford a Village at War

9/10th ~ Barnstaple VE Day Weekend

9/10th ~ Old Buckenham Airfield VE Day Event ~ NR17 1PU ~ WEBSITE

9/10th ~  VE Day Celebrations 2020, East Anglia Transport Museum ~ NR33 8BL ~ WEBSITE


16/17th ~ The village church farm skegness 40s weekend

16/17th ~ 1940s Weekend, Castle Bromwich ~ B36 9BT ~ FACEBOOK

16/17th ~ Haworth ~ BD22 8DR ~ WEBSITE

16/17th ~ Melton Mowbray 40’s Weekend ~ LE13 1XD ~ FACEBOOK

16/17th ~ Amberley Museum Home Front Weekend ~ BN18 9LT ~ WEBSITE

16/17th ~ Blyth Battery Goes to War 2020 ~ NE24 3AJ ~ WEBSITE

16/17th ~ Kent & East Sussex Railway 1940s Wekend


23/24th ~ Ironbridge WW2 Weekend ~ TF8 7DW ~ WEBSITE

23/24th ~ Northe Forte ~ DT4 8UF ~ WEBSITE

23/24/25th ~ The Overlord Show, Denmead (MP) ~ PO7 6HS ~ WEBSITE

23/24/25th ~ Operation Dynamo (Dunkirk 80th Anniversary) Ramsgate Harbour ~ CT11 9 ~ FACEBOOK

23/24/25th ~ East Lancashire Railway 1940s Weekend

23/24/25th ~ Return to the 40s VE Special, Helston Railway ~ TR13 0RY ~ WEBSITE

23/24/25th ~ WWII Weekend, Dover Castle ~ CT16 1HU ~ WEBSITE

24/25th ~ Helston Railway

24/25th ~ Tutbury Castle 1940s Weekend


30-31st ~ National Mining Museum, Wakefield


From 26 May – 4 June 2020, English Heritage will be marking the 80th  anniversary of the Evacuation of Dunkirk, with a unique visitor  experience at Dover Castle. The place where the operation was planned  and controlled. 

June

5/6/7th ~ 1940s Wartime Weekend, Great Central Railway ~ LE11 1RW ~ WEBSITE

6th ~ Newport Pagnell 1940s Day ~ Mk16 8 ~ FACEBOOK

6/7th ~ Buckinghamshire Railway Center 1940s Weekend ~ HP22 4BY ~ WEBSITE

6/7th ~ Brighouse 1940s Weekend ~ HD6 1 ~ WEBSITE

6/7th ~ Folkestone and Ashford Military Show ~ TN25 6HH ~ WEBSITE


12/13/14th ~ Wicksteed at War (Multi Period) ~ NN15 6NJ ~ WEBSITE

13th ~ Wartime Bridgend ~ CF31 1EF ~ FACEBOOK

13th ~ Heywood 1940s Day ~ OL10 1EH ~ FACEBOOK

13/14th ~  Dig for Victory Show, A 1940s Festival, Bristol ~ BS41 9LX ~ WEBSITE

13/14th ~ War on the Line, Watercress Railway ~ SO24 9JG ~ WEBSITE

13/14th ~ Boston 1940s Weekend ~ PE21 8 ~ FACEBOOK

13/14th ~ Grantham Vintage Festival (MP) ~ NG31 6SS ~ WEBSITE

13/14th ~ World War 2 Weekend, Staffordshire Regiment Museum ~ WS14 9PY

14th ~ Bridlington Old Town 1940s Day ~ YO16 4 ~ WEBSITE

14th ~ 75th Anniversary of VE Day, RAF Cosford Airshow ~ TF11 8UP ~ WEBSITE


19/20/21 ~ Barnard Castle ~ DL12 8AA ~ FACEBOOK

20/21st ~ Lotherton Hall Wartime Weekend 

20/21st ~ Wartime in the Vale, Ashdown Camp ~ WR11 7PA ~ WEBSITE

20/21st ~ Chasewater Railway 1940s Weekend

20/21st ~ Keith & Dufftown Railway 1940s Weekend

20/21st ~  Stafforshire at War, Churnet Valley Railway 

20th ~ Heywood 1940s Day

21st ~ Bressingham Steam & Gardens 1940s Day ~ IP22 2AA ~ WEBSITE


27th ~ Epping Ongar Railway 1940s Day ~ CM5 9BN ~ WEBSITE

27th ~ Erewash Museum 1940s Day

27/28th ~ Step Back to the 1940s, Severn Valley Railway (part 1) ~ DY10 1QX ~ WEBSITE

27/28th ~ Padium on Parade ~ BB12 8 ~ WEBSITE

27/28th ~ Springwell 1940s Weekend

27/28th ~ Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn Aerodrome ~ TN27 9HX ~ WEBSITE

28th ~  Armed Forces and Community Day 2020, Gainsborough Town Centre  ~ DN21 2HD ~ FACEBOOK

July

Pateley Bridge unfortunately this event will not be going ahead this year.


3/4/5th ~ Ingleton 1940s Weekend ~ LA6 3EB ~ WEBSITE

4/5th ~ Thorpe Camp ~ LN4 4PL ~ WEBSITE

4/5th ~ East Anglain Museum 1940s Weekend

4/5th ~ Step Back to the 1940s, Severn Valley Railway (part 2) ~ DY10 1QX ~ WEBSITE

4/5th ~ South Devon 1940s ~ TQ11 0DZ ~ WEBSITE

4/5th ~ Isle of Wight Railway 1940s Weekend ~ PO33 4DS ~ WEBSITE


10/11/12th ~ Battles for Victory Show, Ramsgate ~ CT11 9TL ~ WEBSITE

11/12th ~ *Black Country Muesum*(TBC) 

11/12th ~ Aln Valley Railway 1940s Weekend, Alnwick

12th ~ Battle of Britain Memorial Day, Chapel Le Ferne, Folkestone ~ CT18 7JJ ~ WEBSITE


18/19th ~ Woodhall Spa 40s Festival ~ LN10 6QH ~ WEBSITE

18/19th ~ Wirksworth 1940s Weekend ~ DE4 4ET ~ WEBSITE


(Please Note that Appleby 1940s Weekend has had to cancel the event for 25th. They are in talks about another date, we will update you as soon as we have more details.)

25/26th  ~ Leyburn 1940s Weekend ~ DL8 5AH ~ WEBSITE

25/26 ~ Statfold at War 1940s Weekend ~ B79 0BU ~ WEBSITE

25/26 ~ VE & VJ 1940s Weekend, Crofton Beam Engines, Marlborough

25/26th ~ Southport Botanic Gardens 1940s Weekend


28/29/30/31/1st ~ War and Peace Revival ~ BH16 6AG ~ WEBSITE

August

1/2nd ~ WW2 - 75 Years, Hay-on-Wye ~ HR3 5 ~ WEBSITE

1/2nd ~ Mid Norfolk Railway at War ~ NR19 1DF ~ WEBSITE

1/2nd ~ Morecambe 1940s Revival ~ LA4 5 ~ WEBSITE

1/2nd ~ The Spirit of the 1940s, Wednesfield High Academy ~ WV11 3ES ~ FACEBOOK

1/2nd ~ 1940s Re-enactment Weekend, RHS Garden Rosemoor ~ EX38 8PH ~ FACEBOOK


8/9th ~  World War II Home Front, Crich ~ DE4 5DP ~ WEBSITE

8/9th ~ Harborough at War ~ LE16 7QB ~ WEBSITE

8/9th ~ Yanks are back in Saddleworth ~ OL3 6BU ~ FACEBOOK

8/9th ~ Lincoln 1940s Weekend


15/16th ~ International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln, 1940s Weekend.

15/16th ~  Lytham 1940s Festival Wartime Weekend ~ FY8 1 ~ WEBSITE

15/16 ~ Alford 1940s Weekend ~ LN13 9 ~ FACEBOOK

15/16th ~ Acton Scott Wartime Farm

15/16th ~ Stonehurst Farm 1940s Weekend 2020, Mountsorrel

15/16th ~ Ayscoughfee Hall 1940s Weekend

15/16th ~ Poppies on the Prom, Mablethorpe ~ LN12 2 ~ FACEBOOK

15/16th ~ Lacock at War


18th ~ Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary "The Hardest Day", Biggin Hill ~ TN16 3BH ~ WEBSITE


22/23rd ~ Ramsey 1940s Weekend ~ PE26 2XB ~ WEBSITE

22/23 ~ RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend ~ PI20 7NQ ~ WEBSITE


28/29/30/31st ~ Twinwood (ME)

29/30th ~ 1940s Living History, Eden Camp ~ YO17 6RT ~ WEBSITE

29/30/31st ~ Military Odyssey (MP) ~ ME14 3JF ~ WEBSITE

29/30/31st ~ East somerset Railway 1940s Weekend ~ BA4 4QP ~ WEBSITE

29/30/31st ~ Whitby 1940s Weekend

31st ~ Forties Village at War, Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse ~ NR20 4DR ~ WEBSITE

September

3/4/5/6 ~ Dig for Victory, Beamish Museum

5th ~ Marske Hall - Salute to the 1940s ~ TS11 6AA ~ FACEBOOK

5/6th ~ 1940s Weekend, Milton Keynes Museum ~ MK12 5EL ~ WEBSITE

5/6th ~ Lincolnshire Wolds Railway 1940s Weekend ~ DN36 5SQ ~ FACEBOOK

5/6th ~ RAF Burtonwood Nostalgia Festival, Warrington 


11/12/13th ~ West Somerset Railway Forties Weekend

11/12/13 ~ The Victory Show (MP) ~ LE9 1SG ~ WEBSITE

12/13th ~ Sandtoft Airfield 1940's Weekend ~ DN9 1PN ~ FACEBOOK

12/13th ~ Stoke Bruerne Village at War

12/13th ~ Wheaton Aston Historical Festival 1940s Event ~ ST19 9 ~ FACEBOOK

12/13th ~ Hughenden Manor 1940s Weekend

12/13th ~ Embsay and Bolton Abbey 1940s Weekend

12th ~ Desborough 1940s Day ~ NN14 2RS ~ FACEBOOK


18/19/20th ~ Grassington 1940s Weekend ~ BD23 5 ~ WEBSITE

19th ~ Fleckney Festival

19-20th ~ Newstead Abbey 1940s Weekend ~ NG15 8NA ~ FACEBOOK

19/20th ~ Salute to the 40s, Chatham Dockyard ~ ME4 4TZ ~ WEBSITE

19/20th ~ Crowle & Ealand 1940s Weekend ~ DN17 4HB ~ WEBSITE

19/20th ~ North Norfolk Railway / Holt 1940s Weekend ~ NR26 8RA ~ WEBSITE

19/20th ~ Avon Valley Railway 1940s Weekend ~ BS30 6HD ~ WEBSITE

19/20th ~ Llangollen Railway 1940s Weekend ~ LL20 8SN ~ WEBSITE

19/20th ~ Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary, RAF Duxford ~ CB22 4QR ~ WEBSITE

20th ~ Mizens Railway 1940s Day ~ GU21 2JW ~ WEBSITE


25/26/27th ~ Welshpool 1940s Weekend ~ SY21 7JQ ~ WEBSITE

26th ~ Stannington Parish Battle of Britain Day ~ NE61 6 ~ FACEBOOK

26th ~ Brierley Hill Market, 1940s Day

26/27th ~ Festival of Vintage, Peterborough (ME) ~ PE2 6XE ~ WEBSITE

26/27th ~ Tanfield Railway 1940s Weekend

26/27th ~ Swindle & Cricklade Railway 1940s Weekend ~ SN25 2DA ~ WEBSITE

26/27th ~ Bletchley Park Autumn 1940s Weekend

26/27th ~ Hope and Glory, Gravesend Fort ~ DA12 2BH ~ FACEBOOK

October

3/4th ~ Romney Marsh 1940s Weekend ~ TN29 0EE ~ WEBSITE

3/4th ~ Life of the Holme Front, Cambridgeshire ~ PE7 3PE ~ WEBSITE

3/4th ~ Newark Air Museum 1940s Weekend


9/10/11th ~ Pickering 1940s Weekend


17/18th ~ Papplewick Pumping Station 1940s Weekend

17/18th ~ LMS Branchline at War, Rushden Transport Museum ~ NN10 0AW ~ WEBSITE


29th (Thurs) ~ Chesterfield 1940s Market ~ S40 1PB ~ WEBSITE

November

7th ~ Ossett 1940s Day ~ WF5 8 ~ FACEBOOK


21/22nd ~ Christmas Experience on the Home front, Kent Life Museum

December

12/13th ~ National Emergency Services Museum Vintage Christmas Event (ME)

27/28th ~ Christmas Leave, Watercress Line Mid Hants Railway ~ SO24 9JG ~ WEBSITE