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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. 

Covid 19 Updates

Events that have been announced as CANCELLED

4/5th April ~ Whitwell and Reepham Railway 1940s Weekend

11/12th April ~ 1940s Living history, Eden Camp

12/13th April ~  World War II Home Front, Crich 

18/19th April ~ No Mans Land - Bodrhyddan Hall 

19th April ~ Combe Mill at War

19th April ~ Anzac Day Parade ~ Cannock 

25/26th April ~ Wartime in the Cotswolds  

25/26th April ~ Fort Nelson 1940s Weekend 

26th April ~ Militaria Market - Peterbrough

2/3rd May ~ 1940s & Armed Forces Weekend, Staveley Hall

3rd May ~ Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum VE 1940s Day 

8/9/10th May ~ Middy in the War ~ Mid Suffolk Light Railway

8/9/10th May ~ Sandwich Salutes to the Forties

9/10th ~ Against all odds, RAF Elvington

16/17th May ~  Blyth Battery Goes to War 2020

16/17th May ~ 1940s Weekend, Castle Bromwich

16/17th May ~ Haworth  

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

23/24/25th May ~ Return to the 40s VE Special, Helston Railway

23/24/25th May~ WWII Weekend, Dover Castle

23/24/25th May~ The Overlord Show, Denmead (MP)

6/7th June ~ Buckinghamshire Railway Center 1940s Weekend

6/7th June ~ Brighouse 1940s Weekend

13th June ~ Wartime Bridgend 

13/14th June ~ Boston 1940s Weekend 

13/14th June ~  Dig for Victory Show, A 1940s Festival, Bristol

14th June ~ Bridlington Old Town 1940s Day

19/20/21 June ~ Barnard Castle 

27/28th June~ Padium on Parade

28th June ~  Armed Forces and Community Day 2020, Gainsborough Town Centre

12/13th September ~ Wheaton Aston Historical Festival 1940s Event

Covid 19 Postponements

Postponed Events with NO New Date

Bluebell Railway ~ VE Day

Crowland ~ VE Day  

Lee on the Solent ~ VE Weekend 

Walton Hall Flashback to the Forties 

Operation Dynamo (Dunkirk 80th Anniversary)  

Burrell Museum and Windmill ~ VE Day 

Kent & East Susex Railway ~ VE Day

Hilton VE Day Street Party

75th Anniversary of VE Day, RAF Cosford Airshow 

Postponed Events with New Date for 2020

A Spiffing 1940s Day Out, Vintage Retreat ~ NEW DATE 4th July 2020

Malvern Militaria ~ NEW DATE 28th June 2020

Step Back to the 40s : Warrington in Wartime ~ NEW DATE 5th December 2020  

Old Buckenham Airfield VE Day Event ~ NEW DATE 1/2nd August 2020 

VE Day 75, Valence House Museum ~ NEW DATE 19/20th September 2020

Military Weekend, The Elham Valley Line Trust ~ NEW DATE 26/27th July 2020

Postponed Events with New Date for 2021

World at War Weekend, Helcopter Museum (Weston Super Mare) ~ NEW DATE 27/28th March 2021

York Festival of Vintage (ME) ~ NEW DATE 24/25th April 2021

Shrewsbury 1940s Weekend ~ NEW DATE 17th July 2021 

VE Festival North Devon ~ NEW DATE 8/9th May 2021

Barnstaple VE Day Weekend ~ NEW DATE 8/9th May 2021 

Ironbridge WW2 Weekend ~ NEW DATE 28/29th May 2021 

Ramsgate Harbour ~ NEW DATE 29th-30th May 2021

Kent & East Sussex Railway 1940s Weekend ~ NEW DATE 15/16th May 2021

Melton Mowbray 40’s Weekend ~ NEW DATE 15/16th May 2021

Woodhall Spa 40s Festival ~ NEW DATE 17/18th July 2021

Temple at War ~ NEW DATE 15/16th May 2021

Newport Pagnell Vintage Day (ME) ~ NEW DATE 5th June 2021

Crowle & Ealand 1940s Weekend ~ NEW DATE 18/19th September 2021

Venus that are CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. These events as yet have not been cancelled.

Colne Valley Railway ~ Anniversary of the end of WWII, 

International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln ~ VE Celebration 

National Memorial Arboretum   

Bentley Priory Museum ~ VE Day

Middleton Railway ~ VE Day 

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life ~ 75th Anniversary of VE Day


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

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

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

24/25th ~ Tutbury Castle 1940s Weekend

24/25th ~ 1940s Living History Weekend, Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum ~ CB25 9PQ ~ WEBSITE

30-31st ~ National Mining Museum, Wakefield

30-31st ~ Portland Castle 1940s Weekend ~ DT5 1AZ

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. 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ~ WEBSITE

20/21st ~  Staffordshire at War, Churnet Valley Railway ~ WEBSITE

20th ~ Sleaford 1940s Day, Boston Road Recreation Ground ~ NG34 7HH ~ FACEBOOK

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 ~ Springwell 1940s Weekend ~ FACEBOOOK

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


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 

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

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

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

(Please Note that Appleby 1940s Weekend has had to cancel the event for 25th.)

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


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

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

22/23rd ~ Island at War 1940s Weekend, Isle of Man Railway ~ IM4 ~ WEBSITE

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

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

29/30th ~ Telford Railway 1940s Weekend ~ TF4 2NF

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


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 ~ 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 ~ 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


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


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

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


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

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