1940s Events

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We try to keep this events list to 1940s only, however you will see 'Multi Period' or 'Multi Era' in brackets at the end of some of the listings, we have been informed that these have 40s content and/or following.

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June 2019

31st-2nd (Fri-Sun) ~ Great Central Railway 1940s Wartime ~ LE12 8AG  

1st-2nd (Sat-Sun) ~ Brighouse 1940's weekend ~ HD6 

1st-2nd (Sat-Sun) ~ 1940's Weekend – Buckinghamshire Railway ~ HP22 4BY 

7th-9th (Fri-Sun) ~ Retro Festival Newark ~ NG24 2NY (ME) 

8th (Sat) ~ Newport Pagnall Vintage Weekend ~ MK16 8AQ

8th-9th (Sat-Sun) ~ Southwick Village D-Day Revival ~ PO17 6EA

8th-9th (Sat-Sun) ~ Clumber Park 1940's Weekend ~ S80 3AZ

8th-9th (Sat-Sun) ~ Homefront Weekend - Michelham Priory ~ BN27 3QS 

9th (Sun) ~ Bridlington old Town 1940s Event ~ YO16 7JX

15th (Sat) ~ Wartime Bridgend ~ Bridgend Town Centre ~ CF31

15th-16th (Sat-Sun) ~ Keith and Dufftown Railway 1940s Weekend ~ AB55 4BA

15th-16th (Sat-Sun) ~ War on the line - Mid Hants Railway, Watercress Line ~ SO24 9JG

15th-16th (Sat-Sun) ~ Wartime in the Vale ~ WR11 7EN

16th (Sun) ~ 1940's Day, Chasewater Railway ~ WS8 7NL

21st-23rd (Fri-Sun) ~ Barnard Castle 1940s Weekend ~ DL12 8AA

21st-23rd (Fri-Sun) ~ 1940s Event ~ Boston Town Centre, Lincolnshire

22nd (Sat) - Heywood 1940s ~ Heywood, Rochdale, Lancashire

22nd-23rd (Sat-Sun) ~ Queensbury 1940s Event ~ BD13 2AD

22nd-23rd (Sat-Sun) ~ Hever Castle Homefront Weekend ~ TN8 7NG

22nd-23rd (Sat-Sun) ~ 1940s Steam Weekend - Epping Ongar Railway ~ CM5 9BN 

23rd (Sun) ~  Valley Gardens 1940s Day, Harrogate ~ HG2 0JH 

28th-30th (Fri-Sun) ~  Springwell Village 1940s Weekend ~ NE9 7RP

29th (Sat) ~ SwingBack to the Forties - Erewash Museum ~ DE7 5JA

29th-30th (Sat-Sun) ~ Seven Valley, Step Back to the 1940s ~ DY10 1QR

29th-30th (Sat-Sun) ~ Padiham on Parade ~ BB12

July 2019

5th-7th (Fri-Sun) ~ The Yorkshire Wartime Experience ~ BD4 6RN

5th-7th (Fri-Sun) ~ Ingleton 1940s Weekend ~ LA6 3HF

6th-7th (Sat-Sun) ~ 1940s Festival – South Devon Railway ~ TQ11 0DZ  

6th-7th (Sat-Sun) ~ 1940s Weekend – Aln Valley Railway ~ NE66 2EZ  

6th-7th (Sat-Sun) ~ Seven Valley, Step Back to the 1940s ~ DY10 1QR

6th-7th (Sat-Sun) ~ Thorpe Camp 1940s ~ LN4 4PL

6th-7th (Sat-Sun) ~ Bletchley Park, 1940s Vintage Weekend ~  MK3 6EB 

6th-7th (Sat-Sun) ~ The Big O Festival – Orpington ~ BR6 0HH (Multi Era)

6th-7th (Sat-Sun) ~ The 1940s Experience - Isle of Wight ~ PO33 4DS 

13th (Sat) ~ The Station at War - Irlam ~ M44 6EH 

13th-14th (Sat-Sun) ~ Black Country Living Museum ~ DY1 4SQ 

13th-14th (Sat-Sun) ~ Woodhall Spa ~ LN10 6QD

13th-14th (Sat-Sun) ~ Battles for Victory ~ CT7 0BH

13th-14th (Sat-Sun) ~ Vintage for Victory 2019 - Cardiff ~ CF14 7XA (Multi Era)

13th-14th (Sat-Sun) ~ Vintage Island - Kelham Island Museum ~  S3 8RY (Multi Era)

19th-21st (Fri-Sun) ~ Festival of the Forties ~ PE15 0YR

20th (Sat) ~ Appleby 1940s Festival ~ DN15 0AS

20th-21st (Sat-Sun) ~ Leyburn 1940s Weekend ~ DL8 5AH

23rd-27th (Tue-Sat) ~ War and Peace Revival ~ TN12 6PY (Multi Period)

27th-28th (Sat-Sun) ~ 40's Weekend, Botanic Gardens, Southport ~  PR9 7NR

August 2019

3rd-4th (Sat-Sun) ~ Baston in the Blitz ~ PE6 9PA

3rd-4th (Sat-Sun) ~ Mid Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend ~ NR19 1DF

3rd-4th (Sat-Sun) ~ Harborough at War ~ LE16 7QB

3rd-4th (Sat-Sun) ~ The Morecombe 1940s Revival 2019 ~ LA4 5QA 

4th (Sun) ~ Echoes of the Past ~ Bury St Edmunds ~ IP32 7QB (Multi Era)

4th (Sun) ~ 1940s Event – Prickwillow Museum ~ CB7 4UN 

9th-11th (Fri-Sun) ~ Retrofestival Newbury ~ RG18 9QZ (Multi Era)

10th (Sat) ~ Time Warp 1940’s - Beeston, Nottinghamshire ~ NG9 1HU

10th-11th (Sat-Sun) ~ World War II Home Front ~ Crich ~ DE4 5DP 

10th-11th (Sat-Sun) ~ M5 Spetchley ~ WR5 1RS (Multi Period)

10th-11th (Sat-Sun) ~ Ayscoughfee Hall ~ PE11 2RA

10th-11th (Sat-Sun) ~ Yanks are Back in Saddleworth ~ OL3 6BU

10th-11th (Sat-Sun) ~ Military Flying Machines ~ CM9  4RE (Multi Period)

10th-11th (Sat-Sun) ~ Lincoln 1940s Weekend ~ LN1 3AA  

10th-11th (Sat-Sun) ~ Lacock at War ~ SN15 2LQ

17th-18th (Sat-Sun) ~ Ramsey 1940s Event ~ PE26 2XB

17th-18th (Sat-Sun) ~ Lytham War Weekend ~ FY8 5LB

17th-18th (Sat-Sun) ~ Salute to the 1940s ~ LN4 2HQ

17th-18th (Sat-Sun) ~ 1940s "Airbourne" Weekend ~  WS14 9PY 

23rd-26th (Fri-Mon) ~ Twinwood ~ MK41 6AB (Multi Era)

24th-25th (Sat-Sun) ~ Ww2 Living History Weekend – Eden Camp ~ YO17 6RT 

25th-26th (Sat-Sun) ~ North Thoresby 1940s Event ~ DN36 5QL

24th-26th (Sat-Mon) - Military Odyssey, Kent Showground - ME14 3JF (Multi Period)

24th-26th (Sat-Mon) ~ Whitby War Weekend

31st-1st (Sat-Sun) ~ Lincs Wold Railway ~ DN36 5SQ

31st-1st (Sat-Sun) ~ Milton Keynes Museum 1940s ~ MK12 5EL

31st-1st (Sat-Sun) ~ Dig for Victory – Beamish Museum ~ DH9 0RG 

September 2019

6th-8th (Fri-Sun) ~ The Victory Show, Leicestershire ~ LE9 1SG 

7th-8th (Sat-Sun) ~ Normandy & D Day Veterans 75th Anniversary Reunion ~  PO1 3LJ 

8th (Sun) ~ 1940s Day - Mizens miniature railway society ~  GU21 2JW 

13th-15th (Fri-Sun) ~ Grassington 1940s Weekend ~ BD23 5AQ

11th (Sat) ~ Desborough 1940s Day ~  NN14 2RS 

14th-15th (Sat-Sun) ~ Forties Weekend - West Somerset Railway ~ TA24 5BG

14th-15th (Sat-Sun) ~ The 1940's Weekend - North Norfolk Railway ~ NR26 8RA 

21st-22nd (Sat-Sun) ~ Newstead Abbey 1940s Weekend ~ NG15 8NA

21st-22nd (Sat-Sun) ~ Crowle and Ealand 1940s ~ DN17 4JS

21st-22nd (Sat-Sun) ~ Salute to the 40s, Chatham Dockyard ~ ME4 4UY

21st-22nd (Sat-Sun) ~ Avon Valley Railway 1940s Weekend ~ BS30 6HD

21th-22nd (Sat-Sun) ~ 1940s Weekend, Tanfield Railway ~  NE16 5ET 

27th-29th (Fri-Sun) ~ Welshpool 1940s Weekend ~ SY21 7JQ

28th-29th (Sat-Sun) ~ Bletchley Park, 1940s Vintage Weekend ~ MK3 6EB 

28th-29th (Sat-Sun) ~ Fort in the Forties - Kent ~ DA12 2BT 

28th-29th (Sat-Sun) ~ Rufford Abbey 1940s Weekend 2019 ~ NG22 9D 

28th-29th (Sat-Sun) ~ Wheels of War Weekend & 40s Dance – Crewe ~ CW1 2DB 

October 2019

5th-6th (Sat-Sun) ~ Statfold at War 1940’s Weekend ~  B79 0BU 

11th-13th (Fri-Sun) ~ NYMR / Pickering 1940s Weekend ~ YO18 7AE

19th-20th (Sat-Sun) ~ Papplewick steps back in time to 39-45 ~ NG15 9AJ

19th-20th (Sat-Sun) ~ 40s Weekend – Rushden Transport museum & railway ~ NN10 0AW 

26th-27th (Sat-Sun) ~  Autumn 1940s Weekend – Newark Air Museum ~ NG24 2NY  

31st (Thur) ~ Chesterfield 1940s Market ~  S40 1AR 

November 2019

30th (Sat) ~ A Spiffing 1940s Christmas! ~ NN1 2JL

December 2019

14th-15th (Sat-Sun) ~ Vintage/ 1940s Event - National Emergency Services Museum ~ S3 8PT



21/22nd St Ives ( M/P


18/19th No Mans Land - Bodrhyddan Hall

25/26th Wartime in the Cotswolds


2/3rd Staveley Hall 

8th Cannock chase ( VE Day Celebration)

8th Otterton (East Devon) 

9th VE Day festivalmilverton (Somerset)

8/9/10th Black Country Museum

16/17th Castle Bromwich

16/17th Haworth

16/17th Melton Mowbray 40’s Weekend

23/24th Ironbridge

23/24th Northe Forte


5/6/7th Great central Railway

14th RAF Cosford

20/21st Wartime in the vale

20th Dads Army Muesum ( Thretford)


3/4/5 Ingleton

Woodhall Spa (TBC)


1st/2nd ~ Hay-on-Wye

1/2nd Harborough at war

1/2 mid Norfolk Railway at war

15/16th Lytham

22/23rd Ramsey


19th fleckney festival