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Events Diary

A listing of future events and dances which are of interest to 1940's enthusiasts.
Please confirm details with event organisers before attending.



29 July 2016
The 1940's Society - Sevenoaks


Sheltering in the tube in wartime London
A presentation by Alan Williams


During the war, and despite initial official opposition, the London underground was used by many Londoners to shelter from the 'blitz'. In this illustrated talk Alan will recount the story of how thousands of Londoners used, as they had done in the first world war, the 'tube' to shelter from bombing and subsequent rocket attacks'

8pm at Otford Memorial Hall near Sevenoaks, Kent.
Further details from Ian on 01732 452505 Admission £3
6 August 2016
Open Day, Old Forge 1940's House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent.


The house in East Street Sittingbourne which was once a forge has been brought back to how it would have been in war time Britain. The house consists of a living room, dinning room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, ARP office and a garden with Anderson Shelter. The house and garden are filled with original furniture and artefacts and it is brought to life by experienced re-enactors. The theme of todays event is 'A Childs War'. Admission: Adults £4, Children £3, Families £10. Further details on 01795 479252 or visit www.oldforgewartimehouse.co.uk
13 - 14 August 2016
Combined Ops Show - Headcorn Airfield, Kent


COMBINED OPS' MILITARY AND AIR SHOW, HEADCORN AERODROME, KENT

The 8th annual IMPS show will exhibit hundreds of military vehicles and historic re-enactions, tank rides and vintage pleasure flights along with flying displays. With a large stalls area, excellent catering and full 1940/50s music entertainment, there is something for all enthusiasts and their families at a sensible admission price. Visit www.combinedops.co.uk for more information or to book tickets.
3 - 4 September 2016
Vintage By The Sea


Morecambe Promenade and Seafront

The award winning Vintage by the Sea returns to Morecambe's fantastic seafront in September 2016 for a glamorous weekend of music, fashion, film, art, design and dance from the 1920's to the 1990's. Morecambe will once again be turned into a multi-venue playground where visitors can learn the dances, take in curated live performance and exclusive DJ sets, join in pop up fashion shows, peruse the classic cars, taste the finest street food, shop the vintage marketplace and much more - a joyous creative feast for all ages. Visit http://www.vintagefestival.co.uk for more information.
3 September 2016
Open Day, Old Forge 1940's House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent.


The house in East Street Sittingbourne which was once a forge has been brought back to how it would have been in war time Britain. The house consists of a living room, dinning room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, ARP office and a garden with Anderson Shelter. The house and garden are filled with original furniture and artefacts and it is brought to life by experienced re-enactors. The theme of todays event is 'The Merchant Navy': Adults £4, Children £3, Families £10. Further details on 01795 479252 or visit www.oldforgewartimehouse.co.uk
17 - 18 September 2016
Salute to the 40s - Chatham Dockyard


An annual event which goes down in the diary of many every year. Set in the Historic Chatham Dockyard this event includes re-enactors, vintage vehicles, traders and much more including the normal attractions at the dockyard.
Further details at www.thedockyard.co.uk
24 - 25 September 2016
Fort in the Forties


10.30am to 5pm
Gravesend Fort Gardens, Milton Place, Gravesend DA12 2BT
Entertainment, stalls, displays.

Adults £2 Children £1 (Includes entry to the tunnels)
Enqiries 07827 015371
Email:fortintheforties@gmail.com
25 September 2016
Jean Bentley Tea Dance


Tea Dance
At the Stag Theatre Plaza Suite, Sevenoaks 2.00pm - 4.30 pm

With dance lessons included and the Jean Bentley Dance Orchestra supplying the music what better way to spend the afternoon.

Tickets £8.00
Order Now from the Box Office on 01732 450175 or online at www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk
30 September 2016
The 1940's Society - Sevenoaks


'SOE: Churchill's Secret Agents' by Terry Crowdy

The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was one of the most innovative British creations of the Second World War. Its mission was to export resistance, subversion and sabotage to occupied Europe and beyond, disrupting the German war effort. Terry Crowdy who is author of a new book on the subject will be giving a fascinating illustrated talk.

8pm at Otford Memorial Hall near Sevenoaks, Kent.
Further details from Ian on 01732 452505 Admission £3
2 October 2016
Open Day, Old Forge 1940's House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent.


The house in East Street Sittingbourne which was once a forge has been brought back to how it would have been in war time Britain. The house consists of a living room, dinning room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, ARP office and a garden with Anderson Shelter. The house and garden are filled with original furniture and artefacts and it is brought to life by experienced re-enactors. The theme of todays event is 'Entertainment during World War Two': Adults £4, Children £3, Families £10. Further details on 01795 479252 or visit www.oldforgewartimehouse.co.uk
8th October 2016
The Coco Club


The Coco Club opens its doors again to an evening of style and glamour of the 1930s
At the Stag Theatre Plaza Suite, Sevenoaks - 7.30 pm

The Coco Club is very proud to announce that the Red Fez Orchestra will be performing three live sets, making it truly a night to remember.
This is an opportunity to wear your best classic clothing and enjoy an evening of fabulous music, social dancing and a unique atmosphere.

Tickets £18.00
Available NOW from the Box Office on 01732 450175 or online at www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk
9 October 2016
Colne Valley at War Day


Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham Essex CO9 3DZ

Tel: 01787 461174


The Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ will be holding this year's "Colne Valley at War" day on Sunday 9th October.
14 - 16 October 2016
Pickering Wartime Weekend


Set in North Yorkshire this is possibly one of the most well known wartime weekends in the country. Steam trains, trade stands, and 1000's of re-enactors.
For more information visit www.pickering-warweekend.co.uk
30 October 2016
Jean Bentley Tea Dance


Tea Dance
At the Stag Theatre Plaza Suite, Sevenoaks 2.00pm - 4.30 pm

With dance lessons included and the Jean Bentley Dance Orchestra supplying the music what better way to spend the afternoon.

Tickets £8.00
Order Now from the Box Office on 01732 450175 or online at www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk
25 November 2016
The 1940's Society - Sevenoaks


'Britons at War; How they dressed to fight Hitler as recorded in personal photographs' by Author, Collector & Historian Jon Mills

Uniforms became the norm during World War Two whether it was a military organisation such as the ATS or the uniform of the bus conductress checking your ticket. Even factory workers wore a uniform of sorts. Many of these men and women were photographed in their smart new clothing and their images preserved for future generations to view. Jon Mills will be telling the story of Britain's war effort though some of these photographs with an explanation of who they were, what they did and why they were important to Britains war effort.

If you would like to bring along your own wartime photographs Jon will be holding a Questions and Answers section during the evening where he will be happy to discuss them.


8pm at Otford Memorial Hall near Sevenoaks, Kent.
Further details from Ian on 01732 452505 Admission £3
11 December 2016
Jean Bentley Tea Dance


Tea Dance
At the Stag Theatre Plaza Suite, Sevenoaks 2.00pm - 4.30 pm

With dance lessons included and the Jean Bentley Dance Orchestra supplying the music what better way to spend the afternoon.

Tickets £8.00
Order Now from the Box Office on 01732 450175 or online at www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

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