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1940s WEEKEND

1940s WEEKEND near Benenden, Kent

Below are upcoming 1940s WEEKEND events happening in Benenden and the surrounding area. You can add your own events here.

Past 1940s WEEKEND near Benenden, Kent

Below are past that have already happened in Benenden and the surrounding area. You can add your own events here.

May 2019

1940s Weekend

Special Event
Saturday, 18th May 2019
Ends: Sunday, 19th May 2019
(2 day event)
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Station Road
Tenterden
TN30 6HE
kesr.org.uk

Enjoy period music, dancers, vehicles, displays and entertainment along the line and travel by steam train!  Treat yourself at our vintage stalls with authentic clothing, accessories and militaria or get your hair done all curly and cool.  You may even hear the sound of a Merlin engine and catch sight of a Spitfire.  Marvellous.

1940's Weekend

Special Event
1940's Weekend
Saturday, 19th May 2018, 10:00am
to Sunday, 20th May 2018, 5:30pm
(2 day event)
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Station Road
Tenterden
TN30 6HE
kesr.org.uk

Another action packed 1940s weekend at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Magnificent steam trains will be joined by a Spitfire flying display, vintage military vehicles and even an appearance by Winston Churchill at this year's Kent & East Sussex Railway 1940s weekend.
Visitors will be given their own identity cards and can enjoy unlimited travel for the day, with steam trains running every 45 minutes between Tenterden and Bodiam. There is a packed programme of events at both stations and parking is free at Tenterden and Northiam.

Steam locomotives scheduled for the event, on19-20th May 2018, include USA tank engine WD300 'Frank S Ross' of the Longmoor Military Railway and Austerity tank engine No 25 ‘Northiam’.
Spitfire displays will take place at the Railway on both days, subject to weather conditions.
Churchill will not be the only character paying a visit - Viv the Spiv can be spotted with his black-market goods. A variety of attractions are planned for each station, and re-enactors and 1940’s singers will be performing throughout the weekend. Activities at Tenterden Station include singing from popular 40’s group ‘My Favourite Things’, Swingtime Sweethearts and energetic dancing from the Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers. Visit vintage stalls selling authentic 40s clothes and accessories and perhaps book an appointment with the guest hairdresser to complete your 1940s makeover (additional cost applies). Learn how Air Sea Rescue helped airmen forced to ditch in the Channel and talk to the ARP Air Raid Precaution teams for an insight into life on the home front. Peruse the collection of vintage military and civilian vehicles.
At Bodiam Station there are interactive land army displays and activities. Re-enactors and military and civilian vehicles all add to the atmosphere. Explore the Desert Rats encampment display filled with authentic kit, weapons and jeeps. Listen to popular tunes from the era sung by two 40’s singers Adam Hoffman and Miss Holiday Swing.

A fully packed event not to be missed.

1940s Weekend

Festival
1940s Weekend
Saturday, 20th May 2017, 10:00am
to Sunday, 21st May 2017, 6:00pm
(2 day event)
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Station Road
Tenterden
TN30 6HE
kesr.org.uk

Take a step back in time with a visit to the annual 1940’s Weekend at the Kent & East Sussex Railway on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2017. Admission includes unlimited train travel on the day of your visit. On arrival at Tenterden collect your free identity card before immersing yourself in the nostalgic 40’s atmosphere created by the re-enactors, live performers and authentic 1940’s displays.

On both days there will be an exciting Spitfire flying display* at Tenterden station. (subject to operating conditions).
Visiting locomotive ‘Foxcote Manor’ will be one of the steam locomotives taking passengers between Tenterden and Bodiam stations with services leaving every 45 minutes.
Re-enactors, vintage civilian and military vehicles add to the atmosphere and 1940’s singers will be performing throughout the weekend. Watch out for ‘Viv the Spiv’ with his black market goods.

1940s WEEKEND

Special Event
Saturday, 18th May 2013, 10:00am
to Sunday, 19th May 2013, 5:30pm
(2 day event)
Tenterden
kesr.org.uk

Experience the forties lifestyle as the Railway turns back the clock to wartime Britain. Enjoy flying displays by iconic wartime planes – the Hurricane and Spitfire from the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger, singing by Lady Ella, a polished professional, delivering the sound of the forties with sophistication and a splash of fun, and dancing from the foot-tapping Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers. Vehicles and authentic costumes from the period will be on view, and a 1940s village scene with wartime cookery demonstrations. Steam trains run all weekend, and your train ticket gains entry to the event and includes unlimited train travel.

1940s WEEKEND

Show
Saturday, 15th May 2010
Ends: Sunday, 16th May 2010
(2 day event)
Tenterden
kesr.org.uk

On the 15 and 16 May visitors to the Kent & East Sussex Railway can re-live the forties lifestyle. At Tenterden Station visitors can see special performances by Fiona Harrison, Britain’s finest professional 1940’s singer. Fiona will be performing three shows a day, in full authentic costume, featuring popular 1940’s tunes.
The Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers will also be getting visitors in the swing of things with exciting performances throughout the weekend.
Civilian and military vehicles will be on display. Watch out for Viv the Spiv and other re-enactors. A full steam train service operates both days.

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