Museum Events

1940s Weekend
Sat 2 & Sun 3 October 2021 - updated 19.09.21

Throughout the two days there will be a host of 1940s related activities and entertainment taking place around the museum site, including alongside our famous Anderson Shelter/Dig for Victory Garden; the World War II era ROC Post; and in a marquee that will be erected alongside Hangar 2.

We should be able to accommodate people that we have already sent invitations to, this includes:

-        Military or civilian vehicles - from 1940s (or before); with their occupants ideally dressing in period clothing

-        Model displays of aircraft, ships & vehicles from the period

-        Homefront re-enactment people/groups, dressed in period clothing, including those with vehicles & equipment as part of a display

-        Cockpits/Aircraft/Aircraft Interior Displays/Engines from the WWII period

-        WWII veteran associations or similar groups or those that support these groups

-        Special rates for re-enactors and promenaders – FREE if booked in advance (before 9pm on Wednesday 29th September 2021); and £5.00 per person in period clothing on the day

Everyone at the museum is looking forward to two days of nostalgia and commemorations. If you would like to participate as a promenarder you can contact our Events Team by sending an email via this Weblink 

Normal museum admission fees will apply. Adults £9.50, Over 65s £8.50, Children £5.00 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £26.00.

Special rates for re-enactors and promenaders – FREE if booked in advance (before 9pm on Wednesday 29th September 2021); and £5.00 per person in period clothing on the day.


Performances by

Sarah-Jane – 1940s vocalist

Vintage Sale Stalls

Stephen Dring 3D display/sales

John Carpenter – Sales

Roy Courtney-Deal/Chaps of Distinction – Vintage 1940s menswear & accessories

William Blavin/Bills Bunker – Sale of Uniforms/books/CDs & memorabilia

Robert Adams Sales – models & books

John Baxter – Sales

The Signalman/ Chris Platts - Sales army surplus & military models

Alan Hull – Sales militaria and kits

Dan Cooper – Models/war game supplies

B Witched Sensations/Unicorn Sparkles – 1940s Sweets & retro gifts

Alyson Linter 'Goodeys' – 1930/40s memorabilia 

Harris hair back comb n curls – Vintage hairdresser bric a brac, hats,clothing

Steve & Lorraine Harris – Agri salvage & flowers sales

Visiting Vintage Displays

Mark Blackwell – Display WW2 weapons & equipment

Karen Wilson/Feldjagerkorps 44 – German military police office 1939-46                

Airfield Research Group, Jayne Wright – display

ASR & Marine Craft Club – Displays Marine craft models & storyboards

RAF Balderton Memorial Group – Display

Signals & Ciphers – Morse, signals and ciphers equipment display and interactive with the public

Neil & Sue Webster – WLA display

Keith Brenchley – Remote control 1/6 scale Tiger Tank, part built King Tiger & various Tamiya models

Balderton RAFA – Wings Appeal

Mainly Military Models – display

Visiting Promenaders

Nick & Janet Hamilton – Promenaders WW2 RAF officer & WAAF or lady

Capt. Dennis Turner – Promenaders - ACM Arthur 'Bomber Harris' & Lady Ann as ADC

Jo Griffiths +2 – Promenaders

Diane & David Hunt – Promenaders

Philomena & Ivor Knight – Reenactors  

Derek Rutter – Promenader – fire guard

Gregg Cawley – Promenaders - RAF 1940s Pilot and partner in period dress with fox fur etc

Glen Patterson & Carolyne Rowe – Promenaders/Dancers

Ray & Wendy Millard – Promenaders/ dancers/ 1940s bicycles

Simon Elmer & Anna Stalmierska – Promenaders – Polish RAF officer with his lady

Theresa Britton – Promenaders

Dan Hyndman – Newark Borough Police Sergeant

Dawn Fenton & Wendy Bryant – Promenaders

Peter & Bill Bolton – Promenaders

Outdoor Displays

Lincolnshire Re-enactment Display Group –  Lincolnshire Regiment during WW2 –  equipment & weapons display – may include Dodge WC (if serviceable!) [Sunday Only]

Andrew & Karen Rudge – Willys Jeep + Bantam Trailer - OAS414 US War Correspondent

Paul Grimley/Victoria Cross Trust – Weapons/Vehicle/Land Army Display c/w Tractor & plough Mel Voce/Notts & Derby LHG – Selection of WW2 British Airborne and Womens ATS equipment with a Willy`s jeep & Dingo scout car

Airborne Comrades Association – Display of kit, webbing, weaponry & 40s home front

Walks of Life Museum – Hand carts & Field to Fork WW2 rations display

Normandy Combat Engineers /Mark Robinson US Army Combat Engineers – 1 x 1943 US Army Jeep, 1 x officers tent, 3 x enlisted man pup tents. Assorted uniforms, equipment and weaponry

David Smart – 1936 MGA TA

John Walker – 1938 MG saloon 

Fire by Order – Home front display – WLA & Home Guard + working Shire horse

Paul Eastwood – Matchless Motorbike & HM King George [Sunday only]

David Moore NFS/AFS Vehicles Group –  Wartime fire engine & fire pump WVS Mobile canteen display, small equipment display on tables inside.

Robert Godfrey/World War Forces Network – BSA motorbike & Wellbike Excelsior

Tony White/RN Beachhead Commandos – RN Beachead Commando display

N.B. the above listing only features groups or individuals that have sent through a completed booking form


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