Museum Events

1940s Weekend
Information updated on 25.10.19


General museum/event visitors do not need to pre-book for this event on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October, you can just turn up on the day and pay your admission fee!

Promenarders - the FREE admission offer still applies, providing that you book in advance(before 9pm on Wednesday 23rd October 2019); after that time the cost is £4.50 per person for anyone dressed in period clothing on each day of the event.

Visiting major displays (vehicles, enactment groups etc.) and sales stalls for the 1940s Weekend event are not now being accepted as we are fully booked. 

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 23rd October 2019); and £4.50 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 Make sure that you wear your winter period clothing!

Normal museum admission fees will apply. Adults £9.00, Over 65s £8.00, Children £4.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £24.00.

Special rates for re-enactors and promenaders – FREE if booked in advance (before 9pm on Wednesday 23rd October 2019); and £4.50 per person in period clothing on the day.

Performances by
Fiona Harrison “A Voice in a Million”
DJ Dave and 

Vintage Sale Stalls

Stephen Dring 3D display/sales
R Adams Sales - models & books
B Witched Sensations/Unicorn Sparkles – 1940s Sweets & retro gifts
Goodeys – Sales
J Carpenter Sales – books & prints
Darren Andrews – Sales
B&M Collectables – Sales
The Signalman/ Chris Platts - Sales Army surplus & military models (Sun only)
Nellie at the Park – catering
Blingalyn – Sales
Sharon Harris – 1940s hair stylist & sales
Alan Hull - militaria sales

Visiting Vintage Displays
Paul Eastwood – period motorbikes / King George VI
Derek & Marion Bacon – Morgan +4 car occupants dressed in 1940s RAF uniforms
Mel Voce – Notts & Derby Living History Group display; Jeep & Dingo Scout Car
Harry Webster – RAF ASR Staff Car, working RDF equipment
Airborne Comrades Association – Display of Kit; webbing & weaponry
Andrew & Jenny Slack – ARP & Civil Defence display
Di Ablewhite – W4270 display
Robert Godfrey /World War Forces Network – Motorbike & excelsior bike
Mark Blackwell – WW2 weapons & equipment display
ASR & Marine Craft Club – Displays Marine craft models and storyboards
Royal Navy Beachhead Commandos pre D Day Display
ETO Alliance/Duece 502nd – US Surgical Unit, MG42 Gun Emplacement, 101st Airborne Para Pathfinders
Fire by Order - Army Air Corps camp & weapons display
20th Century Soldier – 619 Sqn Bomber Command
Steve Lyne/John Marshall 1935 Leyland Tiger Lincolnshire Road Car 35 seat single deck bus, 1929 Manchester B1 35cwt tipper truck & Daimler Limousine (Sun only)
Museum Re-enactors – Anderson shelter & Observer Corps post
Trevor & Diane Rogers – 1945 MGTC Car & promenaders
John Fowell – 1949 MG Y type Car & Reenactors
John Cooper Secret Tech display - Enigma/SOE Radio & documents
Don Jenkins – Freiston Museum leaflet handouts
Ken Ashton – Dioramas
Colin Baker – Veterans Hearing Help
Bill & Karen Charman – 1944 British Willys Jeep
Blitz Survivors – 2 x Matchless motorbikes

Visiting Promenaders
Vince & Joanna Bateman – Promenaders
Derek Mason – Reenactors
Peter & Jenny Wilkinson – Promenaders RAF Sqn. Ldr & civilian
Dennis Turner – AVM Arthur ‘Bomber Harris & ADC
Karen Wilson and friends – Promenaders/Reenactors
Angela Soulsby & friends – Promenaders/Reenactors
Nicholas & Janet Hamilton – RAF Officer and WAAF
Malcolm & Rita Tyas – Promenaders
Women in Green – WVS Renactors +2
Kenneth Spencer – Promenaders
Steve & Victoria Amor – Promenaders
Philomena Knight – Promenaders
Rick Keeling – Promenaders
Leila Marvin – Promenader
Peter & Heather Machin – Promenaders
Dawn & Ted Ackroyd – Promenaders
Simon Elmer – Polish forces Promenader (Sat only)
Mick Buxton +2 – Promenaders
Melvyn & Jane Garlick – Promenaders
John Nabi + 5 – Promenaders
Barry & Linda Pearson – Promenaders (Sun only)
Tony & Andrea Sayers (Sun only)
Andy & Sarah Gallacher – Promenaders RAF officer & his glamorous lady!
Charlie Benton & Frances Shearan – WW2 Soviet Promenaders (infantry)
Tracey Hicks
Jeep & Promenaders (Sun only)
Dan Hyndman – Newark Policeman
Peter Wood – Promenader
Terry Bocking +1 – Promenaders
Duncan Gee +3 – Promenaders
Gary Jordan +3 – Promenaders
Jump44 Living History Group – Promenaders
Joanne Margetts (with pram) & Paul Dean +3 – Promenaders
Jaqueline & Rebbecca Seddon with Reg Fegan – Promenaders
Stefen Dicks +2 + 2 children – Field Marshal & Lady Alanbrooke
Brian &Priscilla Burbridge – Promenaders
Stephen & Tracey Horsfield – Promenaders
Justin & Janet Hobbs – Promenaders
Leslie & Terry Humphrey – Promenaders
Michael Tesh +2 – Promenaders
Duncan & Alison Gee – Promenaders
Joanne & Julian Gouthorpe – Promenaders
Raymond Deacon +3 – Promenaders
Rob & Carol Simonds – Spiv & partner
Kevin Wade +3 – Promenaders (Sun only) 

Misc. Displays

Mark Marples – Model display
RAFA Lincoln - RAF display
Andy Ward – Large Models display

Live displays & re-enactments by:
NFS/AFS Vehicles Group – Display & demonstration

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


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