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1940s WEEKEND near Tenterden, Kent

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

Past 1940s WEEKEND near Tenterden, Kent

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

May 2017

1940s Weekend

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

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.


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

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.


Saturday, 15th May 2010
Ends: Sunday, 16th May 2010
(2 day event)

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.


What's On in Tenterden?

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    Location: Peasmarsh

    After a long break I'm returning to gigging at my local pub, The Horse & Cart. I'll be playing alongside ... more

  • Summer Crafts - Garden

    Wednesday 23rd August @ noon
    Location: Small Hythe

    Smallhythe Place is getting creative this summer with six weeks of themed craft sessions. Every Wednesday between 12-3pm children can ... more

  • Swing Night at Rolvenden Church

    Sunday 27th August @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rolvenden

    Enjoy an evening of the very best songs from George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart & many ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 28th August @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Hard-standing pitches from £5 on the day - donated to Rye Day Centre. Free admission and parking for visitors. ... more

  • The Walrus and the Carpenter

    Monday 28th August @ 4:00pm
    Location: Small Hythe

    Lewis Carroll's poetic characters are brought to life with this comic puppet show in the garden. There's also a pre-show ... more

  • Comic Heroes Family Fun Day

    Wednesday 30th August @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Join us for our final comic book themed family fun day and like most fictional stories we end with the ... more

  • Summer Crafts - Bugs and Insects

    Wednesday 30th August @ noon
    Location: Small Hythe

    Smallhythe Place is getting creative this summer with six weeks of themed craft sessions. Every Wednesday between 12-3pm children can ... more

  • Hop Fest Family fun

    Saturday 9th September for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Take the steam train from Tenterden and enjoy a weekend of Hopping Fun at Bodiam Station in East Sussex on ... more

  • Tenterden Lions Classic Car Show

    Sunday 10th September @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Tenterden Lions Classic Car Show at Little Halden Place Farm, Cranbrook Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6UL Celebrating 100 years of ... more

  • Orchard Day

    Saturday 16th September @ 11:00am
    Location: Small Hythe

    Whether you're looking for a family day out, a gift for someone special, or just to do something different, Orchard ... more


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