Tag: 1940’s

1940’s Help for Heroes Day

The Aviation Museum in Bournemouth is having a 1940’s style Help for Heroes Day on 1st October between 10am and 4pm. The Aviation museum is located immediately next to Adventure Wonderland at Hurn opposite the airport. The day will be a great chance to get nostalgic helped along by the live WW2 music from the gorgeous harmony singers the Polka Dot Dolls and “voice in a million” nostalgic soprano Fiona Harrison.

This is such a great cause and the day will be fantastic. Vintage Dorset has sent over our original war years flags for the show – see if you can see the old union jacks!

Help For Heroes poster

Look out for:

  • Military Vehicles
  • Fire Engines
  • WW2 Living History
  • Vintage Fashions & Hairstyles
  • Re-enactor Piper
  • Trade Stalls
  • Classic Cars
  • Steam and Aircraft

  • Back to the Blitz – 3rd Sept

    Fancy a night on the tiles? The Bournemouth BIC together with the Tank Museum are hosting a fabulous evening of wartime dance music and entertainment on Saturday 3rd September – the perfect opportunity to coiffure your victory roll to perfection, dress up and step out!

    Back to the Blitz PosterIts all happening at the Bournemouth Pavilion on Saturday 3rd September. Featuring the gorgeous Polka Dot Dolls, a 1940’s style trio, and the incredible Swing Unlimited big band. Nostalgic of World War II hangar dances this recreates the chance to kick back and forget everything, dress up and dance the night away…

    Dress Code:

    Dress up in 1940’s fashions: in uniform, mufti, or something more elegant!

    The doors open at 7.00pm with music starting at 7.30pm giving you the opportunity to chat to our wartime housewife and policeman, find a seat and grab a drink from the bar before dancing begins!!!

    Seats are on round tables, with 12 seats per table facing the bands and dance floor

    Tickets are on sale now £20.

    Call the Ticketline on 0844 576 3000, book online at www.bic.co.uk or visit the BIC or Bournemouth Pavilion Ticket Office in person.  Minicom 01202 454804.  Corporate & Community Groups 10+ 01202 451865

    Download a poster here

    trunks for hireVintage Dorset provides a range of 1940’s props and vintage accessories for Blitz parties. We have lots already including posters and music – but we’re also building special wartime props for scene setting at a party that’s happening soon and can’t wait to share pictures. If you want us to help with your war years event or reminiscence project then get in touch with us here.


    Published by vdorset, on 30th August 2011 at 7:57 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Local History Tags: , , , , , Comments Off on Back to the Blitz – 3rd Sept