Chrich Tramway Museum 40s weekend

The hugely popular Crich Tramway Village WWII Home Front event returns next month on 10th & 11th August 2019, where you can step back in time to 1940s Home Front Britain. Collect your identity card on entryand experience a real taste of life during the Second World War.
With re-enactors, live music and vehicles from pre-1946 mingling with vintage trams and taking you back to the World War II era. Open from 10am until 5.30pm each day.

They will be Children’s entertainment and a replica spitfire. Visitors are encouraged to dress in 1940s attire and get a reduced rate in admission.

There are trams from the Victorian era to the 1960s,a village,a cafe and a pub

General Admission prices on the door are £17.50 for adults, £14 for seniors (aged 60+), £10.50 for children (aged 4 – 15 years) and family tickets (2 adults, 3 children) £40.50. Save 50p on standard priced tickets by booking online at least 24 hours before arrival.

Chrich Tramway museum nr Matlock Derbyshire. Look on line for information to get there

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Nottingham Vintage Carnival

Run by Lou lous this carnival is back in Nottingham at the race course this year . The date booked is 31 August 2019 between 11am and 6pm. You can pre book the tickets on the website and get further information how to get there and what’s on. I went to 2 if these last year they had on Leicester and Nottingham. The weather was better at Nottingham sunshine all day long.So I’m going to go through what’s there and post some photos for you too.There is a big choice of street food and drinks from different kiosks. From sandwiches,hot dogs and pizza. Ice creams for the kids and even a Prosecco bar.Vintage afternoon teaAnd you can book an afternoon tea which is absolutely filling and delicious. It’s around £15 per head but a nice treat. Go on the website at Lou lous Vintage Carnival for the links and info or email If you dont want a full afternoon tea you can have a slice of cake and cup of tea or coffee.And dont forget the Tiki bar for your cocktails on a hot afternoon.Out on the terrace at the Tiki BarThere is hairdressers,barbers and shopping galore. And entertainment for the kids a ferris wheel and croquet. The kids do enjoy it I even saw a mini racetrack for them to use.Well there is the stage where Red and Ginger perform and they just dont do that they get you involved in classes too. Oh and theres a bands on with 40s style music and singers. If the weathers bad they use a tent.Red and GingerIn the Rock n Roll tent theres jive competitions and different bands playing and a bar too. It’s great watching the dancing.Prosecco Bar

There are some fantastic Vehicles for the men in your life to peruse and admire.So there is something for everyone.

So get yourself down the Nottingham Vintage Carnival check the website and Facebook Instagram for information .

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Disclaimer I have not been paid for advertising Vintage Carnival. Its through my own experience I have written this article.

Vintage Island at Kelham Island

On the 13th and 14th July 2019 Kelham Island will be holding there 10th Vintage weekend.

I went there last year and thoroughly enjoyed it . As well as looking around the industrial museum and going down the cobbled street and going in the house display. We looked around the various displays and Hawley galley. Having a bite to eat in the cafe and had a look around the onsite pub where there was a stall inside it.However outside there was a lot going on. Singer Natasha Harper was on the stage. People were dressed up in 1940s attire. There was homefront displays and a home guard display. The cobbles of Kelham island were busy with the people visiting over the weekend. The secret cake club had there stall selling delicious home made cakes. The Secret Cake club go to events all over including Lou Lous vintage fair. There were vintage vehicles too .Stalls with vintage items for sale . And live music and dancing.There are museum tours around the Industrial museum and a play area for the kids.

Have a look on the Kelham Island website for further information and getting there.

Adults £6 Kids go free.Below is a photo taken at the event last year.

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Lou lous Vintage Fair

I first saw this event advertised on Social media. And I decided to visit. The atmosphere was brilliant people of all ages from modern attire to vintage. Era’s are from 1920 to 1980.Lou lous visit different cities each weekend either on a Saturday or a Sunday . They go to 40 different cities often visiting 3 or 4 times a year at a set venue. It starts at 11am and finishes at 5pm It costs £2-2.50 to get in.There are many stalls including brick a brac, homeware, fashion in both men’s and women’s, vinyl records, hair accessories and general accessories.Woman’s clothing goes from original vintage and repro brands. And 1 stall holder i have seen, even makes her own designs. Most stall holders are local to your region and travel to other cities in your region as some of them make a living from going to these fairs.Also they often have singers and bands playing music for you. A cake stall where you can choose your refreshment of choice and some lovely delicious cakes. All served in China cups and kitsch plates. Oh and they usually have a hair pop up salon too where you can book to have your hair done in a vintage style . And sometimes with make up too.I’ve been visiting now for 2 and half years and thoroughly enjoy Lou Lous. They also do a Vintage carnival which I will discuss in another post.You can find Lou Lous Vintage Fair on there website but they are also on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more information.

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Disclaimer I have not been paid to advertise Lou Lous Vintage Fair I am writing from my own experiences.

Festival of Vintage York

Recently i went to the Festival of Vintage at the York racecource. It is on the last weekend of April celebrating 1930s to 1960s. From 10 til 5pm both days including a separate Saturday night event.

There are displays, classic vehicles dancing and shopping. There is live music on 2 different stages. There is a barbers for the gents and hairdressing for the ladies.

I first went last year and had a great day loved the shopping had my hair styled by Sarah Bloor of pin up curl. This year it was Le Keux vintage salon , having lovely victory rolls done. The sun was out so we could sit out on the champagne lawn and eat our picnic. This year it was wet but luckily as it’s indoor too there were 4 floors of shopping . There are a few bars and 2 restaurants be warned hot food runs out quickly and it’s best to take a picnic. There sandwiches are really nice and they do salads too.

Vehicles on display
Strolling on the rock n roll stage
The Venue

As you can see everyone gets dressed up in there favourite era. And there are plenty more stalls to buy clothes from in vintage style.

More information visit or Instagram Facebook or Twitter Festival of Vintage

Disclaimer I have not received any monies for writing about this venue. This is based on my opinion as a customer only.