E-mail: Tel: 07795 342639 Jayne Darling, Arnold, Nottingham,

Category: 1940s events

May 28 / 29 – Denney Abbey

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey 1940s weekend 2023

Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9PQ

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


1940s Weekend

This was one of the best events on the calendar in 2021 – a small but perfectly formed 1940s event.   There were battle reenactments and also a fantastic and informative talk on the Battle of Britain.

The 1940s weekend returns on Sunday 28th and Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2023

Re-enactors covering the period will be on site for the whole of the two days, showcasing various aspects of life in the 1940s and during WWII.

The Farmland Museum volunteers will be showcasing artefacts from the 1940s.

The museum and Docky Box Cafe are open from 10am until 4pm each day.

July 29 / 30 | Stapleford
July 29 / 30 | Stapleford
?Stapleford, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2SG
?️ starts at 10 am each day
? Sat 29th and Sun 30th July
?️ Adults £6 Children £3
Camping is also available.
Saturday 29th July your performer will be the AMAZING Ashlea Lauren (Miss Evie Ivory). Ashlea has recently moved the the East Midlands and if you haven’t seen her perform you are in for a treat!!
Join us in the Beautiful Grounds of Stapleford park, Ride the miniature railway, soak in the sights, sounds and smells of ww2, we have some of the top reenactors from around the country, Along with traders and fantastic entertainment for you to sing and dance to, we have a 1940s Fashion Show on the sat and a Church Service on the Sunday,
Fri 28th for onsite Campers only
Stapleford Salute to the 1940s 2023
Aug 13 / 14 | Alford 1940s Weekend

Alford 1940s Weekend – August 13th / 14th

This event was one of the best on the calendar in 2021and this year will be even better!  The event taking place in Alford, Lincolnshire on 13th and 14th August 2022 will feature:

  • Vntage Traders
  • Military Vehicles
  • Period Vehicles
  • BBMF Flypast (TBC)
  • 40s Dancehall
  • Live Entertainment
  • Living History Displays
  • Smoke and Mirrors Dancers
  • Best in Show Awards
  • Live entertainment

This year the Entertainment line up is:

  • Eleanor Mattley
  • The Lahdidahs trio
  • Miss Lily Lovejoy
  • Josh Wylie
  • Jayne Darling
  • Major Swing & Kitty

You can find out more about the event by following their facebook page at:




Alford 1940s Weekend 2022 Alford 1940s Weekend 2022

July 8 – 10 | Woodhall Spa
Jayne Darling 1940s singer Woodhall Spa

Not long now to one of the biggest and best 1940s events in the UK – and it’s going to be a scorcher! As well as Bobby Dazzler my sister is also attending the event on the Saturday ?
Really excited about seeing good friends and working with some amazing entertainers old and new.
There is so much going on all weekend and guides can be brought from the festival.
This is where I am going to be:
FRIDAY – Golf Hotel
6 – 7 pm Jayne Darling
7 – 8 pm Stuart Lowther
8 – 9 pm Jayne Darling
9 – 10 pm Stuart Lowther
SATURDAY – Jubilee Park Bandstand with 1940s Radio and The 40’s Home Front
11 – 12 – Miss Sarah-Jane: The 1940s Vocalist
12 – 1 – The RAF Spitfires Choir
1 – 2 – Miss Sarah-Jane
2- 3 – Jayne Darling
3 – 4 RAF Spitfires Choir
4 – 5 – Jayne Darling
5 – 6 – Alan Jackson – Vintage Singer
6 -7 – Miss Lily Lovejoy Vintage Vocalist and Entertainer
7 – 8 – Jayne Darling
8 – 9 – Alan Jackson
9 – 10 – Miss Lily Lovejoy
SUNDAY – The Inn (absolutely LOVE this venue)
11 – 11.45 Jeep Johnson
11.45 – 12 – Steve McTigue as Churchill and Montys Double
12 – 1 – Jayne Darling
1 – 2 – Kelly Ann Music
2 – 3 – Jayne Darling
3 – 4 Jeep Johnson
4 – 5 – Kelly Ann
‘Hello? Is that the Golf Hotel? Hi yes, it’s Jayne Darling here – I am just confirming that I will be performing alongside Stuart Lowther on Friday 8th July 2022 at the Golf Hotel.
From 6 pm until 9 pm
Tally ho!’
Fingers crossed for good weather – not sure I have ever performed at the Golf Hotel – I can’t remember!!
Looking forward to it and seeing everyone!

SATURDAY 9th Jubilee Bandstand, Woodhall Spa 

11:00 – 12:00 – Miss Sarah Jane
12:00 – 13:00 – RAF Spitfires
13:00 – 14:00 – Miss Sarah Jane
14:00 – 15:00 – Jayne Darling
15:00 – 16:00 – RAF Spitfires
16:00 – 17:00 – Jayne Darling
17:00 – 18:00 – Alan Jackson
18:00 – 19:00 – Miss Lily Lovejoy
19:00 – 20:00 – Jayne Darling
20:00 – 21:00 – Alan Jackson
21:00 – 22:00 – Miss Lily Lovejoy
April 17 / 18 | Crich Tramway Village

Memories of the 1940s – Crich Tramway Village

When: Sunday 17th and Monday 18th April 2022

Time: 10 am – 7.30 pm Sunday and 10 am – 5.30 pm Monday

Where: Crich Tramway Village

More Information:

Take a step back to the 1940s Britain with this popular two day event, which runs from 10am – 7.30pm (last admissions 6.00pm) on Sunday and 10am – 5.30pm on Monday (last admissions 4pm).


Crich 1940s event

June 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 Great Central Railway

Super excited to be back at this amazing event.  This year it’s over 4 days so you can have a great day out and also have time for Jubilee celebrations elsewhere if you wish!


Hopeto see some of you there. Great Central Railway Jubilee Event

April 23 / 24 | Wartime in The Cotswolds

Wartime in the Cotswolds Returns in 20222

More information to follow

Wartime in the Cotswolds

June 25 / 26 2022 – Crowland 1940s Event

Crowland 1940s Weekend – 25th / 26th June 2022

Jayne Darling will be appearing on Saturday 25h June 2022.

More details to follow.


Crowland 1940s Weekend

August 29 / 30 Farmland Museum

Farmland Museum 1940s WeekendsJayne Darling will be appearing at the Farmland Museum, Waterbeach on 29 / 30 August 2021 as part of their World War 2 Reeenactment weekend.

10 am until 4 pm both days

Join us at the Farmland Museum for our World War II event weekend on Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August.

Experience life in the Second World War by weighing out rations in the shop, taking in our displays and watching our re-enactors.

With live wartime music throughout the day, it really will be a fun weekend out for all the family!’t forget to visit our café for lunch or tea and cake while you’re here.

**Please note, this is a SPECIAL EVENT. Normal admission rates apply, but Annual Passes are not valid and will not be issued. English Heritage members will be charged a reduced entry fee of £3.50 adult, £2.50 child, in line with the terms and conditions of their membership:**

For more information please visit:

World War II Re-enactment Weekend


July 31 – Aug 1 Leyburn 1940s

LEYBURN 1940s has been rescheduled to July 31 2021

More information to follow but usually there is a singalong supper at Leyburn Arts and Community centre and a dabce at the school on the Saturday night with me and Major swing

Date for your diary anyway!