Sheringham 40′s weekend – Dancing the Night Away

September 18, 2012
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Last weekend saw the annual 1940′s weekend at Sheringham and Vintage Norwich went along for the weekend.

The whole town gets involved with shops windows decorated in the wartime spirit, and re-enactors from all over the country descend on the seaside town.  It is like stepping back to a bygone era with everyone dressing up in uniform, and 40′s outfits.

Sheringham is a major event in the calendar and all sorts of people spend the day riding the trains and seeing the sights. But not everyone knows that every year, after the day trippers go home and the trains stop running the re-enactors and dancers come out on to the streets and celebrate like it’s 1942!!

After the blackout!!

After the blackout!!

This year was bigger and better than ever before – with several dances and entertainment going on into the evening.

The streets were filled with vintage vehicles, music piped through loud speakers and on every corner you could see a sailor, pilot or glamorous ladies in 40′s gear.

To keep everyone entertained Sheringham platform had singers belting out wartime favourite songs and 2 dances were put on so people could grab their sweetheart and boogie the night away.

Boys in Blue!

The first of the dances was held at Sheringham High School with DJ’s Texas Tommy, Look Out Lance and Vintage Rob, this is an annual event and always a sell out. (If you want to book for next year call 07812385214 for more details.)

The second dance was new this year and held over two floors in Sheringham Community Centre. Entertainment was provided by Lady Ella, dance exhibitions, Stars and Stripes and DJ Muffin Man. Vintage Norwich is informed this will now be a regular feature on the Saturday night of Sheringham weekend, so if you want more details for next year call Nigel on 01502 566008 or Matt on 07771668924.

The pubs along the high-street were also full of dances and folk dressed up so we headed over to get a dance or two in before the night drew to a close.

The evenings events at Sheringham 1940s weekend might be the less well known side of the event, but they’re just as much fun as the day time and it’s well worth sticking around after the trains stop running.

 

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Karen was born in London but has moved to Norwich 17 years ago when she fell in love with a local boy. A life long passion for vintage especially 1940′s fashion, film and music she has watched the Norwich vintage scene grow in recent years and loves to explore the vintage shops, markets and travel a little further afield to the airbases to indulge her dancing passion. Karen is a freelance stylist at The Fabulous Miss K and runs Blue Skies Vintage Events with her husband.

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