New Dad’s Army Film.
With the recent Universal Pictures ‘Dads Army ‘filming in Bridlington Old Town’s Georgian High Street as Walmington On Sea, including a superb St Georges Day Parade lead by Bridlington’s Own Town Crier David Hinde in the cameo role of the Walmington-On-Sea Town Crier watched by the Mayor of Walmington-On-Sea, former Mayor of Bridlington Cllr Cyril Marsburg, many of Old Town’s businesses were used for individual shop sets in the film. The film opened worldwide in Cinemas on February 5th 2016 after a World Film Premiere at Leicester Square London.
Bridlington’s Old Town 1940’s Summer Festival on Sunday June 11th 2017 will be the place to be. The 1940’s Festival area stretches from the 900 year old Priory Church (visited in 2013 by HRH Prince of Wales & HRH Duchess of Cornwall) & Priory Green, up the ancient High Street to Westgate, Westgate Park and the Market Place.
Saturday 10th June 2017 at 7.30 p.m
Echo 42 Big Band & The Honeybirds
Bridlington Old Town 1940’s Festival Celebration Concert 2017 – Echo 42 Big Band with ‘The HoneyBirds’ will be performing at the Priory Church, Bridlington on Saturday 10th June 2017 at 7:30pm. Tickets will be £10 each and can be purchased from the Bridlington Spa Box Office.
Bridlington 1940s Festival – Sunday 11th June 2017 Fantastic FREE 1940s Entertainment – Starts 10am
Paul Casper – George Formby
Roll back the years to one of the all time great British legends, Paul Casper as George Formby, the time machine that re-incarnates this famous comical character.
Miss Lola Lamour
The glamorous & sensational swing singer Lola Lamour performs songs from the 40’s in her own unique style, a great entertainer and you will not be disappointed.
Miss Marina Mae
One of the UK’s best loved wartime tribute artistes. Miss Marina Mae performs an authentic & spectacular show. Classically trained & can effortlessly glide from swing to Gracie Fields
Authentic and passionate 1940’s style singer and entertainer, Maddie covers all styles of music from the 40’s within her show to give the audience the ultimate experience!
One of the MD’s for the York Military Wives Choir and a talented classically trained vocalist specialising in a 1940’s programme with her talented accompanist Malcolm Maddock
The Beverley Strummers
Beverley Strummers, Ukele Orchestra, are all set to play this years 1940s Festival bringing a great variety of music & fun to the day. A big hit last year so make sure you catch them on the day.
The Chris Myers Show
Chris Myers is a Keyboard Vocalist playing songs from the 30’s to the 90’s also plays Clarinet, Banjolele and Harmonica. Come along and enjoy The Chris Myers Show in Bridlington.
The Julie Hatton Dancers
A big hit last year and back for more, Julie Hatton & the Hatton School of Performing Arts are set to you bring you exciting new 1940’s Dance routines throughout the day.
Yorkshire Corps of Drums
The Yorkshire Corps of Drums was formed in 2001 to maintain the traditional sound of drum and fife. A popular addition the 1940’s day and a big part of our 1940’s day parade.
Coastal Voices Choir
A community choir based in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, Coastal Voices will be be performing at the 1940’s Festival. They are currently rehearsing a new 1940’s set for the Festival.
Singing Town Crier
David Hinde Bridlington Old Town’s singing Town Crier is a fine Bass Baritone vocalist who has performed as a Principal with York, Malton, Driffield, Scarborough Operatic Societies.
Much More Coming Soon
Keep updated as we announce more FREE Entertainment for the 2017 event, follow us on facebook and watch this space. Let’s Make Bridlington Old Town the Place to be…
The Lords Feoffees and Assistants of the Manor of Bridlington kindly sponsored the 2016 1940’s festival
as well as opened the Bayle Museum on the 1940’s festival day.
Lords Feoffees information
The Lords Feoffees and Assistants of the Manor of Bridlington are a registered charitable trust. Income from property ownership which includes the Bayle Museum and a large portfolio of flats, offices, shops and land is used for the benefit of Bridlington and its residents.
Bayle Museum Information
The Bayle or Baylegate is a Grade 1 listed building which during the Middle Ages was the main entrance to the imposing over 900 year old Augustinian Priory beyond. It now houses a Museum dedicated to the town and is owned and subsidised by the Lords Feoffees and Assistants of the Manor of Bridlington. The Museum is open from Easter until the end of September, Monday to Friday, 11am-4pm and October, Tuesday to Friday, 11am -4pm. We are also open for private tours and on selected weekends throughout the year. Please see website for details.
Bridlington Old Town Association with the Support of Bridlington’s Royal British Legion & Alderson House will be applying for a Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Flyover of the Festival Area. Bridlington Old Town has particularity good wartime connections with the dedication plaque in Bridlington Priory Church for the most successful Battle of Britain Ace – Squadron Leader Ginger Lacey. Bridlington has also the first recipient of the George Cross which was awarded to ARP Thomas Alderson. He worked as part-time Air Raid Warden, leading a detachment of rescue and demolition parties in Bridlington. The coastal town was soon attacked by Luftwaffe bombers, and residential areas were hit. On three occasions in August 1940 he led rescue teams and entered dangerous buildings to rescue trapped civilians. He was the first person to receive the newly instituted George Cross from the King.
We Will be Applying for a Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Flyover of the 1940s Festival Area.