Following Last Years Highly Successful 1940s Festival We Again Have Invited Hand Picked Favourite Vocalists With ‘Headline Performers’ George Formby Experience, Madeline Brown, Jessa Liversidge and Much Much More…Including Coastal Voices, Yorkshire Corps of Drums and planned Battle of Britain Flyover.


An amazing selection of Traditional Home Made and Specialist Foods including Hog Roasts, Trench Stew, Artisan Breads, Crepes, Pies and Great Sweet Stalls await the visitors to the Bridlington 1940's Festival. Pubs with Real Ale, Restaurants, Tea Rooms, Traditional Fish & Chips and Walmington-On-Sea Brewery. Take time to savour the delights offered all along the High and Priory Green including a NAAFI Cafe.

Dads Army Film Location

You can walk down Old Town's Georgian High Street,its Market Place & Westgate all part of the 1940's Festival area and where the filming took place in November 2014.Whilst the props and sets have gone, there remains some names and decoration such as the Walmington On Sea Brewery, Mercers Shoe Repair Shop and Marigolds Tea Rooms for the visitor to ponder, whilst finding Old Town's own Traditional Butchers shop.

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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 10th 2018 will be the place to be. 

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Bridlington 1940s Festival – Sunday 10th June 2018 Fantastic FREE 1940s Entertainment – Starts 11am

Paul Casper George Formby Experience

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.

Madeleine Brown

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!

Jessa Liversidge

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

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.

Yorkshire Corps of Drums

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.

David Hinde Town Crier Helmsley

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.


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.

A Battle Of  Britain Memorial Flight Flyover of the 1940’s Festival Area.
This is dependant on good weather on the day and safety is our main priority.

Many thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors.

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