Whats On

Our Crowle and Ealand 1940's event is growing bigger every year we are always on the look out for new attractions to enlist for our show. Here you can see what we have to offer, click the categories to see more.

Music, Entertainment and Dances

Vintage Vehicles




Event Program

Music, Entertainment and Dances

Please keep checking the website for updates on what you have to look forward to at the next weekend.

The Airbourne Angel

Sang at our 2017 weekend

See videos and find out more info by visiting The Airbourne Angel's facebook page

George Formby

Sang at our 2017 weekend

To see one of his videos check this out on youtube.

Capt. Don Gentile

Sang at our 2017 weekend

Unfortunately we do not have a video of Captain Don Gentile from our event but if you search youtube you will find clips from other events he has attended.

Miss Marina Mae

Sang at our 2017 weekend

To see Miss Marina Mae's Youtube Channel or check out her facebook page.

Paul Harper

Paul has been entertaining 1940's style for the last 20 years and has appeared in the major motion picture 'Atonement'. Paul works internationally in the UK, Holland, France and Belgium.

His musical impressions include Max Miller, George Formby, James Cagney, Al Bowlly, The Andrew Sisters and many More.

Want to Entertain?

If you are a 1940's entertainer and would like to perform at our event we would love to hear from you at info@crowle-ealand1940s.co.uk

Vintage Vehicles

We have an amazing selection of Vintage vehicles at our show from Planes to bikes.

Top Attractions

Vintage and Classic Vehicles: From a Model T Ford to a working Green Goddess to a Bentley and 1940's Caravan - we have 43 vehicles in total confirmed attending.


A 1940's Windermere Launch moored on the lake next to the Bentley and Caravan on quay.

Want to Bring your Vehicle

If you own a Vintage/military Vehicle then we would be pleased to see you at our Crowle and Ealand 1940's Event. The invitation is open to all vehicles which can truly be classed as 'vintage' or 'classic' and although this is a '1940s event' vehicles from the 20s, 30s, 50s and 60s are equally welcome.

If you have a vintage car, tractor, bus, military vehicle or similar then please get in touch.

Although we would love you to stay all weekend, please do feel free to just 'drop by' and stay for a while.

We do however need to know who's coming to ensure you the space needed - please get in touch as soon as you can. Thank you

Private Military Vehicle Booking Form (Not NWW2A)

Feature your Vehicle on our website

If you would like to feature your vehicle on our website then please send us an email using info@crowle-ealand1940s.co.uk send us images and a write up for your vehicle.


Please keep checking the website and facebook page for more information on the exhibits and living history displays.

Living History

Our living history camp-site is not to be missed!.

See the sights and smell the smells as our re-enactors as they live for the entire event as they woud have done in WW2.


Get Involved

With the success of last years Living History displays we aim to re-create this at our next weekend event.

Re-enactors in 1940s uniforms and dress all help to create that 1940s 'feel'. Whether singly or in groups, if you would like to come along to our event and make a display then please contact us for an application form, or download it using the link below.

Note that the unauthorised firing of weapons of any sort is not permitted without the prior consent of the Organisers. We welcome displays of German units and equipment, BUT SS Uniforms are not allowed under any circumstances. Please contact the Organisers if you have a question about this.


We have a wide range of stalls to offer from food, raffles, authentic 1940's gift's and clothes and much much more.

Food Stalls

If your feeling hungry at our show we have food stalls scattered around our event at 7Lakes, also within 7 lakes bar they have a fantastic selection of meals.

Clothing Stalls

If your looking for the 1940's experience and really want to look the part we have plenty of stalls to offer you the real and authentic 1940's garments and accessories.

Want to bring a stall

If you are interested in bringing your stall to our event then please get in touch, or download our Traders booking form send it to us and we shall get in touch.

2019 Traders Booking Form(None Food)

Want to Feature your stall on our site

If you would like to feature your stall on our site then please get in touch, send us immages and a write up about what you have to offer!


The Crowle and Ealand 1940's event would not be the same without the fantastic attendance by various re-enactments groups that travel across the country to be with us.

Confirmed Groups Attending

4th Kompanie Grossdeutschland

4th Kompanie Grossdeutschland living history and reenactment group bases its impression around February 1945 when the elite Wachtregiment Berlin, a ceremonial sub-unit of the elite Grossdeutschland formation, deployed from its duties in Berlin to fight on the front around the Seelow Heights to the east of the city.

Fox Command RN

Fox Commando RN and Combined Ops unit portrays a working RN Commando invasion beach HQ that could have been found on any invasion beach from Madagascar to Normandy.

We are not a chocolate box out fit, all pressed kit, shiny brasses and boots , we are not a shop front display, with lines of weapons laid out, we try to portray a snap shot of what it may of looked like on one day in history of WW2.


We are a none political non profit making organisation, the sole aim of our group is to accurately portray the men and equipment of 1FJD specifically the 4th Company of the 1st battallion.

61st Reconnaissance Living History Group

Elements of the 61st were some of the first troops ashore on Gold beach on D Day, they formed contact patrols and suffered 50% casualties but carried out their role successfully. During the breakout from Normandy into France and the Low Countries they and other Recce units were often up to 60 miles ahead of the British front line. They took part in the push to Arnhem and then supported American forces in the “Battle of the Bulge”. The 61st were disbanded in January 1945 and the troops used to re-enforce other Reconnaissance Regiments.

Come Along

The Crowle and Ealand 1940's event would not be the same without the fantastic attendance by various re-enactments groups that travel across the country to be with us.

We welcome all re-enactors and living history groups to join in with this weekend of nostalgia and hope that many of you can make it and be with us in September.

The Crowle and Ealand 1940's weekend offers a friendly atmosphere where all visitors can be sure of an interesting, informative and most of all enjoyable weekend.

We plan to have camps of re-enactors at the 7 Lakes Country Park, along with living history displays, battle re-enactments and vehicle parades.

For more information about which groups are confirmed to attend please keep checking our website and facebook page.

Event Programme

Please keep checking our page for our 2019 Programme, but for know for an idea of what we have to offer look at our 2018 programe.


Gate Times:

7 Lakes 10am-5pm(both days)

Market Square 10am-5pm(both days)

Friday 21st September 2018

19:30 - Darkest Hour (Crowle Community Cinema, Market Hall - 1st Floors)

19:30 - 1940's dance with live entertainment (7 Lakes marquee - tickets only)

Saturday 22nd September 2018

10:00 - Main site opens (7 Lakes)

10:00 - Market hall tea rooms open

10:00 - Major Swing and Kitty dance lessons (Crowle market square)

10:30 - CN121 1940's Coach arrives in market square

10:30 - St Oswald's Church tea Rooms open

11:00 - Parade on Crowle High Street led by RAF Waddington Pipe Band and Drums, Service at War Memorial - All vehicles go through first

11:00 - Spirit of Goole flypast

11:00 - White Heart opens

11:10 - Memorial Service (Crowle Memorial)

11:40 - Singing and Dancing (Crowle Market Square)

14:00 - Goodnight Mr Tom (Community Cinema, Market Hall 1st Floor)

15:00 - Live Battle (7 Lakes main arena)

15:00 - Lady Kingsnorth (Crowle Market Square)

16:30 - St Oswald's Tea room closes

16:30 - Market Hall Tea room closes

17:00 - Main site closes

17:00 - Singing and Dancing in Market Square ends

19:30 - Big Band Dance (7 Lakes Marquee - tickets only)

21:00 - Fireworks display

00:00 - Dance ends

Sunday 23rd

As above (unless stated)

10:00 - Heritage Walk (meet outside Crowle Market Hall)

11:00 - Parade at Ealand led by lone piper and Royal British Legion Standard Bearers and service at War Memorial. All vehicles go through first. Pedestrians will march from Outgate straight on past park, to war memorial

There will not be a film shown on Sunday afternoon

16:00 - St Oswald's & Market Hall Tea Room close


Images from our past events, Please feel free to send us your images to be featured on our page to info@crowle-ealand1940s.co.uk.


Here's some frequently asked questions, if there is anything you are unsure about please get in touch.


What are the opening times?

Main event at 7 Lakes: Saturday & Sunday 10am till 5pm.

Variouse village events from 9am to 9pm (Please check the event programme for details)

Can we bring our own food?

You are welcome to bring your own picnic. There are various public seating benches throughout the event. There are many eating outlets including various places in the area to grab a bite to eat or drink.

How much is parking?

We recommend parking for free at the 7 Lakes and using the park and ride facility. There is no cost for this.

Can we bring our dog?

Yes. Dogs are welcome on a lead in the outdoor areas. However due to the nature of the event there shall be loud bangs, explosions and gunfire throughout both days due to this we would not recommend bringing dogs of a nervous disposition.

Please note that certain venues may not allow a dog, please check with the individual venue.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are available to buy on the day from the 7 Lakes ticket booths at the entrance.


Can I get cash out at the event?

There are 2 cash machines in the centre of Crowle. One is located at Tesco's the other at co-op. There is no cash machine at the 7 Lakes venue so we advise you to bringing plenty of cash with you.

What is a family ticket?

A family ticket covers the entry price for 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 16)


2018 Prices

Some of our event is entirely free to enjoy, please check our Event Programme for more information

Main event at 7 Lakes, pricing as follows:

Adults(16 Years and older): £8 per day including program

Children (5-16): £2 per day

Under 5's: Free

Pensioners with valid ID/Veterans with ID: £5 per day

Under 16's not permitted on site without a parent/guardian (ID may be required).
Every person attending this event other than staff will be required to wear a wrist band.

1940's Dance: TBC closer to the event

Please remember that our event is self funding and not for proffit, therefor we ask for these nominal entrance fees so that we can continue this remarkable show. Our Pricing is reviewed year by year so please check closer to the event for any changes.

Where to stay

Here are some fantastic places to stay, we shall be adding more befor our next event.

When making bookings please quote "Crowle and Ealand 1940's Weekend"

Haxey Quays caravan and camping site

Address: Haxey Road, Doncaster, DN10 4BA

Telephone: 01427 890 100

Distance: 11.7 miles from Crowle

Grange Park caravan site

Address: Butterwick Road, Messingham, Scunthorpe, DN17 3PP

Telephone: 01724 762 945

Distance: 13.2 miles from Crowle

Please get in touch if you have places for people to stay and we shall get your advert on our website

Find Us

If your coming to our event please plan ahead and travel safely

Our Main event and parking is at 7 Lakes

The map below shows where to find us.

Where to go when you arrive?

On arrival at the 7 Lakes venue, you can park your car and purchase an entry band.

There will then be a free bus service for you to use througout the day to travel to the various events as shown on the event programme.

The event is spread throughout various venues across the two villages of Crowle and Ealand

The Villages are within walking distance of each other or as stated above you can use our free bus.

Take a look at our venues page for more info.

Plan your journey

By Automobile

Crowle and Ealand is just off junction 2 of the M180

By Train

From the station of 'Crowle' you are a 5 minute walk to the event's free bus service.

By Bus

For those travelling from nearby towns such as Scunthorpe, you may prefer to travel by bus.


Below is a list of the venues that shall be hosting events during the weekend. please check the event programme for further details.

7 Lakes Country Park

Wharf Road, DN17 4JS

Event Highlights Here:

Main event location, Trade stands, Classic vehivles, Live singers, Battle and Living history, Tank Battle

Crowle High Street

High Street

Event Highlights Here:

Main Parade, War Memorial Service/Speech

Community Hall

Woodland Avenue

Event Highlights Here:

New for 2019 Information to follow!

Crowle Library

52-54 High Street, DN17 2RJ

Event Highlights Here:

Fact Boards & Historical Photos

The Market Hall

Crowle Market Place

Event Highlights Here:

Friday evening screening "Dunkirk" and Saturday afternoon "Goodnight Mr Tom" - contact Crowle Cinema

Crowle Market Square

Crowle Market Place

Event Highlights Here:

Live Entertainment including Capt Don Gentile, Major Swing & Kitty

St Oswald's Church

4 Vicars Walk

Event Highlights Here:

Vintage Stalls & Tea Room

Tea/Coffee and Cakes 4 Sale

1940s display

The White Hart

High Street

Event Highlights Here:

Miss Marina Mae

Afternoon & Evening

The Methodist Chapel


Event Highlights Here:

Choir (Saturday Only)


Join in the fun

The Crowle & Ealand 1940's weekend is a community event made possible by the efforts of many individuals, businesses and groups working together. The more people that get involved the better the event can be. There are many ways you can get involved, please see how on this page.

Raise Community Spirit

If you live in or within an easy reach of Crowle and Ealand and would like to help in ANY way we would love to hear from you.


We'd also love to see as many of you at the event as possible, maybe you would even like to dress yourself and your home in 1940's style to make the whole village come alive!

Set Up Your Stall

We are supported by many businesses from all over the country and we are welcoming even more this year!

If you would like to have a stand selling your products or services, advertise in our event guide or sponsor the show please get in touch.

We are particulary interested in traders that have a 1940s, WW2 or nostagic niche.

Re-live the Past

Our re-enactors come from all over the country and the show would not be the same without them.

If you're a re-enactor and are planning on attending or have some suggestions about what you'd like to see at our events in the future please let us know, we'd love to hear from you.


This years show will host a variety of trade stands from a range of businesses both local and national. Here you can find local foods, handmade crafts, vintage clothing, retro homeware, WW2 memorabilia, fast food, vintage books, children's rides and much much more.

If you are a trader that would like more information about a stand at our September weekend event. Trade forms can be downloaded here.

Confirmed for 2019

Closer to the event we shall be displaying who is booked in to come here

Trade at our show

For more information about trading at our show use the contact form below, or email us at info@crowle-ealand1940s.co.uk

If you are ready to go ahead and book in your stall please download the following booking form and send it to us.

2019 Traders Booking Form(None Food)

Help Out

The show wouldn't be a success without all the help from many of the volunteers both leading up to the event and on the day. If you'd like to get involved here are some of ways...

Join the Committee

If you would like to get really involved then you may wish to consider joining the committee please click here for more information.

Sponsor the event

The event is a costly one to organise and deliver. If your business or organisation would like to help by way of sponsorship please get in touch using the contact form opposite.

Lend a hand: Volunteers

We rely on the help from volunteers for the many tasks that are involved before, during and after the event. If you have time to lend a hand, whether it be for an hour or the whole weekend we would love to hear from you.

Visit and enjoy

By visiting the event you are showing your support and we thank each and every one of you that turns out to join in the fun! For those that wish, come dressed in your 1940s outfits to really relive a wartime weekend!


Contact Us

Please feel free to get in touch with us using the form below we will try our best to reply to you ASAP.

Correspondance Address

22 The Paddocks,

Crowle, DN17 4HB

Event Address

7 Lakes

Wharf Road, Crowle, North Lincolnshire, DN17 4JS

Contact Info

Phone: 07776420784

Email: info@crowle-ealand1940s.co.uk

Leave us a message