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Salute to the 40s-One of Britain’s Best Vintage Festivals

15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018

Salute to the '40s
"One of Britain's Best Vintage Festivals"

Salute to the '40s

15th and 16th September 2018

Join us for one of Britain’s Best Vintage Festivals!

Details on this years event will be coming soon! – Tickets for 2018 are now available with 10% off – LIMITED TIME ONLY! 


Prices for Annual ticket Holders

 10% discount for a limited time only! 

Annual Ticket Holders10% off online ticketsNormal online price
Additional Child£7.20£8.00

Prices for NON- Annual ticket holders

NON- Annual Ticket Holders10% off online ticketsNormal online price
Additional Child£8.55£9.50

Application Forms

 Download our application forms from the buttons below. 


Including performances from the Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Polka Dot Dolls!

 Our 2018 line up is as jam packed as ever! A day of old favourites and classic 40’s songs being sung, and with a more movie feel, expect to be wowed with the variety of live music performances during the day.

2018 Line up… so far! (more acts to be announced) 

  • Much to popular demand, we are pleased to announce that the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Polka Dot Dolls are back!
  • NEW for this year are: The D-Day Darlings! As seen on Britain’s Got Talent 2018- performing on the Sunday 16th only. 
  • Madeline Brown
  • Puttin’ On The Blitz
  • Gypsy John & the Cinque Port Lindy Hoppers
  • DJ Danger UXB
  • Mickie Driver
  • Natasha Harper
  • The George Formby Experience
  • The Dolly Girls
  • The Hotsie Totsies
  • The Three Towns Theatre Company
  • King George 6th
  • The Lindy Kicks
  • Fool’s Paradise
  • Panache Audio

Forget the ration book!

Nothing is off limits here!

From vintage tea rooms, to homemade pies to a delicious raclette!

Here are some of the traders at the event: 

  • Coffee n Cakes
  • Dotty About Cake
  • Shakey’s Diner
  • The Crusty Pie Company
  • Raclette Melt
  • McCarthy’s Country Store Ltd
  • Dudda’s Tun Cider
  • Baked By Shannon

Vintage Bar & Cocktails

Quench your thirst with a throwback cocktail… find a new favorite or try a classic!

More details will be coming soon 

Retro Fashion Fair!

From hats to bags, to shoes to dresses! Take your pick at a variety of fashions stalls!

Here are some of the traders on the day:

  • Alison Bright
  • Chaps of Distinction
  • Cherry Red Vintage
  • Classic Vault
  • Finickity Fayre
  • Hollywood Howdy Dos
  • Just Lovely
  • Miss Ava’s Millinery
  • Petals Pins and Purls
  • Sandie Allison
  • Squirrel Vintage
  • Ruby Jo Retro

Things to do

More details coming soon! 

Hair styling

Immerse yourself  into the 1940’s and come dressed in your favorite vintage clothes! Visit the barbers and the hair salons to get your final 40’s look fixed!

Air Raid Experience

Hear the air raid siren, and our very own air raid warden takes you to one of our original air raid shelters here onsite. Listen to the stories of the 1940s, an experience like no other!

1940’s Street

Come and explore our bombed out street – all the shops have been names after our Directors!

  • The Holdsworth Arms – pickup a pint!
  • Knotts Confectionery – discover the sweet shop!
  • Ferris & Sons – a replica 1940s grocery shop

Vehicle displays

Watch our vehicle parade on both days! Line the streets and wave to the drivers… what will your favourite vehicle be this year?!

Information on vehicles attending coming soon 

Detailed information

Concession = Senior Citizen, Student and HM Forces
Child = 5 – 15 years.  All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Family = 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children

Salute to the ‘40s is a fund-raising event in aid of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

Tickets can be purchased in advance in the following ways:

  1. On-line via PayPal secure site.
  2. By telephone on 01634 823826 (please have your debit or credit card ready).
  3. In person at The Historic Dockyard Admissions Desk.
  • £1.50 per transaction will be added for administration for purchases on-line and by telephone (1 & 2 above).
  • Telephone and in-person purchases (2 & 3 above) are only available during normal Historic Dockyard Opening Times
  • Holders of 12 month tickets for The Historic Dockyard can now purchase tickets on-line with their membership ID at hand.
  • Group prices are available for groups of 15 or more.  Contact Group Sales on 01634 823815 or via email at:

Purchasing tickets for disabled visitors

Visitors registered as ’Disabled’ wishing to obtain tickets for themselves and Carers should contact our Front of House Ticket Team at or on 01634 823826

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