Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln 1940s Weekend

  • August 11, 2018 to August 12, 2018
  • 10:00am to 5:00pm

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Lancaster Bomber and Spitfire
Vintage Market at Lincoln 1940s Day
View across Castle Hill to Lincoln Cathedral at Lincoln 1940s Day
Vehicle display and man in 1940s costume
Three people in 1940s period costume
Military vehicle dispaly


Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter with two days of period and vintage activities and displays, including this year's key focus on the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter will be full of atmosphere at Lincoln's biggest 1940s celebration yet, part of the city wide RAF100 Weekend in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the RAF. Expanding from The Strait through to the Bailgate, you'll find:

  • Living history displays;
  • Live music and dance;
  • Food and drink;
  • Vintage and antique markets;
  • Family activities;
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts.

Traders will be lining Castle Hill and The Strait, offering a unique shopping experience, selling antiques, clothing, confectionary and artwork with a vintage theme. Charities will be joining the stall holders, raising money and awareness for the Royal Air Forces and the Armed Forces community, and other local charities. 

Danesgate, Bailgate and Minster Yard will be decorated with vintage vehilces from the era from the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society and other private collectors. 

A fantastic line up of live entertainment will feature throughout the weekend at our two performance areas on The Strait and Castle Hill. Get on your dancing shoes and learn to swing and jive at St. Paul in the Bail. The Roman site will be turning into our pop-up food court and dance arena for the day, perfect spot for a relaxing lunch with a 40s vibe. 

There will be flypasts from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight too: the Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfire and Hurricane are all confirmed to make an appearance over the weekend. Times to be announced.

This event is organised by Lincoln BIG. Applications for stall holders, charities, living history and vehicle displays and performances are now live. For more information and an application form, please email the Lincoln BIG events team or call 01522 842702.

  • The Blighty Belles
  • The Dreambelles
  • Heather Marie
  • Lady Kingsnorth
  • May Blossom
  • Miss Sarah-Jane
  • Spitfires
  • 52nd Street Jump
  • 78 DJ
  • Artisan Jewellery
  • Bitsa
  • CJ Accessories
  • Cottesmore Collectables
  • Curly Nook Jewellery
  • Dancing Hare Pottery
  • Designs by lesley
  • DR Knock
  • Elemental Leather
  • English Rose
  • Fabricraft
  • Frockalicious
  • Gemini Craft Designs
  • Glitter INC Artists
  • Heart Felt & Homely
  • Jaki James
  • Jewellery by Gail
  • KR Wood Artison
  • LKDevereux
  • Old Smithy
  • Planet Isis
  • Seimans
  • Snookes-Wolfe Jewellers
  • The 1940s
  • The Beehive Hair and makeup
  • Trash and Treasure
  • Vendemia
  • Vintage Pin -Ups and Heroes
  • Vintage Themed Lamps
  • With Love From Lincolnshire
  • Yellowbelly Crafts
  • Zoo Ceramics
  • Beermats Beer
  • Belles Vintage Tea Room
  • Coffee Wagon
  • Coops Roast
  • Dunholme Chillies
  • Fenlands Distillery
  • Ferry Ales Brewery
  • Flying Saucepan
  • Gourmazin
  • Madame Crepe
  • Mr Whippy Soft Ice Cream
  • Saddle and Strirrup
  • Sweet Memories
  • The Gin Cart
  • The Prosecco Pot
  • Yellow Belly Sausage

We have a selection of vintage vehicles joining us troughout the weekend. 

Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society will be putting a display at the Vintage Vllage at the Stokes Lawn plus independant vehicle owners will be displayed at Castle Hill and Bailgate. Full list to be announced soon. 

  • Lincoln WI
  • RAFA
  • Lincs and Notts air ambulances
  • Help for Heroes
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Saturday 12th & Sunday 11th August: 10am - 5pm each day.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts (Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfire and Hurricane): times to be announced.

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