Friends of The Canal Museum

Village at War Weekend, Stoke Bruerne 7th & 8th September 2019


To see reports, photos and videos from previous events please visit our VAW2018, VAW2017, VAW2016 pages.

Who and what to expect to see ...

We are pleased to be able to confirm the return of some of our long term favourites and excited to announce many NEW faces will be joing us this year. More information about who will be there and what there will be to see will be added as it is confirmed so please check back here regularly.


Our Entertainers...

Lola Lamour - glamorous 40s singer

George Formby (aka Paul Casper) - with his ukele

Perfect Vintage - classic songs from the 40s

Laurel & Hardy NEW for 2019 - best loved comedy duo

The Blitz Dancers NEW for 2019 - dazzling display of vintage dance

Sarah Eastwood - 40s Jazz Singer NEW for 2019

Market Harborough Ukele Band

Milton Keynes Dance Group (Sunday only)


Displays & Activities...

Air Raid Experience (rear of Canal Museum)

Black Market

Memorabilia & Wedding Dress Exhibition (rear of Canal Museum)

Afternoon Tea Dances (Village Hall) with the Blitz Dancers

Fashion Parades (Church) by Vintage Retreat

Boat Trips on HMS Charlie & NB Indian Chief

Battle Re-enactments

Living History Groups

Parade & Sunday Service

Military & Vintage Vehicles


Food & Drink...

NAAFI Tea Bar (next to Canal Museum)

Refreshment Tents (2) in Display Fields by David Blagrove Trust


Our Re-enactors...

Churchill (aka Steve McTigue)

Field Marshall Montgomery (aka Alan Oliver)

Bomber Harris (aka Captain Denis Turner, retired)

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Check out our Village at War Facebook page for more information, chat about what's happening and ask us questions.

Downloadable  Booking Forms

Reserved Moorings

Re-enactors & Promenaders (including camping)


Vintage & Military Vehicles


Boat Traders should return both a Traders & Reserved Mooring Form please.


We regret we are unable to accept any more bookings from food stalls or caterers.


Public Camping at Home Farm CL is now full.


Public Admission to the event is with a wristband purchased at car parks or sentry boxes on arrival. For information please see box below.


For general enquiries please email vaw@friendsofcanalmuseum.org.uk


Adult Weekend Pass £10 includes parking, programme and free admission to the Canal Museum

Children under 16 FREE with accompanying adults

Perfect Vintage at VAW

Perfect Vintage

photo: Mick Baxter


We regret to announce that we have been unable to secure Civil Aviation Authority permission for a civil registered historic aircraft to provide a flypast over Stoke Bruerne this year. We understand this is because of the local geography/topology.

We thank Ultimate Warbird Flights who were hoping to provide our flypast for all their hard work in the matter.