Welcome to Life on the Holme Front Web Page hosted on behalf of the event organisers.

Dance tickets are now on sale for 1st October 2016!!!

£12 each and as always will sell fast. Acts are Madeline Brown who want down a storm last year !! and Woody’s War Dept times are 7.30 till late Enquiries. Please note tickets are to be paid for in advance and there will not be tickets avaialble on the door.

Chris Cardell
Tel: 07887 817031
Email: chriscardell@googlemail.com


The 1940s Weekend ‘Life on the Holme Front’ has been running since 2007 and the event gets better every year. This is a fantastic weekend for the whole family where you can learn what village life was like during WWII. The whole village gets involved and we at Holmewood Hall open our doors for the weekend providing space for displays and a wartime tearoom. Holmewood Hall was used by the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for packing airborne containers to be parachuted into occupied Europe.

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2016

Open 10am to 4pm both days

Visitor Information
There is a whole host of attractions at the 1940s weekend including:

  • Vintage Bus Rides (457th Memorial site, Airfield)
  • Wide range of displays/stalls
  • Vintage military vehicles
  • Model Railway – rides available
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Fly Past (TBC)
  • 1940s dance – £12 each (Saturday Only) Tickets will be on sale 1st May 2016
  • Re-enactors
  • Bar and hot food
  • Church open
  • Holmewood Hall open with Exhibitions and Tea room & Refreshment Booth
  • Hair raid shelter (1940s hairdressers – booking advisable)
  • Tea dance (Village Hall Sunday)
  • Memorial march and wreath laying ceremony (Sunday Only)
  • Follow us on Twitter @Holmefront1940s

All are subject to availability
Entrance to the event is free Car Park is £2.00 per vehicle and includes your complimentary event programme (proceeds to Cadets and Holme Village Community Projects).

Please note that this event is located throughout the Village of Holme, Holmewood Hall and Gardens and in some fields so there is uneven ground .  There is Blue Badge parking avaialble (limited) please follow the Blue badge signs.  There is a buggy shuttle service available please speak to Parking Marshalls for assistance.

Visit our Gallery

Please send us your pictures and we will load them onto the gallery or post them on the Official Event Facebiook Page



Please see our 1940’s Exhibitors/Traders Information page which includes all the relevant information and booking forms for exhibitors.  Please download the Booking Pack and the print off the booking forms you require, then complete and return them as per the instructions.  Please ensure that all forms are completed in Block capitals so you booking is processed correctly.


Camping is available for the weekend with water supply and porta loo near by. All for £10 per pitch for the event with all monies going to Holme School .  Please contact paularchnewark@yahoo.co.uk

Contact Details and further information

Holme village is just south of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire close to the A1(M). Post code for sat navs is PE7 3PA.

Contact information and enquiries

Paul Archer (general enquiries & Vintage Vehicles)
Tel: 07860 342163
Email: paularchnewark@yahoo.co.uk

Chris Cardell (traders enquiries and dance tickets)
Tel: 07887 817031
Email: chriscardell@googlemail.com

Re-enactors and Groups
Tom Cardell
Tel: 01487 830760 (after 6pm)
Email: cardell.thomas4@googlemail.com

Press Enquiries only

Karen Wagg (Holmewood Hall)
Tel: 01487 831166
Email: karen.wagg@holmewoodhall.co.uk

Life on the Holme Front - Volunteers needed!

Life on the Holme Front is a community event held the first weekend of October and this year we are looking for volunteers to help with the event.

You must be over 18 years of age.
We are looking for volunteers to;
– Event Marshall including: car parking & information points.
– Setting up and clearing down of the event.
– Assisting stall holders and public throughout the event.
If you are interested in getting involved in the event please contact:

Paul Archer
Tel: 07860 342163
Email: paularchnewark@yahoo.co.uk