Howden Vintage Day. Revisit the ’40’s, ’50’s &’60’s.


Revisit the ’40’s. ’50’s & ”60’s.

SATURDAY APRIL 28th 12pm to 11pm ish Howden Market Place  & Indoor venues.

A new initiative from Howden Live in conjunction with the Howden Events committee. An afternoon of dance, music, vintage stalls,children’s vintage rides and games, displays, vintage vehicles, motorcycles and scooters, re-enactment, cinema and storytelling. Howden Minster hosts a vintage wedding dress display along with wedding photographs from the event itself!

Confirmed live entertainment outside during the day the day in the marketplace, which will be closed off, consists of The Moodswings, The Academy of Theatre Studies, The Kingston Swing Dancers, Lois McLaine, Rayner Rock ‘n Roll, The Trebels. All compared and hosted by Major Swing. Old newsreel films and suchlike will be screened in the Reid Wilford Studio downstairs at  the Shire Hall and former Land Army girl Iris relating her wartime experiences next door in the Shire Hall Tea Rooms. Local shops have been encouraged to set up a vintage theme for the day and everyone that comes along is jovially encouraged to dress up in something vintage, Lindy hopper, Rock’n Roller, Zoot suit, Mod, Rocker, you choose! Other venues tba will be presenting live period music during the evening, the highlight of which, in the Shire Hall will be:



SATURDAY APRIL 28th  £12.50

A long overdue return for the Northern Showtime Orchestra as part of the Howden Vintage weekend.

The Glenn Miller Legacy show traces the career of the swing era band leader from jobbing musician to band leader and air force captain, performing all his greatest tunes and telling the story behind each piece, with the aid of slides and narrations.

He said: “Playing trombone myself I have always admired what Glenn Miller achieved with his orchestra. He was one of the true musical icons of the 20th century and his music has significance for so many people in the Western world. For this show we have researched the archives and will recreate many of his greatest records.”

The orchestra is gaining national recognition for its range of theatre-style shows, recreating original musical performances of the legendary musicians and singers, featuring a visual backdrop of photos, film or sound clips.

The band’s members include Tony, also a member of the George Bradley Big Band, the Geoff Laycock Orchestra and other UK brass and big bands; Kathy Seabrook, one of the country’s leading flautists; Graham Quilter, on clarinet and saxophone; trumpet player Nigel Blenkiron, pianist Dave Clegg and guitarist and singer Richard Adams.