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  1. I don’t know if this is the only way to contact the committee but I’ll try. We have been coming to Woodhall for most of the 40s events since the beginning. A great event in many ways. I usually rate it at about 95% satisfaction. Not so high this year. Many plus points including many people in “costume”, vehicles, catering outlets, music, displays, increased quality of market stalls, but sadly some minus points. As we get older, sometimes toiletting emergencies arise. My wife had such an emergency on Saturday morning about 9-15 am. I had to stop to let her out and find a toilet at the earliest moment. She dashed from the car and I stayed put to move it if it caused a problem. A rather nasty “warden” approached me and told me to move. I tried to explain the situation but all he said was , I told you to move, and began to put information into some hand held device in a rude and threatening manner. I moved and had to return later to collect my wife. I appreciate that there is a job to be done but there are polite ways of doing it rather than be nasty. I did not like his attitude. My second point is really two points in one. The charge of £10 is a reasonable amount to pay for park and ride if you are just coming to look, but if you are in appropriate dress, this should be halved. I do not say free. If everyone did not dress up, there would be nothing to see or photograph. My last point, Please can we have a bus stop near to the Jubilee park market as my old legs, and those of others find it very difficult to walk to the cemetery to catch the bus back to the car park at the end of the day. I know that you are to some degree victims of your own success but please try to address these points to improve a great event.

  2. I understand that the festival car parks close at 7pm, yet there are a lot of events that run late into the evening. What do I do with my car if I’m attending events after 7pm?

  3. Why is there not a list of what’s on during each day on the website? Just putting it in the newspaper means people have to physically turn up before knowing if what they want to see is on that day. Makes no sense

  4. Hi,do you know the approx time the busses will leave Dacota park and ride. I’m from Boston so assume this is best one. Also the return times please as a rough guide.

  5. Hi , I’m try to book a ticket for disabled parking on the Sunday but appear to have the same problem others have . A pop up appears telling me my card details are incorrect even thong at this stage I haven’t been given the opportunity to put them in , I also already have a paypal account but can’t get passed the pop up . I’ve checked my paypal account and that’s fine , help !.

  6. Iam arriving on the fri , is there any events on the fri , or will there be any reenactors present on the fri.
    Many thanks

  7. If parking at the Spitfire car park but walking to the village is there a different price for parking compared to using the bus?

  8. Hi, I will be staying with my parents at a campsite in Woodhall over the 40’s weekend. I am arriving on the Saturday and departing on the Sunday:
    1) will I need to book two days of parking for the park and ride?
    2) am I able to leave my car in the park and ride car park overnight?

  9. Hi, looking to book car parking. We have 5 month old baby just wondering if the coaches are easy to get onto, as in do they have steps or can you push a pushchair straight on.


    1. I’m trying to book a park and ride ticket for Dakota car park tomorrow but the page ‘can’t be found’…is it fully booked or can I turn up tomorrow and get tickets when I park?

  10. I’m trying to book park and ride for Sunday and I can’t seem to get to the PayPal page to add card details? It keeps going back to the billing address page. Is there something I’m doing wrong?

      1. when I click the yellow button it doesn’t send me to the PayPal screen, I see a pop up about my credit card details not being right (I haven’t put any details in at this point) and then sends me back to the screen with the yellow button. Sorry

          1. Hi – I’m getting the same issue – cannot get into Paypal login – please help!

  11. I will be attending on Saturday with my dog and will want to avoid any battle reenactments. Will these take place at set times, and will a programme of these times and locations be available please?

  12. How do we obtain tickets for Lola Lamour at the Golf Club dance, please. Probably too late for this year, but useful for future. Thanks

  13. Hi, Is there an event map please? Wanting to arrange a place to meet some friends, but we’ll be in different car parks as I’m disabled. Thanks.

  14. How do I get parking tickets for my family to come to my house as I live on one of the roads that will e closed.

  15. Hi. We were booked into woodhall spa country park camping, due to a back injury we have changed to a motorhome and lost our spot, long shot but is there anywhere we could park nearby or any cancellations anywhere

    1. If you’re members of camping and caravan club they have a rally for the event . They may still have availability

  16. We have a 1937 Austin Big Seven that we would like to display, at your 40’s festival. But we can not download your application form. Can you pleased advise.

  17. Hi we havent completed a form for attending with a 1944 Jeep,my husband has suffered a heart attack, so we have been very uncertain about attending the event, but things are looking good and we would love to attend in our Jeep reg 110 UYG . MR &MRS Birch.

  18. Hello. I am from the local branch of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and the group are in discussion with our head office about the possibility of opening the Woodhall Spa Airfield to visitors over the 40s weekend. We could probably only offer disabled parking at the site and therefore wondered if the Bus travelling from Woodhall to Thorpe Camp could drop off and pick up passengers at the airfield en route. If this is feasible we could plan to open and man the site to fit in with the bus timetables. I know that we may have left it too late for this year but would appreciate your thoughts.

  19. We are not trade stalls but would like to have 3 stalls together. We sell memorabilia, 40’s style and original clothes, Handmade bespoke hats, aprons scarves etc

  20. Good evening can you tell me what the parking situation will be for dog owners as I cannot obviously leave my dog in the car and cannot use the park and ride!!! I did raise this point last year!!!

  21. Hi, unfortunately we were unable to attend last October’s meeting (we had been to the previous one) so instead I messaged the committee asking if you would raise the issue of allowing motorhomes to park overnight in your park and ride car parks – for a fee of course. It is allowed at other 40s events we go to. I sent a follow up question a couple of months later asking if the topic had been raised, but I have had no response to either message. The first one was marked as read, the second one doesn’t appear to have been seen. We are relatively local, so would come to the site with enough water etc to see us through the weekend until we got home.

    As you are well aware all the campsites within walking distance get booked up early. We are hoping to go to two of the dances in the evenings (Boston Jive’s Fri and Sat night dances), so being able to stay overnight would help enormously.

    Many thanks

    1. Hello Carol
      Apologies for not replying to your emails – but nothing has come to me. Anyway, I’ll ask about overnight stay at the next meeting and post the info here. I suspect it will be a “no” because our car parks are on private farm land. Expect a response in approx 2 weeks.

      1. Hello Carol
        Your request has been discussed at the Committee meeting and the decision is that car parks will shut at 7pm each evening, so there will be no parking overnight permitted. Sorry we can’t accommodate your request.

  22. My 94 year old mother in law wants to come to the festival. She is registered disable and wants to use her mobility scooter. We will be coming from Wigan and will have to use a trailer for the scooter. Is there somewhere close to the town where I can park the car and trailer for the day? If so do I need to book a parking place?

    Thanking you in advance.



    1. Hello
      Yes there is disabled car park which is close to the centre of the village. And yes you will need to book a car park space. The on line booking system will be open mid next month (Feb).
      We look forward to seeing you at the Festival.

  23. Dear Chaps,
    I noticed that a number of non-1940s vehicles were on display last year.

    Will you be ensuring that only period vehicles, and also period music and dance are permitted this year?

    I really appreciate all the hard work that you put into making this event the success that it is, and for some of us it is a pilgrimage/holiday.

    I have stayed in Woodhall Spa for two weeks over the last 1940s weekend events.

    Love the place and the people there. Yours sincerely Ken Spencer

    1. Hello Ken
      Thank you for the complimentary comments.
      We’ll do our best to make sure only 40s and pre-40s vehicles are displayed. As to the music we cannot instruct pubs and hotels to only play 40s music, we have to hope that they realise how blasting out non 40s music detracts from the atmosphere of the Festival. There has been a lot of negative comment about this issue in the 2018 Festival.
      We look forward to seeing you in July.

  24. hi do you have attraction’s at your event?
    We run a Bespoke shooting range that is military themed ( not a fair ground stall) that we attend 1940’s events up and down the uk
    hope you don’t mind me asking

    1. The drop off point is in the centre of Woodhall by the round-a-bout – so in the middle of the Festival. You can then park up in the coach parking area. Details about that will be on the site in the next few weeks. We look forward to seeing you in the Summer.

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