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  1. 2023 dates. Can you confirm if the date of 8/9th July 2023 is definitely confirmed as i am trying to book accommodation and some hotels are saying that, as the date is not officially confirmed, they will not release accommodation. Thank you.

    1. Ah yes, it does on the back page, but subject to confirmation in late 2022. Can you please tell me when you will be confirming with the local hotels so that they will start releasing bookings? Thank you.

  2. Why are some cars parked on the grass verges down the Broadway. I counted about 20 in all. It doesnt seem fair when most people are paying £20 for the park and ride. I hope they will all be fined as an example to others

  3. Will there still be spaces in the car parks where prebooking has sold out even if we come later in the day? Also can we walk back from Lancaster car park?

    1. Where can I purchase park and ride tickets? Are the car parks fairly close as I’m coming with my autistic children. Might be coming with my disabled mum and she has a blue badge is there is any space there too

  4. Pre booking for Spitfire car park is sold out. Is it worth us booking another car park or will there be enough spaces on the day, even for those arriving after lunchtime? Thanks 🙂

      1. Is there spaces to pay at spitfire car park tomorrow on the day? Also what time does the event start?

  5. Whee is the best place for us to be dropped off ? We don’t drive and husband doesn’t want to attend , just drop us off .

  6. I can find no details on the website with regard what time the festival starts and what time the car parks open and close? Also your contact page has only emails for Press/Media, Classic vehicles, Re-enactment, Trade, On the Ration, Residents Parking, Car Parking and Coach Parking. Who do the rest of us contact for general queries even though bizarrely you do mention that you may not reply to emails!

    1. Car parks open at 0900. Last bus back to the car parks is at 1800. Car parks get locked at 1900. So, if you are attending at evening event, collect your car and park in the village after 1800.

  7. Previously there has been the most wonderful children’s traditional tea party and dress up competition in the Coronation Hall. I am hoping this is on again, could you please let me know if it is or not?

    If so, could you tell me the times and day please?

    Many thanks.

  8. I will be travelling with two disabled travellers with wheelchairs. We do not have a blue badge. Is there anywhere I can drop them off/ collect them along with a non-disabled passenger?

  9. If we use Park and Ride, can we use the buses to return to our car during the day and then go back to the event again, or is it only a two-way ticket?

      1. If you intend to park at Spitfire car park but walk to and from the town is the charge still same as park and ride ie £15/20.

    1. We are within walking distance of one of the park and rides, so would not be parking a car. Would we still have to pay to use the shuttle buses?

  10. I run a local bouncy castle business, and have to drop of a castle in woodhall on the 9th can you please tell me what roads are closed and what times please

  11. Is there going to be a vintage bus travelling through Tattershall Thorpe to Woodhall as there has been in previous years?. If so where can I book tickets.
    Many thanks
    Chris

  12. I notice on the Park and Ride booking site payment page there is a space for a discount “coupon”.
    We are going to be there on both days. Is there a discount for this, please?

  13. Can i get my small mobility scooter on the park and ride bus please it fits in the boot of the car so not very big

  14. Please can you confirm where the park and ride car parks are please – we are trying to work out how easy it will be to get from Tattersall lakes on both days

    1. The southern car park location nearest to Tat Lakes isn’t finalised just yet. Getting close. Sit tight for a few days and we should have all the car parks finalised and selling tickets. Thanks.

  15. I have heard you are planning to cancel this event. Why would you do this? This event is about remembering the sacrifices made by the brave servicemen and civilians who fought for our country during WW2. This includes thousands of people in Bomber command all over Lincolnshire.

  16. I don’t understand why you are considering cancelling this event. I read on social media that one of the reasons is due to this being a town event. Don’t you realise that there is a significant number of town/village events going ahead this year. This includes Melton Mowbray, Ironbridge, Haworth, Ingleton, Lytham, Sleaford, Alford and many others. The events going on May will collecting monies on half of Ukraine. This is what Woodhall Spa should do.

  17. Why don’t you reduce the military aspects of the event if you are worried about military battles causing concern?

    1. I totally agree. I live in Woodhall Spa and I am so tired of grown adults driving around in army uniforms …. I persoanlly feel it is disrespectful to those who actually took part in the two world wars … and the soldiers who are fighting today. And especially this year, due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, with so many innocent children and adults dying ……. it would be in such ‘bad taste’ to go ahead.

      I am not sure how many people who attend the 1940’s weekend actually give the number of people who fought in the war a second thought. They are just there to enjoy themselves ….. which people should do – but I think a change of theme would be a really great idea.

      1. Woodhall Spa 40’s weekend in no way diminishes the war in Ukraine. It is a window into what life was like at the time in the village. It is a wonderful weekend and as residents we love it. There are minor inconveniences but these are far outweighed by the benefits. Reading more into the event is just pure nonsensical wokery.

        1. Hi Christine
          I have just read your comments about Woodhall Spa cancelling, and totally agree with you. We normally attend Pickering every year but it has been cancelled for the last couple of years. This year they are citing the war in Ukraine as their reason. We are going to Woodhall Spa today for the weekend hoping to find an alternative to Pickering “wokers”. I suspect Pickering will go the way of our local event “War & Peace Show” which is again cancelled this year. This time it is supposedly for “logistical reasons”, but really its because of the greed of the organizers, asking stupid money for entry, camping and stall holders.

  18. I have heard the event has been cancelled. Is this true? I am amazed as this event beings joy to thousands of people not including bringing in a significant amount of money to the town.

  19. I have heard that this event has been cancelled. Is this true? I was looking forward to visiting this event in July and i has booked accommodation in Tattershall for the event.

  20. I have heard a rumour that this event is going to be cancelled as this will upset the Eastern Europeans based in Lincolnshire. Where does this comes from. I am friends with number of people from Ukraine and Poland. They found the suggestion rather funny that an event would be cancelled based on events that happened 80 years ago.

  21. Could I please ask a question why this event is even being considered for cancellation. This is a great 1940s weekend which brings joy to thousands of people.

  22. Only around 12 weeks to the event. Can someone tell me when the information for the public car parking, where it will be, cost etc will be put on your web site.
    I have my camping organised, so now I would like to get my parking sorted.
    Hopefully you will be able to sort my problem for me.
    Thanks in anticipation.

  23. I have been trying to get in touch with someone about booking in as living history for a couple of weeks now. My second email was acknowledged and I was expecting a call yesterday to discuss but heard nothing.

  24. A number of Steam Railway 1940s events are being cancelled due to the conflict in Ukraine. Is Woodhall Spa planning to do the same or is the event still going ahead?

      1. On the 15th March you stated that you had no plans to cancel the 1940s weekend but now you are now seriously considering this. What has changed as the Ukrainian war had already started. This event is about the sacrifices the brave people of Raf Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire and the uk made to give us the freedom we have today. This is a Homefront event and should not be cancelled. There a large number of town/village weekends happening in 2022 so please do not use the town excuse. This event should be used to support donations of the brave Ukrainian people

          1. You haven’t answered the question. Could you tell me what has changed since you confirmed to me on the 15th March that there was no plans to cancel the event. My family has paid for accommodation and we will lose this money.

      2. I heard you are asking people if you should go ahead with this years 40s celebrations. I think you should. There are wars of some kind going on all over the world, you cannot put everyone’s life on hold because of them. Perhaps you should use this years celebrations as a fund raiser for the conflict in Ukraine.

    1. I’m a disabled person, so Is there any disabled parking available in or very near to the venue. Much appreciated.

    2. Ref this event. Please can you help with any information on the dance venues, times and also do we require tickets before the the dance evenings? We are travelling up on the Thur 7 Jul with our Caravan + two other couples.

      Thank you
      Shaun

    3. Can you tell me how soon I need to book my caravan for the 1940’s weekend, in 2023? Also who would I need to speak/e-mail to?

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