The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is winding the clock back for its popular 1940s Weekend on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September and the final arrangements are now in place for what promises to be a fun-packed two days for all the family.
‘Our 1940s Weekend always draws a big crowd and lots of visitors join in the fun and come dressed for the occasion in uniform or 1940s civilian clothing’ said Event Director Amanda Arnold. ‘We have lots of new attractions in the programme this year and there will be a great atmosphere. The two fields which we normally use as a car park at Ludborough station will become the centre stage for the event and there will be ample space for parking in the adjacent field’.
The line-up will include singers Airborne Angel, Pete Wyre and Luna Nightingale, who will be performing favourites from the 40s era. There will be a whole host of military and vintage vehicle displays, re-enactments groups, an array of market-style stalls with 1940s-themed clothing and accessories, mock battles both days at Ludborough station and you can even have your photo taken in the cockpit of a Lancaster bomber! There will be plenty of food and drink available in the events field as well as at the station buffet and NAFFI kiosk.
Steam trains will be running an extended service every hour from 10.45am to 4.45pm to transport passengers to North Thoresby, where the station area will be under German occupation and the old Station House will be serving refreshments at a French Café.
On the Saturday evening there also will be a 1940s Dance at Fulstow Village Hall from 7.00 -10.30 pm. With Bar and entertainment from singers Pete Wayre and Luna Nightingale. Advance Tickets are only £5 (£7 on the night).