The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is winding the clock back to the 1940’s for its biggest event of the year!
The LWR will be holding its popular 1940’s Weekend on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September and the final arrangements are now in place for what promises to be a fun-packed two days for all the family.
The 1940’s Weekend always draws a big crowd and many folks join in the fun and come dressed for the occasion in uniform or 1940’s civilian clothing. There are lots of new attractions in the programme for this year’s event and there will be a great atmosphere.
The entertainment will include singers and entertainers performing favourites from the 40’s era, a traditional Punch & Judy Show both days and a brass band on Sunday. There will be a whole host of military and vintage vehicle displays, re-enactment groups, mock battles at the station, an array of market-style stalls with 1940’s-themed clothing and accessories, even a 40’s hair stylist! Needless to say there will be plenty of food and drink available in the events field as well as at the station buffet.
Steam trains will be running an extended service every hour from 10.45am to 4.45pm each day to transport passengers to North Thoresby, where the station area will be the base for an Allied Encampment along with a Land Army display.
There will also be a 1940s Dance on Saturday evening from 7-11.30pm with a fully licensed bar. Advance tickets are £5 if booked here or £7 on the night.
On Sunday afternoon the highlight of the show will be a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight ‘Dakota’ aircraft (subject to operational conditions).