Events: Programme revealed for popular 1940s weekend returning to Lincolnshire Wolds steam railway

Events: Programme revealed for popular 1940s weekend returning to Lincolnshire Wolds steam railway

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The huge popularity of an annual 1940s Weekend has made it the biggest event of the year at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.

Organisers are promising a fun-packed two days for all the family in 2019 with lots of new attractions in the programme.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway will be turning back the clock for the event on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1.

“Our 1940s Weekend always draws a big crowd and many join in the fun and come dressed for the occasion in uniform or 1940s civilian clothing”, said LWR spokesman, Phil Eldridge.

 

“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 40s era, a brass band and a traditional Punch & Judy Show.

“There will be a whole host of military and vintage vehicle displays, re-enactment groups, an array of market-style stalls with 1940s-themed clothing and accessories and mock battles both days at Ludborough station.

“There will be plenty of food and drink available in the events field as well as at the station buffet”.

Of course, steam train rides are a big part of the fun over the weekend

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.

Entry to the daytime events is free, you only pay to go on the train.

There are special train ticket prices which apply just for the 1940s Weekend: One-day rover ticket: Adults: £10; children £6; under 3s free; senior £7; family (two adults and up to four children) £25.

Entertainment will include singers performing favourites from the era

“The glorious weather we had at last year’s 40s Weekend made it one of the best ever,” adds Phil.

“The event has a huge following and always draws huge crowds from all over the East Midlands but it really adds to the atmosphere when people enter the spirit of the era and come dressed in military uniform or 1940s civilian clothing.”

There will also be a 1940s dance on Saturday evening from 7pm-11.30pm with a fully licensed bar. Advance tickets are £5 if booked online or £7 on the night.

For more information call 01507 363881 or visit

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