Steam Back in Time with East Lancashire Railway for their 1940s Weekend
20th May 2014
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It’s full steam ahead for the East Lancashire Railway’s annual 1940s event on the upcoming May Bank Holiday weekend. Hosted by the North West’s premier railway, the award winning three day event, which welcomes over 5,000 visitors, has expanded its array of attractions for its sixteenth year.

One of the highlights of the event will be the action packed re-enactments with three different battles scheduled throughout the course of the weekend as well as short pop-up scenes around the line.

This year’s event sees the introduction of more family attractions with Heywood Station hosting a fantastic vintage fairground as well as fun for all ages Wartime Workshops. Fancy yourself as Poirot? Both adults and children can take part in our Ration Card Quiz, find the clues up the line for a chance to win a family ticket to a Day Out with Thomas event or a luxury dining experience for two. 

The weekend would not be complete without a taster of some of the fantastic entertainment from the era as esteemed vintage performers Paul Harper, Jane Francis, Katie Mustang and Maria Manchester entertain the crowds with some forties favourites. Visitors can also choose to jive or lindyhop till their heart’s content at the array of daytime and evening dances.

The railway’s vintage Pullman style dining carriages will be serving afternoon teas on Saturday and Sunday with other refreshments available at the two award winning pubs and buffet for the entire three days.

More attractions include, vintage and military stalls, military vehicle and classic car displays, childrens craft activities, 1940s fashion talk, military parade and brass band.

Visit to purchase your event tickets and receive your free souvenir 1940s Weekend brochure. Day tickets are available for adults at £18.00. Other event ticket types are available.


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