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1940s Weekend at The East Lancashire Railway


East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY

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1940s Weekend at The East Lancashire Railway

All Aboard for the 1940s!

Take a steam train trip back in time to Britain’s finest hour at the award-winning East Lancashire Railway’s all-singing, all-dancing 1940s Weekend this Spring Bank Holiday (25 – 27 May 2019).

Be sure to pack your dancing shoes and dust off your best polka dot dress, this award winning spectacular features live entertainment, music and dancing, vehicle exhibitions and historical displays, vintage stalls, battle re-enactments and much more.


What’s Included?

Visit Lancashire’s “Large Visitor Attraction of the Year” for 2018 will be hosting various 1940s themed events and re-enactments at stations along the 12 mile line. Highlights include battle re-enactments, a working Spitfire, vintage stalls, live music, dance classes, tank displays, classic cars and more!

- Listen to ENSA entertainment from Paul Harper, Don Gentile, The Rum & Cola Girls, The Washboard Resonators, The Bluebird Belles, Rachel Mercer and Kelly Ann Waldie

- Watch battle re-enactments

- Enjoy live music and dancing, including the George Formby Appreciation Society and The Backstep Boogie Club

- Check out military and classic vehicle displays

- Say "bonjour" to the characters from 'Allo, 'Allo

- Peruse fashion and memorabilia stalls

- Be mesmerized by Jez Mansfield Magician & Spiv Extraordinaire

- Sit in the cockpit and experience the sight, sound and power of a working Spitfire*

- Soak up the patriotic atmosphere of our VE Day Concert (Monday only)

- Meet hundreds of dedicated re-enactors

- Look at historical displays including a replica Field Kitchen and an American Camp

- Shake hands with Sir Winston Churchill who will be making appearances throughout the weekend

- Visit the different themed stations along the line from Camp Roanoke to Rossendorf

- Treat yourself to a traditional cream tea (and glass of fizz) in our opulent Observation Saloon*


The East Lancashire Railway is based in Bury with other manned stations at Heywood, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. Visitors can purchase tickets and board trains at any of these stations. Tickets are £21.00 per adult, £19.00 per concession, £14.00 per child (5 – 17 years) and £59.00 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children). Save 10% and book tickets online here.

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