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Celebrate the 1940s in style with the East Lancashire Railway

Date published: 08 May 2018


It’s time to dust off those dancing shoes and board a beautiful steam train for a weekend of nostalgia at East Lancashire Railway.

Go back to wartime Britain at the East Lancashire Railway 1940’s weekend this Spring Bank Holiday weekend (May 26-28) and celebrate the vintage style, glamour and history of the era.

Starting in Bury, at Bolton Street Station, just 30 minutes on the Metrolink tram from Manchester city centre, this fun-filled forties experience is packed full of battle reenactments, live music and dancing, classic cars and military vehicles.

There are WW2 plane and tank displays, luxury cream teas in the Observation Saloon and vintage stalls along the 12 mile line through the beautiful Irwell Valley.

The Spitfire, a true British icon of World War 2, will be roaring across the Bury skies in a spectacular flypast on the Saturday of the event.

Sir Winston Churchill will even be making an appearance especially for the highly anticipated occasion, ready to give a speech … and a selfie or two. 

Visitors are invited to dig out their old utility dresses and tank tops to be fully immersed back into the fashion of the fabulous and boogie away to The Rum and Cola Girls, George Formby Appreciation Society and The Bluebird Belles, amongst others.

A one day experience costs £18 for adults, £16 (concession), £11 (children), or family day tickets are £45.

Customers can save 10% when they book online. Other ticket types are available.

You can book tickets at: http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/


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