1940s Weekend

Regrettably because of the COVID 19 pandemic we have had to cancel this years event but:

Keep Calm and Carry On

The enemy will soon be in retreat!!

Our ever-popular 1940’s weekend has been a firm fixture in the KDRA’s annual events calendar when both of our main stations take on a 1940’s war-time look.
There would be many exhibits including shops with war-time memorabilia and live demonstrations of old-time farm machinery.  Land-girls, Lumber-Jacks & Jills will all be there to show you how we fought the war on the Home Front. 

These were the heroes who worked tirelessly in all weathers to maintain supplies of food and fuel.

The “Desert Rats” will also be in attendance to demonstrate the harsh conditions our troops encountered in the desert. (Hopefully the weather might do its best too to give us all a tiny bit of the heat of the Sahara!)

Other re-enactors will display various military vehicles from the period. Interesting talks on both British and German military equipment and kit will be given aboard the trains.

But look out! There might be Spivs and enemy spies on board! Will they be able to avoid the attentions of our Special Secret Service agent?

So we look forward to welcoming you to our railway and we hope that you will be able to enter into the spirit of the bygone time by donning some 1940’s clothing.  It is of course not obligatory but it can all add to the fun!  Our volunteers hugely enjoy the experience and also try and look the part. This year’s event is set to be the best ever!

Trains will be running to our normal time table.

This page last updated: 08/04/21