Sunday, 16 July 2017

Steam trains and the 1940s

So after going to the last event, I now officially have the 1940s reenactment bug. So the following weekend we went to another 40s event. This time held on a steam train - the Watercress Line. I fully admit to be a real geek when it comes to steam trains - LOVE them. Though I am more interested in the carriages then the actual engines. It was a fabulous event, each station had a different forties theme, and it was such fun riding up and down the line - in first class of course 😊 (every class of carriage was the same price) - getting off at the different stations and seeing what they had to offer.

As we left the first station this lady was singing "Wish me Luck" by Gracie Fields, or it might have been "We'll meet Again" by Vera Lynn. Can't remember which, but she sang it every time a train left the station!!

The carriage


A fellow passenger :)

Dancing on the platform

This station was showing homefront life

Swing dancing at the GIs station





GIs

Each 1st class carriage had a name. :)



View from the bridge across the line

The station master's room


One station had a vintage car display outside



















Original 40s childrens clothes



Laundry display



The WVS clothing exchange



Waiting room




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