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1940s Weekend

Dates for this event

  • 23rd May 2020,
  • 24th May 2020,
  • 25th May 2020
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1940s Family

Boogie Woogie Bugling Fun!

Get your dancing shoes on and unpack your best polka dot dress, the East Lancashire Railway’s all singing, all dancing vintage extravaganza returns for another year!

This steam powered spectacular will be buzzing with like music, dancing and entertainment, vehicle exhibits, historical displays, stalls selling vintage memorabilia and much more!

What’s Included?

Various 1940s themed events and re-enactments will be taking place at all of our stations along the 12-mile line, including live music, battle re-enactments and more. This is what we have confirmed so far!

Saturday 23 May 2020
Washboard Resonators
Rachel Mercer
Jez Mansfield - Magician
Ello Ello Characters
George Formby Society
Backstep Boogie Dance Club
The Victory Sisters - NEW
Paul Harper and Don Gentile
Rum and Cola Girls

 

Sunday 24 May 2020
Leeds City Stompers - NEW
Bluebird Belles
Rachel Mercer
Jez Mansfield - Magician
Ello Ello Characters
George Formby Society
Backstep Boogie Dance Club
Paul Harper and Don Gentile
Rum and Cola Girls

 

Monday 25 May 2020
Washboard Resonators
Rachel Mercer 
Kyle Evans - Ukulele Entertainer - NEW
Bluebird Bells
Jez Mansfield - Magician
Ello Ello Characters
Backstep Boogie Dance Club
Paul Harper and Don Gentile
Rum and Cola Girls

Application Forms

If you would like to run a Vintage Stall at our 1940s Event please fill out this form

If you would like to display a military or vintage vehicle at our 1940s Event please fill out this form.

If you would like to attend as a re-enactor you can complete and return the form that is available to download below.

Here's a teaser

Ticket Information & Prices

Online

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  1 Day Rover  2 Day Rover  3 Day Rover 
Adult £19.80  £35.10  £43.65 
Child £13.05  £23.40  £28.80 
Concession £17.55  £31.50  £39.15 
Family £54.90  N/A  N/A 

On The Day

  1 Day Rover  2 Day Rover  3 Day Rover 
Adult  £22  £39  £48.50 
Child  £14.50  £26  £32 
Concession  £19.50  £35  £43.50 
Family £61  N/A  N/A 

Timetable

The timetable will be made available to download nearer the time.

Important Information & Getting Here

We recommend beginning your journey at Bury Bolton Street Station. For information on how to get there, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

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