Dig out your gladrags and come down to East Lancashire Railway as the immersive 1940s Weekend returns by popular demand.

This year the event will focus on the musical backdrop of 1940s Britain, with an exciting lineup including vintage vocal harmony trio “Blue Bird Belles”, and vintage DJ “A Train Swing” – so make sure to bring your dancing shoes

The music scene won’t be the only highlight of the event, as food, fashion and memorabilia of the the 1940s will also be brought to life.

An atmosphere of hope and celebration will be recreated at this family event, capturing the most positive aspects of this unique period in British history.

To keep spirits soaring, the famous Avro Lancaster 1 will fly over Rawtenstall on Monday.

Attendees are encouraged to get stuck in and dress up in period costume. The uniform policy for this year is available on the 1940s Weekend event page.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, the ticket includes a ride across the Irwell Valley on a genuine steam powered train!

Our Chairman, Mike Kelly, stated: “the 1940s Weekend is one of our best attended days out in the annual calendar, and we’re delighted to see its return in 2024.

“It’s great to see the community, young and old, come together to celebrate this incredible time period, and to remember those who sacrificed so much for the country.

“This weekend is one you won’t want to miss, so make sure to book a ticket whilst you still can”.

The Vintage 1940s Weekend takes place 25 – 27 May.

Book now.