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User Review -by Sara Minns, fring

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1940s WEEKEND IN SHERINGHAM

 

Sheringham

 

NR26 8RA

 

Tel: 01263 820800

 

www.nnrailway.co.uk

 

A yearly event from North Norfolk railway Poppy Line

 where the whole village gets in character, dresses up

and steps back in time for an authentic weekend of 40s

 era entertainment.

 

"1940s weekend in Sheringham was fantastic. The atmosphere

was amazing and the event was very popular. Buses from the era

 ran people from the park and ride to Holt station. Stalls were at

both stations, Holt and Sheringham, alongside a hog roast and live

 music with dancing "swing" style. The places were full of people

dressed from the era, land girls, civilians and uniformed. Authentic

 trucks and cars were also present. A highlight was the victory speeches delivered from a shop roof in Sheringham by Winston Churchill, the mayor and a member of the armed forces. Steam trains were available to ride in and stopped at the stations which looked as though time had stood still. Children carried gas masks and looked as though they were about to be evacuated to safety. A very well organised authentic themed event."

 

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Pictures taken by Sara Minns on 17th September 2012