1940s Wolds railway weekend spectacular

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A NOSTALGIC gem of a weekend is set to take place at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway in Ludborough this month.

A 1940s Weekend will be taking place on Saturday September 10 and Sunday 11.

The event has developed into a real community event, with the local villages of North Thoresby and Fulstow also taking part.

Visitors will be able to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, with attractions including a Spitfire aircraft on the ground at Ludborough, military re-enactors, displays of military and vintage vehicles and farm machinery, black market stalls, 1940s music and a fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Gordon Newton, spokesperson for LWR, said: “The 40s Weekend is now one of the most popular events in our calendar and people come in their thousands each September to take part or just enjoy themselves.”

A full steam train service will operate between Ludborough and North Thoresby throughout the weekend and a vintage bus service will also run between the villages and the railway.

Advance train tickets for the event can be booked via the railway’s website www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk. For more information call 01507 363881.