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1940s Experience at IW Steam Railway

Saturday 110.00amJuly


Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Railway Station
Station Road
PO33 4DS

01983 882204

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1940s Experience at IW Steam Railway


1940s 10

Extraordinary Times … Extraordinary People!
Inspired music and dance … Silk stockings and military machines … Men in uniforms and spivs doing deals – pure nostalgia!

Jitterbug your way back to the 1940s, experience travel by steam train, and relive the hustle and bustle of a country railway station where war time activities collide with every day rural life.

Be ‘wowed’ by the stunning female trio ‘The Three Belles’ singing spankingly good songs from the swing era, learn the steps to the ‘Tea Dance’ and jitterbug along with the Cinque Port Lindy Hoppers. Try the hairstyles and fashions of the day, tuck into corned beef hash and spam fritters in The Refreshment Rooms, and sample an ale from The Spitfire Bar!

Get up close and personal to an array of civilian and military vehicles, and marvel at the farmyard threshing machine working in the shadow of a magnificent Spitfire fighter plane! Climb aboard the traditional fairground, laugh along with the Punch & Judy shows, enjoy 40s music on the Ensa Stage, visit the wartime holiday home and take a stroll through the 1940s street-scene and displays.

Relive our ‘Finest Hour’ - Experience the exciting and most dangerous 1940s … But be wary of Viv the Spiv! This event is kindly sponsored by Wightlink.