PICTURES: Crowds turn out for 1940s weekend in Ludborough

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The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway held its biggest event of the year – a 1940s weekend – on September 5 and 6.

Advertised as a journey back in time, there was a whole host of attractions at Ludborough station, including military re-enactors, classic cars, military vehicles, 1940s memorabilia, a Mk IX Spitfire and RAF living history displays.

One-year old Barnaby McClean on the vintage fire engine at Ludborough's 1940s weekend on September 5/6. EMN-150914-095409001

One-year old Barnaby McClean on the vintage fire engine at Ludborough's 1940s weekend on September 5/6. EMN-150914-095409001

Set to the sound of 1940s songs and music, visitors could also enjoy food stalls, a hog roast, beer tent, jive displays and craft stalls.

North Thoresby station was taken over by German troops, who set up camp on the platform.

On the Saturday afternoon, there was a flypast by a Second World War Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota aircraft.

The wall-to-wall sunshine on the Sunday really brought out the crowds.

Suzy Lawson, from Radio Lincolnshire, arrived looking for clues for the ‘Pirate Gold’ programme. In the afternoon, people thronged the station platform to watch a mock battle between the British and German troops.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway spokesman Phil Eldridge said: “Hundreds of visitors joined in the fun and came dressed in 1940s attire, which created a great atmosphere.”

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