Lancaster bombers to top bill at 1940s event

The BBMF Lancaster flying over Ludborough station at last year's event. EMN-140828-152501001
The BBMF Lancaster flying over Ludborough station at last year's event. EMN-140828-152501001
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Final preparations are being made for the annual 1940s weekend at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, which is being held on Saturday 6 and Sunday September 7.

Top of the bill this year is the visit of both the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster bombers, which will perform a flypast over the railway on both days, subject to weather conditions and serviceability of the aircraft.

“The timing of the visit of the Canadian Lancaster to Lincolnshire was perfect and we are delighted to have her performing alongside the BBMF aircraft at our 1940s Weekend,” said event organiser Gordon Newton.

“We are usually blessed with fine weather so we will be keeping our fingers crossed over the coming weekend”.

“The 1940s weekend is the biggest event in our calendar and it seems to grow each year. We’ll be having a whole host of attractions in the field at Ludborough: military re-enactors, classic cars, military vehicles, a beer tent, food stalls, 1940s memorabilia, a hog roast, climbing wall, jive displays, 1940s songs and music, craft stalls, a MKIX Spitfire and RAF living history displays to name but a few.

“There will also be mock battles at North Thoresby and Ludborough stations on both days. Our popular ‘Steaming Kettle Buffet’ at Ludborough will be serving food and refreshments, and there will be a barbecue on the platform at North Thoresby”.

The Heritage Steam Railway will also be running extra trains over the 1940s Weekend with an hourly service from 9.45am until 4.45pm from Ludborough, with a return service from 10.10am until 5.10pm from North Thoresby.

• There will also be a 1940s Dance at Fulstow Village Hall on the Saturday Evening starting at 7.45pm. Music will be provided by 1940s dance favourites ‘Jump & Jive’. Entry is £5. Call 07769 676238 for ticket enquires.

For more information visit the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway website at www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk or call 01507 363881.