1940s weekend at Ludborough and North Thoresby

THE Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is gearing up for its biggest event of the year.

The 1940s Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, has developed into a major community event involving the only standard gauge steam Heritage Railway in Lincolnshire based at Ludborough Station linked to the picturesque village of North Thoresby.

Both locations have different 1940s themes with military and civilian re-enactors intermingling with visitors.

At Ludborough station there will be steam locomotives, a static MkII Spitfire, military vehicles, battle re-enactments, silver band, vintage vehicles, vintage traction engines, vintage aircraft flypasts, 1940s trade stalls, farm implements and 1940s music, song and dance providing a unique atmosphere.

The 1940s theme in North Thoresby is linked to the village social life of the era with an emphasis on farming, 1940’s food, military and civilian re-enactment, exhibitions, trade stalls and much more.

Both villages will be linked by the steam railway and a vintage bus will operate a shuttle service between North Thoresby station and the village centre, also adding to the real feel of the 1940s.

Throughout the weekend the 5 star rated Steaming Kettle Buffet at Ludborough Station will be providing a range of superb 1940s style food and drink.

Car Parking is available at Ludborough Station and entry to the static displays and exhibitions is free.

Advance tickets can be ordered via the LWR website: www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk