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1940s Weekend 14th 15th June Epping Ongar Railway

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Jimmy Milne, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Jimmy Milne

    Jimmy Milne New Member

    Aug 14, 2013
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    For thse of you who missed our Steam Gala last weekend not to worry there is another chance to ride behind Black 5 No 45379 and Beattie Well Tank No 30585 as they are both in steam for our 1940s Weekend.

    It's the 1940s and as you arrive at any of our stations, you will also be met by British troops, Yanks and 40s policemen. Step off a heritage bus and get on board one of our war time steam trains.

    There to greet you will be the Forester Highland pipe band who will be visiting and giving a Scottish feel to the weekend. A2 Jive will also entertain you with 40s jive, and the local WI will be on hand to run their HAM, JAM AND SPAM stall (while rations allow!)

    A large selection of 40s vehicles will be on display at both stations for your inspection.

    Winston Churchill may also be putting in an appearance and MPs will be looking for German spies. If you spot any, be sure to tell the MPs.

    And just in case the Luftwaffe try and carry out a sneak raid, air cover will be provided by allied air power across the weekend; on Saturday, a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster -subject to availability (courtesy of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) and on Sunday, aircraft form the local airfield.

    Lastly, don't forget your dancing shoes for the Saturday night hangar dance at North Weald airfield (tickets can be brought at North Weald station). This is a charity event for the VETERANS CHARITY so all donations welcome.

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