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East Lancashire Railway 1940s Weekend

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East Lancashire Railway 1940s Weekend


East Lancashire Railway
Bolton Street
Greater Manchester


Tel: 03333202830

We’ll Meet Again!

Take a train ride back in time to the fabulous forties! Dust off your dancing shoes for a weekend of vintage glamour at the East Lancashire Railway’s award-winning event. Join them as they pull out all the stops to bring you live music and entertainment, historical exhibitions and more from Britain's finest hour!

What’s Included?

Various 1940s themed events and re-enactments will be taking place at stations along the 12 mile line. Highlights include a SPITFIRE FLYPAST, vintage stalls, live music, dance classes, tank displays, classic cars, military weapons displays, re-enactments and more!

Listen to ENSA entertainment from Paul Harper, Don Gentile, The Rum & Cola Girls, The Washboard Resonators, The Bluebird Belles, The Vintage Vocalist and Kelly Ann

Make the most of unlimited train travel on heritage locomotives

Watch battle re-enactments

Enjoy live music and dancing, including the George Formby Appreciation Society, Middleton Band and The Backstep Boogie Club

Check out military and classic vehicle displays

Say "bonjour" to the characters from 'Allo, 'Allo

Peruse fashion and memorabilia stalls

Be mesmerized by Jez Mansfield Magician & Spiv Extraordinaire

Meet hundreds of dedicated re-enactors

See the spectacular Spitfire Flypast (Saturday only)

Look and listen to historical displays and talks

View the Military Parade in Ramsbottom (Sunday only)

Shake hands with Sir Winston Churchill who will be making appearances throughout the weekend

Visit the different themed stations along the line from Camp Roanoke to Rossendorf

Admire the aviation achievements of the Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109 which are on static display

Treat yourself to a traditional cream tea (and glass of fizz) in the opulent Observation Saloon*

*Additional charge applies.


The East Lancashire Railway is located in Bury, just a 30 minute journey on the Metrolink tram from Manchester city centre. Tickets are £18.00 per adult, £16.00 per concession, £11.00 per child (5 – 17 years) and £45.00 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children). Save 10% and book tickets online here.

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