Immerse yourself in the nostalgic charm of the 1940s at the South Devon Railway’s eagerly anticipated ‘Back to the 1940s’ event, taking place from Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th July.

This beloved heritage railway will be transformed into a vibrant hub celebrating the Victory Generation, promising a delightful experience for visitors of all ages. Guests can enjoy classic train services that evoke the era, enhanced by live entertainment, historical re-enactors, and a showcase of vintage vehicles. The atmosphere will be further enriched by a variety of trade stands offering authentic glimpses into the past.

For more details and booking, visit https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/visit-us/whats-on/back-to-the-1940s/ and prepare to embark on a journey back to a bygone era filled with nostalgia and charm.

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Back to the 1940s

6 July @ 9:30 am - 7 July @ 4:30 pm

£2.50 – £23

South Devon Railway

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the nostalgic charm of the 1940s at the South Devon Railway’s eagerly anticipated ‘Back to the 1940s’ event, taking place from Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th July.

This beloved heritage railway will be transformed into a vibrant hub celebrating the Victory Generation, promising a delightful experience for visitors of all ages. Guests can enjoy classic train services that evoke the era, enhanced by live entertainment, historical re-enactors, and a showcase of vintage vehicles. The atmosphere will be further enriched by a variety of trade stands offering authentic glimpses into the past.

Key highlights of the 2024 event include the Entertainment Marquee, featuring Fine Whines Vintage Jazz on Saturday and the South Devon Big Band on Sunday. For those eager to step onto the dance floor, the South West Lindy Hoppers will provide lively displays and tutorials throughout the weekend.

At Staverton Station, visitors can explore a compelling wartime display alongside a collection of vintage civilian and military vehicles. For enthusiasts of period fashion, a range of vintage clothing and accessory stalls will be available, complemented by a bar serving a selection of ales, lager, cider, and wine.

Included with each train ticket is unlimited travel on the South Devon Railway’s heritage train services, offering a unique journey through the picturesque valley of the River Dart. Established in 1872, this seven-mile former Great Western Railway branch line is not just a historic route but a cherished tourist attraction in Devon and the West Country.

Tickets are priced at £23 for adults, £16 for children aged 3-15, and free for under 3s. Senior citizens can enjoy a discounted rate of £22, while disabled visitors and their carers can attend for £11.50 each. Dog lovers are welcome, with tickets for canine companions priced at £2.50. Families can take advantage of special super saver bundles as well.

For more details and booking, visit https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/visit-us/whats-on/back-to-the-1940s/ and prepare to embark on a journey back to a bygone era filled with nostalgia and charm.

Details

Start:
6 July @ 9:30 am
End:
7 July @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
£2.50 – £23
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/visit-us/whats-on/back-to-the-1940s/

Venue

South Devon Railway

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