Step back in time to the days of Wartime England to experience the 'Blitz Spirit'
October 5th & 6th
Take a steam train ride back to the 1940’s as we turn back the clock and recapture the spirit of the blitz in this spectacular new event. Dress up in style and don’t forget to bring dancing shoes, as our event features live entertainment, music and dancing, vehicle displays, spectacular battle re-enactments and demonstrations - all brought to life by hundreds of re-enactors from both military and the home front.
Browse for vintage clothing, shoes and accessories – or even get your hair done - from the vintage stalls in Market Street at Wansford.
Travel on an authentic European train of ‘Wagon-Lit’ coaches into occupied Europe, as Overton station is transformed into ‘Carentan’ under German occupation – so be sure to have your identity card and travel permits ready for inspection!
Attractions at Wansford
Live singing performances by May Blossom, Vintage Songbird. Times tba
'All Ruzzit Buzzit' are offering two 1940's dance instruction sessions open to everyone! Join Alan and Julie for Beginners 40's Jive and 1940's Foxtrot instruction. Times tba
A large selection of Allied Forces and Home Front displays and demonstrations will be taking place in the exhibition field.
Browse among many vintage trade stalls in Market Street
Harris Hair – Vintage hair stylists. Appointments (morning) or walk-in sessions (afternoons). Visit their Facebook page for details.
Spirit of The Blitz Bar – An outdoor air-raid shelter themed gin bar for blitz spirits!
Wartime menu served in The Turntable Café
Event catering provided by Franks’ Food Bars
Specialist Transport Bookshop and Museum
Attractions At Overton
Enter Occupied Europe at CARENTAN STATION under Axis command.
Visit the Fallschirmjager Field Hospital and inspect Signals and Front-Line troops.
Call into the vintage tea room for refreshments between trains.
Our station will be open with free car parking
‘Songbird Special’ Evening Train Service (Saturday only)
Round off the day with a wartime themed Saturday evening ‘Songbird Special’ featuring May Blossom leading everyone into a singalong throughout two round trips of the line. The buffet and bar will be open to help everyone get into the spirt of the occasion. The train departs from Wansford at 19:00 and returns at approximately 22:00
£10 per person (advance booking essential) – Click here to book
Platform Tickets – Access to Wansford event and station (train travel not included)
All Day Rover Tickets – includes train travel and access to all event areas. (Travel on the evening ‘Songbird Special’ train not included)
Family £40.00 2 Adults and up to 3 children
Tickets may be purchased online in advance, or simply turn up on the day for tickets on the door.
All attractions subject to availability
HOW TO FIND US
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE DURATION OF THIS EVENT, WANSFORD STATION CAR PARK WILL BE CLOSED TO HOUSE THE MANY DISPLAYS AND ATTRACTIONS ATTENDING FOR THE WEEKEND.
An overflow carpark will be open at Sibson Marina, a short distance from the station. Our marshals will be on hand at Wansford to give directions and assist with parking. £3 per car all day.
Parking will also be available at Stibbington Diner, located a short distance from Wansford Station. £2 per car all day.
A free park and ride vintage bus service will operate between Stibbington Diner, Sibson Marina and Wansford Station throughout the day. Services will run approximately every 15 minutes.
Disabled parking will be available for blue badge holders at Wansford, opposite the station building. Our marshals will be on hand to direct blue badge holders to a designated parking space.
View our interactive map for parking and bus pick-up points. Zoom out for car parking facilities at other stations along the line. Click here for the map
PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBOURS AND DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS AND ACCESS TO HOUSES IN THE VICINITY OF WANSFORD STATION.
To ease pressure and queues at Wansford, why not park at one of our other stations and take the train to Wansford? All of our stations will be open and manned for the weekend.
A large free public car park is located at Orton Mere station. Satnav PE2 7DZ
OVERTON FOR FERRY MEADOWS
Ample parking is available at Ferry Meadows Country Park, a short walk from Overton Station. Charges apply. Satnav PE2 5UU
PETERBOROUGH NENE VALLEY
A large carpark is available at Railworld, adjacent to our station at Peterborough. £3 per car all day. Satnav PE2 9NR. Note: Drive through the large council car park and underneath the railway bridge to access Railworld. Marshals will be on hand to assist with parking.
For visitors choosing to arrive by rail, Peterborough station is a 15-minute walk away. Peterborough is well served by LNER, East Midlands Rail, Cross Country and Anglia services. The city is also served by Stagecoach Buses.
No booking required, all attractions subject to availability
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