People step back to the 1960s at Rushden station

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People have been transported back to the swinging Sixties at Rushden Historical Transport Society.

This weekend visitors to the society’s base at Rushden train station were urged to dress in 1960s clothes.

The weekend included a 1960s fashion show and disco, classic cars, scooters and motorbike displays, a 1960s hairstylist and a games area featuring iconic 1960s children’s games.

Visitors also had the chance to take a ride on a 1960s diesel locomotive and steam locomotive.

Peter Horn, station master, said: “Over the weekend we had Rushden Historical Transport Society members and members of the public who came in in 1960s dress.

“Most people were re-enacting the late 60s and the hippy movement.

“A lot of people came down dressed in colourful gear, wigs and beads.

“We had a lot of support, we had a disco on Saturday night and there was more than 100 people.

“It was a lovely atmosphere. We had lots of people coming in reminiscing about the 60s and how things have changed.”

Snowy Ellson, of Finedon, came along dressed in 1960s attire. He said: “Everybody loves the spirit of the events at the station, it’s the same when they do the 1940s weekends, people get into the spirit of it.

“The 1960s were just fun times and we like to help people celebrate that happy time in British history.”

Did you go along to the 60s weekend at Rushden station? Email your pictures to nt.newsdesk@northantsnews.co.uk

Read more about the event in the Northamptonshire Telegraph’s next edition, out on Thursday, August 23