Wartime Britain recreated at Northampton & Lamport Railway

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The atmosphere of wartime Britain will be recreated this weekend as part of an annual 1940s event, organised by the Northampton & Lamport Railway.

This will be the ninth Railway at War event at the station in Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, encouraging visitors to remember the important role the railways played in World War Two.

Attractions at the event, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, will include a fly-past by a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, battle re-enactments and a host of participants dressed in clothing of the era.

There will also be 1940s music, live entertainment from the Blitz Sisters and Paul Casper, as George Formby, a Saturday evening swing dance at Brixworth Village Hall, as well as displays of civilian and military vehicles, Home Guard exercises, trade stalls and train rides.

The event will be open each day between 10am and 5pm. Admission (including two train rides) is £10 for adults, £8 for seniors, £5 for children and £25 for family tickets.

Visitors are encouraged to go along to the event dressed in 1940s’ clothing, whether it be civilian dress or uniform.

Local schools will be encouraged to take parties of children dressed as evacuees during the weekend to experience a little glimpse of what life was like at the time.

For more information log onto www.railwayatwar.org.uk