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The feel of the 1940s comes to Wells and Walsingham Light Railway

PUBLISHED: 16:46 03 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:46 03 June 2018

Walsingham and Wells Light Railway Wartime Weekend. Picture: Rose Conyers

Walsingham and Wells Light Railway Wartime Weekend. Picture: Rose Conyers

Rose Conyers

The spirit of the 1940s returned to north Norfolk for a weekend of nostalgia on the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway.

Walsingham and Wells Light Railway Wartime Weekend. Picture: Rose ConyersWalsingham and Wells Light Railway Wartime Weekend. Picture: Rose Conyers

Thousands of people flocked to the Wells at War event which featured music from the era, re-enactments and activities, a vehicle display and a flypast by a Second World War-era Hurricane fighter.

Nick Champion, the railway’s managing director, said he was delighted with the turn-out to the weekend, which has become an annual event at the attraction dubbed the world’s smallest public railway.

He said: “The trains have been full and we’ve had a record number of visitors.

“This isn’t about looking at things through rose-tinted glasses - nostalgia helps ground us in a complicated world today and helps us build bridges to the future.

Walsingham and Wells Light Railway Wartime Weekend. Picture: Rose ConyersWalsingham and Wells Light Railway Wartime Weekend. Picture: Rose Conyers

“And I think people just love the style of those days.

“Everyone valued the worth of things a bit more. People hark back to that and feel a great affection for it.”

Walsingham and Wells Light Railway Wartime Weekend. Picture: Rose ConyersWalsingham and Wells Light Railway Wartime Weekend. Picture: Rose Conyers

Walsingham and Wells Light Railway Wartime Weekend. Picture: Rose ConyersWalsingham and Wells Light Railway Wartime Weekend. Picture: Rose Conyers


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