Nostalgia of 1940s descends on heritage railway for weekend event
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The spirit of the 1940s returned to a heritage railway for a weekend of nostalgia.
Hundreds of people descended on Whitwell and Reepham Railway for the event which featured highlights such as music from the era, wartime exhibitions of guns and rationing books, a traction engine and one of the station’s steam locomotives.
People also joined in by wearing period costume to celebrate the stoic way those left at home during the Second World War kept up morale.
Mike Urry, a trustee of the station’s preservation society, said the annual event was now in its eighth year and had grown in popularity.
“It’s very nice to see the station thriving, especially as it’s grown from nothing,” he said.
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“Our forties event is getting bigger and bigger every year and this year is the first time we’ve held a dinner and dance evening where our performer Leenie-Jayne sang and diners enjoyed a meal.”
The event took place on April 6 and 7.
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