Crich Tramway gets into the 1940s swing - VIDEO & PICTURES

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As people around the globe remember the end of the Second World War 70 years ago, crowds flocked to a nearby heritage centre during a week of 1940s-style festivities.

Crich Tramway Village hosted a programme of events from August 3 to August 10, expanding on its traditional 1940s weekend, and visitors got into the swing of things from day one.

Halt! Guards of the Pontifract home guard challenge visitors as they arrive at the event.'L/R: Steve Moorehouse, Adrian Roberts, Malcolm Carr, Steve Bulmer.

Halt! Guards of the Pontifract home guard challenge visitors as they arrive at the event.'L/R: Steve Moorehouse, Adrian Roberts, Malcolm Carr, Steve Bulmer.

Museum volunteer Gordon Burch said: “This weekend is always a highlight of the year but we wanted to give more people a flavour of it in 2015.

“It was a busy week, and visitor numbers were up significantly on previous years.

“It’s usually popular with re-enactment groups, but we had many more members of the public, and lots of children who really seemed to enjoy it.”

The historic trams trundled through the village surrounded by vintage enthusiasts, period music acts and wartime displays.

Hazel Bolton, Judith Sharp, Leonard Warrington.

Hazel Bolton, Judith Sharp, Leonard Warrington.

Gordon added: “The Spitfire was a big draw, people loved sitting in the cockpit, and the new RAF operations room was a hit too.”

The museum holds events throughout the season. The next big date is the Tramway Museum Society’s 60th anniversary weekend on September 19-20, then the illuminated Starlight Halloween shows on October 26-31.

To get involved, visit www.tramway.co.uk.

The doctor and game keeper, father and son Norman and Ian Munroe.

The doctor and game keeper, father and son Norman and Ian Munroe.