Peak Rail’s 1940 event

Officer Material: Dudley and Ida Fermor from Kent cut a dash in their Worcester Regimental uniforms at the 1940s weekend at Peak Rail, Rowsley.
Officer Material: Dudley and Ida Fermor from Kent cut a dash in their Worcester Regimental uniforms at the 1940s weekend at Peak Rail, Rowsley.

Visitors relived Britain at war as a heritage attraction rolled back the clock to capture the unique atmosphere of the 1940s.

Peak Rail hosted its popular 1940s weekend at Rowsley station – taking a nostalgic trip to the days of ration books and blackouts.

Demonstrations took place as well as re-enactments and performances to mark the era.

Attractions included an air raid shelter, make-do-and-mend exhibits, weapons from World War Two, a selection of military and civilian vehicles, stalls and children’s games.

Visitors also had a chance to witness first hand the battle between the German and Allied forces complete with firearms and pyrotechnics.

The two-day event included demonstrations of drills and mortar firing as well as a chance to dance away the day to wartime songs.

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