1940s weekend……in Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall

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IMGP9510.jpg Entrance to Rossendorf Station (Rawtenstall)

 For the past 18 years East Lancs Railway has put on a 1940s weekend and each year the event has grown so that now thousands of visitors don silk stockings, Fedora hats and gas masks to step back in time for Ramsbottom’s 1940s weekend.

IMGP9420.JPG Defences outside the station

You are also certain to see people in traditional garb including Allied Forces uniforms, two-piece dress suits, fox furs and red lipstick to celebrate the event over the Bank Holiday weekend.

IMGP9425.JPG Inspection parade on the station

The nostalgic event is organised by the East Lancs Railway and Manchester Military Vehicle Trust to celebrate the spirit of the glamorous decade.

IMGP9454.JPG The train arrives……..

Visitors enjoy wartime re-enactments, vintage and military stalls and a full military parade as well as tunes from 1940s singers and musicians.

IMGP9448.jpg The local “spiv”

The award-winning event draws re-enactors to Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall, Summerseat…

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