1940’s Weekend at Telford Steam Railway 1940's Weekend

The 1940’s returns to Telford Steam Railway! After the allies were successful in the capture of a German operative last year in the German occupied Lawley Lines, they are back with a vengeance. This year the Allies will have to battle through as the outcome of the war hangs in the balance!

Intrigue, espionage, chases, gun battles, tension, drama; all will be played out on the day and you can help. The Resistance are understaffed, the Allies spread too thin.

Where can they look for help to locate and capture the Operative? Are you ready to do your bit for the War effort? Can you make a difference? The TSR and the Allies need you!

The TSR and the Allies NEED YOU!

Across the weekend of the 27th and 28th August 2016 both the Allies and German forces will ascend upon Telford Steam Railway encompassing Spring Village, Lawley and Horsehay & Dawley.

Attractions

  • Entertainment from the beautiful Beth Berwick-Lowe and her sultry sounds keeping everyone entertained throughout the weekend.
  • 1940’s Hairstyles from just £5.
  • American WW2 Jeeps.
  • Various Stalls with candles, crafts and vintage items.
  • Fantastic Military Re-enactments.
  • Furnaces Tearoom serving Spam Fritters, Trench Stew and other wartimes foods along with cakes and soft whipped ice cream.

Time Table

Platform Times
Spring Village Dep 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00
Lawley Village Dep 10:10 11:25 12:10 13:25 14:10 15:25 16:10
Horsehay and Dawley Arr 10:20 11:35 12:20 13:35 14:20 15:35 16:20
The H&D battle scenes will take place on the even hour departures from Spring Village.
The Lawley battle scenes will take place on the odd hour departures from Spring Village.
The 16:00 from Spring Village will return once it’s arrived at H&D as a staff
special ‘Q’ train to replenish the troops at Lawley
Horsehay and Dawley Dep 10:35 11:35 12:35 13:35 14:35 15:35
Lawley Village Dep 10:45 11:45 12:45 13:45 14:45 15:45
Spring Village Arr 10:55 11:55 12:55 13:55 14:55 15:55

Pricing and Tickets

1 day
£7.50 Adults
£6.50 Seniors
£5 Children
£18 Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children)
£5 Members (£12 family Members)

Weekend
£10
£9
£6
£25 Family
£7.50 (£15) members (family)

Parking & How to Get Here

There is car parking on the day but this is limited. The car parks at the railway are reserved for disability and motability vehicles displaying blue badges who should use the postcode of TF4 2NF for sat-nav. However, further car parking has been kindly provided by the ‘Fitness Factory‘, Bridges Business Park, Horsehay. Please follow the signs on the day or for those using sat-nav please use the postcode of TF4 3EE.  If there is a group of you planning on attending then please consider car sharing like all of our working volunteers are doing.  We have a very good relationship with our neighbours and we ask people to respect them by not parking on private driveways or by obstructing local roads. We would like to thank West Mercia Police for providing officers on the day to assist with the event.

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Further Details

There will also be a qualified First Aider in attendance who will be located in the command bunker located in the Spring Village car park. The command bunker is also the information focal point, WVS tea stand and the lost child focal point.

Traders

There are still spaces available for traders and if you feel that you have a stall that would suit the event then please get in touch.

If you require further information then please contact either of the team of Mark Paynter – Commercial Director, John Casey – Re-enactment Co-ordinator or Jacky McCusker – Catering & Events Manager.

The Telford Steam Railway reserves the right to amend or cancel the event at short notice due to operational reasons.


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