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1940s weekend hailed a “huge success” after 2,500 attend ‘people’s parade’ finale

PUBLISHED: 18:57 16 September 2018 | UPDATED: 20:01 16 September 2018

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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The North Norfolk Railway’s 1940s weekend has been hailed a “huge success,” with events ranging from music and dancing, to ration book trails, a pigeon race and military vehicle parades attracting record crowds.

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

An estimated 20,000 people from as far afield as Wales and Scotland attended the annual event, which culminated in Sheringham on Sunday with a ‘people’s parade’ which saw an estimated 2,500 people dressed in Second World War costume march through the town to Station Road car park.

Other Sunday events included music, dancing and military vehicle displays, as well as a 1940s fashion show at St Andrew’s Church hall, Holt, and a beer festival at the Morley Club, on Cromer Road, Sheringham.

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham mayor Madeleine Ashcroft, who led the parade in a 1931 Alvis 1260 driven by David Halsall, said: “I’ve been amazed at the number of people who have taken part, it has been better than ever before.”

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend 'people's parade' finale at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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