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Sixty-vehicle military parade marks the end of a successful first day of the North Norfolk Railway’s 1940s weekend

PUBLISHED: 21:51 15 September 2018 | UPDATED: 23:33 15 September 2018

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Nearly 60 wartime trucks, cars and motorcycles motored through Sheringham town centre on Saturday evening, marking the end of a successful first day of the North Norfolk Railway’s “bigger and better” 1940s weekend.

Organised by the town’s carnival committee, the procession wound its way along a two-mile route, with vehicle owners travelling from as far afield as London, Leicester and Cambridge to take part.

Carnival events manager Graham Deans, who co-ordinated the parade with the help of fellow committee members and volunteers, said hundreds had turned out to watch, with more than two-and-a-half thousand expected to turn out to a people’s parade on Sunday.

1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

“We have had a brilliant day and I think the town traders have done well,” he added. “We have had great weather, the parade has been a big success and we have even had some vehicles come on low loaders.”

Sisters Liz Wakefield, Rosie Fortnam and Lesley Rounce, who travelled from Wales to attend the 1940s weekend. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSisters Liz Wakefield, Rosie Fortnam and Lesley Rounce, who travelled from Wales to attend the 1940s weekend. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Steve Hinks with Dobby the miniature pinscher. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSteve Hinks with Dobby the miniature pinscher. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Dobby the miniature pinscher, who turned out with owner Steve Hicks to watch a military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLDobby the miniature pinscher, who turned out with owner Steve Hicks to watch a military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe 1940s weekend military vehicle parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL1940s weekend: Saturday evening in Sheringham, which saw hundreds turn out to watch a military vehicle parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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