Excitement is building ahead of the return of a huge weekend of 1940s fashion, music and nostalgia on the north Norfolk coast. 

Steam Back to the Forties takes place on September 16-17 and centres around the North Norfolk Railway stations at Sheringham, Holt and Weybourne, with a large exhibition site set up next to Holt station.

And the Sheringham Carnival team is organising a raft of other events around their town, including a flyover of a Lancaster bomber between 12.45pm and 1.45pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

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There will also be a parade of civilian and military vehicles from the 1940s on Saturday, starting from Station Road Car Park at 7pm. 

On Sunday, there will be a civilian and military re-enactors parade, open to anyone dressed in 1940s regalia, leaving from the Lobster pub at 4pm. 

North Norfolk News: A scene from a previous 1940s parade in SheringhamA scene from a previous 1940s parade in Sheringham (Image: Newsquest)

Shops around town are planning to dress their windows to match the 1940s theme. People also have the chance to win prizes worth over £180 by filling out a ‘ration book’ and visiting various shops.

Artist Emily Chapman is hosting a live painting demonstration with a 1940s theme at the Red Lobster Gallery in Station Road on Saturday, from 10am-3pm. 

Live music will include the Foreign Locals at The Lobster on Friday and Saturday from 8pm, and 1940s swing dance and guest DJs at Sheringham Masonic Centre on Friday from 7.30pm. The centre will also have a Saturday afternoon tea dance with waltz, jive and foxtrot and jump blues and boogie woogie in the evening. 

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The Fishmongers’ Tavern and the Morley Club are also hosting beer festivals with live music from Friday to Sunday, and Sheringham Little Theatre, the Windham Arms and the Tyneside Club are also getting involved. 

On Saturday, there will be a park-and-ride from Cookie’s Field, a mile east of Sheringham on the A149, opposite Britons Lane, for £5 a day. On Sunday there will be parking for £5 a day on Beeston Common off the A149.