Don’t Panic! It’s Dad’s Army on the North Norfolk Railway!
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Passengers on the North Norfolk Railway had a chance to re-live a classic TV comedy moment, when the popular attraction staged its annual Dad's Army Live weekend.
Originally held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the filming of the 'Royal Train' episode on the Poppy Line in 1973, the event regularly attracts up to 2,000 people from all over the country.
Attractions include re-enactments staged by Thetford Dad's Army Museum volunteers playing characters including Captain Mainwaring, Pike, and Jones the butcher, as well as wartime songs, NAAFI supplies laid on by railway volunteers and vintage vehicles including Jones the butcher's famous van and a restored 1928 Eccles caravan brought along by John and Tina Thurman, from Cockfield, near Lavenham.
The railway's commercial manager Chrissie Rayment put the event's success down to the public's passion for 'everything 1940s'.
'It is the nostalgia people love,' she said. 'And whereas during the 1940s weekend we have to be wary of being respectful, Dad's Army is just all about having fun.' Dad's Army Live weekend continues on Bank Holiday Monday from 10am, tickets are available from Sheringham station or from www.nnrailway.co.uk
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