Wartime spirit fills north Norfolk as 1940s weekend returns

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway held its 1940s weekend. Photo: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Wartime spirit filled north Norfolk as a popular celebration of the 1940s returned after a year away.

The North Norfolk Railway event returned on Saturday and Sunday after last year's cancellation due to the pandemic.

While it was still a scaled back event - traditional events in Sheringham and Holt high streets did not go ahead - it didn't limit the festivities, with the stations there and in Weybourne bustling.

Military vehicle displays were on the line-up, along with big bands, singers and traders selling wares from the 1940s.

Three steam locomotives were in action, reenactment groups put on demonstrations and visitors even had the chance to fill up on ice cream, hog roasts and food which would have been issued under rationing during the war.

The event originally began life as a wartime on the railways day, as a celebration of the role the railways played in the Second World War.

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway saw its 1940s weekend return after last year's cancellation. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway saw its 1940s weekend return after last year's cancellation. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway saw its 1940s weekend return after last year's cancellation. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Events took place across Weybourne, Holt and Sheringham stations. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Events took place across Weybourne, Holt and Sheringham stations. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Events took place across Weybourne, Holt and Sheringham stations. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The 1940s festival in north Norfolk is a popular part of the area's social calendar. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The 1940s festival in north Norfolk is a popular part of the area's social calendar. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The 1940s festival in north Norfolk is a popular part of the area's social calendar. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

There were military vehicles, entertainment and even themed food and drink. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

There were military vehicles, entertainment and even themed food and drink. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway held its 1940s weekend. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway held its 1940s weekend. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway held its 1940s weekend. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway held its 1940s weekend. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway held its 1940s weekend, having seen last year's cancelled by the pandemic. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway held its 1940s weekend, having seen last year's cancelled by the pandemic. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The North Norfolk Railway held its 1940s weekend, having seen last year's cancelled by the pandemic. - Credit: Charlotte Bond

North Norfolk Rail in Holt held a 1940s festival PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

One of the planes at the North Norfolk Railway 1940s weekend. - Credit: Charlotte Bond


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