Fifty-vehicle military parade marks the end of a ‘fantastic’ opening day for 1940s weekend

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

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

The streets of Sheringham echoed with the low hum of more than 50 vintage trucks, Jeeps and motorcycles on Saturday, as the opening day of the North Norfolk Railway's 1940s weekend came to a close with a military vehicle parade.

A 1940s bobby on the beat at Sheringham's military vehicle parade.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

A 1940s bobby on the beat at Sheringham's military vehicle parade.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Organised by Sheringham carnival committee, the procession set off from Station Road car park, following a one-and-a-half mile route around the town.

Vehicle owners, many of whom were dressed as servicemen and women, waved to the hundreds of people lining the streets as they passed by.

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

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

Carnival events manager Graham Deans said some of those taking part had travelled from as far afield as Wales, Somerset and Leicester.

He added: "It's been fantastic, we had an incredibly successful first day, with more people than ever before, and what is great is that a lot of them are staying in local hotels, caravan sites and bed and breakfasts, which is really good for the town."

A couple of wartime evacuees watch the 1940s weekend military vehicle parade.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

A couple of wartime evacuees watch the 1940s weekend military vehicle parade.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant


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

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

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

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

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

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