North Norfolk Railway 1940s weekend comes to a spectacular close as thousands turn out for people’s parade

Sheringham 1940s weekend civilian parade.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham 1940s weekend civilian parade.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Crowds packed the streets of Sheringham on Sunday, as the North Norfolk Railway 1940s weekend came to a spectacular close with a people's parade featuring thousands of people dressed in wartime costume.

1980s icon David Van Day takes a festival-goer for a turn around the dancefloor at Holt's 1940s week

1980s icon David Van Day takes a festival-goer for a turn around the dancefloor at Holt's 1940s weekend celebrations.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Organised by the town's carnival committee, the procession marked the end of what has been hailed the best event in the festival's 21-year history.

At Holt, a team led by local businessman Duncan Baker organised a 1940s-themed children's party, with other attractions ranging from a Battle of Britain film screening, to vintage and charity stalls in the town centre and a performance by 1980s icon David Van Day, whose wife, Sue Moxley, led a conga around the market place.

Sheringham 1940s weekend civilian parade.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham 1940s weekend civilian parade.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The Poppy Line stations at Sheringham, Holt and Cromer welcomed a record number of visitors, with around 25,000 train and vintage bus tickets sold over the two days.

North Norfolk Railway general manager Andrew Munden said: "With our new online system up and running, we sold more than 2.500 tickets in advance this year, it's been absolutely fantastic."

1940s festival-goers watching David Van Day perform in Market Place, Holt.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

1940s festival-goers watching David Van Day perform in Market Place, Holt.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant


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