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