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Don’t panic! It’s Dad’s Army on the North Norfolk Railway

PUBLISHED: 10:38 10 May 2019 | UPDATED: 16:53 11 May 2019

Captain Mainwaring and Mrs Fox take a turn on the dance floor at last year's Dad's Army Live! event on the North Norfolk Railway.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Captain Mainwaring and Mrs Fox take a turn on the dance floor at last year's Dad's Army Live! event on the North Norfolk Railway. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Fans of the classic 1970s BBC sitcom Dad’s Army will have a chance to relive some of the side-splitting antics of Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson and Private Pike next weekend, when the North Norfolk Railway is taken over by the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard.

Dad's Army Live!, which runs at the North Norfolk Railway on May 26 and 27.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLDad's Army Live!, which runs at the North Norfolk Railway on May 26 and 27. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Dad's Army Live, which runs at Weybourne Station on Sunday and bank holiday Monday, May 26 and 27, will feature a re-enactment by Thetford Dad's Army Museum volunteers of the famous 'Royal Train' episode filmed at the station in 1973.

Other attractions will include wartime songs from local duo Timescape, Naafi supplies laid on by railway volunteers, and classic vehicles including Jones the butcher's famous van.

Jones the butcher, who will be appearing at Dad's Army Live! at the North Norfolk Railway on May 26 and 27.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLJones the butcher, who will be appearing at Dad's Army Live! at the North Norfolk Railway on May 26 and 27. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The family-friendly event, which regularly attracts up to 2,000 people from all over the country, runs on Sunday and Monday, with the first train leaving Sheringham at 9.55am. For tickets, and more information, phone 01263 820800 or visit www.nnrailway.co.uk

Thetford Dad's Army Museum volunteers in action at last year's Dad's Army Live! event on the North Norfolk Railway.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThetford Dad's Army Museum volunteers in action at last year's Dad's Army Live! event on the North Norfolk Railway. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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