Lovers of all things vintage look in: This coming Bank Holiday, the East Lancashire Railway is hosting a 1940s Weekend. This event has been taking place annually for almost two decades, and organisers have it down to a fine art. There are loads of events taking place for the full three days, along the whole length of the railway. A good way to start would be to take the Metrolink to Bury, and walk to the nearby train station. Here, you will find singers and dancers in period garb, exhibitions, and refreshments. From Bury, you can hop on a steam train and enjoy cream teas as you travel to the other towns. Standout stops include Heywood, where there will be a display of WWII vehicles, including tanks and a Spitfire. There’s also stuff going on in those well-known swinging towns of Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. Please see the website below for the full details.

Sat 27 – Mon 29 May, Stations along the East Lancs. Railway, Tel: 0161 764 7790, times vary, £17.10 – £37.80,

Sat 27 May - Mon 29 May
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Sun 21 May 2017