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No Trains Today

Saturday 02 December


WHEN: 1st & 2nd July



MOTOR SHOW in conjunction with IW Traders

8 July - 9 July 2017

*** NEW for 2017... STANDARD PRICING NOW APPLIES .. no price enhancement ***

Extraordinary Times … Extraordinary People!

Inspired music and dance … Silk stockings and military machines … Men in uniforms and spivs doing deals – pure nostalgia! 

Jitterbug your way back to the 1940s, experience travel by steam train, and relive the hustle and bustle of a country railway station where war time activities collide with every day rural life. 

Be ‘wowed’ by the stunning female trio ‘The Three Belles’ singing spankingly good songs from the swing era, learn the steps to the ‘Tea Dance’ and jitterbug along with the Cinque Port Lindy Hoppers. Try the hairstyles and fashions of the day, tuck into corned beef hash and faggots in gravy in The Refreshment Rooms, and sample an ale from The Spitfire Bar! 

Get up close and personal to an array of civilian and military vehicles, and marvel at the farmyard threshing machine working in the shadow of a magnificent Spitfire fighter plane! Climb aboard the traditional fairground, laugh along with the Punch & Judy shows, enjoy 40s music on the Ensa Stage, visit the wartime holiday home and take a stroll through the 1940s street-scene and displays. 

Relive our ‘Finest Hour’ - Experience the exciting and most dangerous 1940s … But be wary of Viv the Spiv!

This event is kindly sponsored by Wightlink.

SPECIAL TRAIN OPERATING TIMETABLE - the Train Timetable for the 1940s is available to view HERE

Our 1940’s event is a celebration of the period. This is a family event and we encourage our visitors to enter into the spirit of the time by dressing in period clothes or uniform. However, the Railway cannot allow admission to any persons dressed in a uniform or clothes that may cause offence.

10:45 The Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers dance display group
11:30 The Three belles singing songs from the era
12:00 Brass Monkeys music duo
1:00 The Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers
1:30 Brass Monkeys music duo
2:00 The Three Belles sing out once more
3:00 Brass monkeys
3:30 The Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers
4:00 The Three Belles last performance


Show Entry and Steam Train Tickets 

Online price:  
Adult £11.50
Child  £6.00
Infant FREE*
Family £29.00*

Gate price:  
Adult £13.00
Child £6.50
Infant FREE*
Family £32.50*

Admission to the Haven Falconry Bird of Prey Centre and Train Story Discovery Centre are included in the event admission price.

*Family ticket - 2 Adults & 2 Children. Child 5-15 years, Infant 0-4 years.
All tickets are valid for one day.  Please see Terms and Conditions.

Non-Travel Tickets: Please note that site-only non travel tickets are not available during this event.

Please Note: All tickets are valid for one day.  Please see Booking Terms and Conditions.
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