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The 1940s Experience

The 1940s Experience

The 1940s Experience 2000 1333 Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Book Tickets 3 July 2021 4 July 2021

1940s Experience

Immerse yourself in Britain's heyday for a memorable and nostalgic day out for all the family. An extraordinary time with even more extraordinary people. Be inspired by the music, dress and food of the era that changed the world.

Spend your day wandering 1940s street scenes, sing along and dance to the music of the era. Dressing up in clothes of the time is positively encouraged (don’t worry if you don’t want to, all are welcome) but if you arrive and fancy popping on something vintage, there are plenty of pop-up shops selling 1940s clothes. You can even get your hair done in pin-curls at the onsite hairdresser.

Fill up on tasty food and refreshments available around the site before admiring the array of military vehicles including an authentic Spitfire. If you’re lucky enough you may even see one fly past during your visit.

Get your flags ready to wave in the train then hop aboard and take in the 10 miles of virtually unspoiled countryside.

  • Hurricane flypast on Sunday 4 July by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
  • Climb into the cockpit of a Spitfire at Havenstreet station
  • Music by Hannah Vintage Songbird
  • Music by Old Time Rags
  • Music and compere by Steve Howell
  • A large collection of historic vehicles
  • Period stalls
  • Watch out for Sergeant Marmite

Regular fares apply if you are travelling on the train - please book on-line to reserve your compartment. Admission-only tickets for this weekend are Adults: £8, Children £4 - buy on the day.

1940s Experience
Havenstreet depart 10:05 10:50 11:20 11:50 12:20 12:50 13:20 13:50 14:35 15:05 15:35 16:05 16:35 17:05
Smallbrook Junction arrive 10:16 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:45 15:15 15:45 16:15 16:45 17:15
depart 10:38 11:08 11:38 12:08 12:38 13:08 13:38 14:08 14:53 15:23 15:53 16:23 16:53 17:23
Havenstreet depart 10:50 - - - - - - - - - - - 17:06 17:35
Wootton depart 11:01 11:31 12:01 12:31 13:01 13:31 14:01 14:31 15:16 15:46 16:16 16:46 17:19 17:48
Havenstreet arrive 11:06 11:36 12:06 12:36 13:06 13:36 14:06 14:36 15:21 15:51 16:21 16:51 17:24 17:54
Most trains run non-stop between Smallbrook Junction and Wootton. Trains do not stop at Ashey.

 

The event is sponsored by Wightlink.

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