Join us 27 – 28 April 2019 for a nostalgic town centre experience – 1940s’ style.
The bunting will be up, the ‘40s music playing as Winchcombe’s shopkeepers, pubs, cafe-owners and local people get into the wartime spirit as part of this amazing experience – now an annual event.
The Winchcombe Wartime weekend is run in conjunction with the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, who encourage visitors to get in the spirit and don period dress, British or US military or civilian. (Please note: German, Nazi or SS uniforms, or displays of swastikas or insignia are NOT permitted on the GWSR sites at Toddington or Winchcombe.)
Take a steam train from Toddington to Winchcombe, then catch a bus into the town centre. At designated times over the weekend King George and ‘Monty’ – Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery – will give rousing wartime speeches on Abbey Terrace, accompanied by military jeeps, motorbikes, military staff and supporters.
Or travel on a train between Cheltenham Race Course Station and Broadway on a beautiful heritage railway line, stopping to look at the exhibits and entertainment on offer at Gotherington, Winchcombe and Toddington stations.
If you weren’t around to experience the ‘40s and the wartime spirit – don’t miss this magnificent step back in time.
See full details of the events taking place at GWSR.