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Wartime Weekend in the Cotswolds

Nostalgic 1940s weekend at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway & Winchcombe.

After last year’s success Winchcombe Town will again be joining in this wondeful event. Save the date for this fabulous event, 28 – 29 April.  There will be a regular bus service to and from Winchcombe Station and the King, Churchill and Monty will be giving rousing speeches in the town square – God Save the King!

Transport yourself back to September 1940 and imagine you are waiting for a train at a small station on the Great Western Railway. Children are being evacuated to the coast, soldiers are going back to barracks, and aircrew are heading off to airfields in the South and West. “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile.”

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the weekend in British 1940’s period dress, either military or civilian.

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.
Check out our gallery wartime page, http://winchcombe.co.uk/wartime-in-the-cotswolds/

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