This year The Severn Valley Railway’s very popular 1940’s Weekend is taking place over the next two consecutive weekends Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th June and Saturday 2ndJuly/Sunday 3rd July – and This year there will also be actors from the hit TV series “Allo Allo” attending the event.
I also watched The Supermarine Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly overhead at 4.00pm on Saturday – Awesome!
Lola Lamour will also be performing many well known 40’s songs, such as Vera Lynn’s “We’ll meet again” , throughout the weekend at Bridgnorth Station and there will also be a Brass Band performing “Workers Play Time” concerts at Kidderminster Station.
There willl also be Professional actors walking round dressed in period costume (including “Spivs”) & Military Uniforms, and For anyone wishing to look the part, various outfits are on sale at a period clothing Stall in Bridgnorth.
In addition Various Military Vehicles, like Jeeps, Scout Cars, DUKWs and Tanks will also be on Display throughout the weekend at various locations, and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also be doing a fly-past down the valley.
An Actor playing Winston Churchill will also be giving a rousing speech at Bridgnorth Station and There will also be a Battle Re-enactment at Highley Station, which was very exciting when I saw it a few years ago. I’ve really enjoyed the many times I have been, there is a lovely atmosphere, although it is a bit surreal seeing German soldiers walking round town doing their shopping.