This year the ever popular Severn Valley Railway 1940′s weekend takes place between June 27 & 28 and July 4 & 5 2015. As always there will be an intensive service of evacuation trains moving troops and their families up and down the line all weekend, as well as Costumed re-enactors wondering about all the stations and displays. Including a 1940’s house, an ARP Post, an Allotment, replica Operations Room, conscientious Objectors Display, replica air Raid Shelter and themed Replica Blackout Air-Raid shelter a Dig-for-victory Garden and Privy and a bombed out building. There will also be a display of Historic vintage 1940’s civilian and military vehicles at various stations like tanks, DUKWS, jeeps Scout Cars. 1940’s Vehicle and Jeep displays. The Engine Shed Railway Museum at Highley will be selling 1940s food.
There will be an Evacuation of Kidderminster Station before the evening Big Band Show on Saturday 27th June and Saturday 4th July with a spectacular finale, 1940s stalls, Evacuation of school children at 10.42am on Saturday 27th June and on Saturday 4th July, British Army Medical Corps Field Hospital A wedding takes place at 2.30pm, a1930s caravan display.
There is also an exciting Battle Reenactment a Highley Station during which a German train is attacked by Allied Paratroopers and members of the French Resistance after the Normandy Invasion! Plus More Military Vehicle displays, an Allied Encampment, Live entertainment with Dickie Lines, Genuine King George VI Royal Carriage on display in The Engine House, Wartime Public Information films Kidderminster War Games display, “0 Gauge” 1930s clockwork model railway display, a German encampment and the Paddock Railway at Highley will also be running on all four days
There is also Live entertainment from Natasha Harper, a VE Day Celebration Show, 1940s crooner Kevin Mack will be entertaining and The ever-popular Big Band Band-Show “workes Playtime” by the Allen Francis Big Band will be playing at Kidderminster Station . There is also a show entitled A Salute to the 1940′s and more entertainment will be provided by The Three Belles, Andrews Sisters Tribute Group, The Beven Boys, three piece band, Dicky Lines, Lola Lamour and Peter Wayre. There are also sales stands selling 1940’s clothing, uniforms and memorabilia. wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, will also give a rousing speech and there will be a full sized replica Spitfire on Display plus an Evening dining service.