1940s Steam Weekend, Holt and Sheringham, Norfolk - 18th-19th September 2010

Nosher, Isobel and The Boy take The Van over to Holt Railyway station on the North Norfolk Railway for a spot of 1940s nostalgia. Suzanne and Clive are already their with their 1941 Chrysler Royale, and there are loads of trains for The Boy to point at and say "choo choo" a lot. The event is very popular, and the trains are packed with people, most of whom have put the effort in to dress up in various forms of period gear. Each of the stations on the line - Holt, Weybourne and Sheringham - all have different things going on to get off and poke about in (and we even bunk a trip on the second day up to Weybourne), and as a finale Clive picks us up from Weybourne for a great posing trip around Sheringham in the US-Army staff car. Capping off the entire event in great style is a low fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster.

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A very shiny black Plymouth
 
One of our heads is missing
 
Isobel spots a cool red mushroom
 
The J15 steam engine 65462 pulls in to Holt station
 
Clive roams the carriages in his USAAF pilot gear
 
A visit from the army
 
Milling throngs on Sheringham station
 
Isobel, Fred and the 1940s contingent
 
Some of Clive and Suzanne's friends gather for a photo
 
"Sheringham travels back to 1940 this weekend... what would Churchill have enjoyed for tea?"
 
Clive gets the ice-cream in Sheringham
 
Isobel and Suzanne on the seafront at Sheringham
 
Fred points at stuff
 
A Sheringham boat yard
 
Bird's-eye view of a fishing boat
 
End-of-the-world skies over the sea at Sheringham
 
The shops are all in on the 1940's thing
 
An original Routemaster bus outside Sheringham station
 
A woman seems shocked by some dude's big gun
 
Clive and Suzanne with Fred and Amelia
 
The steam train Sir Lamiel on Sheringham platform
 
Crowds on the platform
 
A couple of vintage touches
 
Suzanne and Clive with Amelia
 
The train pulls in to Weybourne
 
Clive sticks his head out of the window
 
Isobel, with Amelia, gets off at Holt
 
Holt station comes equipped with actual gas lights
 
Isobel with Amelia
 
Three red fire buckets
 
The Sir Lamiel in full steam action
 
A bunch of discarded telegraph poles
 
Clive's mate tests out his search light
 
Fred gets his socks on
 
Fred peers out of Clive and Suzanne's caravan
 
A "Colman's Mustard" goods wagon
 
Isobel dresses up in Womens' Land Army gear
 
On Weybourne station, a Dads' Army re-enaction is performed (it was the setting of the episode The Royal Train
 
Dads' Army pretends to take away a downed Luftwaffe pilot
 
GWR 56xx train 5619 pulls out of Weybourne station
 
Some dude takes photos of the steam train with a proper old plate camera
 
Fred and Isobel
 
Full steam ahead
 
65462 steams out of Weybourne station
 
Engine driver
 
Land girls on Weybourne station
 
Weybourne signal box
 
A lone train-spotter
 
Fun with trains
 
 
 
Land Girls
 
 
Nosher and Isobel
 
RAF Nosher gets a kiss from the land girls
 
1940s scene
 
Clive drives us around in the Chrysler Royale
 
Sheringham in bunting
 
Clive's Chrysler outside Sheringham station
 
Like a 1950s juke box
 
Almost implausibly time-warped photo: steam train and 1941 Chrysler
 
The BBMF Lancaster flies over
 
A Lancaster bomber flies over low
 
Amelia and Clive
 
Dark skies and a vintage car in sun
 
   
   
   

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