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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