I thought I'd share some images from the 1940s weekend at East Lancs Railway in May earlier this year
The Railway ends in my home town of Rawtenstall so I bought a rover ticket for myself and my mother -in-law. We spent the day hoping on and off the train at the various stops along its' course and a splendid time was had by all.
The carriages were inhabited by a cast of WWII extras, from military personnel to civilians. One of the highlights was listening to the Hotsie Totsies - http://thehotsietotsies.blogspot.co.uk - on the Bury platform who provided an authentic 1940s sound reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters.
A lovely couple, Ty and Summer entertained the crowds with some impromtu dancing.