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The Way We Were

24th Aug - 26th Aug 2019

24th - 26th August 2019

Throughout this lovely weekend we celebrate rural life surrounding a country station in the 1930's – 1950's.

Step right this way for a trip around the Somerset countryside aboard a 1950s bus. Don a period costume and join in the atmosphere of yesteryear with our costumed promenaders. On Sunday afternoon we will be joined by the fabulous Boogie Woogie and Blues sound of the 'Harlem Rhythm Cats' and each day Dickie Lines will be seranading visitors on the station platform.  More attractions to enjoy include Punch & Judy (Monday), Land Girls At Large, wartime re-enactments (German recruiting office, Victory Stores, military skirmishes), vintage military and civilian vehicles, traditional children's games and vintage themed stalls.   A truly lovely experience taking you back to a Great British era.

Enjoy riding our glorious steam trains, visit our Engine Shed and Workshop, look around our shop and new David Shepherd Discovery Centre. When it's time for refreshments head to our Street Party themed Whistlestop Cafe for our delicious homemade snacks and meals plus a few nostalgic treats.  We will also have Driver for a Tenner and our Miniature Railway running, plus the Signal Box will be open.

Trains run at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3.30pm.

Entry and attractions are FREE. Standard ticket prices apply for train rides, available on the day but book in advance for a 10% discount.

Step back in time and join us at the Friendly Steam Railway!

We are always looking for new exhibitors. If you would like to take part in this weekend please email the ESR Office for an application form: [email protected]