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The Way We Were

From: 29th Aug 2020
The Way We Were ESR 2019Mike Jeffries

29th - 31st August 2020

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

Don a period costume and join in the atmosphere of yesteryear with our costumed promenaders. On Sunday afternoon S4xophony will be playing 1940s music in the bandstand and each day The wonderful Dickie Lines will once agin be seranading visitors on the station platform.  More attractions to enjoy each day include Punch & Judy, Land Girls At Large, wartime re-enactments (German recruiting office, Victory Stores, military skirmishes), vintage military and civilian vehicles and traditional children's games.   A truly lovely experience taking you back to a Great British era.

NEW FOR 2020  -  Saxophone ensemble S4xophony will be entertaining from our bandstand on Sunday afternoon. The fabulous Betty Bluebird will be singing the wartime classics onboard all our trains on Saturday and Sunday.  

VINTAGE BUS TRIPS - Free. Each day leaving Wells Bus Station 10.30am, Shepton Mallet Cenotaph 11.00am. Hourly trips to and from Shepton Mallet throughout the day (on the hour from Shepton Mallet) with trips around Cranmore subject to demand. Depart ESR at around 4.30pm.  

Enjoy riding our glorious steam trains, visit our Engine Shed and Workshop, look around our shop and 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.

A day rover ticket entitles you to unlimited train travel.  Adult £14, Concession £13, Child £12, Family 2+2 £45, Family 1+2 £33. Available on the day but can be booked in advance. 

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] or call 01749 681640. Follow us on Facebook The Way We Were at East Somerset Railway. 


Dates for The Way We Were

29th Aug 2020 Book Tickets
30th Aug 2020 Book Tickets
31st Aug 2020 Book Tickets