Back to the Forties

Back to the Forties

Wallingford, United Kingdom

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the nostalgic charm of the 1940s at the Back to the Forties weekend hosted by Cholsey & Wallingford Railway. Experience the era of the Second World War firsthand with authentic re-enactors, Home Guard, and allied forces bringing history to life. Learn about rationing, Special Operations, and the Home Front through captivating displays, while enjoying the melodies of 1940s singers and marveling at vintage vehicles.

What to expect:

  • Interact with over 100 re-enactors throughout the site, each with their own fascinating stories to share.
  • Spot camouflaged snipers and keep an eye out for illicit black market deals happening at the station.
  • Enjoy live music performed by fabulous singers, transporting you back to the sounds of the 1940s.
  • Explore vintage vehicles including traction engines, military vehicles, classic cars, and motorbikes.
  • Engage in exciting interactive experiences with surprises in store throughout the day.
  • Take a heritage train ride on the 2.5-mile rural branchline, where you can interact with troops, meet historical figures like the Queen and Winston Churchill, and join in sing-alongs to boost morale.
  • Indulge in delicious food and drink options available onsite.
  • And much, much more awaits you at this unique event!
30 Sep 2023 - 1 Oct 2023
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM


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