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.

next album: The Aldeburgh Food Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk - 25th September 2010
previous album: A Trip to Walberswick, Suffolk - 12th September 2010

A very shiny black Plymouth

One of our heads is missing

Isobel spots a cool red mushroom

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

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

A Lancaster bomber flies over low

Amelia and Clive

Dark skies and a vintage car in sun

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A very shiny black Plymouth