july, 2022

02julAll Day03THE 1940S EXPERIENCEImmerse yourself in Britain's heyday for a memorable and nostalgic day out for all the family.

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Immerse yourself in Britain’s heyday for a memorable and nostalgic day out for all the family. An extraordinary time with even more extraordinary people. Be inspired by the music, dress and food of the era that changed the world.

Spend your day wandering 1940s street scenes, sing along and dance to the music of the era. Dressing up in clothes of the time is positively encouraged (don’t worry if you don’t want to, all are welcome) but if you arrive and fancy popping on something vintage, there are plenty of pop-up shops selling 1940s clothes. You can even get your hair done in pin-curls at the onsite hairdresser.

Fill up on tasty food and refreshments available around the site before admiring the array of military vehicles including an authentic Spitfire. If you’re lucky enough you may even see one fly past during your visit.

Watch out for Sargeant Marmite (you either love him or you hate him!) putting new recruits through their paces.

Look out for talented duo Old Time Rags. One-man-band Laurence Marshall and award winning step dancer Phoebe Douthwaite join forces with their take on the traditions of Vaudeville, music hall and classic street entertainment.

We also welcome the dancers from Now That’s Jive who’ll get everyone ‘In the Mood’ with their music and dance. Singers Steve Howell and Amanda Jane will also entertain us with songs from the era.

Don’t miss your ride behind our magnificent steam locomotives. Settle back in our Edwardian and Victorian carriages for an hour’s ride through the Isle of Wight countryside. We operate an extensive service throughout the day. Your ticket includes unlimited journeys – please note that all seating is unreserved throughout this weekend.



Isle of Wight Steam RailwayA visit to the multi-award-winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway will engage, inspire and excite you.info@iwsteamrailway.co.uk The Railway Station, Station Rd, Havenstreet, Ryde PO33 4DS

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