‘Forties Fever’ will sweep through the town next weekend as the East Lancashire Railway prepares for its popular 1940s Weekend.

Visitors to the heritage railway can take a trip back in time next weekend, May 27 until May 29, as the much-loved event makes a triumphant return with some old-fashioned fun.

Guests are encouraged to dress in the typical fashion of the decade and music, performances and vintage stalls from the period are set to continue throughout the Bank Holiday.

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ELR Chairman, Mike Kelly, said: “This is a truly unique ELR annual event that makes for an unforgettable Bank Holiday weekend. 

“Families and enthusiasts can immerse themselves in all the fun of the forties from its iconic music and fashion to historic static displays as they join us for a trip back in time- while dressing for the decade themselves. “

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Guests will also be able to see a Spitfire fighter plane and a “heroic Hurricane” before turning their eyes to the sky to watch a Battle of Britain legend flypast. 

 Mike said: “We have a jam-packed schedule across four stations and Bury Transport Museum at ELR packed with vintage exhibits, there’s something for everyone.

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"Hop onboard a real heritage steam train and travel between stations for the full experience.” 

There will be entertainment from the likes of, The Rum and Cola Girls, Kitty LaMare, Leeds City Stompers, A-Train Swing and more. 

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Ticket prices range from £16.50 to £89.50, with family tickets also on offer.

For more information, see here or contact East Lancashire Railway at 0333 320 2830. 

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