The popular 1940s weekend will be returning to Ramsbottom this weekend in partnership with East Lancashire Railway.

The annual event sees hundreds descend on Ramsbottom and Bury to immerse themselves in the spirit of the times.

This year, the weekend will centre around the social and musical backdrop of life in Britain in the 1940s.

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ELR chairman said Mike Kelly: “The 1940s weekend is one of our best attended days out in the annual calendar, and we’re delighted to see its return in 2024.

“It’s great to see the community, young and old, come together to celebrate this incredible time period, and to remember those who sacrificed so much for the country.

“This weekend is one you won’t want to miss, so make sure to book a ticket while you still can.”

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People are encouraged to dress in period costume and highlights of the weekend will include live music from vintage entertainers, traditional bands, vintage stalls and a flypast by a real Lancaster Bomber.

Wartime 'Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill' will make an appearance in Bury and re-enact some of his most famous speeches whilst performers including the Lancashire Belle will perform some classic songs from the era.

The weekend will run from May 26 to May 28 across Ramsbottom, Bury and Rawtenstall.

To find out the full itinerary of events please visit the East Lancashire Railway website.