Step Back to the 1940s
After a two-year gap because of the cancellation of 2020’s event, we’ll meet again in 2021 for Step Back to the 1940s.
Don your gladrags, pull on your dancing shoes, button-up your suit and transport yourself back to the ‘Flyin’ Forties’ – there’s plenty to get you ‘In The Mood’.
Thrown into the midst of the Second World War home-front, every mile of the Railway will burst into life with weddings, comedy shows, music, parties, dances, army training camps and an illicit black market deal or two happening at every single station.
Keep an eye out for our outstanding re-enactors across the line, including Winston Churchill himself – they’ll have a surprise or two for you.
WE NEED YOU to get your tickets, dress up in style, coiffeur your hair and Step Back to the 1940s on the Severn Valley Railway.
What will happen each day?
- The fun begins the moment you arrive at your starting station – either Kidderminster or Bridgnorth. Grab your wristbands and step into a 1940s world.
- You’ll have time to experience your starting station, grab your rations for the day, pick up a drink (or two!) before getting into your private compartment or sitting at your socially-distanced table.
- The train will visit each site (excluding Hampton Loade) where you’ll have the chance to experience the sounds, sights, smells and tastes of the 1940s – from George Formby ukelele music, dishes of the era or the opportunity to jitterbug and jive. Watch out for the Spivs, trying to shift you their shady goods!
- You’ll return to your starting station, where the party will continue in either The King and Castle at Kidderminster OR The Railwayman’s Arms at Bridgnorth.
Get your tickets now!
- Disabled Access
- Disabled Toilets
- Guide Dogs