1940’s Weekend

PEAK RAIL – 1940s WEEKEND

4th & 5th August 2018

Rowsley South Station, off Harrison Way,

Rowsley, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 2LF

Take a journey down memory lane as this event gives you a unique opportunity to experience life in World War II and how both the military and civilians survived and adapted to war.

All of the action takes place at our Rowsley South Station site which is open to the public from 10.30 a.m. till 5.30 p.m on both days.

Programme of Events

1045 1940’s background music with Paul Harper ENSA. (Marquee)
1100 First train departs from Rowsley South Station to Matlock.
1100–1130 In the Mood with Ashby Little Big Band and Dancers Sue and Steve Mace (Marquee)
1135 Sing Along with Natasha Harper (Marquee)
1200 Don Gentile – American Song Book Vocalist (Marquee)

Carrie Anne – Singer (Bandstand)

1215 The Rum and Cola Girls – Andrews Sisters (Marquee)
1235 Sing Along with Paul and Natasha Harper ENSA. (Marquee)

Beth Berwick-Lowe – Singer (Bandstand)

1310 In the Mood with Ashby Little Big Band and Dancers Sue and Steve Mace (Marquee)

The Gershwin Jazz Band – (Bandstand)

Talk “Recipes on the Ration” – (Picnic Area)

1330 Have a Go Bayonet Training – (Picnic Area)
1340 Don Gentile – American Song Book Vocalist (Marquee)
1400 The Rum and Cola Girls – Andrews Sisters (Marquee)

Carrie Anne – Singer (Bandstand)

1420 Sing Along with Natasha Harper (Marquee)
1430 Beth Berwick-Lowe – Singer (Bandstand)

1450

The premise of the battle is that we’re in the mid-to end of the war years a British anti aircraft gun on the French/German border has brought down a Messerschmitt near a supply line. A British unit have moved out, in search of the downed plane and pilot. Unfortunately when they arrive they see that

Russian POWs are at the scene, with a German escort, also looking for the pilot and securing their aircraft. The British attempt to take the escorting party, they succeed and the Soviets run for cover and safety with the British Troops. Unfortunately this has alerted a German recon unit who plough through the undergrowth in their direction. Thankfully the disturbance has also been heard by supporting American troops. The allied and axis forces meet face to face and engage in a fierce firefight. The German’s seem to be winning for the most part but the Allies have a variety of tactics involving local resistance parties and the Soviets who help to take down their former captors. Eventually with all sides surrounded, and some sneaky plans from the allies, the Germans are overthrown. The Brits secure the aircraft with the Soviets, congratulating one another and the Americans take the surviving German’s to be POWs.

At the end a small speech from Churchill and/or King George will be made commenting on how battles are being won but the war is not yet over and we must all continue to support our troops through the continuing uncertain times.

1515 In the Mood with Ashby Little Big Band and Dancers Sue and Steve Mace (Marquee)
1530 The Gershwin Jazz Band – (Bandstand)

Talk “Recipes on the Ration” – (Picnic Area)

1545 Don Gentile – American Song Book Vocalist (Marquee)
1600 Sing Along with Paul Harper (Marquee)
1615 The Rum and Cola Girls – Andrews Sisters (Marquee)

 

Please click on the link to download our 1940′ S 2018 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

RE-ENACTING GROUPS 

Military Groups – US 82nd Airborne 504 PIR, 83rd Division Living History Group, Jump 44, Dukes at War, Fire 44/Tommy Atkins, South Staffs Living History Group, 61st Reconnaissance LHG, Hungarian Field Post, WW2 Combined Ops, Milites, LEAD, Crusade

Homefront Groups  Family at War, Civvies at War, Notts and Derby Living History Group, Lincolnshire Re-enactment Display Group

Woodlands – GrossDeutschland, KampfgruppeBeere, Russian 2nd Guards

OTHER ATTRACTIONS  – German Messerschmitt, Bayonet Practice, Dancing Lessons

CIVILIAN VEHICLES AND MILITARY VEHICLES  –Various Willys Jeeps and Original WW2 military vehicles, Numerous Classic cars from a variety of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Clubs, Ford Model T Van, Austin 10 , Austin 7, Cumbria & North Lancs MVT Club, Riley Falcon 1935, Austin Tilly, Diamond T Tank Transporter, Grey Ferguson Tractor

STALLHOLDERS – Vintage Stitches, Appletree Lane, Chaps of Distinction, Distressed Damsels The Ruby Slippers, Ssafa, K&R Trading, Batty’s Emporium, Andrew Cooper Militaria & Bella Figura

DARLEY DALE STATION – Why not pop down to Darley Dale and step back in time to the Home Front with period displays. Try your hand at some vintage table top games including snakes and ladders, ludo, tiddly winks, solitaire, beetle drive and snap to mention just a few, before re-joining the train to take you back to Rowsley South.Jeeps

 

TRAIN TIMETABLE FOR THE WEEKEND – With 1940’s authentic Steam Loco
0-6-0ST “NO.72” & Diesel Loco Class 44 “Penyghent”.
Rowsley South Depart 11.00 12.14 13.28 14.42 15.56
Darley Dale Arrive 11.05 12.19 13.33 14.47 16.01
Darley Dale Depart 11.07 12.21 13.35 14.49 16.03
Matlock Platform 2 Arrive 11.22 12.36 13.50 15.04 16.18
Matlock Platform 2 Depart 11.32 12.46 14.00 15.14 16.28
Darley Dale Arrive 11.47 13.01 14.15 15.29 16.43
Darley Dale Depart 11.49 13.03 14.17 15.31 16.45
Rowsley South Arrive 11.54 13.08 14.22 15.36 16.51

ONE DAY TICKET PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

ADULTS £12.00

SENIOR CITIZENS £10.00

CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS – GO FREE

CHILDREN 4 – 16 YEARS £7.00

(UNLIMITED TRAVEL ON THE TRAINS IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TICKET) HRA passes are not valid for this event full fare is payable.

FREE CAR PARKING AT ROWSLEY AND DARLEY DALE STATIONS ONLY.

A truly nostalgic weekend not to be missed!
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Telephone 01629 580381
Peak Rail Plc, Matlock Station, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NA or Email peakrail@peakrail.co.uk

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY EVENTPLAN in conjunction with Peak Rail