Picture the scene, you have been transported back in time to the fascinating 1940s but you only have a short while to enjoy everything it has to offer, what do you do?

We have come up with a list of five things to see and do at the award-winning event to ensure you can keep calm and carry on making the most of your weekend!

1.  Duck and Cover at a Battle Re-enactment

For lovers of all things action, these thrilling battle re-enactments will be taking place at various stations throughout the weekend. It’s the closest you can get to your favourite war movie without going to Hollywood!

2. Pull on your dancing shoes

Lindy-hop on over to the Bury Transport Museum to be taught the basics of the boogie-woogie and the rudiments of the Rumba with The Backstep Boogie Club. Learn some simple steps and put it into practice at Monday’s Tea Dance. It’s great exercise too if you need to work off a few of the spam sandwiches you bought at the Museum Café…

 3. Get up close to a real British legend

Experience all of the thrill of sitting in a Spitfire and powering up the iconic Rolls Royce engine with none of the danger of actually flying the thing into a dogfight. If you’re looking for a way to take the most epic selfie, EVER, well this is certainly up there!*

4. Dress to Impress

Clothe yourself in the inimitable glamour of the era that produced icons like Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. The railway will be playing host to a wide variety of vintage clothing and memorabilia stalls, just the thing if you’re looking for a new polka dot dress or souvenir.

5. Take in a show

There’s no better way to soak up the vintage atmosphere than by taking in a live performance by one of the ENSA Entertainers. Enjoy big band classics from Don Gentile, Paul Harper, The Washboard Resonators, The Bluebird Belles and many more. Oh, and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for our Winston Churchill lookalike and characters from ‘Allo ‘Allo who are sure to entertain.

Find out more about the event, including ticket prices and timetables, by visiting the East Lancashire Railway’s website. Save 10% off the price of admission by booking online now.