Blast from the past at Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village journeyed back in time to 1940s' Britain to give visitors a special taste of life on the Home Front during the Second World War.

Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 5:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 5:06 pm
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, Ian and Diane Hill, Pete Naylor and Ken Watkinson

The Easter bank holiday extravaganza saw vintage trams on show alongside a range of historic wartime road and military vehicles.

In keeping with the special wartime theme, some of the trams were fitted out with black out masks, anti-blast netting on the windows and blue-coloured lamps.

Popular singers Marina Mae, Jane Darling and Kevin Mac set the mood with a range of wartime songs, and there was even an evening dance in the Poulson Room above the Red Lion pub.

Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, Harry Bingham and Luke Rollinson as paratroopers

Visitors to the tramway village over the extended four-day weekend were encouraged to dress in 1940s attire with the promise of discounted admission rates.

For younger visitors, there was the chance to take part in a boot camp with Sergeant Major Stuart Adams - fresh from his starring role in the new Dad’s Army film.

There was also evacuee scenarios and a World War Two-themed Easter egg hunt.

Crich Tramway Village is open daily from 10am until October 30.

Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, conductor Kevin Boyd

For more information and admission prices, visit www.tramway.co.uk or call 01773 854 321.

Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, conductor Kevin Boyd
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, volunteer Renate Mortimer at work in the pub
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, singer Marina Mae was amongst the period entertainers
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, singer Marina Mae was amongst the period entertainers
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, Harry Bingham and Luke Rollinson as paratroopers
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, conductor Kevin Boyd
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, conductor Kevin Boyd
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, volunteer Renate Mortimer at work in the pub
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, singer Marina Mae was amongst the period entertainers
Crich Tramways 1940s weekend, singer Marina Mae was amongst the period entertainers