The 1940s are brought back to life this June with an evocative commemoration of life in wartime Britain from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2019.
There's aircraft flypasts, and a Spitfire aerial display (Sunday only). Thrill to mock battles, live music and theatre- there's more activities than ever before! Dance to the music of time gone by with live acts to entertain you throughout the weekend and join us for our Saturday Evening Dance with Rutland Big Band who join us for their debut appearance at GCR.
The event will also feature period entertainment, displays of military vehicles and visiting dignitaries including Winston Churchill, the King, Bomber Harris and Monty at stations along the line. At Quorn station there's singing and dancing across 3 stages, a real ale tent, shopping village, and land army & working farmer equipment displays.
As always, remembrance is at the heart of the event. On Sunday morning there will be a church service held in the main marquee at Quorn at 11am (open to all visitors) and a "poppy shower" tribute on the Sunday afternoon as we remember.
Hundreds of re-enactors will bring the stations and trains to life wearing period clothes, giving twenty first century visitors the closest experience to time travel they can get. Cameo scenes will be staged throughout the weekend invoking the warring forties.
Each of our four stations are themed - check out our Displays & Stations tab to see what's happening and where..
All train services, locomotives, exhibits and other attractions appear subject to availability and are subject to change without prior notice.