1940's Experience at Isle of Wight Steam Railway (2 Jul 17)

Live music act at 1940s Experience
Steam train
Red Funnel's Red Eagle
South lounge on the Red Falcon
Red Falcon - Steam cafe bar
Period farm machinery at the 1940s Experience
Military vehicles at 1940s Experience
Steam roller at 1940s Experience
Steam engine at Isle of Wight 1940s Experience
Godshill, Isle of Wight
1940s Experience collage of photos from 2016
Live music act at 1940s Experience
Steam train
Red Funnel's Red Eagle
South lounge on the Red Falcon
Red Falcon - Steam cafe bar
Period farm machinery at the 1940s Experience
Military vehicles at 1940s Experience
Steam roller at 1940s Experience
Steam engine at Isle of Wight 1940s Experience
Godshill, Isle of Wight
1940s Experience collage of photos from 2016

1940's Experience at Isle of Wight Steam Railway (2 Jul 17)

49.00

Re-live the hustle and bustle of a country railway station during war time at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway's 1940s Experience on a full day out to the Isle of Wight. You get 4 hours at this special annual event to enjoy a traditional fairground, military vehicles, authentically dressed characters with live music and dancing. There is a cafeteria-style restaurant on site and you can sup an ale in the Spitfire Bar. We then leave Havenstreet for the peaceful and picturesque village of Godshill. Explore the village or sit down for a cream tea. Your day out includes:

  • Return coach travel with courier including travel around the Isle of Wight;
  • Return ferry service - Southampton to East Cowes with Red Funnel;
  • Admission to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, UNLIMITED steam train rides, Haven Falconry Bird of Prey Centre and Train Story Discovery Centre.
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Joining Points and Pickup Times

  • 06:35 Yateley - Dog & Partridge
  • 06:50 Hartley Wintney - Swan Court Bus Stop
  • 07:00 Hook - Old White Hart Pub Bus Stop
  • 07:10 Hatch (Old Basing) - Belle Vue Road Bus Stop near junction with Cromwell Close
  • 07:20 Chineham - Shopping Centre East Car Park Bus Stop
  • 07:30 Basingstoke - Coach Bay opposite The Anvil on Churchill Way
  • 07:40 Basingstoke - Business Centre Bus Stop, Winchester Road (B&Q)
  • 07:45 Brighton Hill - opposite Beechdown Health Club Winchester Road.

Itinerary

  • 08:30 We board with the coach onto a Red Funnel ferry at Southampton;
  • 09:00 The ferry crosses from Southampton to East Cowes. During the crossing you can purchase a hearty English breakfast, hot drinks etc.
  • 10:00 Board the coach to disembark ferry and transfer to Havenstreet;
  • 10:30 Arrive Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet for the '1940's experience' event;
  • 14:30 Depart Havenstreet for Godshill;
  • 15:00 You will have approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to explore the picturesque village of Godshill;
  • 16:30 Depart Godshill and travel via Newport to East Cowes ferry terminal;
  • 17:00 Board a Red Funnel ferry in the coach;
  • 17:30 Depart East Cowes to Southampton. During the crossing you can purchase a hot meal, hot/cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes etc.
  • We aim to arrive back at joining points between 19:30 and 20:30.

About the Event

Extraordinary Times … Extraordinary People!
Inspired music and dance … Silk stockings and military machines … Men in uniforms and spivs doing deals – pure nostalgia! 
Jitterbug your way back to the 1940s, experience travel by steam train, and relive the hustle and bustle of a country railway station where war time activities collide with everyday rural life. 
Be ‘wowed’ by the stunning female trio ‘The Three Belles’ singing spankingly good songs from the swing era, learn the steps to the ‘Tea Dance’ and jitterbug along with the Cinque Port Lindy Hoppers. Try the hairstyles and fashions of the day, tuck into corned beef hash and spam fritters in The Refreshment Rooms, and sample an ale from The Spitfire Bar! 
Get up close and personal to an array of civilian and military vehicles, and marvel at the farmyard threshing machine working in the shadow of a magnificent Spitfire fighter plane! Climb aboard the traditional fairground, laugh along with the Punch & Judy shows, enjoy 40s music on the Ensa Stage, visit the wartime holiday home and take a stroll through the 1940s street-scene and displays. 
PERIOD COSTUME
This 1940’s event is a celebration of the period and they encourage visitors to enter into the spirit of the time by dressing in period clothes or uniform. However, the Railway cannot allow admission to any persons dressed in a uniform or clothes that may cause offence.