Isle of Wight Steam Railway 1940's Experience (08 Jul 18)

Copy of 1940s Experience - collage of photos from the 2016 event at Isle of Wight Steam Railway
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Copy of Steam engine at Isle of Wight Railway
Copy of Red Funnel ferry - Red Osprey
Copy of Red Falcon B Deck lounge
Copy of Red Osprey Isle of Wight timeline and cake
Copy of Red Osprey South Lounge and Steam Bar
Copy of Godshill
Copy of Period farm machinery at 1940s Experience
Copy of Military vehicles at 1940s Experience in Havenstreet
Copy of Steam roller
Copy of Steam train at Isle of Wight Steam Railway
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Copy of 1940s Experience - collage of photos from the 2016 event at Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Isle-of-Wight-Steam-Railway-1940s-experience-poster-2018.jpg
Copy of Steam engine at Isle of Wight Railway
Copy of Red Funnel ferry - Red Osprey
Copy of Red Falcon B Deck lounge
Copy of Red Osprey Isle of Wight timeline and cake
Copy of Red Osprey South Lounge and Steam Bar
Copy of Godshill
Copy of Period farm machinery at 1940s Experience
Copy of Military vehicles at 1940s Experience in Havenstreet
Copy of Steam roller
Copy of Steam train at Isle of Wight Steam Railway
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Isle of Wight Steam Railway 1940's Experience (08 Jul 18)

55.00

Enjoy the 1940's Experience event at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in Havenstreet when you join us for a full day out on the Isle of Wight. You will have 4 hours to re-live the hustle and bustle of a country railway station during war time with live music, a traditional fairground, military vehicles, uniformed characters and spivs doing deals. There is a cafeteria-style restaurant on site and a licensed bar. We then depart 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 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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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. 
Enjoy some spankingly good songs from the swing era and jitterbug along with the Cinque Port Lindy Hoppers 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 ‘T’ Junction kiosk or 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.

Coach joining points and pick-up times (GREEN route)

  • 06:30 Yateley - Dog & Partridge
  • 06:40 Hartley Wintney - Bus Stop Swan Court
  • 06:50 Hook - Old White Hart Pub Bus Stop
  • 07:00 Hatch/Old Basing -  Belle Vue Road Bus Stop junction Cromwell Close
  • 07:15 Chineham - Shopping Centre East Car Park Bus Stop
  • 07:25 Basingstoke - Coach Bay opposite The Anvil on Churchill Way
  • 07:30 Basingstoke - Leisure Centre (Bus Stop for Planet Ice on Euskirchen Way)
  • 07:35 Basingstoke - Business Centre Bus Stop on Winchester Road (outside B&Q)
  • 07:40 Brighton Hill - opposite Beechdown Health Club in Winchester Road.

Itinerary

  • 08:30 You 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.