july, 2018

07jul(jul 7)10:00 am08(jul 8)5:00 pmThe 1940s EXPERIENCE

Event Details


Extraordinary Times … Extraordinary People!

Inspired music and dance … Silk stockings and military machines … Men in uniforms and spivs doing deals – pure nostalgia!

Experience 1940s train travel and relive the hustle and bustle of a country railway station where wartime activities collide with every day rural life.

Be wowed by the stunning female group the The Spitfire Sisters singing spankingly good songs from the swing era, jitterbug along with the Cinque Port Lindy Hoppers and be entertained by one-man band Chucklefoot. To complete the day there will also be entertainment from “Steve Howell” & “Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq” who will be performing with his ukulele

Try the hairstyles and fashions of the day, tuck into 1940s food in the refreshment rooms and ‘T’ Junction kiosk, 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! Enjoy the 1940s street scenes and displays and the 40s music on the ENSA stage. Visit the wartime holiday home and take a stroll through the 1940s street-scene and displays.

Relive our ‘Finest Hour’ – Experience the exciting and most dangerous 1940s … But be wary of that spiv!


Show Entry and Steam Train Tickets
Online price:  
Adult £11.50
Child  £6.00*
Infant FREE*
Family £29.00*
Gate price:
Adult £13.00
Child £6.50*
Infant FREE*
Family £32.50*
Haven Falconry Bird of Prey Centre for Travellers:
*Special price for this event*
Adult £1.00
Child 50p
Infant FREE
Non-Travel Tickets: Please note that site-only non travel tickets are not available during this event.
*Family ticket consists of 2 Adults & 2 fare paying children 5-15 years (1 child goes free)
Child 5-15 yrs
Infant 0-4 yrs


7 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 8 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Railway Station Havenstreet Isle of Wight PO33 4DS


Isle of Wight Steam Railway01983 882204 The Railway Station Havenstreet Isle of Wight PO33 4DS