Station Road, Chinnor, Oxfordshire
Two days of nostalgia on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August – come in period 1940s costume, in uniform, or just as you are. Have fun, educate the younger folks, ride the train and enjoy a 1940s-style experience!
We cordially invite you to travel back in time. You will be able to SEE, SMELL &HEAR something of what your parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, and others, experienced in their 1940s travels. Our pay-once-stay-all-day tickets will be issued at regular published prices, plus accompanied children 5-15 yrs go for just £1 (and 0-4 yrs travel Free). Any Adults or Seniors in 1940s attire or Allied Forces uniform can travel for Half-price (that’s half the normal Adult price at £6): just come along in your 1940s style dress and buy your tickets on the day! You may be asked, “Is your journey really necessary?” and travellers are specifically asked to “Beware of fifth columnists”. The Policeman may also ask you to produce your Identity Cards and of course, passengers must show them at once! Re-enactors will be on hand to answer your questions and the fabulous Oxfordshire Home Guard will be giving living history demonstrations at intervals at Chinnor station, whilst the NAAFI will be serving surprisingly delicious and healthy 1940s-style treats and refreshments. There will be swing music and live entertainments at intervals throughout the day at Chinnor station. Trains will be running under strict Air Raid precautions and there could be unexploded bombs and perhaps other surprises at stations and when you travel along the line. You might bump into one or two look-alike characters – you’ll know them if you see them! And if the trains do perhaps get a bit crowded… well, it is the 1940s, don’t you know! Travel on trains throughout the day with our great value Rover tickets. There is a large free car park, cafe and souvenir shop available at Chinnor station. For more information about the railway and other activities please see our website. We very much look forward to seeing you on our Spirit of the 1940s and thank you for your support.