Tenterden - Northiam - Bodiam
Kent & East Sussex Railway

We are Excited to welcome back our popular

1940s Weekend!

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2024

A whole weekend of pure nostalgia recreating the sights, sounds and fashions of the 1940s

 Early booking is recommended for this popular event!

Trains will be departing every 45mins from 10.30am - with 8 departures per day!

Take a step back in time with a visit to the K&ESR - experience the 40s lifestyle as the railway turns back the clock to wartime Britain.  Why not join in the fun and come in your own 1940s finery!

Enjoy live music at Tenterden and Bodiam, vintage stalls, 40s hairstylist and period civilian and military vehicles. Keep a look out for 'Viv the Spiv' with his black market goods!

Collect your free identity card before immersing yourself in the nostalgic 40s atmosphere created by the re-enactors, performers and authentic 1940s displays.

A variety of attractions are planned for each station. The Lindy Hoppers and 1940s singers will be performing throughout the weekend.



Hangar Dance Saturday Night across the rails at the Old Dairy Tap Room from 5pm until 8pm. 

Rocket Rod and Lookout Lance Swing DJ's will be entertaining you for FREE, with ALL donations going to KESR Educational Charity 


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Adult ticket  £29.50 in advance online, £34.50 on the day

Senior ticket  (over 60) £27.50 in advance online, £32.50 on the day

Child ticket  (3 -15) £5.00 in advance online, £15.00 on the day

Family 3 ticket (2 adults & 1 Child) £59 in advance online, £79 on the day

Family 4 ticket (2 adults & 2 Children) £59 in advance online, £89 on the day

Platform Tickets Limited availability only available at the station on the day



1940War and Police,

Police station and Police cars at Tenterden,



Barbed Wire and Bunting Re-enactment Group at Tenterden 



Blackout Buddies will be returning at Bodiam 




New display living history group Above and Beyond at Tenterden 

Bodiam entertainment will be by Adam Hoffman and Sarah Martin throughout the weekend

Tenterden Entertainment on Saturday 18th May

Ruby Sisterz

Ross Hardman

Tenterden Entertainment on Sunday 19th May 

My Favourite Things 

Swingtime Sweethearts

Cinque port Lindy Hoppers are with us over the weekend 

Photo Library from 2023




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