1940's Weekend 2020

The K&ESR has the safety and well-being of our volunteers, staff and customers as its highest priority.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Government advice concerning gatherings, it is with immense regret that we have closed until further notice. The 1940's Weekend will not now take place this year, but we hope to welcome you when we reopen and to the event next year - save the date:

15th & 16th May 2021

The Kent & East Sussex Railway is a registered educational charity & relies on its visitors to keep it running for todays & future generations to enjoy. We ask that those who are able to afford to do so kindly donate the price of pre-purchased tickets to support us at this exceptionally difficult time.

We offer our thanks for your ongoing support.

The Staff & Volunteers of the K&ESR are essentially a family. We would like to offer you and your own families our very best wishes at this difficult time and we look forward to welcoming you all again before too very long!

 

 

Enjoy period music, dancers, vehicles, displays and entertainment throughout the weekend!

  

Stuart Kirk Photography My Favourite Things 1940s 2017

Visitors will receive their very own period Identity Cards and can enjoy unlimited train travel throughout the day - trains run every 45 minutes between Tenterden and Bodiam

There is a packed programme of events and parking is free at Tenterden and Northiam Stations. The Tenterden Refreshment Rooms will be open throughout the day whilst there are some great bargains to be found in our Gift Shops!

Bodiam Castle is just a short walk from Bodiam Station and if you present your valid train ticket, you'll receive discounted entry to the national Trust Castle. There's also free entry to the Col. Stephens Railway Museum, which tells the fascinating story of Col. H.F. Stephens, the founder of the Kent & East Sussex Railway and many other light railways across the country. 

Stuart Kirk Photography Spitfire 1940s 2017Stuart Kirk Photography reinactors 1 1940s 2017                                       

JF Photography Girl in train corridor 2017

 

Stuart Kirk Photography Jeeps 1940s 2017 

     

Admission prices include unlimited travel throughout the day: Adult £19, Child (3-15 years inc) £13, Family (2 adults 2 children or 1 adult and up to 3 children) £45.

Enjoy an intensive train service with departures every 45 minutes!

16 5

17 5

3 trains in service. Please note that we unable to accommodate wheelchair users on these trains

The steam hauled service marked departs Tenterden at 10.45, 1.00 and 3.15. This train includes on-train catering.

The steam hauled service marked B departs Tenterden at 11.30, 1.45 and 4.00. 

The service marked C departs Tenterden at 12:15 and 2:30. 

Due to simultaneous departures of trains crossing at Northiam, it is not possible for an immediate return to Bodiam or Tenterden on disembarking at Northiam. The waiting time for a return train would be 45 minutes. Customers are advised to plan their journeys accordingly, particularly at the end of the day.

A
A
 B
C
A
B 
Tenterden
depart
10.45
11.30
12.15
1.00
1.45
2.30
3.15
4.00
Rolvenden depart 10.55 11.40 12.25 1.10 1.55 2.40 3.25 4.10
Wittersham depart 11.05 11.50 12.35 1.20 2.05 2.50 3.35 4.20
Northiam
depart
11.20
12.05
12.50
1.35
2.20
3.05
3.50
4.35
Bodiam
arrive
11.32
12.17
1.02
1.47
2.32
3.17
4.02
4.47
Bodiam
depart
11.48
12.33
1.18
2.03
2.48
3.33
4.18
5.03
Northiam
depart
12.05
12.50
1.35
2.20
3.05
3.50
4.35
5.20
Wittersham depart 12.14 12.59 1.44 2.29 3.13 3.58 4.44 5.29
Rolvenden depart 12.27 1.12 1.57 2.42 3.27 4.12 4.54 5.39
Tenterden
arrive
12.38
1.23
2.08
2.53
3.38
4.23
5.08
5.53

Every effort will be made to provide the attractions as advertised; but unforeseen circumstances may result in alteration or cancellation at short notice.

Stuart Kirk Photography unexploded bomb 1940s 2017

JF Photography Miss Holliday Swing 1940s 2017        JF Photography afternoon tea 1 1940s 2017

                                         

                                        JF Photography landgirl 1940s 2017   

  JF Photography boy in uniform 1940s 2017