24 & 25 September
Join us for a fab weekend of vintage fun as we take a light hearted look at what life was like during WW2.
We look forward to welcoming back singer Miss Jayne Darling who will provide live music and a touch of 40s glamour to Bitton Station throughout the weekend in The Victory Tent and with Punch & Judy shows there is something for all the family! Look out for Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill who will arrive and depart the railway each day in a military convoy!
While not compulsory, visitors are encouraged to dress up in period costume or allied military dress and soak up the atmosphere – ‘Look Smart, Look Sharp and Look the Part’. Remember to bring your National Registration Card and ration book. Travel and food may be refused with out it!
Things to see and do
- Steam trains
- War Department shunting engine “Grumpy” used during the Normandy invasion
- Demonstration freight train
- Vintage bus rides
- Live music – Singer Miss Jayne Darling
- Meet Winston Churchill and listen to speeches at intervals through the day
- Unexploded bomb
- Display of military and civilian vehicles
- 1940s Beauty salon – ladies get your hair done, 1940s style!
- Fry’s chocolate factory display – chocolate making during the war
- Punch & Judy Shows
- Help For Heroes
And much much more!
The Victory Tent
Our marquee will be transformed into ‘The Victory Tent’ for the weekend with bunting and flags galore for a good old fashion British knees-up! Get your flags ready to wave as Miss Jayne Darling gets you in the street party mood with classic 40s sing-alongs and more while for youngsters there will be regular Punch & Judy Shows!
Winston Churchill will perform his famous wartime speeches at intervals through the day.
Our Fares include unlimited train travel on the day of purchase, access to the exhibits (some additional charges may apply), free parking at Fry’s Chocolate Factory and use of the shuttle bus between Fry’s and Bitton Station.
Complimentary tickets, members tickets and discount vouchers are NOT valid for this special event.
Tickets including event site entry and unlimited travel:
- Adults – To be confirmed
- Concession – To be confirmed
- Child – To be confirmed(5-15 years)
- Family (2 adults + 4 children) – To be confirmed
- Under 5 years free
- All – £2 pay on the day (refundable upon purchasing a train ticket)
Why not beat the queues and book online? Event site and train tickets can be purchased here.
A special train timetable will be in operation during this weekend, featuring steam and period diesel locomotives and a demonstration war freight train. Trains start from 10:00 and finish approximately 17:30. We can’t give to much away or the enemy might fox us!
Parking & Getting to the event
Please note there is no parking at Bitton Station. All parking To be confirmed.
Event signage will direct you there. A free vintage shuttle bus will operate between Fry’s and Bitton Station throughout the day.
You may find this page useful for directions to Bitton Station – but please follow event signage to event car park.
Limited disabled parking is available at Bitton Station. Please contact Bitton Station in advance of the weekend on 0117 932 5538 to reserve your space.
To respect our neighbours please do not park along the A431 Bath Road or the surrounding area.
Re-enactors, exhibitors, history groups or community groups
If you would like to help support this event by appearing as an exhibitor, re-enactment group or community group please complete the interest form below and return it to Bitton Station.