Two Weekends of Stepping Back to the 1940s at the Crick Tramway Village:
Speak to anyone who’s lived through the war years and they’ll have plenty of interesting stories to tell. In April and August visitors to Crich Tramway Village in the East Midlands will be able to experience for themselves the British life of rationing and air raids during the second world war.
The National Tramway Museum in Derbyshire is to hold two 1940s weekends in 2011. Crich Tramway Village will recreate life as it was in the 1940s. There will be period cars, trucks and military vehicles, re-enactors dressed in period costume, vintage trams, military vehicle convoys and troop movements.
The attraction will host an ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) concert party, and the Tramway Village’s Red Lion Pub and Tearooms will serve real ale and a 1940s menu.
Crich is a restored village with one of the most comprehensive collections of trams and tramway history in the world, as well as a collection of period street furniture and a postcard collection of 11,405 images.
No doubt a more glamourized version of the war years, but it sounds like a really fun weekend for all to take a step back to the 1940s and learn more about life as it was. Visitors who come in 1940s costume will enjoy special reduced rate.
Crich Tramway Village is open 10.30 – 16:00 at weekends until 21 March, then daily 10:00 – 17.30 until the end of October.
The 1940s weekends are 24–25 April and 13–14 August. Admission is £13 adults, £10.50 seniors, £8 children, £39 family ticket.
Crich Tramway Village
Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5DP
Tel: +44 1773 854321