All weekend event

With lots to see and do during the weekend, this page has all the details of all the events to help you plan your weekend.




The event is now open at our Dereham and Wymondham Stations.

We have vehicles and stalls at Dereham and Wymondham, with food and drinks available at the main stations.

This year there will be a small charge of £3 to enter the field at Wymondham, however if you have platform or train ticket you can access the field free of charge.

AV8 and the Knightingales will be performing at Wymondham

Displays are at Yaxham and Hardingham stations too, so do take your time to enjoy the displays. 

Reenacting groups and Characters

There will be groups of reenactors with displays based at our stations.

Lots of historical characters will be present, please do ask them questions and find out about life during the war. 


Live firepower demonstration

There will be a demonstration of Weapons used during the war on platform 1


Evening dance

Battle Re-enactment

This takes place at Dereham station each day, and is one of the highlights of the weekend, (do be aware that there are large bangs and explosions during this event.)


Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast

The Spitfire will be flying over the event and is subject on the day to weather.

This flypast is dedicated to Barry Beck who passed away in July, he was a great supporter of the event and was Chairman of the Norfolk Military Vehicle Group.

Evening 40s Dance

Unfortunately due to Corona Virus, we have decided to cancel this Evening event. 



At Wymondham we have lots of displays in the field, including front line, home front and Military Vehicles.

Our Resident DJ and our Singers "The Knightingales" will be performing throughout the day.


One of the most popular Vintage DJ’s in East Anglia whose long and established career has taken him all over the U.K. performing at many vintage events, a vast music knowledge stemming from the 20’s to the 50’s whatever your taste in music this is the guy to ask, known as the DJ’s DJ.


AndyAV8 is not only a knowledgeable DJ in his field he is quite a mover when it come to swing dancing the Lindy Hop, Balboa or East Coast.


He has a natural charm, always looks the part, you won’t be disappointed.....

The Knightingales

The Knightingales are a three-part harmony trio that performs well-known classics from across the eras.

The 'gales will have you 'Boogie Woogie-ing'  the whole day through, so get ready to 'Sing Sing Sing' as they take you back in time to the 1940's'


1000hrs-1130hrs - AV8

1130hrs-1230hrs - The Knightingales

1230hrs-1330hrs - AV8

1330hrs-1430hrs - The Knightingales

1430hrs-1530hrs - AV8

1530hrs-1630hrs - The Knightingales

1630hrs-1700hrs - AV8

Watchout for the Norfolk Regiment living history group, Vehicles and also a unique display on the police service during the war.

Elmtree beers are providing a beer tent and there will be dancing and music throughout the weekend.

Food and trade stalls will be at Wymondham for you to enjoy.

The Germans have taken over Hardingham staion, so do take time to have a look at the displays and vehicles.

You may also find time to enjoy a drink and sausage while you have a look round.

Yaxham station is under the protection of the British Expeditionary Force and French Army.

Unfortunatley, due to Covid restrictions the Light Railway wont be open this year.

Ticket Prices - 2021

Rover tickets - valid all day on all trains


£18 for 1 day £34 for 2 days

Family (up to 2 adults 3 children)

£36 for 1 day £68 for 2 days

Child (aged 5 to 15)

£9 for 1 day £17 for 2 days

Child (aged under 5)


Concession (Over 60s or Disabled or Student)

£16 for 1 day £32 for 2 days

Members of the Mid-Norfolk Railway

£14 per day

Registered Carers

£9 for 1 day £17 for 2 days



£2 per day

Platform tickets - not valid for travel

£3 for Wymondham Field

£5 for Wymondham or Dereham stations


Train Timetable for 2021

A Weekend back in time.

We hope you enjoy the weekend, please do follow us on our facebook page - Mid Norfolk Railway - Railway at war 1940s weekend.



Contact us if you would like to provide a display or bring a vehicle.

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Event details are listed here.