Greetings from Loughborough

I spent three months of the Australian winter of 2013 (yes they do have one and it even snows) back in dear old Blighty and what a beautiful English summer it was too.
The country of my birth has changed quite a bit in the 23 years I have been away so during my summer soljourn I was determined to find the England of old before it disappears and attend as many typical English events as I could.  (note to self) The stranger and weirder the better.



England. Two World Wars and one World Cup so the ditto goes. A proud nation of people, but now almost defeated by European Bureaucracy and madness.

So Imagine my excitement when I learned that on only the third day into my sabbatical there was to be a 1940’s weekend at the Great Central Railway in Loughborough.

Personally it was to be a real home coming event for I was born a good straight six over the other side of the tracks just nine years before Dr. Beeching sharpened his axe.

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DJ Major Swing and his wife Kitty just one of many who like to spend their weekends dressing up in 1940’s period clothing? If I did this I would have trouble returning to the present but I can see the advantages already “Sorry Boss but I won’t be in today as I have used up all my petrol rations.”

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^ Singer  Lilli Moore entertaining the Troops


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The 1940’s Weekend has its own Gallery that can be viewed here


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