Thanks to everyone who came to our ‘Return to the 40’s weekend’ either as a visitor or as an entertainer or volunteer. We had a bumper two days of fun and frivolity. So for those of you who weren’t able to make it here are some pictures of the two days.
Our supporters from the WWII Re-enactment Group South West had examples of British, Russian and German troops and their vehicles. Plus interesting demonstrations of their various types of equipment.
We also had horses – with Jessica’s stunning Suffolk punch, here being shod by Tristan Stock a Helston farrier. Some lucky people went away with lucky horseshoes!
Betty Bluebird had the use of the renovated St Erth lamp hut for her renditions of 1940 favourite tunes – with some customers getting into the mood with an impromptu dance outside.
Plus a demonstration of live steam from the 16mm garden railway group.
Truthall Halt had turned itself into a 1940’s tea room as well as its usual museum items. Although only the station manager was able to partake of those refreshments (the cake got noticeably smaller as the days passed!), everyone else were able to use our always excellent buffet at Prospidnick Halt.
And our steam train, as always was a superb attraction in itself.
She will be in action again on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday before we revert to our heritage diesel locomotive and brake van for the month of June.
Thanks to Georgie Ball, Ken Wood and Alan Burton who provided these photos