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Peak Rail 1940's Weekend

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  1. angustizzy

    angustizzy New Member

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    PEAK RAIL - 1940s WEEKEND

    1st & 2nd August 2009

    Rowsley South Station, off Harrison Way, Rowsley, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 2EQ

    Welcome to Peak Rail's 1940's weekend, as we turn back the clock and journey down memory lane to the days of ration books, blackouts, make do and mend, holidays at home and show an insight into how civilians and troops survived during the war. It is a full weekend event with the show being open to the public 10.30 till 5.30 on both days. Among the re-enacted displays to be seen, are entrenched Second Battle Group German Infantry, encamped Russian Second Guards, American 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment with M8 armoured car and Stuart Tank together with British Military encampment and military vehicles. All of these will be taking part in the battle re-enactment complete with firearms and pyrotechnics.

    In and around the picnic area at Rowsley you will find British Airbourne medical display, British administrative office complete with mine detection. Africa Campaign base camp showing equipment of Allies and Afkik Kopp, WWII display of a British camp with BSA WD M20 motorbike, North Staffs Military display, 508 display of American equipment including Dodge Weapons Carrier and Harley Davidson motorcycle. Anderson Air Raid Shelter, Radio equipment, Merlin aero engine, stallholders selling a variety of military and civilian clothing, Civilian "Bathing Bells", Make Do and Mend, "Holidays at Home", Home Front display of Rations, Fashion, Packaging and cooking demonstration, children's activities - games played during an Air Raid. Together with a collection of military and civilian vehicles. Watch out for Churchill and General Mongomery escorted by MP's who will be giving impromptu speeches and moral boosters.

    Throughout the day entertainment in the marquee will be provided by regular E.N.S.A entertainer Paul Harper and joining him will be Dove Holes Brass Band playing a selection of 1940's hits, Andy Collier at the keyboard with a assortment of WWI/WWII songs (Sunday Only) and the Madeley Players (Saturday Only). For the children there is a traditional Punch and Judy show on both days.

    Steam Train Timetable
    Rowsley South Depart 11.15 12.30 13.45 15.00 16.15
    Darley Dale Arrive 11.20 12.35 13.50 15.05 16.20
    Darley Dale Depart 11.25 12.40 13.55 15.10 16.25
    Matlock Riverside Arrive 11.35 12.50 14.05 15.20 16.35
    Matlock Riverside Depart 11.45 13.00 14.15 15.30 16.45
    Darley Dale Arrive 11.55 13.10 14.25 15.40 16.55
    Darley Dale Depart 12.00 13.15 14.30 15.45 17.00
    Rowsley South Arrive 12.05 13.20 14.35 15.50 17.05

    ONE DAY ROVER TICKET PRICES

    ADULTS £10.00

    SENIOR CITIZENS £8.00

    CHILDREN 3 YEARS - 16 YEARS £6.00

    FAMILY (2 ADULTS 3 CHILDREN) £34.00

    UNLIMITED TRAVEL ON THE STEAM TRAIN IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TICKET and tickets can be purchased in advance.

    HRA passes are not valid for this event full fare is payable.

    Re-enactor Groups Only (Axis portrayal is by invitation only)

    FULLY BOOKED

    Re-enactor individuals

    FULLY BOOKED A discounted price of £1.00 off the ticket price will be offered to those in 40's dress on the day.

    Period Vehicle Owners

    Space still available for owners of authentic Pre 1945 vehicles wishing to exhibit at the event. Please email peakrail@peakrail.co.uk or Telephone: 01629 580381

    Disabled Access

    Wheelchair access is available at Rowsley South and Darley Dale Station. All steam train services on both days will have the disabled access coach available together with ramp. Disabled toilets can be found at both Darley Dale and Rowsley South Stations.

    Refreshments

    Rowsley Buffet serving hot and cold snacks

    RMB licensed bar on all steam train services

    Marquee at Rowsley South Station - Licensed Bar

    Officers Mess at Rowsley South Station serving hot food

    The Break Van in the picnic area serving cold refreshments.

    PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

    10.30 TO 17.30


    AT ROWSLEY SOUTH STATION IN THE PICNIC AREA

    In and around the picnic area at Rowsley you will find British Airbourne medical display, British administrative office complete with mine detection. Africa Campaign base camp showing equipment of Allies and Afkik Kopp, WWII display of a British camp with BSA WD M20 motorbike, North Staffs Military display, 508 display of American equipment including Dodge Weapons Carrier and Harley Davidson motorcycle. Anderson Air Raid Shelter, Radio equipment, Merlin aero engine, stallholders selling a variety of military and civilian clothing, Civilian "Bathing Bells", Make Do and Mend, "Holidays at Home", Home Front display of Rations, Fashion, Packaging and cooking demonstration, children's activities - games played during an Air Raid. Together with a collection of military and civilian vehicles.
    10.30 TO 17.30

    AT ROWSLEY SOUTH STATION IN THE WOODED AREA OPPOSITE THE PLATFORM

    Entrenched Second Battle Group German Infantry, encamped Russian Second Guards, American 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment with M8 armoured car and Stuart Tank together with British Military encampment and military vehicles.
    11.00 TO 11.45 Entertainment in the marquee with Paul Harper from E.N.S.A
    11.15

    Authentic war department steam locomotive WD150 departs from Rowsley South Station her destination Matlock Riverside.
    12.00 TO 12.45

    Dove Holes Brass Band in the marquee
    13.00 TO 13.30 The Madeley Players (Saturday Only) in the marquee. (SATURDAY ONLY)
    13.00 TO 13.30 Sing along with Senior Flight Officer Andy Collier in the marquee. (SUNDAY ONLY)
    13.45 TO 14.15 Punch and Judy Show for the children in the marquee.
    14.20 TO 14.50 Dove Holes Brass Band in the marquee
    15.05 Battle re-enactment (details to follow)

    15.40 TO 16.00
    The Madeley Players (Saturday Only) in the marquee. (SATURDAY ONLY)

    15.40 TO 16.00
    Sing along with Senior Flight Officer Andy Collier in the marquee. (SUNDAY ONLY)

    16.00 TO 16.30
    Punch and Judy Show for the children in the marquee.

    16.30 TO 17.30
    Entertainment in the marquee with Paul Harper from E.N.S.A

    A truly nostalgic weekend not to be missed!!



    FOR FURTHER DETAILS
    Telephone 01629 580381
    or write to :-

    Peak Rail Plc,
    Matlock Station,
    Matlock,
    Derbyshire,
    DE4 3NA.


    or EMail
    peakrail@peakrail.co.uk
     
  2. pennysteam

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  3. Columbine

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    I think the politically correct term for Peak Rail is 8P, at least that is the classification on the cab side.

    Regards
     
  4. angustizzy

    angustizzy New Member

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    Not plannedfor the 40's weekend but the 8F or (8P) should be running light engined for driver training on the 25th July morning.

    Regards,

    Tom
     
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    sunday very good, very busy with cars parked (if thats the word---stacked a better description!) all the way back to and on the main road,the weather was better than the saturday and people seemed to enjoy themselves, one criticism- would have been nice to have had a running commentary of the battle like the other year, anything shouted in the reenactment got lost a bit in the noise of the gun/cannon fire etc!

    i was actually amazed how many people who visited darley dale still thought the shop was there!, shows some visitors come once-go away for a year or two then return again!

    very well done to all!!!
     

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