1940’s Day at Elsecar Heritage Railway

A couple of weekends ago I found out that there was going to be a 1940’s event happening in the village near me at The Elsecar Heritage Railway.  Now, when I was a child we used to go to The Elsecar Heritage Centre with school, which is on the same site as the railway. I hadn’t been there since so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Now unfortunately we didn’t go over to the actual museum area as we had the dog with us who’d been chasing ducks and was soaking wet.  So I just hung around and took pictures from afar. 
Now I am not very happy with these pictures if I am honest.  I didn’t have my glasses on and the steam trains frightened Willow a bit so she was pulling me away, but it was a great day and you know I love promoting anything local so I thought I would share them with you anyway!

I’ve got to say I was really impressed with the volunteers who ran the event and I even did some research and found out who ran the reenactment.  I sent them an email to see if I could join their group, but I don’t know if I have actually got the nerve to go along….
I swung by the Elsecar Heritage Centre before I left and it has totally changed since I was a child – it’s now full of charming vintage and handmade shops!  I think I am going to come back sans impatient dog just to do a blog post on the fabulous shops.  I only had a quick peek, but I did find one shop in particular that stole my heart. It’s an Aladdin’s cave; stay tuned for that in the future….. 
As Willow was definitely getting fed up of being on the lead at this point, I didn’t stick around the shops for long but I did manage to rescue this rather battered book for just £1.  The pictures are amazing!

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