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War in the Valley - Churnet Valley Railway Events Calendar

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We are no longer taking online bookings for this event, but please turn up at the railway & purchase a ticket at our booking office
War in the Valley

Our annual wartime weekend, as the Churnet Valley is transported back to the 1940s and World War II.

 

EVENT ATTRACTIONS

AROUND THE RAILWAY 

FROGHALL ALLIED CAMP

CONSALL AXIS CAMP

CHEDDLETON HOME FRONT

  • Notts & Derby 'Women's Land Army' Display
  • RAFA "Battle of Britain" Commemoration Display
  • "Life on the Home Front" at Cheddleton Station - The Diary of Dorothy Ryder
  • Rationing Exhibition
  • Black-out Display and Evacuee Puzzles (Courtesy of CVR Education Team)
  • Air Raid Siren Re-enactment
  • Ruby Slippers Vintage Traders
  • View progress on USATC S160 no. 5197, in Cheddleton Shed 

 

CATERING

  • Breakfast BBQ at Froghall (11:30am - 9.30pm Saturday, 11.30am - 5pm Sunday)
  • Tearooms at Froghall serving hot/cold meals (10am - 8pm Saturday, 10am - 5pm Sunday)
  • Tearooms at Cheddleton serving light refreshments (10am - 5pm all weekend)

ON THE DAY FARES

  • Adult: £17.00
  • Senior (60+): £15.00
  • Child (4-14): £11.00
  • Under 4's: FREE
  • Family (2A+2C): £48.00
  • Froghall Platform-only: £5.00 (No concessions, No advance booking)
  • Saturday Evening: £6.00 (No concessions, No advance booking. Valid after 6pm only)

 

Re-enactors welcome, with 50% discount offered to those suitably attired for On-The-Day tickets only (excludes Family & Evening tickets).

** It is recommended that for this event you park at Froghall, where there will be an additional free car park opposite the former Thomas Bolton Copperworks. 

TRAILER

A Polite Request

With the event being aimed as a Family Fun event, we do ask that visitors wishing to join in with the weekend's activities pay respect towards the history of this time period. For this reason, we ask that no-one is to wear the uniform of the "Nazi Party" including the Swastika, the uniform of the Gestapo or the uniform of the black “Allgemeine SS”. Anyone found to be in contravention of this request will be removed from the event without the right of a refund. This extends to anyone who attempts to dress as personnel directly associated with said organisations.

Whilst we appreciate there was two sides to the war we want to ensure that some of the horrors that did occur during this time are not glorified, and that consideration is shown towards what was one of the biggest tragedies the world has ever seen.

 

 

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