A full list of 1940s Events can be found here.
4th Exmoor Day Out, The West Somerset Railway, Minehead, Somerset
Enjoy a small taste of yesteryear, taking a mystery tour by train and coach.
5th-7th Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Gala, Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire
GWR Diesel Railcar No.22 is in operation, while U Class locomotive No. 31806 pays a visit from the Mid-Hants Railway.
5th-7th The 7th Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival, Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight
Enjoy a range of real ales along and take a ride on the full steam service.
6th Veteran and Classic Motorcycle Show, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Arundel, West Sussex
A display of beautifully maintained and restored motorcycles.
6th Spring Rally Open Day, Twyford Waterworks, Twyford, Hampshire
There’s something for everyone at this popular start of season event.
West of England
2nd-8th Eeles Family Pottery, The National Arboretum, Westonbirt, Gloucestershire
An exhibition of beautiful handmade Dorset stoneware, porcelain and pottery.
6th Free Bus Ride, Oxford Bus Museum, Witney, Oxfordshire
Sample (or remember) what bus travel was like 50 years ago with a free bus ride from the Museum.
East of England
5th Spalding Flower Parade, Spalding, Lincolnshire
A procession of tulip-decorated floats, on the theme of Food Glorious Food, makes its way through the town, accompanied by marching bands and dancers.
6th-7th The London Event 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Suffolk
Mark 60 years since London’s last tram and 50 since the trolleybus system was closed by taking a ride on one of the many period vehicles at the Museum.
5th-7th Tug Boat Event, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands
Watch the tug boats manoeuvre their way along the canal and chat to their owners.
North of England
6th Spring Steaming, Bolton Steam Museum, Bolton, Lancashire
Many of the museum’s steam engines, some of which once drove the cotton mills of Lancashire, will be in operation.
5th-7th Blaenau 30, Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, Harbour Station, Porthmadog
Celebrating 30 years since the Ffestiniog Railway began running into its original starting point again.
6th Diesel Sunday, Caledonian Railway, Brechin, Angus
Take a ride back to 1970s in a heritage carriage or, for an extra fee, the cab with the driver.
- Details correct at time of press – please confirm with event organisers before travelling.