In light of the recent sad news regarding the Queen there will be some adjustments to the 1940’s events in recognition and remembrance. See details below.
We hope you enjoyed the 1940’s weekend. The next 1940’s weekend in 2023 is planned to be on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September, we look forward to welcoming you back then, if not before!
If you are planning to run an event or activity during next year’s 1940’s weekend, please do get in touch using the details on the contact page, we would like to provide a more comprehensive guide to the 1940’s weekend in 2023.
The Sheringham 1940’s Weekend is an event originated by North Norfolk Railway several years ago, and more recently embraced by Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt, the towns that run along the railway line.
It is a celebration of the 1940’s, remembering our past, the music, the dancing, the fashions, the classic vehicles, historic displays, the sights, and the community spirit shown in times of adversity.
Over the 2 days of the event, it is anticipated to attract in the region of 40,000 visitors from across the country and further afield.
The shops and businesses in the towns of Sheringham and Holt will finalise their window displays with a 1940’s style theme. Over the weekend shop staff wear 1940’s outfits and some businesses will have 40’s themed produce and food menus.
During the day and into the evenings across the weekend — the North Norfolk Railway and many of the local pubs and clubs will have live bands playing 40’s themed music. Please check with local venues for ‘What’s On’.
The 1940’s Gazette published by North Norfolk Railway, with more information about the 1940’s Weeekend is available to buy throughout Sheringham.
Pick up your FREE Ration Book on Station Road, Sheringham. Visit participating venues, get the Ration Book stamped, then simply enter the Prize Draw for your chance to win.
In Sheringham and Holt and at the three North Norfolk Railway stations, thousands of people will be dressed for the occasion, soaking up the atmosphere. During the day a vintage park and ride bus service will operate between Sheringham and Holt.
The North Norfolk Railway will be running a busy schedule of train services between Sheringham and Holt over the weekend. Tickets for the 1940’s weekend trains include the Holt Exhibition Event and can be purchased in advance (cheaper than on the day) from the North Norfolk Railway (NNR) website.
Sheringham Station ticketed events only. Advisable to buy tickets in advance, tickets will be available on the day — subject to availability.
This will be a slow parade of 1940’s vehicles around the town (free to view), starting from the main car park (near the North Norfolk Railway Station) and taking a route eastwards along Cromer Road, turning left down Beeston Road, under the railway bridge, back onto Sheringham High Street via Wyndham Street, up the High Street, returning to the main car park near the North Norfolk Railway by going the ‘wrong way’ up Station Road.
Weybourne Station between Sheringham and Holt will have historical displays, live music throughout the weekend and food and drink served from the Station Buffet. Please note there is no car parking at Weybourne Station.
Holt Station will host a historical Exhibition Display and trade stalls on Saturday and Sunday. For those without an event train ticket, the Holt Exhibition is £10* per adult and £5* per child (aged 3-15), under 3s go free, dogs £3*. These standalone exhibition-only tickets can only be purchased on the day and are priced per day.
*2022 prices, 2023 prices to be confirmed.
Continuation of the train services, exhibition events and the Sheringham 1940’s Ration Book Prize Draw.
The re-enactors parade is open to anyone in 1940’s regalia. Anyone wishing to participate in the foot procession should convene at the Lobster pub and line up along Wyndham Street prior to 4 pm.
The procession will proceed up the High Street to the Town Clock and up Station Road to the main car park (near the North Norfolk Railway Station). From there will be a closing ceremony led by the Town Mayor, the Commercial Manager of the North Norfolk Railway, and the Sheringham Town Crier.
A park and ride service will operate from Cook’s Field to the east of Sheringham on the coastal Cromer Road A149, NR26 8SQ — with regular bus services being provided by Sanders Coaches from 9 am until 9 pm on Saturday and 9 am until 6 pm on Sunday.
Car Parking is £5* per day (cash only), and the return bus fare to Sheringham Fire Station is £5* for a family ticket, or £2* per adult and £1* per child (the bus can accept card payments), *2022 prices.
All the usual town centre car parks (where available) are likely to fill quickly, in the event they are full please follow the signs to the Park and Ride site. Wherever you park, please park responsibly as emergency service vehicles need access at all times and parking wardens will be patrolling.
There are six coach parking spaces in the main Station Road car park, near the North Norfolk Railway. A four-hour coach stay is £6 (2022 price).
There will be no car parking at Weybourne station the best way to access the station is by train or bus from Sheringham or Holt.
There will be a park and walk service to Holt Station from Gresham School.
1940’s Ration Book Prize Draw Winners for 2022
1940’s Ration Book Prize Draw Terms and Conditions
The North Norfolk Railway Website
Getting to the 1940’s Weekend by Public Transport
A Brief History of the North Norfolk Railway
Other Upcoming Events In Sheringham
Footnote of thanks
The town of Sheringham is indebted to the North Norfolk Railway, the Sheringham Carnival Committee and all the volunteers associated with these organisations for putting on this event, thank you.
North Norfolk Railway are responsible for the events on their platforms and trains. The two parades in the town of Sheringham are organised by Sheringham Carnival.