SU1089 : Wartime Weekend 2009 (7), Blunsdon Station

taken 8 years ago, near to Purton Stoke, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Wartime Weekend 2009 (7), Blunsdon Station
Wartime Weekend 2009 (7), Blunsdon Station
Because this is the annual 'Wartime Weekend' event at the railway, people dressed up in uniforms and styles of the 1940s are to be seen everywhere. Here a German officer with an enviable leather coat accompanies a young lady in a British uniform. In the background one of two steam engines in use today on the Swindon and Cricklade Railway is having its water tanks replenished.
Swindon and Cricklade Railway's Wartime Weekends
The S&CR LinkExternal link runs various events on its preserved railway. One of the more well-known is the Wartime Weekend held annually in September. The weekend is focused mainly, but not exclusively, on the second world war. These occasions allow numerous special-interest groups the opportunity to display and demonstrate their invariably military-based artefacts such as vehicles, uniforms and weapons. The highlight of the event is a battle re-enactment, normally set in France after D-Day as this enables the three main combatants in the Western European theatre, Britain, Germany and the United States, the chance to play their parts. The scenarios enable the participants to fire lots of blanks and make lots of noise and smoke. Victory rotates, one year the Allies win, the next it's the Axis. All very fair really.
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Sunday, 13 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 September, 2009
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Railway   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1089 8987 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.4537N 1:50.6485W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1089 8987
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