Over 3,500 people descended on the Watercress Line to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy with a 1940s-themed event, featuring civilian and military re-enactors, vintage vehicles, live music and more.
The Watercress Line transformed itself into a bustling Second World War railway for its annual War on the Line event. Visitors were transported back in time to experience life in wartime Britain – from following the progress of the invasion, to dancing alongside ‘Now That’s Jive Company B’.
As well as civilian and military re-enactors, vintage vehicles, live music and dancing, visitors had the chance to pick up some retro wares from a vintage market, and undergo a 40s makeover at Pearl’s Pin-up Parlour. Highlights also included an exciting Spitfire flypast at Ropley Station.
Woodies Mountford, Marketing Manager at the Watercress Line, said: “War on the Line has always been a popular event for us but this year it felt extra special, with it also marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.
“I would like to thank everybody who joined us to commemorate this momentous occasion, whether they dressed up and fully immersed themselves in this year’s event, or simply came along to soak up the atmosphere.”
For more information about the Watercress Line, including its upcoming events, please visit https://www.watercressline.co.