War on the Line

Hosted by The Watercress Line

This event has been cancelled. See details below.


Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 June 2020


Entry to this special event is by travel ticket only.


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This event has been cancelled.

Transport yourself back in time to the 1940s, against the backdrop of a Second World War railway, to experience the 'Blitz Spirit'.

War On The Line will feature civilian and military re-enactors, vintage vehicles, live music, dancing and stalls selling retro wares.

Each station will provide visitors with a different experience of life in wartime Britain, from running an RAF plotting room, to dancing alongside ‘Now That’s Jive Company B’.

At Ropley Station, visitors will also be able to undergo a 40s makeover at Pearl’s Pin-up Parlour and enjoy an exciting Spitfire flypast, subject to weather conditions.

War on the Line is as much about reliving this period as it is enjoying the rush of a steam engine. Whether you want to get involved and dress up in your own period costume, or simply come along and soak up the atmosphere, War on the Line promises to be a truly unique and memorable experience.

Adding to the event, a self-guided walk will take visitors to key points across Alresford which have links to the American troops who were stationed in the town in the run up to D-Day.