Wartime in the Cotswolds Event with GWSR Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April 2019 - Take a light-hearted trip back to the 1940’s.

A light-hearted nostalgic 1940s weekend looking at life during the Battle of Britain in 1940s. Transport yourself back to September 1940 and imagine you are waiting for a train at a small station on the Great Western Railway. Children are being evacuated to the coast, soldiers are going back to barracks, and aircrew are heading off to airfields in the South and West. "Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile".

This GWSR event will be over the whole weekend, with train travellers dressed in 1940's period costume. Travel on a train between Cheltenham Race Course Station and Broadway on a beautiful heritage railway line. This year there will also be music and vehicles at Broadway station.


Members of the public are encouraged to attend the weekend in British 1940's period dress, either military or civilian. German uniforms will NOT be allowed, especially Nazi and SS uniforms with any form of swastika or insignia. Firearms of any sort, replica or de-activated will NOT be allowed on site unless authorised in advance by the organisers.