Don’t Panic! Captain Mainwaring and his battalion entertain hundreds at Dad’s Army weekend
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Crowds in their hundreds turned out to the North Norfolk Railway's annual Dad's Army weekend, to see Captain Mainwaring and his hapless Home Guard recreate the 'Royal Train' episode of the hugely popular 1970s BBC sitcom.
The two-day event saw a team of volunteers from Thetford Dad's Army Museum play the parts of much-loved characters including Sergeant Wilson, Pte Frazer, Jones the Butcher and Pte Pike, bringing to life the classic episode filmed at Weybourne station in 1973.
Other attractions included 1940s songs sung by Chrissie and John Drury of Timescape and NAAFI supplies laid on by railway volunteers.
Mick Whitman, who has been playing the part of Captain Mainwaring for 11 years, said he felt he was 'living the dream' in the role.
'I love every bit of it,' he explained. 'I've met people I never would have met and been to places I never would have been.'
The event continues today from 10am. For more information, visit www.nnrailway.co.uk
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