The EDP says...We can all learn a lot from the spirit of the 1940s

North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend at Sheringham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend at Sheringham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Many people talk about the 1960s, 70s and even 90s as times when the world changed. The 1940s are often forgotten about but were just as - if not even more - significant.

The first part of the decade was marred by war and conflict. But despite the horrors of war, the sense of togetherness and fighting spirit the country showed was an example to future generations of helping each other in adversity.

Once the war was over, many in the country continue to suffer hardship - but once again they showed they could recover and rebuild the country even after its most devastating battles.

They also built institutions which it would be unthinkable to live without - namely the NHS.

It is fantastic to see North Norfolk Railway remembering the decade that gave so much. It is one we could all learn a great deal from.