Record turnout at museum’s 1940’s weekend in Lowestoft

A 1940s themed weekend was held at East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville. Picture: James

A 1940s themed weekend was held at East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A record breaking number of people took a step back in time as part of a 1940s themed weekend at the East Anglia Transport Museum.

People donned themed clothing as part of the special event. Picture: James Bass

People donned themed clothing as part of the special event. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Over 950 visitors joined to celebrate the 'roaring 40s' – after a successful inaugural event was held last year.

Volunteers at the museum, on Chapel Road in Carlton Colville, donned themed outfits – with entertainment coming in the form of the Jive Bunnies.

There was also the chance to view and ride transport from yester-year and make the most of a free park and ride service to and from the museum.

Willow Houghton, publicity officer, said: 'We were lucky enough to have many visiting vehicles including a Bristol LL, a Wolseley 9, a Hillman Minx, Land Rovers', an Austin Carlton and many more.

Visitors to The East Anglia Transport Museum enjoyed live music on both days. Picture: James Bass

Visitors to The East Anglia Transport Museum enjoyed live music on both days. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016


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Visitors to the museum were also able to ride some of the fleet's diverse collection including trams, trolleybuses and the narrow gauge railway – with the addition of a free vintage bus service to and from Beccles and Lowestoft.

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