Visitors take a trip back to the roaring 1940s at East Anglia Transport Museum

The East Anglia Transport Museum 1940s weekend. Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum

The East Anglia Transport Museum 1940s weekend. Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum - Credit: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum

Visitors to the East Anglia Transport Museum took a step back into the roaring 1940s at the weekend.

The weekend included period buses and visiting vehicles of the era as well as vintage music and danc

The weekend included period buses and visiting vehicles of the era as well as vintage music and dancing. Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum - Credit: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum

The Carlton Colville attraction was decorated with bunting and props from the era, and all of the building windows were taped up in case of an air raid. Music from the 40s was also played out, interrupted occasionally by the sound of the air raid siren.

Many of the museum's volunteer staff dressed for the occasion as well as visitors, with entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday by the Jive Bunnies 1940s dancing group.

The East Anglia Transport Museum 1940s weekend. Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum

The East Anglia Transport Museum 1940s weekend. Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum - Credit: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum

Willow Houghton, publicity officer for the museum, said: 'We were lucky enough to have many visiting military vehicles as well as visiting stall holders selling various different 1940s memorabilia including vintage uniforms and items of clothing.

'Like all open days at East Anglia Transport Museum, visitors could ride our trams, trolleybuses and narrow gauge railway with the addition of a free vintage bus service to and from Beccles and Lowestoft along with a free park and ride service.

The East Anglia Transport Museum 1940s weekend. Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum

The East Anglia Transport Museum 1940s weekend. Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum - Credit: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum


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'The museum would like to thank all those who attended, both exhibitors and visitors, who helped make the weekend a success. We would also like to thank First Eastern Counties for supplying the 'Park and Ride' vehicles as well as the Co-op food store on Ashburnham Way for allowing the use of their car park.'

Attention now turns to the museum's 'Dad's Day Out' event on Sunday, June 18, where dad's can have ago at conducting on vintage vehicles.

The East Anglia Transport Museum 1940s weekend. Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum

The East Anglia Transport Museum 1940s weekend. Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum - Credit: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum

For more information about the museum's opening days and special events, visit www.eatransportmuseum.co.uk

The museum went back to the roaring 40s . Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum

The museum went back to the roaring 40s . Picture: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum - Credit: courtesy of East Anglia Transport Museum

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