Dad’s Army Rides Again


Rather nice coverage of Bury’s East Lancashire Railway enthusiasts’ train weekend in the Guardian here.If you’re going to do nostalgia, you might as well get it right, as these lovely people have done.

3 comments on “Dad’s Army Rides Again”

  1. Gretta says:

    I especially liked the ‘straight seams’ photo. Was it during the war that ladies used to draw the seams on with pens because they didn’t have stockings?

    Also interesting to note that most of the soldiers are American.

    I miss our railway. We used to have a passenger line, with dining car, that ran from Invercargill to Christchurch called The Southerner. It ran for decades and it was one of my favourite childhood memories travelling on it to Dunedin. Then the Gvt sold it a bunch of Australians, who promptly shut it down. [Insert string of expletives here]

  2. Anne Fernie says:

    I had to laugh when I read that they had introduced a rule of ‘Allies’ only, i.e. no Nazis or Axis member costumes as people found them offensive and upsetting. Dear oh dear.

  3. Vickie Farrar says:

    Delightfully quirky! Thank you for spotting and sharing. My favorite photo was the little boy dressed as an evacuee.

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