Wartime in the Cotswolds

Step back in time at the Wartime in the Cotswolds weekend

Join us at Toddington, Broadway & Winchcombe Stations, 25- 26  April 2020 for a nostalgic wartime experience – 1940s’ style.


With regret, due to the escalating Coronavirus situation, Wartime in the Cotswolds will not take place this year.  Hopefully back in 2021.

Stay safe.

The bunting will be up, the ‘40s music playing as local people get into the wartime spirit as part of this amazing experience – now an annual event at Great Western Railway.

The Wartime in the Cotswolds weekend is run by Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, who encourage visitors to get in the spirit and don period dress, British or US military or civilian.

A light-hearted look at life on a Railway in the West of England. As you travel the line, you will be transported back to wartime Britain by Re-Enactors and Entertainers in period costume. At stations there will be vintage vehicle displays, trade stands, music and dancing with a 1940’s theme. Meet the LDV (Home Guard) and glimpse life on the Home Front during 1940. King George VI, Churchill and Monty will be with us throughout the weekend.

Look at the exhibits and entertainment on offer at Gotherington, Winchcombe and Toddington stations.

If you weren’t around to experience the ‘40s and the wartime spirit – don’t miss this magnificent step back in time.

See full details of the events taking place at GWSR.


Wartime in the Cotswolds

A step back in time to remember life during WW2.
By Kind permission of David Campbell.

Note* Video portrays Winchcombe Town 2017; events are now mainly at Winchcombe, Toddington and Broadway Stations.

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